Well, this is a bit embarrassing. After making a better Cadillac than General Motors in the form of the Genesis G90, the Koreans have now gone ahead and made a better movie than Hollywood can. “Parasite” isn’t just a perfect antidote to the cultural poison of capeshit and Diverse Ghostbusters — it’s a forceful reminder that the most compelling art examines the human condition, not the superhuman. It is also a masterclass in how to create a film in which not a single frame is wasted.
WARNING: Spoilers for the first half of “Parasite” ahead, not much more than what you would get from watching the trailer.