Call Me by Your Name
Far and away, the best movie of the year.
A tribute to the late Arthur Hiller, director of classics that include "The Americanization of Emily," "Love Story," "The In-Laws."
"Vertigo" is an obvious inspiration for "Phoenix," but there are other films and books that the film brings to mind.
Oliver Stone will never give up. "Under the Skin" star on stigmas; Ron Howard reflects on his career; "Breaking the Waves" arrives on Blu-ray; A look back at "National Velvet."
Actor Jim Beaver remembers the great actor Maximillian Schell.
Q. I checked out the "Eyes Wide Shut" DVD to see if the flub I noticed in the movie had been fixed. It had! I'm referring to the appearance of a crew member (or maybe Kubrick himself) reflected in one of the stainless steel shower stall posts in Ziegler's bathroom. This occurs at the end of Dr. Harford's examination of the overdosed woman... just as Ziegler says something about "this being between just you and me." On the DVD, where once there was a reflection there is now a blank white space. It makes me wonder if on the next DVD of Kubrick's "Spartacus," those soldiers with wrist watches will no longer know the time of day. (David Kodeski, Chicago)
"I'm really a director now," Maximilian Schell was saying. "That's how I've thought of myself for the last few years. It's just that once in a long while a role comes along that I simply can't turn down. This was a role like that - how could I say no to it?"