Tag Archives: Ewan McGregor

Black Hawk Down

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND. This thundering movie takes us to Somalia in 1993 when American troops were drawn into a conflict that taught the U.S. Army a painful lesson; 18 soldiers were killed in Mogadishu. Some criticized Ridley Scott for showing the Somalis as nothing but faceless murderers, and of ignoring important aspects of the … Continue reading Black Hawk Down

Cassandra’s Dream

FAMILY IS FAMILY. BLOOD IS BLOOD. The Blaine brothers (Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell) have favors to ask their wealthy uncle (Tom Wilkinson), but it turns out that he wants something much more gruesome from them. Director Woody Allen’s third London movie is a working-class drama that looks like a Greek tragedy; the theme is close to Match … Continue reading Cassandra’s Dream

Robots

YOU CAN SHINE NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF. A young robot leaves home for Robot City where he hopes to become a successful inventor, but he ends up crossing paths with an evil corporate leader. The man and studio that brought us Ice Age (2002) deliver another entertaining CGI adventure. Ambitiously designed, the environs … Continue reading Robots

The Island

THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE. The year is 2019 and Earth is a contaminated place; few have survived the disease and they’re hoping to get to The Island, a paradise… but does it really exist? The screenwriters warn against cloning humans and a future society where cameras watch every move we … Continue reading The Island

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

THE SAGA IS COMPLETE. With this third entry in the second series of Star Wars films, George Lucas closed in on the original series – not just in terms of story but also quality. The Clone Wars that began in the last film is coming to an end and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin … Continue reading Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

A JEDI SHALL NOT KNOW ANGER. NOR HATRED. NOR LOVE. The second Star Wars movie in the second series brings us ten years into the future after the events in The Phantom Menace (1999). The foundation to Anakin’s fall is laid during his teens when he grows arrogant and opens himself up to the forces of evil. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones