I’d never seen a movie in a theater while on vacation abroad… until I watched Challengers at an Amsterdam art house theater on a weekday afternoon. Highly recommended.

Anyway! In my entirely professional opinion… Challengers needs to be gayer.

Seriously! Between this and Call Me By Your Name, Guadagnino seems reluctant to show same-sex intimacy on screen.

It’s a shame, because the story and score are fun, but there’s not much else there to justify the runtime — the movie wears out its welcome with 20 minutes to go.

It’s still worth seeing because the leads are excellent, and this has cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom’s best work.