judas fonda’s review published on Letterboxd:
My NDA has officially ended so let's get into it folks, I'll try to be as spoiler free as I can.
Glorious, complex violence that entices until the last moment. This is the closest that we're going to get to having another movie like Possession.
I feel that motherhood is rarely explored in a dark manner. Even in films about rough mother-daughter relationships, the outcome of it is usually embracement between the two and righting their wrongs. But where Suspiria sets itself apart from these narratives is by literally renouncing all mothers in an attempt to completely come into yourself. When the mother only damages and controls, it is up to the child to become their own caretaker and open themselves up to the new world of self realized pain.
More than anything though, even more then motherhood, to me this film is about becoming. Becoming what you've always known yourself to be on some level, and embracing the facts that that process can be hideous and violent. You make yourself in the image of it's creator.