Ran ★★★★★

Ran is a movie that celebrated Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa doubtlessly planned as his last extraordinary cinematic statement. He consumed more than ten painstaking years on large hand-painted illustrations that ultimately served as storyboards, and he surrendered the stylistic cuts that distinguished his earlier work for a more static perspective. It narratively reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear against a feudal background and is his second Shakespeare adaptation after Throne of Blood (based on Macbeth) in 1957. This movie is a tour de force, and it is filled with some of the best-choreographed action sequences in cinematic history

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