Burning ★★★★½

Okay...the longer I think about this movie the more I love it and realize just how genius it is. Yes, it’s a slow burn. For awhile I was wondering if anything was actually going to happen. I think it has an AMAZING payoff. Things that are setup are fulfilled by the end. 

This is a thriller that features a love triangle between a rich guy and a poor farm guy vying for the attention of a girl. Now, before you dismiss it, it’s so much more than that. 

Seemingly every Korean film I watch usually has a biting social commentary on class, and this is no different.  I think there’s A LOT of metaphor in this movie, but my takeaway from this film is that the rich guy was manipulative and likes to play games with poor people without expecting any consequences for his actions. There’s a lot more I could dissect, but I’ll leave it at that. Go watch this on Netflix.

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