Suspiria ★★★★★

For a long time, I thought there was no way I could possibly write about my favorite film of all time because I felt like there was nothing I could say that would do it justice. Then I realized, you know, that it doesn’t really matter what I say about it because this film speaks for itself. It is a perfect movie in every way and everything about it is well, perfect. The direction, the camerawork, the score, the lighting, everything is absolutely sublime and there’s really no higher praise that I can think of to give to a movie than to call it literal perfection so what I’m going to do here is simply list a few of the scenes and whatnot that I always fall in love with all over again upon every rewatch and yes there have been sooooo many of those and there will be so many more.

That airport corridor with the insane storm happening just outside the door. A glimpse of Daria. That shocking and intense first death. That bitchy once-over Madame Blanc gives to Suzy. “No, no, you did the right thing!”. The red hallways. “Witch!”. Miss Tanner’s shoes. The maggots crunching. The Directress sleeping behind the curtain. Miss Tanner storming across the dance studio. Razor wire nightmare. “Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors but by broken minds.”. The wine coating the bathroom sink. Suzy vs. Bat out of Hell. The blue iris. The gold leafed lettering along the black hallway. Metamorphosis. Helena Markos. Sara’s return. The flames. You’ve been watching ‘Suspiria’.

Indeed I have and if I only know one thing for certain, it’s that movies don’t get any better than this.

Argento is the light. Argento is the way.

Bananameter: 🍌 the golden banana 🍌

side note: yes haters I’m super excited about the remake so wtf is y’alls problem

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