Parasite

Parasite β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

πŸ‘"Do people still get TB?"πŸ‘

So so thrilled that the best picture of 2019 finally made its way to my hometown this week. I will even forgive you dirtbag cheapskates who stole this movie 6 months ago if you go out and see it in a theatre now. If my dinky mall AMC can have Parasite then your two-horse town might have it too.

To what was I paying attention this time? Well after watching another excellent Nerdwriter video, I couldn't help but appreciate the pivotal montage on which he focuses.

It just helps me realize the utter brilliance of Parasite, which honestly on my first viewing back in early November I was simply so riveted by the story and incredible twists and reveals that I hardly could focus on other technical and artistic merits of the film. Needless to say as I finally was able to parse through those elements this evening, they are unimpeachably (no pun intended) amazing, namely Hong Kyung-pyo's cinematography and Yang Jin-mo's editing. Unreal and absolutely astounding.

Also, my goodness, I love that the production design of Lee Ha-jun and Mo So-ra also got an Oscar nomination. Shit on the Academy if you want (there are many reasons to), but thankfully they recognized this supreme talent.

I had forgotten what a gut punch of an ending that was. Man.

Added to The Best Narrative Films of 2019.
Added to 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominees, ranked.
Added to 2020 Academy Awards nominees, ranked.
Added to Bong Joon-ho ranked.
Added to My Subjective List of the Best Narrative Films.
Added to My Subjective List of the Best Films from Every Year I've Seen Them.

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