Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018

Rating: 3 out of 5

The use of close camera shots and intimate mise-en-scene helps build a complex portrayal of family life in modern day Japan. As the film looks at the consumption of humans by capitalism, both in work and overall society, the film questions the purpose of human connections and family, do they consume for similar purposes of self-advancement? The final act felt a little too formal and forced for what had gone before.

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Written by Daniel Metcalf

Daniel Metcalf