Author: Kyubin Kim

‘Minari’: A Reconsideration of American Cinema

When A24 released the trailer for Minari in 2020, I couldn’t finish watching it in its two-minutes-and-five-second entirety. Not because I hated it, but because my heart hurt from loving it so much that I dreaded the moment when the trailer would end. I knew that in American cinema, this kind of visibility for Korean… Read more »

Bella Thorne and the Sexploitation of OnlyFans

When Bella Thorne joined OnlyFans, a subscription-based creator platform, the ex-Disney star charged users $20 monthly to access risqué content, from bikini pictures to hotdog-eating pictures to $200 pay-per-view nudes. After a day on the platform, Thorne broke the system, making $1 million in 24 hours and $2 million by the end of the week…. Read more »

A24 is a Revolutionary Production Studio

A24 is spearheading the unanticipated new wave of indie films. A24 is a film distribution and production company founded in 2012 by seasoned film veterans Daniel Katz, David Fenkel, and John Hodges. Since its inception, this up-and-coming indie film distributor has accumulated 25 Academy Award nominations and has received high acclaim for their impressively broad… Read more »

The Multiverse of Fiction: Defending Fanfiction

Fanfiction gets a bad rep. But it’s so bad that it’s worth $1 billion of good. That’s how much the Fifty Shades franchise, a small project that budding writer E.L. James started as Twilight’s Edward and Bella fanfiction, earned in three years. Fanfiction has been notoriously dismissed as cheap amateur fiction, despite evidence of its… Read more »