Parasite ★★★★★


To describe the intricacies of Bong Joon-ho's reigning achievement Parasite is to do a huge disservice to you or anyone who's really anticipating seeing this one and dares not watch a trailer or read up on it. So I won't. I deliberately avoided reading any synopsis and it couldn't of helped my experience any better, as it is the best way to view the film. In any case, Bong Joon-ho delivers an addictively entertaining, audacious, head first exercise into satirical territory, managing an array of different social issues. It never fails to be overly-ambitious though, always maintaining control of deeply layered aspects including class, family dynamics, friendship, lust and even ends with a very grim conclusion. It's all very propulsively active, always accessible watching.

All in All, Bong Joon-ho has made his masterpiece, a modern day classic if you will. It's tendrils slowly wrapped around me like no other film I've seen this year, and it might be my favorite film of the year. Certainly a perfect film, and one which will absolutely win the best foreign language film at the Academy's.


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