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Moana Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker Opens November 23 After Zootopia’s ambitious social allegory earlier this year, Moana, the latest from Walt Disney Animation, can’t help but feel slightly disappointing in its retreat into formula. Its title character (voiced by newcomer Auli’l Cravalho) is yet another Disney princess who, as was the case with Ariel in The Little Mermaid—also directed by Moana co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker—defies warnings from her overprotective father of the...
Roja (1992) Directed by Mani Ratnam In this epic Indian musical melodrama (whose score was composed by A.R. Rahman), a young Tamil woman named Roja (Madhoo) unexpectedly marries her sister’s suitor (Arvind Swamy), falls in love, and strives to save his life from Kashmiri extremists. “In troubled areas there had been more than a few kidnappings of civilians and engineers who were visiting for work,” says Ratnam, who will attend the Museum of the Moving...

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