While I appreciate the "gimmick" behind 1917 and really loved the direction and cinematography, the general lack of story/devotion to the long take sorta left me feeling a little empty once the credits rolled. Some of the sequences in the movie were breathtakingly tense/awfully beautiful.
Still, I became a Deakins fan after 2049, and can often be swooned by stellar cinematography covering for a subpar narrative. Hope that holds true this time ... sure didn’t with Jupiter Ascending.
On a separate note, appreciated your insight on Parasite. My exploration of Asian cinema to this point has been primarily confined to Japan, I’m ashamed to say. The only other Bong Joon-ho film I saw prior was Snowpiercer. Calling Parasite a blend of Western and Eastern themes sparked my curiosity.