Suspiria ★★★★★

Suspiria (2018) Review
~ Ever since I saw the teaser trailer for this film, I have been excited beyond belief, as Dario Argento’s 1977 film of the same name, is in my top 25 films of all time. As well as when I heard that Luca Guadanigno was directing, I mean this is the guy who made “Call Me By Your Name.” Now after watching this film I can without a doubt say that this film is one of the most insane films I have ever seen, while also being one of the most beautiful at the same time. Guadanigno carefully balances the horrific imagery with slow and careful buildup. This is maybe my favorite directed film of the year.... I have got to say, Tilda Swinton is a national treasure, and one of the greatest actresses of all time. She gives one of my favorite performances of the year, and she is playing multiple people. There are parts of this film that I do not want to spoil, but my goodness there are some of the most macabrely beautiful shots in film history. It’s almost like Guadanigno watched a Von Trier film, and toned it down a little bit and added more artistry to it. Some of the most beautiful shots are in the 3rd act, which is one of the most shocking, and beautiful 3rd acts of the year. I realize that I’m using the word “beautiful” a lot, but that’s what this film is to me, beauty, art, and everything in between. This film is one of the most underrated gems of 2018, and hopefully become a horror and drama classic. For most of this film, the horror is subtheme, it’s always there, but sometimes not in the forefront. There is a lot of drama, and the backdrop of the 1980s Germany provides a perfect combination. Luca has outdone himself after 2017s “Call Me By Your Name” and now has given us this gem, a worthy remake of the 1977 cinematic perfection. Undoubtedly this is one of my favorites of the year, and I’m going to give it an A+

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