Suspiria ★★

Hot take incoming: the 2018 loosely re-imagined Suspiria is better than this in almost every way, it's not even close, and this movie is not very good.

This is a movie about a dance academy controlled by witches, and there's basically no dancing or witches. 2018's Suspiria is certainly not perfect (my review points out some of its flaws), but the core themes of Suspiria - control, systemic abuse, gaslighting - are all better-executed than the original, as they are more integrated into the story, both thematically and in time on-screen. I understand that giallos often can be characterized as "a mood", and will often have wild, hard-to-follow plots, but I didn't get taken in by this feeling. It uses color well, but I personally need more.

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