PokyGem’s review published on Letterboxd:
I will unashamedly refer to this as a masterpiece for the rest of time.
The texture & physicality of it all. So much ambition. Such a prolific exploration of art under fascism, the subsequent hypocrisy & negligence, and the much needed liberation.
Amazing direction & photography.
Tilda Swinton is beyond spectacular. She's probably the best actress working today alongside Juliette Binoche & Isabelle Huppert. I mean c'mon now, seeing her playing three roles is mindblowing.
But I do wish some of that same credit went to Dakota Johnson's performance.
It may not be as 'showy' as Tilda's, but she indeed inhabits two widly different roles masterfully in this film. Subtle in action but huge in presence. An incredible transformation to behold if you ask me.
And yes, Thom Yorke's score is perfect. Literally perfect. It can range from tender to terrifying, from personal to epic, from acoustic to surreal. In my top 10 for film original scores.
Luca Guadagnino has this special ability to perfectly incorporate music into his projects.