Kurosawa’s “Hidden Fortress”

The Hidden Fortress is a light-hearted adventure comedy about two losers trying to take the money and run, more or less. Add to it a warrior and a princess, some exciting chase scenes and a couple of fights — under the direction Akira Kurosawa, just about every frame of it is a work of art. From Berardinelli’s linked review: “Unlike many of the more artistically obscure products of Japanese cinema…