Parker’s review published on Letterboxd:
“What is it you want to be for this company?”
You think you are ready for this, but I wholeheartedly promise you that you are not ready. I am honestly in shock. I can not believe what I just witnessed. Dark and absolutely beautiful. Truly an unforgettable and traumatizing experience.
Luca Guadagnino’s direction of his remake of Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria was just absolutely phenomenal. I didn’t know how I felt about the whole 6 acts and an epilogue thing but it could not have been done any better. Luca took the Suspiria’s name to a whole other level. How far Luca strides from the original and making it his own thing was just amazing.
The choreography was one of the most beautiful things I ever seen in a movie. To go along with the beautiful choreography was Thom Yorke’s haunting and incredible score that was to perfect to even put to words.
Tilda Swinton is not human. She is so god damn terrifying. Not only that, she gives off one my favorite performances I’ve seen in a film this year. Every frame she was in was so impactful. On the other hand, Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth were both great as well.
Through the 2 hours and 30 minutes I legitimately felt cursed. And after I left the theater, it felt like my soul was left in there. I have never had an experience like this while watching any other movie ever. This film is going to be on my mind for so long. It is beautiful in so many ways and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say Luca Guadagnino created an absolute masterpiece. Easily landing at my #1 spot of 2018 and already an all time favorite. So so so so many people are going to absolutely hate this movie. This is going to definitely divide a lot of people. Anyway, I recommend seeing this with a full theater. Go support Suspiria!