From left: Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Choi Woo-shik in a still from Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.

Cannes 2019: Parasite film review – Bong Joon-ho’s sublime family drama lends a demented twist to class divide

  • Story of a poor family who con their way into working for a rich couple is just made for the big screen. Superbly scripted and shot, the acting is excellent
  • Full of twists, shocks, and the blackest humour, at one point Bong’s film appears ready to unravel, but he holds it together. This is bravura filmmaking
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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From left: Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Choi Woo-shik in a still from Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.
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Brad Pitt in a still from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio co-stars.

Cannes 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood film review – Tarantino’s slow-burn love letter to the movies

  • Built around cinema’s best buddy bromance in years, between Leonardo DiCaprio’s washed up actor and his loyal stunt double Brad Pitt, this is wild and weird
  • Set in 1969, months before the Manson Family murders, there are moments of foreboding, and of directorial overindulgence, but the finale is explosive
Topic |   American films

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Brad Pitt in a still from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Leonardo DiCaprio co-stars.
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