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L.A. Film Critics declare Call Me by Your Name best film of 2017

Winners list.

by Anonymousreply 13412/20/2017

Laurie Metcalf wins!

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2017

Saw it yesterday - loved it. Well deserved. Chalamet is deserving for that long last (and difficult) shot alone.

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2017

Is he an underage kid in the film?

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2017

I saw MUDBOUND and LADYBIRD, and would have chosen Blige over Metcalf.

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2017

No, asswipe at R3. He's 17, which is the age of consent in most states. Not to mention the fact that the film takes place in Italy.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2017

Great, now I can look forward to "L.A. Film Critics declare Call Me by Your Name best film of 2017, Part 36"

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2017

The wrong film at the absolute wrong time.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2017

Piss off R7. The relationship in the film is consensual and legal. Take your obsession with pedos elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2017

You just know the right-wingers will be carrying on about this.

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2017

Why are you so angry, r8?

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2017

R10 DLers are usually angry, haven't you noticed?

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2017

R5 I don't get the age complaints either. Here in Europe, my 15-year old girlfriends were always boasting about dating guys over twenty and kept saying how they can't wait to turn 16 to get fucked legally. And yet people lose their shit over a 17-year old guy who is about to start university in a year getting off? Talk about misplaced hand-wringing.

Do people honestly believe guys should only start having sex at the stroke of midnight when they turn 18? Because that's totally not how the human body works. I was performing on cam at 15, begging strangers to come and fuck me, while my libido was completely subdued even before I hit 18.

Having said all that, I still think it would make more business sense to age him up a year or two.

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2017


don't forget to mention THIS tiny detail:-

Best Actor

[bold]WINNER: Timothée Chalamet — Call Me by Your Name[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2017

"Why are you so angry, [R8]?"

It's not anger really, just annoyance at all of the marys here trashing and misrepresenting the film based on projecting their anxieties about Spacey, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2017

[QUOTE]I was performing on cam at 15, begging strangers to come and fuck me

You know you're just helping prove the opposite point by mentioning that, right?

by Anonymousreply 1512/03/2017

It reads as anger. You might want to work on that, r14.

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2017

This movie is not showing yet in the Canadian city where I live. I'd love to see it and hope it gets here soon!

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2017

[quote]The wrong film at the absolute wrong time.

Kind of odd that the critics have decided to honor it, then.

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2017

Anyone found a working streaming version of CMBYN? My Kodi lists it, but no stream available yet.

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2017

Happy for Twink O'Tay. He's about to become famous.

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2017

Oh, joy. Another CMBYN thread! How original! How unique!

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2017

Really happy for Laurie Metcalf. I hope she wins the Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 2212/03/2017

[quote]Oh, joy. Another CMBYN thread! How original! How unique!

Like YOU, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2312/03/2017

Does he pronounce his name Timothy, or the French Teem-oh-tay ?

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2017

Go fuck a peach, DEAR, R23.

by Anonymousreply 2512/03/2017

Saw Three Billboards today. Sam Rockwell will get an Oscar nod, for sure. He plays a jerk, but by the end, you have sympathy for him.

by Anonymousreply 2612/03/2017

[quote]Go fuck a peach, DEAR, [R23].

I see you came back to see how well your little message had been received, dear.

& I'm sure you'll be back again.

by Anonymousreply 2712/03/2017

My cousin’s mother’s friend saw CMBYN in L.A., and she said it was very heartbreaking and emotional. I’m so scared to watch it, because I won’t be able to deal with my emotions. I went insane after watching Brokeback Mountain.

by Anonymousreply 2812/03/2017

Something they will definitely come to regret R18.

by Anonymousreply 2912/03/2017

[quote] I went insane after watching Brokeback Mountain.

What form did this insanity take?

by Anonymousreply 3012/03/2017

"I'm sure you'll be back again. "

Just to annoy you, DEAR.

by Anonymousreply 3112/03/2017

[quote] He's 17, which is the age of consent in most states. Yeah, any state where a newspaper isn't published... I personally didn't care for CMBYN anyway (definitely not my choice for a best anything), but yes, given how INCREDIBLY close it is to the headlines, a very short sighted choice.

I got that it was completed before all the Spacey/Levine/your-name-here headlines, but bizarre for the critics to trumpet the film. Definitely an unnecessary backfire.

