Film Review: Beautiful Boy

Directed by Felix van Groeningen in his English-language feature debut and based on a best-selling pair of memoirs – Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff – Beautiful Boy tells the heartbreaking and inspiring true story of father and son David (Steve Carell) and Nic Sheff (Timothée Chalamet, as David tries to help his son with his addiction with drugs.

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Film Review: Lady Bird

Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird follows artistically inclined seventeen-year-old Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a senior at a Catholic high school in Sacramento in 2002, who is desperate to move on from her hometown and fights against everything her deeply opinionated and strong-willed mum (Laurie Metcalf) encourages. With her mother working double shifts as a nurse and her father (Tracy Letts) having lost his job, such real-world problems aren’t really on Lady Bird’s radar, especially when there are boys like Danny (Lucas Hedges) and Kyle (Timothée Chalamet) to chase after.

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Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on André Aciman‘s 2007 novel of the same name, Call Me By Your Name is set in 1980s Italy where a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student (Timothée Chalamet) and the older man (Armie Hammer) hired as his father’s research assistant.

The film is the final installment in Guadagnino’s Desire trilogy after I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015).

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