Parasite ★★★★½

...And I've finally reached that stage where a film has so many reviews, I have to question the point of logging it. Rather than any real insight, I will simple state that as fantastic as the mansion set was, there are shots of the slums that are so breathtakingly beautiful that I actually resented how much time we spent with the haves. Easily the best picture of 2019, and in my top five Bong Joon-ho films... but just barely.

So in handing the foreign language world an olive branch... to presumably shut them up for another 92 years, do we now have to recognize previous decisions like 1963 best picture Tom Jones - in a year that produced 8 1/2 - as rational?

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