Parasite (2019)

From IMDb: “All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.”

What I liked:

  • Modern day, mainstream suspense film. Certain scenarios and film making techniques felt like textbook Hitchcock.
  • Ample social commentary, mostly dealing with classicism and poverty.
  • Lots of wide shots, lots of slow moving shots.
  • Use of random English words seemingly for impact.

What I didn’t like:

  • No one in this movie is likeable. Everyone is a jerk.
  • Despite one particular twist, I thought the film was predictable and found myself calling out situations before they actually played out.

Overall: We don’t get many mainstream suspense films anymore, so it’s nice to have one now that questions the increasing gap between classes around the world.

Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production and has been published both online and in print for Los Angeles City College’s award-winning Collegian newspaper. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, and is also currently writing his first short novel.

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