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PARASITE (2019): The Things I Loved…

Parasite (2019), Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Neon
Parasite (2019), Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Neon

Having finally gotten over my aversion to the word that is the title of 2020’s four-time Oscar winning movie Parasite, I can say that it really is as good and as cleverly made as people have been saying. 

With a running time of more than two hours, director Bong Joon Ho and his great cast kept my attention fully focused throughout. In fact, there’s even what felt as long as at least twenty minutes when I just sat there with my mouth and eyes wide open. All because what was happening on screen was so arresting, truly unexpected and impressive. 

Ho’s film is a well told story about the relationship and near complete destruction of two families at opposite ends of the wealth spectrum in South Korea. One side trying everything they can to survive while the other is dangerously oblivious to the struggles and true feelings of the far less fortunate among them.

Parasite (2019), Kang-ho Song, Neon
Parasite (2019), Kang-ho Song, Neon

The time we get to spend with the struggling family at the beginning is highly engaging and often amusing. Yet it’s what happens when the two families meet that the true cleverness of Parasite really starts to reveal itself and you soon realise exactly why this movie’s title is perfectly fitting. 

I enjoyed Parasite so much that I already want to see it again just so I can discover what I may have missed. I say definitely, definitely make time for this one if you haven’t already. Parasite is a deserving winner of its four 2020 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay.

And for any non-fast readers, the subtitles don’t change too quickly. The dialogue is good, often funny and I barely noticed that I had to read to understand what was going on. 

Watch it at once, I say!

Happy Film Loving

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MEMORY – THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN (2019): New trailer For Documentary About Ridley Scott’s Alien Film…

Memory - The Origins Of Alien (2019), Madman Films
Memory – The Origins Of Alien (2019), Madman Films

Written / directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, Memory – The Origins Of Alien is a new documentary about the untold story behind Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien.

Featuring Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell and Axelle Carolyn, we can expect to learn about how Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger inspired Scott’s film and more…

One of the scariest things I can think of is the idea of a living parasite. I bring this up because the creatures (Xenomorph or Internecivus raptus) that burst forth from within bodies in the infected parties in Scott’s Alien are essentially parasites.

Looking forward to finding out how my simplistic thinking aligns with what Philippe’s documentary will reveal.

Ivor Powell, Veronica Cartwright, Rhoda Pell, Shannon Muchow, Ben Mankiewicz, Mickey Faerch, Roger Corman, Roger Christian and Axelle Carolyn also make an appearance.

Memory – The Origins Of Alien Release Dates: October 4th, 2019 (US)…

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