FWIW, I thought all the acting was fine.

by Anonymousreply 3212/04/2017

R29 sounds like you're hoping for the film to fail somehow.

by Anonymousreply 3312/06/2017

Stuhlbarg is more fun to say.

by Anonymousreply 3412/06/2017

[quote] No, asswipe at [R3]. He's 17, which is the age of consent in most states. Not to mention the fact that the film takes place in Italy.

Where the age of consent is 14 but they don't have gay marriage yet.

by Anonymousreply 3512/06/2017

I thought Italy got gay marriage a couple years ago, but now that I think about it, I'm probably thinking of Spain.

by Anonymousreply 3612/06/2017

Good. It's great film.

by Anonymousreply 3712/06/2017

Last year the winner was Moonlight. The year before Spotlight. The year before that Boyhood.


by Anonymousreply 3812/06/2017

Well deserved.

by Anonymousreply 3912/06/2017

At least they're not giving it to one-word movies anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4012/06/2017

Does this mean that CMBYN definitely has the Spirit Award for Best Feature?

Also, the last four films to win the Best Feature Spirit all went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture (Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave), so that's something to consider, no?

by Anonymousreply 4112/06/2017

R12 Not one of my female friends was dying to get "fucked" by a 25-year-old guy when we were 14 and 15 but nice fantasy. The only kids "dating" men that old were the messed up girls from abusive homes, one very rebellious girl, and girls coerced into sex by the history teacher who was eventually fired.

by Anonymousreply 4212/06/2017 was no "Nuts," let me tell you. That was a film; that was great ACTING!

by Anonymousreply 4312/06/2017

R5 = Pervert. He looks about 14.

by Anonymousreply 4412/06/2017

R42 Gets it.

by Anonymousreply 4512/06/2017

He's 22 in less than three weeks.

by Anonymousreply 4612/06/2017

He hardly looks it though, does he R46? I have to admit, some of the pics of Armie and Timothee do make me feel a bit uncomfortable, especially the one where they're both shirtless - TC looks underdeveloped in that particular one, not helped by Armie looking older than he is.

by Anonymousreply 4712/06/2017

He looks his age to me. Yes he looks younger when standing next to Armie, who is 6'5". But otherwise no, he has a skinny body type but he's clearly an adult and is six feet tall himself.

by Anonymousreply 4812/06/2017

This is the photo I was referencing in particular

by Anonymousreply 4912/06/2017

I mean I don't think he looks 14 there no, but sure he looks younger than his age. But in the context of the film once you've already seen him walking around being taller than his parents, speaking with a deep voice, having sex with a girl etc. you don't see him as a child in that or any other scene.

by Anonymousreply 5012/06/2017

R44 the age of consent in Italy, where the story is set, is 14. All your points are moot.

by Anonymousreply 5112/06/2017

[QUOTE]I mean I don't think he looks 14 there no, but sure he looks younger than his age

Well, given I never said I thought he looked 14, I'm not sure what the point of the first half of that sentence was.

by Anonymousreply 5212/06/2017

Are they Italian citizens in the movie, R51?

by Anonymousreply 5312/06/2017

What's more it doesn't matter how old they look. They were 20 and 29 when they filmed. They could fuck all day and night if they wanted to and no one would be able to say anything about it. Chalamet is going to look like that for a long time unless he starts working out. He'll still be having plenty of sex with other fully grown adults I'm sure.

17 is also legal in something like 40 US states.

by Anonymousreply 5412/06/2017

Surely the sign of a solid argument is when you keep needing to add to it, like R50/R54 just did.

[QUOTE]What's more it doesn't matter how old they look

Are you actually an idiot? When you have people like Corey Feldman going around saying this promotes pedophilia, it absolutely matters. Because people will google the film, see photos like this, and make a judgement. And yes, those people are ignorant, but there are a lot of them. And if the Singer story breaks, they're fucked. Especially because of his fondness for the "he may look like a kid, but he's legal" argument.

by Anonymousreply 5512/06/2017

R55 Lmao at people like Corey Feldman. The man is mentally ill and abuses women.

by Anonymousreply 5612/06/2017


People trying really hard to make controversy happen are so fucking tedious.

by Anonymousreply 5712/06/2017

Don't know how some of you leave the house if it disturbs you to see two adults with a 9 year age difference together.

by Anonymousreply 5812/06/2017

Oscars still don't like 'the gay'. They only recently came to terms with blacks and, to some extent, women. Give them a couple of decades.

by Anonymousreply 5912/06/2017

Aw, R58, unable to actually argue any points so needing to resort to ad hominem attacks. I do like how you post a response, then go away for a few moments to stew, and then return to post again almost immediately, trying to dismiss the entire argument.

