Queer Classics: The Agony and the Ecstasy of “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

Warning. Spoilers for the film follow. Call Me By Your Name opens with a series of snapshots of statues from antiquity, emblems of beauty, desire, and a world lost to the vicissitudes of time. About midway through the film, the main character Elio's father refers to these statues, arguing that they dare us to desire, their … Continue reading Queer Classics: The Agony and the Ecstasy of “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

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Review: “The Way He Looks”

Warning:  Spoilers follow. The other night, I had the distinct pleasure of watching Daniel Ribeiro's touching film The Way He Looks (original title Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho), a Brazilian film about a young blind man who finds himself falling in love with his best friend.  Based on Ribeiro's short film entitled Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho, the film … Continue reading Review: “The Way He Looks”