The movie Mudbound is based on the book of the same name by Hillary Jordan. You can read the review here: Book Review – Mudbound. Mudbound was nominated in 4 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Cinematography. Though I was hoping to finish all the movies in the 6 main categories before the Oscars took place, it was not to be so. Held up in a number of events and tasks, I was unable to watch them all. But I’m not off the journey yet and hope to finish these reviews as soon as possible.
Call Me By Your Name, the movie, is based on a 2007 book of the same name by Andre Aciman. The movie is set in 1983 in a remote Italian village and explores the sexuality of a 17-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet). Elio is an introvert, an intense bibliophile and musician. His parents are played by Michael Stuhlbarg (who was also in The Post and The Shape of Water) and Amira Casar, both very supportive and loving of their son.