Category Archives: Movies

Out of Africa

It’s the early 1900s.  Bored and desperate for status, Karen Dinesen (Meryl Streep) marries the Baron Bror von Brixen.  It is a marriage of convenience; she receives the title of Baroness, and he receives access to her wealth.  Karen uproots … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke

Humans are polluting the earth, destroying the environment and exhausting its natural resources.  This is a fact, and most of us have grown used to it. But for Ashitaka, San, and the people of Irontown, this fact is a living, … Continue reading

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BATMAN RETURNS, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman

In a Gotham City that existed long before Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, a woman named Selina Kyle struggles to get through her day.  Her boyfriend breaks up with her.  Her mother nags her.  Her bosses are domineering, older men … Continue reading

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The Whale Rider

“My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs stretching all the way back to Hawaiiki, where our ancient ones are, the ones that first heard the land crying and sent a man.  His name … Continue reading

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

It’s the Qing Dynasty in China.  Legendary warrior Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-fat) is on the brink of retirement, hoping to settle down with the love of his life, fellow warrior Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh). Young Jen Yu (Ziyi … Continue reading

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