Ran

Ran ★★★★½

I've got absolutely nothing new to say about Ran, and frankly nothing substantial, after my first viewing at age 36. I just have to share the fact that it is as good as everyone said, as richly beautiful as I'd hoped, and as epic as a samurai take on Shakespeare could ever be.

The skies! The colors! The slow build into absolute fury. The heaviness of watching it all fall down. To think that Kurosawa made this near the end of his career - it feels so vital, fresh, angry. I will watch again but I need to give this time.

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