Suspiria ★½

Guadagnino is a master at dressing up shallow ideas in high class pretension and in that “Suspiria” is no different from “Call Me By Your Name” or “I Am Love.” But it’s even more problematic because the director’s artistic detachment, which he relies so heavily on to imbue his skeletal plot lines with faux sophistication, are here at odds with the fundamentals of horror: in order to be scared, you need to be drawn in tightly. He never manages to do that. I can’t wait to not see the next Guadagnino film.