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Kaitlyn’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I'm so obsessed I need to talk about this movie in point form
- I love the interplay between contrasting ideas/things throughout the movie. Susie's sweet, bashful personality vs her being revealed as mother suspiriorum, the warmth of Madame blanc vs the things she does, the entire movie has such a lulling and almost soft tone (imo) vs the gore and violence that occurs within it. Josef says something like "love and manipulation often share the same bed" too. All these contrasting things were so apparent to me the second time around and I kind of love how the evil doesn't act like you'd expect it. There's something comforting about the whole movie despite all the horrific things that happen in it, idk if anyone else feels the same way.
- The costume design is ❤️❤️❤️ I love Sara's outfits in particular so much
- The Olga scene is amazing omg truly like a live action Junji Ito manga ughhhh
- The lack of sex in a movie so heavily dealing with the female body is honestly so refreshing (Not to say there isn't some serious homoerotic subtext between Susie and Madame Blanc which I feel like everyone is sleeping on)
- The thing that holds me back from it being perfect is that the historical elements don't mesh as well as they could and the Josef story took up a little too much time (feel like this is kind of a common consensus)
- but still I TRULY feel like I could watch this movie for five hours