Ran

Ran ★★★★½

You ever watch a movie, and within the first few minutes you know you’ll just love it? Yeah that was my experience with Ran. I know this may seem a little irrational to say but I wish Ran was a little longer because it felt like there were scenes left out or only briefly mentioned that should’ve gotten more screen time. Additionally, there were a few dramatic moments that didn’t really connect as much as they were supposed to, but besides that this film is amazing. The score, the use of color, the writing, the performances, everything was just so well crafted and also really shows a new side to Kurosawa that I haven’t really seen before. Of the 5 Kurosawa films I’ve seen, 3 of them (this included) have gotten over 9.5s, so he’s rising very quickly in my favorite directors list.

9.5 / 10

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