Parasite ★★★★★

“...a familiar shape in a familiar zone.”

in the immortal words of rihanna: that was quite a show, very entertaining. im not as well versed in bong joon-hos films as id like to be, but from what i’ve seen he’s accomplished the perfect class conflict battle, shrouding it in a mythical, deadly mischievous air. most artists can only dream of being this in command of their art, and bong joon-ho makes juggling pitch perfect structure(s), genre blending/tone, and total character realization look like anybody who picks up a camera could do it. even if that’s not true, he at least shows us these kinds of stories are possible, and that’s probably enough.

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