Parasite ★★★★½

Needed to collect my thoughts for this one after seeing it 2 days ago. Bong Joon-Ho is an incredible director, melding motifs of gut wrenching drama, comedy, suspense, mystery, horror, he explores social and class struggles and the intrinsic darkness in everyone. In Parasite this is all as succinct as ever. What strikes me about this movie is how these revelations only became exciting to me long after, because the watching of the film itself is a rollicking journey, the best time I’ve had in a cinema in ages. It works as both. A story and tone that keeps surprising. On top of that, a beautiful looking film. Anticipatory direction, editing and staging that elevates the comically pointed allusions to class divide. The whole cast is great, able to pull off the slapstick comedy and depressing drama. This movie left me in awe. Bong Joon-Ho’s best in a while. Everyone should watch it.

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