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January 2, 2018 at 10:58 pm #1202454136
Just watched the film and I was completely enraptured throughout the entirety of this cinematic masterpiece. Chalamet was a commanding force of emotion and the final scenes blew me away. Hammer impressed me more than I expected. I was a little confused as to why Stuhlbarg was getting SO much praise, but his defining scene left me speechless. Beautiful film with incredible dialogue and truly a train wreck of emotions. I won’t be forgetting this film for a long time.January 3, 2018 at 8:02 am #1202454401
I went with high expectations, but I still loved it. It’s not the best movie in the world, but a heartwarming roller-coaster of emotions. I think it will be on my personal list of favorite movies for a long time. The movie isn’t the typical type of movie that gets Oscar love, but I’m very glad it’s actually in contention and that’s enough for me. Chalamet and the cinematography were the best part of the movie.January 3, 2018 at 10:46 pm #1202455167
I never post on these forums, but I lurk around this time every year. I can’t help but wonder why CMBYN is not getting any real Oscar buzz for a Best Picture win. I have seen all of the films now that are in contention with the exception of the Shape of Water, and nothing has come close to CMBYN! I think it really is a masterpiece- it might even be my favorite love story ever…and I never speak in absolutes. It even made my teen son and husband cry, and as a rule they only cry in sports movies lol. I understand it might not be the typical Oscar winner, but I think CMBYN is the film to beat.January 3, 2018 at 11:37 pm #1202455207
I never post on these forums, but I lurk around this time every year. I can’t help but wonder why CMBYN is not getting any real Oscar buzz for a Best Picture win. I have seen all of the films now that are in contention with the exception of the Shape of Water, and nothing has come close to CMBYN! I think it really is a masterpiece- it might even be my favorite love story ever…and I never speak in absolutes. It even made my teen son and husband cry, and as a rule they only cry in sports movies lol. I understand it might not be the typical Oscar winner, but I think CMBYN is the film to beat.
It’s not being talked about as a best picture winner because people don’t think it should win but because it’s underperformed with critics, globes, and sagJanuary 4, 2018 at 1:05 am #1202455216
I wonder why this movie has underperformed so far. It was such a beautiful film. I really wonder if Elio had been 18 or 19 if it wouldn’t have made a difference. I know the age of consent in Italy is 14 but this is really a touchy subject in HW and America right now. The Kevin Spacey/Roy Moore effect ?????January 4, 2018 at 1:35 am #1202455232
I’m not surprised it’s underperformed with the industry, but it’s surprising it’s underperformed with critics, not that it’s done terrible with critics, but when you look at Rotten Tomatoes and metacritic there are so many amazing reviews so idk where all these critics who raved so hard about it went.January 4, 2018 at 1:41 am #1202455235
I know it’s a sensitive subject in America, but I really don’t see why people have issue with that age difference. Elio was 17 not 15 or less, and it was a consenting relationship between two young persons. A lot of people have that kind of relationship when they are young. Maybe I see things differently because I am European, I don’t know.
Anyway I really enjoyed this movie, I’ve already seen it twice, and I will read the book. Timothée Chalamet was amazing and the rest of the cast too.
January 4, 2018 at 2:21 am #1202455251
- This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Captain_Series.
It really shouldn’t be such a big deal in America. The age of consent is 16 or 17 in the majority of statesJanuary 4, 2018 at 2:35 am #1202455271
I don’t think it’s doing as bad as some people are saying. Sure, it’s underperformed but I don’t think it’s done as bad to the point of taking it out of the running for a best picture nod, rather just drop from #3 to #7 in the BP lineup at most.January 4, 2018 at 3:32 am #1202455292
I do think the top 7 films are still tightly bunched. Unless it wins this Sunday I think it has little chance of winning at the Oscars especially since it is not nominated for ensemble at SAG.January 4, 2018 at 3:37 am #1202455295
I am still hopeful for 3 possible Oscar wins. Best Actor, Screenplay, and song with Screenplay(James Ivory) being the best shot at an Oscar win but the truth is it could be shut out and that would be heartbreaking for the folks who love the movie
January 4, 2018 at 6:44 am #1202455405
- This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Thomas Eagan.
I don’t necessarily think that it’s underperforming so much as it has to contend with three other highly praised indie hits in a very small critic circle – Lady Bird, Florida Project and Three Billboards is a lot of competition along the circuit. I also think there may be less star power for CMBYN, which may be affecting it’s ranking among the critics/indie circles. A lot of the films in contention have multiple nominee’s and are in the running for multiple awards so it may be easier to check them than CMBYN which really only has one healthy horse running for a contended win (Chamalet). Even then Armie Hammer is the biggest name in the film. I don’t think Luca is vey well known in director circles either, which likely drags it down.January 4, 2018 at 7:38 pm #1202456235
This has to be the most egregiously reaching of all the articles written about this subject.
Good. Lord. What’s next: will we be analyzing each leaf on the tree and how it symbolizes the progressive nature of the pan and its inherent justification within the text of the film?
On the plus side, this film’s already got a film lit edition with footnotes ready to be sold in stores, and I’m all for that, haha!