Parasite

Parasite ★★★★½

9/10
Road to My End of the Decade List - Movie #54

Not really sure if I can even review this properly. My expectations couldn't have been higher, so I really can't express how happy I am that it didn't disappoint me. In fact, it impressed the hell out of me, and I have a few quick thoughts I have to get out there.
Song Kang-ho is phenomenal as usual, and I think Cho Yeo-jeong is my pick for best supporting actress of the year so far. The use of space and shape made the whole film feel really kinetic and dynamic (especially in how it explored the idea of vertical structure and stratification), which was magnified by the perfect tonal balance of the levity, tension, and emotion. Bong certainly delivers the best direction of the year as far as I'm concerned. As a film, Memories is still his masterpiece, but his work here is just as good. It's the movie of the year, I have no doubt about it, and maybe even a 10 one day.

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Ranking: 2019, First Time Watches
Top 100 Films of the Past 25 Years
Top 100 Films of the 21st Century
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Ranking: 2019
Top 100 Mystery/Suspense Films
Top 100 Comedy Films
Top 100 Political, Legal, and Social Issue Films
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Top 50 Asian Films
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