Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—typically “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. What makes Willow important enough to discuss in my Throwback Thursday column? For one thing, this film is rare in the fantasy genre, and in popular culture as well, because the lead character is a little person. For another, George Lucas conceived the film back in the ’70s, but he waited years to...