by Anonymousreply 6012/06/2017

Better not let some of you watch the flirty interviews of Chalamet and Hammer, you'd be calling the cops on Hammer for pedophilia.

by Anonymousreply 6112/06/2017

[QUOTE]They only recently came to terms with blacks and, to some extent, women

You need to throw a "pretended" in there

by Anonymousreply 6212/06/2017

They loved the gay enough to give that beach handjob an award.

by Anonymousreply 6312/06/2017

Ah, shitposting now. Surely the mark of someone who feels confident in their argument, eh.

by Anonymousreply 6412/06/2017

As if y'all don't watch porn with twinks that look as old as Chalamet.

by Anonymousreply 6512/06/2017

Map that shows age of consent in US. Blue is 16, gold is 17, and green is 18. Curiously, there is "no data available" for Texas.

by Anonymousreply 6612/06/2017

You're embarrassing yourself (even more) now.

There's no reason they couldn't have just made him 18 for the film. They cut the peach-eating because they thought it'd be too much, so don't give me "faithful to the book" excuses. Would've also been helpful if Armie actually looked 24, but Luca decided to let his dick do the casting there.

by Anonymousreply 6712/06/2017

Oh and introducing Timothee to a gym would've helped too.

by Anonymousreply 6812/06/2017

Yes, an Italian filmmaker should succumb to the whims of Americans.

by Anonymousreply 6912/06/2017

why should they have made him 18? There's nothing ilegal being depicted. Jfc this is an exhaustingly dumb conversation.

by Anonymousreply 7012/06/2017

Love how this film was released in October in the UK and literally no one gave a fuck about the ages. America stays being absurd.

by Anonymousreply 7112/06/2017

[QUOTE]why should they have made him 18?

Because the controversy that is being caused was extremely predictable and could've been easily side-stepped by making a small change. Why is it so important he remains 17?

[QUOTE]Jfc this is an exhaustingly dumb conversation

Then I'm sure you feel right at home.

by Anonymousreply 7212/06/2017
by Anonymousreply 7312/06/2017

Linking to known troll Armond White and the National Review. True desperation.

by Anonymousreply 7412/06/2017

The controversy of a bunch of ridiculous weirdos should have forced that 1-year change that serves literally no purpose (again, there's nothing wrong or ilegal about the character being 17) othen than to calm said weirdos. For sure, it's very reasonable.

by Anonymousreply 7512/06/2017

R71 Because only around 100,000 people went to see it, and it got little press attention.

by Anonymousreply 7612/06/2017

R76 it's still running in the UK, attention has been more than fair.

by Anonymousreply 7712/06/2017

R75 How would the change have hurt the story? Would it have had any negative effects at all?

by Anonymousreply 7812/06/2017

R76 It's still on in UK cinemas. And it got a slew of 5* reviews and 3 sold out showings at London Film Festival where it was received extremely enthusiastically.

by Anonymousreply 7912/06/2017

An Italian should not have to change his own film to please Americans. Guadagnino seems unbothered about the controversy.

by Anonymousreply 8012/06/2017

I’m sure all the N A M B L A types can’t get enough of it.

by Anonymousreply 8112/06/2017

R79 Wow, you mean movie people were aware of a new movie? Astonishing. They had little mainstream coverage, on none of the main chatshows, etc. And it isn't running at any of the cinemas near me anymore.

by Anonymousreply 8212/06/2017

Again, R78 WHY should have it been changed? There's nothing wrong or ilegal about Elio being 17 and in a relationship with an older man. This controversy is RIDICULOUS, nobody fucking cares other than a really annoying minority of hysterical hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 8312/06/2017

don't feed the pedo trolls

by Anonymousreply 8412/06/2017

R83 Reading comprehension not your strongest? I've already said, because it would help bypass an extremely predictable controversy, and do so without in anyway hurting the story being told. Now you tell me why is it so vital he remains at 17?

by Anonymousreply 8512/06/2017

Only you guys care about the 'controversy' though.

by Anonymousreply 8612/06/2017

Nobody relevant cares about this "controversy".

by Anonymousreply 8712/06/2017

[QUOTE]Only you guys

Telling in several ways

by Anonymousreply 8812/06/2017

R87 Says someone who lives in an echo chamber.

Everyone likes to have this image of Hollywood being super liberal, but a lot of the executives - and notably Academy voters - aren't. This controversy stands a chance of hurting Timothee's Oscar chances. Sure, it's nice to think we live in a world of idealism where the only thing that matters is talent. We don't. And if something does happen with Singer or someone like him, or if enough people think giving CMBYN an Oscar win will give them bad stories the next day on Fox News, it could change votes.

