Lyd’s review published on Letterboxd:
Move over Booksmart this is 100% the funniest film of the year
Parasite is incredibly well made and masterfully tense through and through, Bong Joon-Ho is a powerhouse in that aspect and his screenplay here is fucking clever- although I won’t give it the credit of being my favorite of the year, seeing as there are so many other festivals bursting with films that I have a lot more anticipation for, it is probably the best so far.
It hits a lot of notes about wealth and social status but even more so I was struck with the idea of how you can manage to manipulate people’s trust. Still, money.
In addition- some things cut off and are abrupt and there’s no way to resolve them. I really like that about Joon-Ho’s films, he tends to acknowledge the idea that things can and will still go wrong. The plot continues but there’s no sequel.
Honestly I don’t even know what to write about this film. There are just so many moving parts. I simultaneously want my review to be some really in-depth analysis and the other part to be me just going
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so I guess I did both I don’t know why I keep thinking of Us (2019) but I’ll throw that in there too. The last thirty minutes are just ahhhhhh man