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Blu-Ray & DVD Review Round-Up: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, PADDINGTON 2 & MORE - Movies In Focus
This time around: Love is in the air for Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name; Paul Schrader’s Blue Collar gets buttoned-up; Hugh Grant commits crimes against acting Paddington 2; Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman get weird in The Killing Of A Sacred Deer; there are strings attached to Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal; the con is on for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in The Fortune and love is blind for Blake Lively in All I See Is You. Call me By Your Name Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet deliver strong performances is this excellent romance from director Luca Guadagnino. This coming of age drama sees Hammer and Chalamet forming a close bond over a relaxing summer in Italy and both offer up fearless turns as young men coming to terms with their burgeoning romance. Guadagnino creates a tremendous sense of atmosphere with his Italian locations and he’s aided by Sufjan Stevens’ dreamlike music. Special mention must also go to Michael Stuhlbarg for his turn as Chalamet’s father. Special Features Call Me By Your Name comes with a wealth of extras: Snapshots of Italy: The Making of Call Me By Your Name, a commentary with Chalamet and Stuhlbarg, In Conversation with [...]