Timothée Chalamet’s Burgeoning Stardom

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The trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (2017) dropped this evening and it’s just one of the four films Timothée Chalamet is featuring in this year. This boy’s star is rising and rising fast — not least of all because of early buzz for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name — and it’s easy to see why. Chalamet is the kind of actor that exudes presence despite being so young, and no matter the role or movie — no matter the mediocrity of other elements around him — he delivers.

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Let’s play a little catch-up.

Well, this is awkward. I’ve been gone for basically three months without a word, but it’s not that I’ve stopped writing — I just found a different place to do it for the time being. Interning at Film School Rejects has been profoundly rewarding so far, and that’s still going strong. I’ve gotten to write about some of my favourite things (including but not limited to: teen girl strength and Christopher Whitelaw Pine). But there’s so much more.

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Review: Drinking Buddies (2013)

Joe Swanberg’s first “mainstream” mumblecore film sports effervescent talent despite its ultra-naturalistic, ultra-Realist vibe that comes along with the genre. It’s actually much more buoyant than I expected, and much more enjoyable as a result.

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