BrayMitch01’s review published on Letterboxd:
Before the review begins I would like to thank all of my followers for supporting me throughout my Best Picture Project. Watching all of the Best Picture Winners has been one of the biggest achievements for me as a cinephile and I would recommend doing this project to anyone if they’re willing to commit. I’ve watched many films that I wouldn’t have watched for a long time, I’ve made new favorites, and I’ve had to sit through some pretty bad films. When I first started watching the Best Picture Winners in May I only had 300 or 400 followers and 7 months later I’ve reached the attainment of having a little over 1,000 followers. I like to think that my reviews of the Best Picture Winners was one of the main reasons that people decided to follow me. Once again I thank all of my followers for supporting me throughout my watching of all the Academy Award Best Picture Winners.
Parasite is a masterful and incredibly well made movie. This was the main Best Picture Winner I was looking forward to rewatching for obvious reasons. This film is nothing short of an absolute masterpiece every little detail feels important and magisterial. I’ve thought about this film almost every single day since I first saw this about a year ago. When I first saw this film I went into it knowing nothing so that made the experience all the more remarkably shocking, it still felt like I was experiencing this film for the first time even though I had permanently engraved the events of this film in my mind.
The plot is great it’s an immensely engaging and staggering story. The story has a delineating ominous and astute tone that makes the story incredibly momentous. It’s truly brilliant how the film starts off as an engagingly clever drama and then after one certain scene suddenly everything is flipped upside into complete insanity. Also there is a subtle hint of enforcing strong themes of social inequality and the psychology of money. The pacing is great since it’s such a gripping story there isn’t a single slow or boring moment.
The acting is fantastic from the whole cast. Song Kang Ho, Sun kyun Lee, Yeo jeong Jo, and So Dam Park gave the best performances out of the cast though. The whole cast is stacked with talent and energy it’s undoubtedly one of (if not) the greatest cast ensamble of the last decade. The direction is phenomenal from Bong Joon Ho, almost every single one of his directorial choices felt masterfully thought out. He displays some of the most passionate and expertly deep direction in film history. The script is phenomenal it’s such a freshly modern and unique script full of stunning pieces of dialogue. The cinematography is fantastic this film is full of beautiful experimental shots and shots that perfectly convey the tone of the film. The production design is simplistic yet brilliant. The ending scenes are breathtakingly shocking and indescribably full of life. Overall Parasite is a brilliantly modern and astutely outstanding masterpiece that is one of the greatest films ever made.
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