miguel’s review published on Letterboxd:
You know how every Bong Joon-ho film has at least one setpiece that blows your mind? Okja had the escape, The Host has...an escape, Snowpiercer has the riot, etc. This movie is like a feature length version of those.
I'm late to the party, so nearly all bases for Parasite have been covered. But believe me, I will sing the praises. A director and picture nomination will not be enough - Song Kang-ho deserves to be up for Best Actor (he isn't Supporting) and Park So-dam for Supporting Actress. Plus...that production design!
This is Bong Joon-ho's Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. If you're familiar with Kanye's career, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the culmination of all his masterpieces thus far. Like Thanos completing the Infinity Gauntlet, this is Bong Joon-ho operating at full speed. You can really see elements of all his past films in this. This is what his career has been leading to.