Suspiria ★★★★½

I don't know what any of it means. But the world Guadagnino builds feels so lived in, and compelling- and shrouded in a mystery, in a reflection caught in a mirror on the wall. Covered in decaying skin, underneath a web of strings, deep into the walls, or projected onto them as a flicker of light.

Mia Goth. Dakota Johnson. Tilda Swinton. Thom Yorke. Giulia Piersanti. Inbal Weinberg. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom! WALTER FASANO! LUCA GUADAGNINOOOOO!!!

For someone who loves film analysis and theory, I'm really fucking bad at picking up on underlying meanings and symbolism. But the couple things I got from this on first watch intrigued me: simulacrum and mirrors, replication, imitation, reflection, psychic connection and inheritance, the decaying underbelly, the coven's internal conflict and society's external one- I'm sure I'm missing a lot. I look forward to breaking down every aspect of this film for years to come.

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