This is about the Emmys, but you should read it to get an idea of how people *actually* vote for awards like these.

by Anonymousreply 8912/06/2017

Elio is well above the age of consent to have relations with an adult person but he's underage in that he's still under the care of his parents and his life is on the brink of adulthood for most intents and purposes. That's why he's a teenager in the novel, that's why he's a teenager in the film-- he doesn't think he's being taken seriously at times because he's at that awkward child-to-adult stage. You may argue that it's not so terribly vital for the character to be under 18, despite this being very helpful in a coming-of-age story, but it's not like you can seriously insist that it's arbitrary and pointless to keep him being 17 in the movie.

It's you who keep saying it's a controversial choice where most people are only seeing a love story.

by Anonymousreply 9012/06/2017

Chalamet's category is empty and rumors are a Franco expose is coming so it may about to be even more so. They're not going to punish him for any controversy related to this movie anyway, it would make no sense. Jessica Chastain still got nominated amongst the Zero Dark Thirty controversy.

And he was never going to win against Gary Oldman.

by Anonymousreply 9112/06/2017

So it won't win him an Oscar, and the problem is... ? He's already being awarded and extensively complimented, the film's getting nearly unanymous rave reviews everywhere. Again, the power this "controversy" is having is negligible at most.

by Anonymousreply 9212/06/2017

Him being 18 would change none of that, R90. That was a reach.

And no, I didn't say it was a controversial choice. I said they could've avoided controversy by making a change. There's a fairly large difference between the two. The fact you need to try and twist my words like that just speaks volumes.

by Anonymousreply 9312/06/2017

Fine then, R91/R92, have it your way, this controversy is absolutely nothing. Of course, that raises the question of it is nothing - why have you been arguing about it with me? If it's so pointless and meaningless and no-one of any relevance cares - why have you been bothering to respond? Odd, no?

by Anonymousreply 9412/06/2017

Stopped reading at 'fine then, have it your way'. I will.

by Anonymousreply 9512/06/2017

R94 I'm bothering to respond because you're coming here to talk about it, so I suppose you want responses? lol but yes, I find it completely irrelevant as do the vast majority of critics, professionals and audience. The film's doing great, most people are loving it which is cool because I happen to love it as well. The fact that I'm willing to talk about that almost-nonexistant controversy, because this is a message board and that's what we do, doesn't imply that I give a shit.

by Anonymousreply 9612/06/2017

Congrats Call Me By Your Name on your 8 Critics Choice Award nominations!

by Anonymousreply 9712/06/2017

Who ever said that Hollywood wasn’t tone deaf? If it weren’t for the news exposures, Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey would still be running around raping people while Hollywood covered it up for them.

by Anonymousreply 9812/06/2017

Anthony Rapp - Kevin Spacey's accuser - is a fan of the film.

by Anonymousreply 9912/06/2017

CMBYN has been running for weeks in Edinburgh, and the showing yesterday was still sold out. Many of the audience were young women who I presume are into Timmy and Armie. It's a terrific film.

by Anonymousreply 10012/06/2017

[QUOTE]Many of the audience were young women who I presume are into Timmy and Armie

So, matching the threads on here, then?

by Anonymousreply 10112/06/2017

Curzon Soho (London) was almost sold out on friday at 3:45 after 5 weeks running.

by Anonymousreply 10212/06/2017

Yes word of mouth has sustained in the UK and it is doing well.

by Anonymousreply 10312/06/2017

Seems odd you only just remembered that, R102, and not almost an hour ago when you first brought up British cinemas.

by Anonymousreply 10412/06/2017

R104 I'm responding to the poster who brought up Edinburgh, a specific case. Since I was there on friday, I wanted to add to that. How sketchy, huh?

by Anonymousreply 10512/06/2017

R105 lmao so sketchy! How dare you make up stuff about people wanting to see this movie!

by Anonymousreply 10612/06/2017

Poor R104.

by Anonymousreply 10712/06/2017

R100 R102 R103 That's great to hear. Hopefully the movie does well at BAFTA awards too.

by Anonymousreply 10812/06/2017

Oh trust me, I don't need sympathy from someone whose life is apparently empty enough that they have time to post about things over which they "don't give a shit"

by Anonymousreply 10912/06/2017

Poor R109

by Anonymousreply 11012/06/2017

My life is empty and meaningless because I deign talk about things that I don't care about and that I find ridiculous, you're onto me Dr. Armchair Therapist R109 . The fact remains that the film is doing extremely well and this thread is about the fact that the L.A. film critics love it as much as many of us do.

