He's not really insufferable to me, he just doesn't have much to say, while aspiring to be someone who does. Inarritu should consider doing prestige action movies like True Lies or classier versions of The Gray Man.
If so, she'll join Valeria Golino, Isabelle Huppert, and Shirley MacLaine as a female actor with more than one win! So many males have done it...
The festival just started, and there are a few promising names in the mix, but she's looking very good in the pole position as of now. But I could totally see this jury rewarding the film in a different category just as readily.
Luke Hearfield: Luca Guadagnino’s Bones And All marries the summer-love sensibilities of CMBYN, with the ick-factor of Suspiria. A miraculous mix of horror & coming-of-age romance that explores addiction, abuse & first love. Taylor Russell & Timothée Chalamet are an insatiable pairing
Jack King: I adored nearly everything about Bones & All, Guadagnino’s fleshy, extraordinarily romantic ode to selflessness and sacrifice in a world of relentless consumption. Chalamet at his best since CMBYN. I am going to devour it again, and again, and again, and…
Leila Latif: Bones & All is fundamentally a beautifully realized and devastating, tragic romance which at multiple moments would have Chekhov himself weeping as the trigger is pulled. If this proves a star-making turn for Taylor Russell, the way that “Call Me By Your Name” proved for Chalamet, then it will be well deserved, a testimony to Guadagnino’s casting prowess.
Esther Zuckerman: BONES AND ALL is so sweepingly, gushingly romantic, but also very gross, fitting neatly in between CMBYN and Suspiria on the Luca scale. Once again, Michael Stuhlbarg steals a Luca Guadagnino movie with a monologue, but this one is exceedingly creepy
David Rooney: There’s blood & gristle but also sweetness & heart in Luca Guadagnino’s BONES AND ALL, a story of fine young cannibals & first love that deftly blends the director’s interests in romance and horror.
Peter Bradshaw: Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell dazzle in Luca Guadagnino’s blood-soaked parable of poverty and rebellion. Bones And All is an extravagant and outrageous movie: scary, nasty and startling in its warped romantic idealism.
Lee Marshall: I really responded to Bones and All. And I don’t even eat meat… Chalamet saves his best perfs for Guadagnino, Taylor Russell is a revelation (again), and Mark Rylance is deliciously creepy. Gory? Check. Lyrical? Check. Romantic? Check.
Robbie Collin: Pleased to report that Guadagnino’s Bones and All got me right in the heart and other assorted organs, while the boy TC has never been more glowingly River Phoenix-like.
Owen Gleiberman: The film doesn’t draw us in. It stumbles and lurches and seems to make itself up as it goes along. You may feel eaten alive with boredom.
Catherine Bray: The film is at its most compelling when it gives itself over to pure atmosphere, becoming a cinema of mood and imagery, some of it disturbing, some of it luscious.
Brian Formo: Vampire movies, which often incorporate a love story, are usually driven by the threat of discovery. The absence of that in Bones and All, despite leaving evidence all over the Great Plains, makes it a beautiful-looking movie that becomes too devoted to repeating the same note. There is no “all,” just bones.
Owen Gleiberman: The film (Bones & All) doesn’t draw us in. It stumbles and lurches and seems to make itself up as it goes along. You may feel eaten alive with boredom.
Gleiberman - one of the few actual good critics (imo) with a discernible pattern of taste and who can actually presuasively write too - seems to be engaging in some reviews lately that are nudging me in the ribs and saying "don't believe the hype pacinoyes - this is a festival movie only"