Parasite ★★★★★

Best Picture Catch-Up, Part 4

  Parasite, is quite frankly, one of the most refreshingly creative films that I’ve seen in a long time. The most outstanding aspect is Bong Joon-Ho’s and Han Jin-Won’s impeccable script. Thoroughly layered with rich, exceptionally presented themes of “eating the rich”, and a masterful blend of more Chaplin-era comedy, every word spoken, every action taken, feels so utterly brilliant in its planning and presentation. Joon-Ho further extends his mastery to the direction of the film, as he moves the camera in such swift, effortless ways through the gorgeously designed sets, and houses. Jinmo Yang’s editing also stands out, with every transition, and cut feeling so fitting and natural.
    The brilliantly crafted story, follows two families, the Kims a family struck by poverty, and the Parks, a wealthy family. As the characters interact with eachother, what follows is an utterly unexpected, and gripping story. Each and every actor shines with magnificent performances, though most of all from Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi and So-dam Park.
   Overall, Parasite shines in every area. It’s craft impeccable, and its execution even more so. Bong-Joon Ho’s film is a triumph in filmmaking, and will easily go down as one of the better films of the last decade.


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