Parasite ★★★★★

A light, brisk jog; amps up into a tense, strenuous sprint; only to blindside you, tackle you, send you careening to the floor. It’s sleek and precise and exhilarating; Bong Joon-Ho flexes his directorial prowess with this beast of a film. Nothing hits the fan the way Korean cinema does.

Did I enjoy this? It:

• stressed me out
• made my stomach turn
• tested my morals

But above all: it challenged me.

That’s a non answer, but sometimes those components must be placed on a pedestal — if a film is able to evoke those special emotions, it transcends into a higher echelon.

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