Probably my new favorite movie of Rohmer besides My Night at Maud's. It's crazy to think how different yet uniquely captivating these movies are despite being separated by only just 2 years.
'Us' is a horror movie.
I really love how deliberately misleading the advertisements for this movie are. If the likes of Jordan Peele said something like that, you'll probably know where actually it's leading to. Us is a modern horror/thriller masterpiece which ironically is not as terrifying/thrilling as many other recent average movies of the same genre. While the actual genre is clearly not Peele's forte, it's the perfect medium to deliver his ideas and ideals within it.
Bong Joon-ho's masterfully crafted Palme d'Or winning, Parasite, is a remarkable depiction on class disparity by blatantly emphasizing parasitism as a social phenomenon. While the title itself is a dehumanizing metaphor, the film as a whole is far from it. It's unimaginably humane in its own way, thanks to the Korean auteur's eccentric perspective and playful approach. It is fresh, convincing, and to say the least, enthralling. And right on top of it, Parasite is perfected by Bong's effective trope…