Parasite Makes Worthy Run for Best Picture Academy Award

In Analysis by Michael Rae

If a subtitled foreign film has a shot at winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Parasite might be the one to do it. The dark comedy by acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho is well-scripted, universally well-acted, and carries a thought-provoking message about inequality, human dignity, and social justice.
Parasite is told from the point of view of the Kims, a Korean family of four living in a basement apartment in a poor section of a big (unnamed) Korean city. They are so poor the family scrambles for scraps of food to eat. Their father Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) formerly worked

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