Saturday, November 9, 2019
Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite
New York Times – "It’s Bong Joon Ho’s Dystopia. We Just Live in It."
By A.O. Scott
"In South Korea, where “Parasite” is already a blockbuster (having taken in more than $70 million at the box office), it has contributed to that country’s continuing debate about economic inequality. In the United States, where similar arguments are swirling, it has begun to turn Bong from an auteur with a passionate cult following into a top-tier international filmmaker. Fifty years old, with seven features to his name — most of them available on North American streaming platforms — he combines showmanship with social awareness in a way that re-energizes the faded but nonetheless durable democratic promise of movies."
"It’s part horror film, part satire and part tragedy, conveying a sharp lesson about class struggle in South Korea and just about everywhere else."
"“Parasite” is more noir than science fiction, farcical until it turns melodramatic."
New Yorker – "“Parasite” Explores What Lies Beneath"
By Anthony Lane
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