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Review: Return to Seoul

Heady, searing, strident, and poignant, this film follows Freddie (Park Ji-min), a French Korean adoptee who finds herself unexpectedly in Seoul. Is she there to find her adoptive family? Does Freddie want a reunion, confrontational, saccharine, or otherwise?

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An invitation to listen to survivors

“It’s an invitation,” says Aaron Hughes, cocurator of “Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations,” an exhibition currently on display at the DePaul Art Museum. Marking the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, the exhibit examines the similarities between survivors of torture at the U.S. military prison with survivors of […]

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Wife of a Spy

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa beautifully and methodically renders the story of a married couple plunged into uncertainty in the days leading up to World War II. With a slow-burn plot, the film marries historical drama with psychological tension, highlighted by intensely focused performances from Yû Aoi, who plays a wife slowly suspecting her husband of being […]