Suspiria ★★★★★


Haunting, engrossing, and downright evil, Guadagnino's reimagining of the giallo classic is like the ballets it displays: melodic and beautifully slow for the most part, yet, with the explosive bits perfectly placed throughout to shock and wow you.

Guadagnino, the director of my favourite non-Twin Peaks film of last year, shows his mastery of a vastly different genre than Call Me By Your Name, as well as his love for the original film, as he lovingly takes the ideas and themes present and creates something wholly new with it. Bright colours are traded for faded and muted ones; an electricly iconic Goblin score traded for a subtle and honest Yorke work.

It's a commandingly confident film: unabashed in its batshit-insane-nature and effortlessly controlling in its pace, Suspiria quickly asserts itself as a wonderful companion piece to Argento's classic.

10 out of 10

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