Parasite ★★★★

I’ll have to ruminate on this one a bit, but my first thought is that Parasite might be the strongest thing Bong Joon-ho has done since Mother and Memories of Murder. After flailing a bit with the over-the-top Okja and Snowpiercer, Bong has reined himself in and moved back to the slightly more grounded social commentary of Barking Dogs and The Host, to his benefit. Which isn't to say that Parasite isn't a wild ride, farce and thriller and pitch black absurdist comedy all wrapped up in one, positively Bunuelian. Definitely one of my favorite films of the year so far.

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