Parasite ★★★★★

The lower class forced to eat itself alive and there’s no end in sight. Sounds dour, but this is perfect proof that a message movie that doesn’t have to be uber-serious nor eschew being gloriously entertaining to work and get its point across. The first hour might be the apex because any sort of plan or process being executed is like catnip for me, and it’s all gloriously paced. Goes without saying that the direction and production design is fantastic throughout. Maybe the key is that no one, even the upper class family, are presented as bad people. Everyone’s flawed and trying to make the best of it. We’re all stuck in our own predicaments, it’s the system that separates us.

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