‘Have you seen Parasite?’ became the new greeting in our office back in January. I hadn’t, and regularly had to vacate the area to avoid spoilers. When I finally watched it during the first week of lockdown, I understood why no one would shut up about it. It switches from comic gold to home-invasion thriller with slick ease. By the end your eyes are wide, your jaw is slack and you can’t figure out if you need a minute alone or you need to immediately press play again. It deserves all that hype – and more.
—Rebecca Russo, Melbourne editor