Thursday, December 5, 2019

'In Fabric' (2019) Movie Review

two women gaze into a mirror in a department store

Peter Strickland’s Duke of Burgundy is one of my favorite movies of the last decade, so In Fabric was always a must-see. And when the first shot has a warm, crackling giallo look, a switchblade, and ‘70s style prog rock score, you have my full attention.

[Read More: ‘The Duke of Burgundy’ Movie Review: A Small Story About Extremes]

Who expected an Italian-inspired horror movie about a red murder dress to be riotously funny and a screed about the dehumanization of the working class, fabrication of desire, the hollow pursuit of meaning through consumption, and capitalism smothering the proletariat? Imagine Suspiria’s three mothers opening a department store and you start to get an idea the mayhem you’re in for.

[Read More: Check Out the Rest of Our SIFF 2019 Coverage Here]

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