It’s that time of year again. KOFFIA rolls into town, offering the chance to see some fresh films without knowing much about what’s coming. Special Delivery reminded me once more that South Korean movies, even broad crowd pleasers like this, are consistently surprising.
The movie’s forty-five second trailer sells itself on the car chasing and other action, but elements of a lot of other genres — jokes, jump scares, melodrama and more — are along for the ride as well. … (read more)
A receding hairline is not inherently creepy. I see one in the mirror daily without much thought beyond a vague wistfulness for those follicles whose usefulness is consigned to the past. But like so many little everyday details in Parasite — a packet of hot sauce, a walkie-talkie — it will be hard to look at that slowly expanding bald patch the same way again. Parasite is everyday life reflected back in one’s face with the veneer of the everyday … (read more)