Labyrinth of Cinema (Japan, 2019) [Reel Asian 2020]

For many film fans, Nobuhiko Obayashi will forever be remembered for his 1977 cult favourite House. Whilst House is perhaps him most famous feature, films such as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (1983), Sada […]

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

Labyrinth of Cinema (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s final opus Labyrinth of Cinema takes us on a journey of Japanese cinematic history and literature, especially during the early Showa period until the end of World War II. As the title suggests, […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

Hanagatami (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Is there subject matter that film, as a medium, is better at capturing than others? Perhaps it is emotion. Or maybe memory. Filmmakers can examine them in many expressive ways with an incredible range of […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

House (Japan, 1977)

House is a film that needs to be put into context: 1. It was made in a post-Tsuburaya Toho that wasn’t spending money to produce films with great special effects. Director Nobuhiko Obayashi didn’t use […]

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on Aug, 06 · in Reviews

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