After an awards season marked by its predictability, the Oscars delivered a spectacular final-reel twist on Sunday evening, naming capitalist satire Parasite best picture.
Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama about an impoverished family who infiltrate the household of a wealthier one is the first film not in the English language to take the top prize. It also took best director, best original screenplay and best international film.
The Asian American community needs its own Harry Belafonte to go “I’m not gonna take these castings if all they do is make us look like buffoons” because I can’t and won’t support Uncle Chans on the big screen since their work is low-hanging fruit
Shyamalan’s The Village (2004) to me is a sleeper amongst plot twisting endings. It’s about an Amish community living and raising their kids like it’s 1820, only later revealed to be taking place in the present on a wildlife preserve as a form of post-traumatic therapy.
Films like “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Jungle Book,” some of which were made nearly 80 years ago, offer a disclaimer saying,” “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Since its initial release in 1941, “Dumbo” has been criticized for including a version of vocal blackface, while “The Aristocats” and “Peter Pan” have been the subject of scrutiny for racist depictions of characters.