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on: May 25, 2019, 01:20:54 PM


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Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 02:21:56 PM
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Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 06:16:30 PM
this time america is the one late to the party. Oct 11



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Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 06:28:12 PM
I've seen it. It's very good. I don't know why I feel it's lacking something, though. Its mastery is innovative and wild, and yet it felt safe to me, somehow?
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Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 09:42:22 PM
very good.  purely in terms of craft this is his best by a lot.  the premise is ingenious, and the first half had me thinking this might be best of the decade material.  there are some incredible passages (one involving peaches that made me particularly giddy) and an astonishing amount of virtuoso on display.  bong’s penchant for genre trope chicanery and obtuse narrative/tonal shifts gets the better of him though.  there’s a third act device that is one of the dumber things i’ve seen in a while.  there’s a juvenility to his work that i find anything but charming/good, though he seems to be shedding that based on tis film.  i think we’re a film or two away from a masterpiece from him.

if they manage to get fincher (who would be PERFECT for the material) for the inevitable american remake and hire jean claude carriere to assist in the adaptation so as to heighten the chances of maximizing the story’s bunuelian potential, it could actually be pretty fucking amazing.


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Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 07:53:49 PM
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Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 05:34:57 PM
very good.  purely in terms of craft this is his best by a lot.  the premise is ingenious, and the first half had me thinking this might be best of the decade material.  there are some incredible passages (one involving peaches that made me particularly giddy) and an astonishing amount of virtuoso on display.  bong’s penchant for genre trope chicanery and obtuse narrative/tonal shifts gets the better of him though.  there’s a third act device that is one of the dumber things i’ve seen in a while.  there’s a juvenility to his work that i find anything but charming/good, though he seems to be shedding that based on tis film.  i think we’re a film or two away from a masterpiece from him.

if they manage to get fincher (who would be PERFECT for the material) for the inevitable american remake and hire jean claude carriere to assist in the adaptation so as to heighten the chances of maximizing the story’s bunuelian potential, it could actually be pretty fucking amazing.

Viridiana potential? given the title, Parasite, and the narrative, it seems to me that although this movie depicts the hardships of the lower class, it is actually the defects of the lower class that are being portrayed

to repurpose a quote from the movie, they are not bad poor people, but people who are bad because they are poor

i largely echo the sentiments of samsong. although my biggest problem with the third act comes from the absurd morse code. the morse code and its device of implementation. the narrative is not so farfetched, not to me. but even with the narrative assessed as farfetched i believe the thematic mechanics are in working order

again similar to Viridiana, i consider this movie well crafted, but it is not necessarily a movie i want to revisit. but oh, there are plenty of movies that i wish not to revisit and yet linger in my thoughts, and those movies are better than the movies that do not linger in my thoughts
 


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Reply #7 on: October 27, 2019, 02:54:33 AM
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I'm fully with jenkins and Drenk on this. The film was very good, but I do feel like it's missing something. A proper ending? The morse code stuff kind of shattered my immersion. The insanity of that was great the first time around, but the second iteration is clearly meant to be taken more seriously. The ending was meant to be somber and reflective, but I don't think it quite worked.
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