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Rob Landers’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Give your soul to the dance.
Very conflicted about this. On one hand the cinematography is beautiful. The dance scenes naturally flow and crescendo into a cacophony of madness. Visceral and cerebral images glide across the screen with ease. On the other hand it is very hard to follow at certain times (considering the OG Suspiria is one of my all time favorites) but the writing feels inconsistent. I applaud the dive into the mythology of the Mothers but there are so many things that seems pointless. Another thing that bothered me was the last final sequence. The camera work was poor and glitchy and I can’t understand what good it did to shoot it like that. That’s disappointing considering Luca is VERY capable. When there is CGI it is almost laughable. There are a lot of things to love and admire about this but it feels like a jumbled mess at points. It’s it very divisive and it takes me back to how “Mother” was received. When it’s good, it’s GREAT. But other times it can be a mess. I scratched my head more times than I applauded its craftsmanship.
I need some time to think about it more and maybe down the line I’ll change my stance on it but for now it’s a beautiful, visceral mess.