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The Plot Thickens

Act III Maybe it’s just me, but I tend to think about my life in terms of plot. Most stories in any medium follow a three-act structure. There is a beginning, middle, and end, with the middle section being the longest, and within which most

The Plot Thickens

As promised, this week I am going to dive into my thoughts on sexuality and religion in film. Though I have only begun to scratch the surface of LGBTQ cinema, I’ve noticed that while a majority of these films don’t bring up religion at all

The Plot Thickens

I am gay. I am Christian. To many people, this comes across as an oxymoron, but to me, it makes perfect sense. Usually these two very prominent aspects of who I am are perceived as mutually exclusive, but they shouldn’t be. However, it is not the

The Plot Thickens

Over the summer, I worked as a busser at a pizza restaurant. On my last day, I began thinking about what other summer jobs I would’ve liked to have. My top pick was working at a video store, like a Blockbuster during the 80s or

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

At the beginning of this semester,  I thought my biggest challenge would be completing all the required math and science classes I’ve been putting off for four years, but, I never could have imagined the obstacles I would actually have to overcome. Late last year,

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

A Quiet Place focuses on a family that has adapted to a new world in which they must remain absolutely silent to survive—or else they’ll be  killed by large creatures that have killed off most of  the human population. These creatures lurk in the woods and

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

It’s a characteristically cool March night in 2014. My best friends and I are waiting for a table in the cramped waiting area of our favorite Denver eatery, City O’ City. The ambiance is calm yet arrogant—a vibe that 17-year-old me couldn’t get enough of—and

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

Last week, I had something happen to me that’s never happened to me before. My headlight went out. The experience I had was a humbling one. Ever since I have moved out and been “on my own”—whatever that means in college—I’ve been able to lean

The Minority Report | Ashley Kim

There’s necessary discussion about the representation of women in Hollywood (and everywhere) right now, especially with the emergence of women actually having a say in how their stories are written. Shocking, I know. Female empowerment and recognition is important. These are two things I’m incredibly

Wakanda Forever | Ashley Kim

This is my first Marvel love letter. I don’t even know where to begin, Marvel. You did it. You showed everyone what accurate representation looks like and how much we need it. In 135 minutes, my entire existence was completely redefined. All I want to