Return to Seoul, Rye Lane, and the trial of Gwyneth Paltrow

Criticism Is Dead

04-04-2023 • 47 mins

We discuss Return to Seoul and Rye Lane, two films with a strong sense of place.

02:22 At times discomfiting, at times revelatory, the film Return to Seoul — playing in select theaters — is a distinctive spin on the journey of an adoptee.

26:19 The pleasant rom-com Rye Lane, streaming on Hulu, does a better job highlighting the charm of a city than any chemistry between its leads.

39:29 Plus, culture notes about how Gwyneth Paltrow litigated her way into stans’ hearts.

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Music: REEKAH

Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu

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