August 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm #1203024038
This looks….dope. I think this trailer is about all the exposure I need to this film prior to seeing it so the supposed twists and turns aren’t ruined. Definitely looks like a visually thrilling film and I’ll be interested to see if it breaks into the race outside of International Film, where I have to imagine it is a frontrunner.August 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm #1203024073
That trailer’s definitely grabbed my attention. I’ll definitely have to see this. Looks like we have a frontrunner for Foreign Language Film.August 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm #1203024112
It’s a good (perhaps even very good!) film, and easily one of the best from Bong.
Creates a great balance between family drama and class satire.August 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm #1203024124
This is still easily my favorite film that I’ve seen this year, should be more in the conversation for screenplay and directing. Hopefully Bong gets his overdue Oscar recognition after The Host, Mother, and SnowpiercerAugust 14, 2019 at 6:41 pm #1203024319
so looking forward to this!August 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm #1203024397
I think it’s a good film. The second act is very suspenseful and is the peak of the film. But I didn’t like the contrived climax. Also, the rushed ending didn’t make me feel any emotion personally. Generally, I liked Shoplifters more.
I think I will like Portrait of a Lady on Fire more, but we’ll see.August 14, 2019 at 10:08 pm #1203024556
This movie has to be nominated for Best Foreign Language. It’s probably the best movie I’ve seen so far this year.August 15, 2019 at 12:37 am #1203024655
Those who have seen it, could it have an Academy play outside of International Film? I’ve seen talk of it having a run similar to Cold War with possibilities of it breaking into directing/screenplay, but the horror/thriller vibe I got from that trailer makes me think it won’t be so fortunate. Nonetheless, I can’t wait to check it out!August 15, 2019 at 5:22 am #1203024822
^ the Academy’s bias against Asian movies is real. So I’m not sure, but I do like this better than Cold War, which was my no1 fave last year.
It’s a massive crowd pleaser I have to say, so let’s cross our fingers.August 15, 2019 at 8:02 am #1203024981
Director and original screenplay appear to be the only two places outside International film where Parasite may pick up nomination. What gives Bong a boost, aside from the fact that his film is excellent is that he has worked with a number of members of the Hollywood communityAugust 15, 2019 at 8:47 am #1203025045
The film is great and one of my favourites of the year so far (one of three five-starrers for me).
However, it stands a limited chance of nods outside of International Film. It’s not your typical Oscar foreign language sweeper like Amour, Roma, Letters from Iwo Jima, Life Is Beautiful, La Vie En Rose etc.
It’s very current, thrilling and tense.
Typically foreign language films need to be European (if not, they need to be written/directed by Academy darlings), and/or be period pieces to get Oscar love.
It deserves Director, screenplay, score, cinematography, editing and maybe one or two acting nods too alongside Best Picture for me. It would certainly deserve an Ensemble nod if such an Oscar category existed, too.
Check out more of my thoughts on Twitter (@AMG_Review) and Instagram (amg_reviews)August 20, 2019 at 4:39 am #1203031270
If it plays well on screener it can easily get nominated for Picture, Director, Screenplay, and maybe Production Design in addition to International Film (where it is certainly a frontrunner). A lot of this is because of the recent voter expansion, and I’m glad for that.August 20, 2019 at 4:59 am #1203031288
Having seen it, it is DEFINITELY in the running for not only Best International Feature but also Screenplay and Director…maybe even Best Picture, if they play their cards right. But especially Screenplay, the writers will eat this thing up. It’s such a brilliantly constructed script.
No, it’s not a horror film. It’s got thriller elements. It defies genre but if I was forced to classify it, it would be a black comedy-thriller. It’s weird but not TOO weird. It’s quite accessible.
Bong Joon-ho has already dipped his toes in Hollywood so he’s a known commodity. That plus the expansion of the membership to include more diverse and international members will give him a leg up. It will also play well in a screener.
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