Parasite ★★★★½

I'm not the world's biggest Bong Joon-ho fan (loved Memories of Murder, liked The Host and Okja, didn't care for Snowpiercer and Mother) but there's no doubt he's one of the bigger filmmaking talents working today. With Parasite he's pretty much worked towards all his strengths and delivered one of the most creative, entertainingly bonkers films I've ever seen.

I haven't had great experiences with a couple of the recently super-hyped South Korean films (The Wailing, The Handmaiden), but this certainly lives up to expectations. Go in knowing as little as possible and let go as Joon-ho masterfully manoeuvers around genre and tone in what will surely end up the most unusual hit of 2019.

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