Jenice Kim

jenice kim indian fairytale march 23 2016

The Indian Fairytale

As Sponsored by the Public Transportation Corporation of Delhi

I was in second grade when I discovered the only dream I would continue to harbor for the next 11 years. My life changed one morning at 8 a.m. when a classmate walked in crying. Second graders are not a particularly sensitive breed, and our class fit the mold: We loudly pronounced the crying classmate…

Jenice kim into the woods march 16 2016

into the woods and out again

the reality of the fairy-tale musical

The Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” debuted on Broadway in 1987 and won 10 Tony Awards. Twenty-seven years later in 2014, a film adaptation produced by Disney hit the big screen. “Into the Woods” begins with a number of different fairy-tale-esque stories that each require going—where else?—into the woods. Once in the woods, the…

jenice kim a frieze to a moment march 9 2016

to freeze a moment

on various loves

twenty He’s a friend, and nothing more. We cohabitate a shabby dorm room. We eat greasy Chinese takeout and watch television until 3 or 4 a.m., when we get ready for bed while goading each other for not having done any homework. In the morning, we insult each other from across the room until one…

jenice kim live action short reviews mar 2 2016

the big shorts

the oscars’ best (and shortest) films

Over the last couple years, check I’ve come to believe that it is in the Shorts categories that the real cinema of the Academy Awards happens. Film buffs love to refer to the Oscars as their version of the Super Bowl—an analogy that is very revealing. There’s a reason why indie films are rarely recognized…