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Zulu (1964)
12 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A fascinating and well-made historical film (although the fighting is cheesy at times--people drop dead from tiny pokes that wouldn't break the skin). It leaves you with a strange feeling. You root for the "underdog"--the vastly outnumbered British army--knowing the subsequent history of South Africa, you know the Zulu and other Africans wouldn't fare well under the British or Dutch. It still treats the Zulu people reverently, and the performances all around are top-notch.

Moana (2016)
19 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The hero's journey is interpreted with a young woman in a Hawaiian setting. My 4-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and so did I!

Matango:Attack of the Mushroom People
41 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Somewhat strange and campy movie with enough creepy/memorable visuals to pass as a B movie.

The Warrior
The Warrior (2002)
48 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Musa is an exciting and well-made film about a group of Korean diplomats escorting a Chinese princess across Mongolian territory. This is a story that is as old as time (The Hidden Fortress, Star Wars), but Musa elevates the material with sympathetic, realistic, flawed characters with understandable motives, and real stakes. I'm quite surprised this movie didn't get more attention in the West, considering the high budget and production value, and multinational cast.

Narayama bushiko (Ballad of Narayama)
53 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This is a hard movie to digest. Western viewers may find the pace and style trying, and the old-timey Japanese themes may be lost in translation. However, I'm not sure I would have liked a more realistic version of this film. The artificial style makes it easier to accept the act of abandoning your parents to die. Fascinating movie, overall.