Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 10/27/20
Shia Labeouf's brownface controversy is just the tip of the iceberg. This entire movie is the cinematic equivalent of a white guy imitating another race to look cool. Fashioned entirely out of shallow characterizations, cliches, stereotypes, "The Tax Collector" scrapes the bottom of the barrel for an incomprehensible and poorly produced crime drama.
Horror has seen a great resurgence of late and you don't need $100 million or more to make an effective film. This has led to some of the best the genre has to offer - but also plenty of pale imitations. Amulet, with its slow burn and creepy atmosphere lands somewhere right in the middle. It has its moments but never quite grips you the way you want.
When I say slow burn, Amulet takes a fair share of time to get to the horror portion. Much of the beginning of the film is dedicated to Tomas …
Becky is as strong-willed and vindictive as they come
and you just tortured and killed her only living parent.
Feel like watching a straightforward “home invasion” film with dangerous-looking thugs (impressive body length, coarse facial features, and imposing tattoos on the back of their bald heads) taking an innocent family hostage? Well, in that case, “Becky” is the right movie for you. As with “Bushwick“, also directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion, you don’t have to …
Indyfreak - wrote on 04/30/20
This wickedly dark comedy-thriller is smart, engaging, suspenseful, and even humorous. I thought it was gonna turn out to be overrated, but man this is a great movie. It’s a movie which doesn’t waste its time either. Once the twists and obstacles start piling up, so does the tension.
Parasite is deserving of winning Best Picture. It’s the type of satirical thriller that Hollywood wants to make but it lost the will to do so. Maybe this will inspire an aspiring director one day.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/25/20
Takes the idea of class warfare to a whole new level as Bong Joon-Ho biting satire pitting the haves vs. the have-nots is certainly worthy of all the accolades it has received. With a dynamite cast, some interesting twists, the right amount of tension and some unexpected violence - this has it all.
Dominick Fernandez - wrote on 02/10/20
It was horrible as fuck
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 01/31/20
In spite of its deceptive name, "Parasite" isn't one of Joon-ho's monster flicks. Instead, it's a razor-sharp satire on the contrasting lives of those struggling to survive and those who aren't, with shocking twists and surprising bursts of violence and dark humor sprinkled throughout.
"You know what kind of plan that never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned."
'Parasite' is absolutely fantastic. I'm still buzzing how good this movie is. Unpredictable and nuts. You know, this summer I was starting to get a little worn out with the endless sequels, remakes and soulless crash grabs, so I find it refreshing we get movies like this once awhile.
I admire Bong Joon-Ho as a director, especially his Korean movies. Not to say I dislike …