Suspiria (2018)
First screened in November 2018
Director: Luca Guadagnino. Cast: Dakota Fanning, Tilda Swinton, Angela Winkler, Mia Goth, Elena Fokina, Malgorzata Bela, Chloë Grace Moretz, Greta Bohacek, Jessica Harper, Olivia Ancona, Jessica Batut, Maria Bregianni, Anna-Lise Brevers, Charo Calvo, Sharon Campbell, Vanda Capriolo, Ingrid Caven, Navala Chaudhari, Brigitte Cuvelier, Karina El Amrani, Iaia Ferri, Doris Hick, Elfriede Hock, Clémentine Houdart, Christine Leboutte, Josepha Madoki, Stephanie McMann, Vincenza Modica, Gala Moody, Fabrizia Sacchi, Sara Sguotti, Renée Soutendijk, Sylvie Testud, Halla Thordardottir, Marjolaine Uscotti, Majon Van der Schot, Alek Wek, Fred Kelemen, Mikael Olsson. Screenplay: David Kajganich (based on the 1977 screenplay by Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi).

Twitter Capsule: Part Argento, part mother!, part Refn, part Madeline's Madeline, but the parts barely resonate and the whole adds to zero.

VOR:   Guadagnino & Co. earn credit for refusing a simple remake and for conceptual and historical brio, but most of it falls dully, risibly flat.



Photo © 2018 Amazon Studios/Frenesy Film Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D


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