Scene one, hot take one: Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece ‘Parasite’ spotlights rise of lower class

Film columnist Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 reviews “Parasite,” the winner of the 2019 Sundance Palme d’Or and the film that has put director Bong Joon-ho in the limelight. “‘Parasite’ will be looked upon as a decade-defining film. Whether it be the camera, set design, themes, details, story, characters or gut-punch of an ending, it succeeds on every level,” he writes.

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Reel talk: ‘El Camino’ — An unnecessary but enjoyable epilogue to ‘Breaking Bad’

TV columnist Rachael Diamond SC ’21 considers the ramifications of ‘Breaking Bad’ epilogue ‘El Camino.’ “Despite being an inessential addition to Jesse’s story, the film certainly doesn’t detract from the magnificence of the show’s conclusion,” she writes.

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Reel talk: Lorene Scafaria’s star-studded “Hustlers” hustles its way into your heart

In this week’s film column, Rachael Diamond SC ’21 reviews “Hustlers,” praising its dramatic, yet touching portrayal of female friendship amidst financial hardship. She writes, “Regardless of the questionable moral dynamics at play, you leave the theater in utter admiration of Destiny’s and Ramona’s tenacity … a testament to the powerful allure of the film — and of money itself.”

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Reel talk: Four movie/snack pairings to satisfy your cinematic and culinary cravings

The Reel Talk column offers four topical movie and snack pairings that will satiate your hungry film-going stomach.

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