Director Luca Guadagnino's version of Dario Argento's classic horror film Suspiria is an intoxicating experience that is not perfect but harrowing and worthwhile. I rewatched this the day after my first viewing, which was originally interrupted by my anxiety created by this genuinely disturbing screenplay. Luca's direction is immersive and the camera-work groundbreaking. I also appreciated it's accuracy as a time-piece, which created a nerving sense of realism. The plot is full of depth, where the original lacked but made up for in it's cinematography. It's hard to call this a remake because it goes much further with the plot than its predecessor. Dakota Johnson was a perfect choice for her role but Tilda Swinton takes the gold with her three separate and equally exciting performances. This is relentless cinema. Watching Luca's vision play out uninterrupted produces an experience that's not always satisfying but when it is - it's impossible to take your eyes off the screen, even when what you're watching is horrifying.
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