Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang is a staff writer in Slate’s culture department. She writes about movies, television, and more.

Movies
Feb. 21 2019 2:34 PMThe Chinese Sci-Fi Epic The Wandering Earth Could Be a Glimpse at the Future of the BlockbusterIts vision of state-led hypercompetence may be propaganda. But with the threat of climate change looming, it feels oddly comforting.
Brow Beat
Feb. 8 2019 8:00 AMThe Lego Movie 2 Is the Latest Kids’ Movie to Make a Villain of Toxic MasculinityThe sequel aims to dismantle gender roles piece by piece.
Television
Feb. 1 2019 7:50 PMGhost StoriesIn the HBO anthology series Folklore, six Asian directors tell tales of injustice and the unknown.
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2019 7:26 PMThe Bachelor Is Losing Its BalanceThe reality show is playing up the country’s political divides, and it’s making it hard to watch.
Brow Beat
Jan. 24 2019 7:30 PMThe Bonkers Twist Ending of Serenity, ExplainedMatthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are what?!
Television
Jan. 17 2019 3:42 PMI’m Sorry Shows That Comedians Can Be Raunchy Without Being MonstersTake note, Louis C.K.
Brow Beat
Jan. 14 2019 7:24 PMWhy Crazy Rich Asians Should Be Nominated for Best PictureThe blockbuster rom-com has a shot at making history again. It deserves it.
Brow Beat
Jan. 11 2019 8:00 AMMarie Kondo’s Tidying Up Makes Self-Help Look Hard. It Should Be.
Movies
Jan. 3 2019 9:00 AMDid the Theatrical Experience Kill Widows?The 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Brow Beat
Dec. 21 2018 11:01 AM2018 Was a Landmark Year for Asian American Representation
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2018 9:57 AMIn Roma, Each Object Tells a StoryThe stories behind the dog heads, the planes, and more.
Movies
Dec. 5 2018 5:23 PMMary Queen of Scots Asks Whether a Female Sovereign Can Have It AllThe Saoirse Ronan–starring biopic has high-minded ideas but lands somewhere closer to The Tudors.
Brow Beat
Dec. 4 2018 12:54 PMThe AccusedThe Romanoffs’ #MeToo episode reckons with, and dodges, the sexual misconduct allegations against Matthew Weiner.
Movies
Nov. 20 2018 4:44 PMCannes Winner Shoplifters Is the Rare Movie That Actually Makes Life More InterestingJapan’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar finds rich ambiguities in stark poverty.
Brow Beat
Nov. 16 2018 8:00 AMRalph Breaks the Internet Finally Gives Us the Disney Princesses We NeedSleeping Beauty, but woke.
Movies
Feb. 13 2019 3:56 PMIsn’t It Romantic Wants to Rescue the Rom-ComRebel Wilson’s new movie spoofs the genre, but it’s really an excuse to revel in its pleasures.
Movies
Feb. 7 2019 5:35 PMWhat Men Want Muddles Its Message but Nails Its RaunchIf what you want is more Girls Trip–style go-for-broke sex scenes, this rom-com just read your mind.
Movies
Feb. 1 2019 3:56 PMNetflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw Is an Art-World Satire Disguised as a ThrillerIts ideas are silly, but Jake Gyllenhaal delivers them with such goofy passion that who cares?
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2019 11:21 AMWNYC’s Nancy Is About More Than Queer LifeThe podcast also provides a unique look at the Asian American experience.
Brow Beat
Jan. 22 2019 7:47 PMOscar Is Starting to Look Beyond His NavelThis year’s nominations suggest the Academy isn’t so obsessed with movies about itself.
Brow Beat
Jan. 17 2019 10:18 AMShould Glenn Close Win Best Actress for The Wife?A guide for people who haven’t seen The Wife.
Movies
Jan. 11 2019 5:25 PMThe Upside Breaks Ground That Green Book Doesn’tThe Intouchables remake may be feel-good hokum, but it has a silver lining.
Brow Beat
Jan. 6 2019 10:09 PMEmma Stone Interrupted the Golden Globes to Shout “Sorry” for Aloha
Brow Beat
Dec. 28 2018 4:32 PMDogs Wonders Whether Humans Deserve Their Best Friends
Wide Angle
Dec. 18 2018 5:50 AMRoma Is Only the Latest Movie From a Latin American Director About His Family’s Domestic WorkerThe Maid, The Second Mother, Santiago, and Alfonso Cuarón’s latest all have lessons for each other.
Movies
Dec. 7 2018 5:10 PMNetflix’s Dumplin’ May Actually Make You Tired of Dolly PartonPlease don’t stream it just because you can.
Wide Angle
Dec. 4 2018 3:45 PMThis Was the Year the Movies Finally Understood the InternetMore than ever, filmmakers are capturing the realities of living online.
Movies
Dec. 3 2018 2:27 PMBarry Jenkins’ Follow-Up to Moonlight Will Disarm Viewers, Then Devastate ThemIf Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a masterful period romance.
Brow Beat
Nov. 19 2018 3:36 PMThe Social Network Tried to Dismantle Facebook’s Mystique, but It Also Gave It a New OneThe movie plays very differently in 2018.
Movies
Nov. 15 2018 12:27 PMNetflix’s New Thriller Is Like Black Mirror for Cam GirlsBut Cam’s most provocative striptease is its slow reveal of the realities of the profession.

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