The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named "Call Me by Your Name" as Best Picture of 2017 with star Timothée Chalamet named Best Actor. Director Luca Guadagnino tied with Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) for the Best Director award. Sally Hawkins won Best Actress, also for “The Shape of Water.”
Timothée Chalamet, now 21, has an independent streak. At 17, he started traveling solo for acting work. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sally Hawkins is Eliza Esposito in "The Shape of Water." (Kerry Hayes / Twentieth Century Fox)
A scene from the animated movie "The Breadwinner." (GKIDS)
The Shape of Water' review by Kenneth Turan
Filmmaker Agnes Varda and murlaist JR in "Faces Places" movie. (Cohen Media Group)
'Dunkirk' Movie review by Kenneth Turan
Phantom Thread review by Justin Chang
'Call Me By Your Name' review by Justin Chang.
Jordan Peele explains 'the sunken place'.
Actor Willem Dafoe, from the film "The Florida Project," at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Directors Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) and Kathryn Bigelow (“Detroit”) discuss the particular power stories wield to humanize the "other."