It's hard not to think of Labyrinth of Cinema as Obayashi's last movie, but fortunately during its three-hour running time, it gets a whole lot of other meanings. It could be either an anti-war movie or a celebration of art, or simply both. And among other things, it's a literal time travel experience.
Everybody's lost. — It's said at some point in the movie and I really believe it sums up every character in it. More than a story of a man who's failed his own family trying to make it up to a little girl whose innocence and childhood is slowly been stolen, it's a movie about broken people. People trying to find their way in life and managing to fuck it up every single time. People who have looked death in…
First Reformed is an invitation to take a look at our own reality, and also an examination of where faith is placed in the world we live in — if there is a place for it.
It follows Ernst Toller, a middle aged reverend, who is been dealing with a lot of different issues in his personal life and is asked by a church-goer to counsel her so tomented husband. The counseling goes out of his control as he isn't…