Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang writes about technology and culture for Slate.

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.
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2018 2:09 PMFresh Off the Boat Has a Jessica ProblemConstance Wu was its breakout star, but after Crazy Rich Asians, the show has lost sight of what made her character great.
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2018 3:00 PMWhy Do We Keep Rooting for Adam Sandler’s Comeback?Don’t hold your breath.
Brow Beat
Oct. 31 2018 5:56 PMSuspiria’s Witches Are Kind of Lame
Movies
Oct. 25 2018 10:26 AMBurning Shows That Korean Cinema Goes So Much Deeper Than Octopi and Train ZombiesChang-dong Lee’s suspenseful, thematically rich new thriller stars Steven Yeun.
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2018 12:53 PMWho Is The Hate U Give For?Three Slate critics discuss in spoiler-filled detail.
Movies
Oct. 12 2018 5:06 PMBeautiful Boy Can’t Free Itself From the Cycle of Addiction MoviesAt least it provides another showcase for Timothée Chalamet and for Steve Carell.
Wide Angle
Oct. 5 2018 5:09 PMIn Defense of the New MoralizersWesley Morris’ broadside against representation-first criticism misses how vibrant that critical discourse is.
Movies
Sept. 26 2018 4:43 PMNappily Ever After Is Smarter About Womanhood Than It Is About Black HairFor some viewers, of course, there’s no separating the two.
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 7:33 AMA Road Map to A Simple Favor’s Dizzying Plot TwistsThree Slate critics spoil the thriller’s many surprises and revelations.
Movies
Sept. 18 2018 1:45 PMThe New Movie From the Creator of This Is Us Is Bad Enough to Make You Question Life ItselfDan Fogelman’s latest spans continents, generations, and all boundaries of good taste.
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
Nov. 14 2018 11:01 AMDriving Mr. ShirleyWith Green Book, this year’s Oscar race gets its Driving Miss Daisy.
Brow Beat
Nov. 9 2018 5:45 AMBarry Jenkins on Adapting Baldwin, His Rematch With Damien Chazelle, and Why Twitter Saves Lives
Movies
Oct. 31 2018 8:40 PMThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms Is a Self-Loathing Parade of GewgawsIf only these sugar plums learned to love themselves!
Television
Oct. 29 2018 5:56 PMHasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act Adds a Vital New Perspective
Wide Angle
Oct. 25 2018 5:50 AMSteven Yeun on Why He Had to Go to South Korea to Feel at Home as an ActorThe Burning actor on escaping the “American white gaze” and finding his greatest role yet.
Movies
Oct. 17 2018 11:02 AMThe Most Unpredictable Thing in Wildlife Is Carey MulliganEven across from Jake Gyllenhaal, she steals Paul Dano’s directorial debut.
Movies
Oct. 11 2018 10:34 AMRoyale With CheeseDrew Goddard’s new movie is a Tarantino-esque genre trip with one twist too many.
Movies
Oct. 2 2018 5:50 AMThe New Movie From the Writer-Director of The Savages Is No Less, Well, SavageNetflix’s fertility drama Private Life dissects its Manhattanite subjects with surgical precision.
Movies
Sept. 21 2018 6:07 PMIn The Sisters Brothers, the Only Thing Wilder Than the Frontier Is Joaquin PhoenixThe darkly comic Western is Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut, but he already has a feel for the territory.
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 7:30 AMSorry for Your Loss Moves at the Slow Pace of MourningThere’s too much telling and too little showing.
Television
Sept. 18 2018 1:10 PMTom Arnold, #Resistance AmbassadorArnold is the perfect #Resistance ambassador for people who are attracted to volume and chest-thumping confidence.

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