Parasite ★★★★★

Parasite, the latest from Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, is a storytelling masterpiece. The film, which follows two families, one rich and one poor, succeeds as both an irresistibly entertaining thriller and a meditation on class warfare. The acting is solid and all performances fit with the tone of the movie well. The script is wonderful, able to balance some serious themes with lighthearted comedic dialogue and thrilling, edge-of-your-seat tension. And if that sounds complicated, Parasite is able to transcend simple genre titles. The production design and editing are exquisite, as is the use of music. I went in with high expectations, and came out with those expectations shattered. What a film.

2019 Ranked

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