I first heard of Luca Guadagnino with 2016’s A Bigger Splash, a film that has been on my radar but still sadly hasn’t seen (will fix soon). His next two films hit me like bricks – Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria (the remake is the superior version, and I will die on this hill). Since Call Me By Your Name, Luca’s name has been everywhere including a Lord of The Flies adaptation, and also the Scarface film that the Coen Bros wrote. On top of that, he also co-wrote and directed 8 episodes for HBO. I’ve seen four of the eight episodes, and I am absolutely head over heels for his latest project.
Like many of you, I’ve been counting the days and looking forward to Lovecraft Country since it was announced. Having seen the trailer a dozen and a half times since it was released (as if I was the only one who did so), I still felt like I wasn’t sure what I was about to walk into for the show. And after seeing the first five episodes, I yet don’t have an idea of what the show has left up its sleeves.