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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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Review: Godland

The supposed premise of this film—that it’s inspired by the discovery of wet-plate photographs taken by a Danish priest in the late 19th century, as stated in a title card toward the beginning—is itself fictional, a prompt used by Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Pálmason to flesh out the larger narrative.