Suspiria ★★★★★

“Why is everyone so ready to think the worst is over?”

Guadagnino’s take on the 1977 classic diverts massively from its source material. Replacing Argento’s technicolor funhouse ride with a chilly, elegiac exploration of motherhood, guilt, femininity and the deep scars left behind from the horrors of the past. 

Tilda Swinton turns out one of the best performances of the year in her dual roles (Sorry, Amazon Studios you’re not fooling me xx ). While Thom Yorke‘s haunting track, Suspirium rivals Mystery of Love as the definitive Guadagnino sad-boy banger.

This will most likely be as polarising as 2018’s ‘mother!’ But unlike Aronofsky’s film, I’m totally on board with this. Suspiria presents a heady dance between ferocity and a real fragile beauty. Guadagnino is begging us to learn from our blood-soaked past before we are doomed to repeat it.

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