Suspiria. 2018. Italy/USA. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. 152 min.
Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of Dario Argento’s iconic 1977 film is as fearless, bold, and lush as its predecessor. Amid unrest in a divided Berlin in the late 1970s, American Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) is admitted to Helena Markos’s world-renowned dance company. Unbeknownst to Susie, a mysterious force appears to have taken hold of many dancers in the company, causing unexplained psychological trauma and grotesque physical ailments. Simultaneously lurid and gorgeous, Guadagnino’s approach is as artful and delicate as his previous work, but uniquely embraces the darkness of the original film. Courtesy of Amazon Studios