Mindaugas Mozūras’s review published on Letterboxd:
You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan.
Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" was my most awaited movie of the year. My girlfriend heard me repeat that multiple times since May. My friends had to listen to me espouse the virtues of the great Korean auteur and his previous movies for months. Even when we were driving in the rear trunk of the jeep through the Wadi Rum desert, I was telling how I craved for "Parasite".
I found Bong Joon-ho when ten years ago I watched his gem "Mother". I was pleasantly surprised and immediately had to watch one of his other movies - the well-acclaimed "The Host". I think that his "Memories of Murder" is masterful, and "Okja" is a must-see.
So, my expectations for "Parasite" were sky-high.
Did it deliver? YES! It defies genres, tells a compelling story and allows the eyes to feast on beautifully-crafted visuals. It's funny, thrilling, stressful and intoxicating.
I won't go into details about the movie itself. I avoided all the trailers. I even turned away from the screen while watching the annual David Ehrlich best movies countdown when "Parasite" came at number two. I recommend doing the same and go into the movie cold.
My friends had to be patient with my often-repeated expectations of "Parasite". Now, they'll have to suffer through my declarations of the movie's brilliance.