Feel free to be over tyhe top and melodramatic on one of the other threads you and yours are opening trying to make the controversy gain any sort of momentum.

by Anonymousreply 11112/06/2017

Do tell me what I've said that is over-the-top or melodramatic. I've said I find some of the images somewhat uncomfortable because Timothee does look questionably young in some, especially compared with how old Armie looks (which you've agreed with). And I've expressed concern that this could harm Timothee's and the film's chances with Academy voters. I suggested the rightwing reaction could've been predicted and avoided by one little change. So, what exactly there is so over-the-top?

As for this being a thread for LA Film Critics awards - well that wasn't exactly necessary was it? It could've quite easily gone in the general CMBYN thread, but some fool decided they needed to create a new thread, so it feels fitting to shit on their thread by diverting it this way.

by Anonymousreply 11212/06/2017

Poor R112.

by Anonymousreply 11312/06/2017

Wops are depraved if they allow adults to fuck teenagers but don't have gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 11412/06/2017

Everywhere in the world allows adults to fuck teenagers idiot.

by Anonymousreply 11512/06/2017

Their age of consent is 14. Before they started fucking with the food supply, puberty was ages 13-16 for most people.

by Anonymousreply 11612/06/2017

LA film critics have taste.

by Anonymousreply 11712/06/2017

R112 has no friends. F&F him the prissy hall monitor who thinks he can decide what is or isn’t needed for a thread.

by Anonymousreply 11812/06/2017

R118 Or what is or isn't needed for a film.

by Anonymousreply 11912/06/2017

Is r112 the Loon? Kind of sounds like it. Hey r112, how do you like Mary Poppins?

by Anonymousreply 12012/06/2017

[quote] LA film critics have taste.

Bad taste is a type of taste, technically speaking.

by Anonymousreply 12112/06/2017

Beautiful taste.

by Anonymousreply 12212/06/2017

LAFCA always have great taste.

by Anonymousreply 12312/06/2017

Now that CMBYN has won several top critic awards and been nominated for 8 Critics Choice Awards (including 3 acting nods) and gaining steam as we speak, expect a lot of bad-mouthing about it and its actors. Oscar season and all that.

by Anonymousreply 12412/06/2017

Who could ever bad-mouth Michael Stuhlbarg?

by Anonymousreply 12512/06/2017

Mrs. Michael Stuhlbarg

by Anonymousreply 12612/06/2017

R125 a poster on one of the previous CMBYN threads stated that he had known Stuhlbarg once upon a time and was apparently insufferable, believing himself to be better than the average person. Now, don't shoot the messenger. Just reporting that there is at least one person who bad-mouthed him.

by Anonymousreply 12712/07/2017

The critical bias in favor of anything Italian worries me.

by Anonymousreply 12812/07/2017

R128 how do you mean?

by Anonymousreply 12912/07/2017

When you consider what a backwards and reactionary people they are, it bothers me to see everything they do put on a pedestal.

by Anonymousreply 13012/07/2017

And consider how they are under the thumb of an anti-gay death cult that allied with Hitler and is still trying to marginalize us any way they can.

I'm tired of seeing the art and culture of non-Jewish white people put on a pedestal, and I'm tired of gentiles getting all the press in gay culture.

by Anonymousreply 13112/07/2017

complete bullshit (r131) Italy is not under the thumb on any religion

"Roman Catholics and other Christians make up 80 percent of the population, though only one-third of those are practicing Catholics. The country also has a growing Muslim immigrant community, according to the University of Michigan. Muslim, agnostic and atheist make up the other 20 percent of the population"

So only 26% of Italians (80%x33%) are practicing catholics, ergo 74% of italians are non practicing catholic, other religions or agnostic/atheist, and is probably much higher among the younger generations.

meanwhile in "freedom of church and state"USA the republican party controls all three branches of government and endlessly caters to religious christian fanatics and hypocrites.

by Anonymousreply 13212/07/2017

Spain's demographic makeup is really similar to that of Italy regarding catholicism and the influence of the Church, yet gay marriage and adoption were approved many years ago. Mediterranean culture, although full of contradictions, is far more open-minded and relaxed that most people give it credit for.

by Anonymousreply 13312/07/2017

Just watched this, a bit slow, but nice. The best part is the father's monologue at the end.

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