Parasite ★★★★★

As the credits roll and I slowly, hypnotically walk out the theater, my mind tries to emotionally comprehend what I've just witnessed on screen. Hours later, I still couldn't get it out of my mind. A day later - I still couldn't stop thinking about what I've witnessed, even now I'm trying to find the best possible words to formulate my feelings of this film.

Parasite is undoubtedly a masterpiece, and a raw, dangerous and almost resentful one at that. Its social commentary, while not subtly presented and doesn't seem to even attempt to do so, has yet never been so effective and natural, and it's one that scars deep inside your mind, reminding you of the world wherever you go after having left the theater.

The screenplay was masterfully and expertly told in a structure, each act descending the audience and the characters further and further into an entanglement, leading to several quite shocking and nerve-wracking culminations that grabs you by the throat and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Bong Joon-ho has accomplished so many pieces I consider great, yet never has so many of the best aspects of his work all peak and work together in one single magnum opus, from the devilishly funny dark comedy to social commentary to the shocking actions of characters, Parasite, for me, is undoubtedly his best work and extremely deserving of the Palme d'Or.

I'll be thinking of this film for a long time. Hell, it already felt like I've been thinking of this film for a long time, and it's been two days since I've seen it.

Strong, strong recommend.

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