SouthFlorida.com
Enter for your chance to win 4 LEGOLAND Florida passes and a So Fruitty prize package

Dakota Johnson

'Suspiria' review: Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton dance with the demons

'Suspiria' review: Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton dance with the demons

“Suspiria” takes a good long while with everything: Its evocations of 1977 West Berlin, dominated by news and stray bombings of the militant Red Army Faction; its dance rehearsal and performance scenes, reminding the post-Holocaust world that words such as “beautiful” or “cheerful” no longer apply; and, as bookends, two protracted vignettes of spine-twisting, bone-crunching physical cruelty, scored to the sound of female screams. Happy Halloween!

It’s a crimson fairy tale about an American dancer who joins a fearsome avant-garde troupe. This gravely insane remake dallies with one idea and metaphoric reach after another, some of them inspired, some of them specious and offensive, all...

76°