Parasite

Parasite ★★★★½

Bong Joon-Ho, effortlessly blends genres, emotions, and deep socio-economic themes, into an enthralling cinematic, experience.
 
This film manages to flip its tone on a dime, and yet it never feels unnatural. It gives the film a sense of unpredictability, as the Kim family find themselves desperately trying to maintain their facade.  This in turn invokes laughter, sadness, disgust, and fear, in a suprising and effective way. It’s depiction of both the wealthy as well as the impoverished, feels authentic. The real issue isn’t the people themselves, but how we view wealth as a society.  The fact that it somehow determines your worth, as a person, is disgusting. Those who have it look down on those who don’t, those who don’t grow envious and resentful. Class disparity, is the primary focus of the film, but other themes such as family, love, and desperation are certainly brought up releatedly throughout the film. 

All in all, this was a hell of a film. It’s been stuck in my head for the last 24 hours, and it’s going to be floating around for a long while. It is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.