Ran ★★★★

At once huge in scope – the number of extras on screen during the battle screens are countless, the huge castle set built expressly for the purposes of burning it down during one of the film’s beautiful battle scenes, etc – and yet intimate in its very human themes of age and regret, power and corruption, revenge and forgiveness, Kurasawa's last true epic is a riveting tale of opposites that only falls short of greatness due to some almost inevitable pacing issues........

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