Tag: Labyrinth of Cinema

Film & Television

Wartime and time warps in Obayashi’s Labyrinth of Cinema

Contributed by Paul D’Agostino / Nobuhiko Obayashi’s film Labyrinth of Cinema is, as billed, broadly, profoundly, and provocatively about war. He is best known for his epic War Trilogy. At the same time, the storied Japanese filmmaker’s final film – completed not long before he passed away at the age of 82 in April 2020 – is also a visually dazzling, pan-historical account of the ways and reasons for which films are made, viewed, critiqued, and recalled.