Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/20/2019
Remakes are tricky and director Luca Guadagnino took on a daunting task of adapting was is arguably the best film from Italian giallo and horror icon Dario Argento. But rather than trying to compete with Argento's vision, Guadagnino made it his own. The film keeps the same setting, but shifts the timeline and has a style all its own.
The plot follows a similar patter as the original, Ohio native Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives at the prestigious Markos Tanz Company, run by the brilliant Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton) and quickly proves she has a raw, natural talent for the school's interpretive ballet style. But as we learn in the film's opening where a clearly unhinged young woman, Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz) is meeting with a Dr. Josef Klemperer (billed as one Lutz Ebersdorf, …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/08/2018
LIFF32 (2018) #1
“This isn't vanity! This is art!”
‘Suspiria (2018)’ is one of those movies that you initially thought were “okay”, but hits you so damn hard when reflecting. I wouldn’t even consider it a remake, because in terms of style and execution there’s a massive difference. After eavesdropping to a mix audience, which itself speaks volumes for what type of movie this is. I was slightly underwhelmed at first, if I have to be honest. I really didn’t know what to think and if I enjoyed it or not. After letting the madness settle in, it’s growing on me.
The filmography of Luca Guadagnino is interesting to say the least. How do you go from a gay indie flick about a teenager exploring his sexuality in ‘Call Me By Your Name’, to ‘THIS’. Still, Luca made a wise decision of not …