Hikaru Utada – Fantôme Review Part 2

We go over Hikaru Utada’s comeback album Fantôme with a 2-part, 2 person review. In the second part we discuss the motivating themes behind the album and whether the result is truly worthy of the praise it is getting. […]


Sekai no Owari: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A week ago, Sekai no Owari – billed “End of the World” for their American debut – had their final concert of their two-part U.S. tour. Hannah goes over the good, the bad and the ugly of her concert going experience. […]

Daremo Shiranai Poster

Random Viewing: Daremo Shiranai (2004)

Realist, meditative and haunting – these are the three major themes that seem to follow director Hirokazu Koreeda’s works. Daremo Shiranai is a film that harkens back to Mikio Naruse’s powerful melodramas and it would be the first of many films showcasing certain defining aesthetics that would come to be known as Koreeda’s signatures. […]