yun lee

play, improvisation, liquification of all;
currently organizing thoughts on korean literature films masculinity modernity

Favorite films

  • Sopyonje
  • Aimless Bullet
  • Dear Pyongyang
  • King and the Clown

Recent activity

  • Parasite

  • Minari

  • Marriage Story

  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

Recent reviews

  • Parasite


    I get the hype with Bts but not with Bong. Hardly a "criticism" of Korean class division, every aspect of this movie is used to promote the lifestyle of the affluent family who incorporates steak in their instant black bean noodles (which I'm guilty of trying out). Every time I go grocery shopping I'm reminded that the whole movie is literally a 2-hr commercial: quotable script, playhouse-like set, how it was shot and lit > no irony in any of it.  The…

  • Maggie's Plan

    Maggie's Plan

    Choose Pickle Entrepreneurs over Ficto-Critical Anthropologists. Coming from a family of academics I got the humor in this.

Popular reviews

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I seem to be the only Korean who detests this film. Of course it is entertaining. I am just appalled by how many people try to read into this flick in search of some profound explanation with a faith in the director 's genius. There were a plethora of analysis and conspiracy theories written on the schizophrenic plot when this film hyped and frankly they were far more interesting than the film itself when my Korean friends urged me to…