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Ewan McGregor Is Both Jesus and the Devil in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

In one of his most complex roles to date, Ewan McGregor takes on the role of both Jesus and the Devil in Last Days in the Desert, a film by Rodrigo García.

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10 Jun 2011 // 1:30 PM

Ewan McGregor: ‘I just look for stories that grab me’

SEATTLE — It’s a rare experience, for an actor, to have the person he’s portraying be present on a movie set. Ewan McGregor, in “

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Amelia dir. Mira Nair (new film / trailer)

The legacy of iconic pilot Amelia Earhart still sparks curiosity today. Amelia Earhart is now the subject of a new biopic simply entitled, Amelia, starring

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15 May 2009 // 5:28 AM

Angels & Demons

A Harvard professor is an unlikely candidate for the hero of a summer blockbuster, and Angels & Demons demonstrates exactly why. The film is filled with talk, talk, talk.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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14 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Deception

Like the sex scenes, the film itself is cold and remote, and as viewers, we merely go through the motions, watching it.

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31 Jul 2008 // 4:53 AM

Filling up heart and soul on the road

Ewan McGregor has earned so much attention for his work in three “Star Wars” films, it is almost a disappointment when he walk into the

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28 Apr 2008 // 4:00 AM

Deception

Deception is less a thriller than it is a contest between boys with big egos, assorted women dropped in as pseudo-exotic objects of exchange.

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31 Jan 2008 // 5:49 AM

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is in big demand

Ewan McGregor’s been busy. He’s got a handful of films coming out, starting with Woody Allen’s latest, “Cassandra’s Dream,” starring McGregor

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18 Jan 2008 // 2:00 AM

Cassandra’s Dream

The first few minutes of Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream are not bad.

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14 Jan 2008 // 2:38 AM

Colin Farrell plays against type in new Woody Allen movie

For an actor of just 31, Colin Farrell has squeezed an awful lot of “bad boy” into his brief career. Two-fisted movie roles in films such

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3 Jan 2007 // 1:00 AM

Miss Potter (2006)

Chris Noonan's next-film-after-Babe doesn't engage this alternative realm except as whimsy. Beatrix is eccentric. Her "friends" are cute.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Valiant (2005)

Though Valiant is cheerful enough, its actors, animators, and audience have all been let down by its lack of ambition.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson run around in an efficiently digitized near-future scary-scape, occasionally propelled by ethical questions about cloning.

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.

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11 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Robots (2005)

Valiant and righteous, the old-fashioned robots fight back against the slick, wealthy, huge machine.

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15 Sep 2004 // 1:00 AM

Young Adam (2003)

'Joe's abandonment is like a political act and a political philosophy, he's a libertine and a libertarian,' says Tilda Swinton.

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Black Hawk Down: Superbit (2001)

Black Hawk Down illustrates well the absurdity and chaos of urban warfare: there's no ground to be won, no victory to be claimed.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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