Parasite ★★★★½

Took myself out to see this on the last day it was playing at my local independent cinema. Sat right in front of a drunk moron who squawk-screamed in short bursts whenever something tickled his fancy. But I'm still glad I got to see this on a big screen.

I'm a pretty smart guy. And I'm not the best at "reading" films, but I can usually make a couple of solid observations. Parasite completely surpassed my abilities though. I was engrossed the whole way through, and didn't have time to reflect. After the ending (that ending!), I walked home silently in the cold and processed what I had just seen. It's now three days later and I'm still processing it. I need to rewatch this very soon.

I don't understand how this is so beautiful. The performances in this are absolutely fantastic, especially Song Kang-ho. And Lee Sun-kyun has what may honestly be the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. I loved the scenes where it was just him and Song talking.

I fully expect the rating to go up on rewatching.

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