LA film critics name ‘Parasite’ year’s best film

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Hye-jin Jang, Woo-sik Choi, and So-dam Park in 'Parasite.' Barunson E&A
JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named the uproarious class satire "Parasite" the year's best picture and its maker, Bong Joon Ho, best director. The critics group convened Sunday in Los Angeles and announced their awards on Twitter, a few days after their New York counterparts chose "The Irishman" as their best film of 2019. The LA critics selected Martin Scorsese's mafia epic as their runner-up. "Parasite" actor Song Kang Ho, who plays the patriarch of a family of con artists who infiltrate a wealthy family's home, was also awarded best supporting actor by the critics association. Best actress went to Mary Kay Place, star of Kent Jones' acclaimed low-budget character study "Diane." Antonio Banderas, star of Pedro Almodovar's self-
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