Thursday, November 15, 2018


Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name was one of the best films of 2017, when it was announced he was doing Suspiria....i was unsure what tot think because Call Me By Your Name had not been released yet. I was weary of David Gordon Green directing it but wound up loving his Halloween. Luca's version is more Ken Russell than Dario Argento, atleast in the final act(well 6th act according to this film). It is more grounded than Argento's, a film that he elevated with visuals. This film here is visual but it isn't an experience, it is is more of someone trying to make art. The original was art, this here is pretentious at times, well alot of the time. It is a striking film that could have used a bit of trimming here or there, but it looks beautiful, stars some beautiful women, Dakota Johnson is HOT in this, eat your heart out 50 Shades, and it is beautifully scored. It feels like someone said, i'll make an art house version of an art house film, the whole serious and artsy horror such as AHS or It Comes at Night. That isn't to say this is a bad film, not at all, not by any means, it is great, and it is a great companion to the original, totally different films, a remake done right.

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