"Labyrinth of Cinema is a fitting capstone to Obayashi’s filmography, a riotous tour through various manifestations of Japanese war cinema as seen by four teenagers, who exist both in the audience of a theater’s last picture show and as a host of avatars within the films. They shift between a dizzying number of genres while attempting to outrun enemies who are the manifestations of histories of violence and destruction. To understand what this summative work is summing up, look back at Obayashi’s sizable oeuvre. This overview cannot be in any way exhaustive, but some of his highlights provide a vital lens into his consistent concerns."
Read Ryan Swen's full review for Hyperallergic