TIFF 2017: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review

Michael Stuhlbarg as Mr. Perlman, Timothée Chalamet as Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Set somewhere in Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, Call Me By Your Name (based on André Aciman’s novel of the same name) is a beautiful coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his sexual awakening. Every summer, Elio’s father, Professor Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) invites a research assistant to their summer home – this year […]

TIFF 2017: ‘Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle’ (‘Muchos Hijos, un Mono y un Castillo’) Review

lots of kids a monkey and a castle tiff 2017

Playing out more like a series of home movies than a documentary, Lots of Kids, a Monkey, and a Castle follows director Gustavo Salmerón’s family and his eccentric mother, Julita. As a newlywed, she wished for three things: the eponymous lots of kids, a monkey and a castle. They were ambitious dreams for sure, but […]