Post by Hannah

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.

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.