lucan’s review published on Letterboxd:
So close to 5 stars, I've contemplated it many times and I have no trouble calling it one of the best films ever made but the very fact i'm contemplating it and not sure of it is why I've gone for the lower rating, maybe next time though.
- There isn't even a particular reason I haven't given it the perfect rating yet other than my personal and emotional perspective, but even then I come out of this movie utterly speechless and in need of time (hours) to just think and think about its mastery, Bong Joon-ho's mastery.
Bong's return to his first language is a historic moment. It's a whipcrack comedy about how life is never a comedy.
Parasite is just one of those pieces of cinema that deserves every award, you know what I mean? Cinematography, Acting, Script, Directing - it's all world-class from a crew that has managed to bring the Korean New Wave to the mainstream in a big, big way. Historic.