Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name” (2017) and “I Am Love” (2009)) is rebooting Dario Argento’s cult classic of the same name, and from the many plot similarities, it can be described as a remake (despite what actors may say). There seem to be both similarities and differences in the presentation: the music hints at the original, but some visuals are innovative. My favourite element here will be Tilda Swinton as Madame Blanc, a clever cast. It will also be interesting to see her character’s antagonistic tension and relationship with the character of Dakota Johnson. My concern is that I hope the film will remain dark and provocative with nice scary jumps, and not become too ridiculous. I am also disappointed with the cast of Johnson. She seems to be good here, but my belief is that someone younger with more remarkable features should have been cast in the lead role. Since it is Luca Guadagnino, a stylish and thought-provoking presentation is guaranteed. The original material is also intriguing, so it promises to be a good film. Continue reading “Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” and Steve McQueen’s “Widows” Trailers”
The Great Gatsby (2013)
It is hard trying to adapt such a beloved American classic as “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. There will be many critics pointing out how a delicate narrative of Fitzgerald cannot be possibly transformed into a film, and how Baz Luhrmann, the director, made it all too contemporary and overly-glamorous. While this criticism is valid to an extent, there are, nevertheless, many good things about the new film version of “The Great Gatsby”, and the film does not really deserve half the mud thrown at it by critics.