Suspiria ★★★★½

“We must break the nose of every beautiful thing.”

Wow! I’m rattled, exhilarated, and strangely at peace after watching this. I honestly cannot believe how insanely great it is. I don’t throw around the word masterpiece, but that’s what we appear to have here.

Like their dancing, the film is grotesque and menacing, yet absolutely beautiful and transfixing. Luca and co. have managed to take the framework, setting, and mythos of the original and create something much deeper, smarter, scarier, and more passionate. And I say this as someone who loves the 70s film. 

Damn! I’m just really excited about this. I wasn’t expecting to like it much at all but now (even though I was squirming and covering my eyes throughout) it’s one of my favorites of the year.

P.S. I read the script of this beforehand and the fact that I was still thoroughly thrilled and engaged really says something I think.

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