Parasite (2019)

 Rated PG.

Since it’s the movie of the moment (and the big winner at this last month’s Oscars), we thought the Next 186 Project was an ideal slot to cover Parasite. Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant, pitch-black satire deals with class, the division between the rich & the poor and empathy…or the lack thereof from the rich AND the poor. We have complicated feelings about the richies in this picture (we’re more sympathetic towards them than other viewers will be) and we took issue with some elements of the climax. We also see a Taxi Driver/Vertigo (or maybe even 25th Hour) thing going on in that crazy-pants ending. In any case, this is an excellent motion picture. So whether you side with the Parks or with the Kims (or…maybe both?), hunker down in your basement with some peaches and hear what we have to say about Gisaengchung.

Some Sparkplug Coffee‘ll do nicely as you discuss this movie’s complexities. American fans, you can get in on this too! Score a sparkling 20% discount by using our promo code (“top100project”) when you’re ready to settle up.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2019 U.S. Box Office

IMDb’s Top 250

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Nerdwriter’s video essay

2019 in film

2019 Academy Award winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and International Feature

Links to: The Shining and The Host and Mother (2009) and Snowpiercer and Okja and 1917 and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Uncut Gems

Previously on the Next 185 Project: Pinocchio

March 16th on the Next 187 Project: Bride Of Frankenstein