And, as usual, the Magic Lantern is the first area theater to finalize its Friday schedule. Aside from a second-run showing of "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" the Lantern will open:
Here are some critical comments:
Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine: "Suspiria is a gorgeous, hideous, uncompromising film, and while it seeks to do many things, settling our minds about the brutality of the past and human nature is not one of them."
David Erlich, IndieWire: " 'Suspiria' is a film of rare and unfettered madness, and it leaves behind a scalding message that's written in pain and blood: The future will be a nightmare if we can't take responsibility for the past."
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: "Traditional horror fans won't be pleased: Almost transgressively, Guadagnino has deprioritized the shocks, even the fear. But in their place, he's pumped up the exotic strangeness and crafted a movie you can get lost in, which is the ultimate tribute."
Then again, there's this:
Manohla Dargis, New York Times: "As the first hour of 'Suspiria' grinds into the second and beyond (the movie runs 152 minutes), it grows ever more distended and yet more hollow."
Hey, you can't please everybody.