“What is Love?” asks every romantic hero ever. “Love is when you really feel it, you know?” answers every romantic hero’s best friend or mentor who has some authority of love or just guesses based upon some romantic thing they read or have seen. “What is Love?” asks me, and quite possibly most people in their teens. “
We go way back, film and I. In some ways there’s been some sort of relationship between me and the silver screen from way before I was even born. It wasn’t always positive.
"In Colombia, there’s a word we use, and none of us know what it means. This is a personal chronology as an attempt at an etymology."
"For most people, watching a movie is just a simple hobby, a fun pastime to do occasionally. But for me, it always been and will be more than that. It is what connects me to my dad."
"I’ve been struck by lightning nine times, won the lottery seven times and bowled a perfect three hundred more times than I care to remember."
"Both are on the cusp of something: Elio is about to enter manhood, and Oliver is letting go of the last impulses of boyhood. In this hazy becoming and un-becoming, they find each other, and what seems to make them different also makes them exactly the same."
"I spoke to many people. Mostly I spoke to men who sat in large chairs, peering at me over manila folders; the space between us felt like lifespans."