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5:00am

Fri March 21, 2014
Movies

'Walking' Is An Emotional Journey Across The Camino

Screencap from the documentary, 'Walking the Camino: Six Ways To Santiago.'
caminodocumentary.org

There are many films about major religious events, but not many about the interior feelings of religion or spirituality. The new documentary Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago is looking for that, and it comes pretty close.

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6:18am

Fri March 14, 2014
Movies

Finally In Wider Release, 'Tim's Vermeer' Is A Tale Of Art And Invention

Tim Jenison discovers a mistake in Vermeer’s original painting of “The Music Lesson.”
Tim Jenison, © 2013 High Delft Pictures LLC Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Playing at film festivals around the globe for months Tim’s Vermeer has developed an appreciative audience. It’s a deserved reputation that may only expand now that it’s finally showing in theaters.

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5:08am

Fri March 14, 2014
Pop Culture

Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 3:03 pm

In the movie, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is a recent law school grad living in New York when an old flame — Logan Echolls — calls her back to her home town of Neptune, Calif.
Robert Voets Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

When Rob Thomas created Veronica Mars, his show about a sharp-elbowed girl detective, he had an ulterior motive: He wanted to kill off the reigning queen of teenaged sleuths — one who's been around for more than 80 years.

"Nancy Drew," Thomas says, his soft-spoken affect barely betrayed by a trace of a snarl. "Like, I feel like she had her run."

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5:23am

Fri March 7, 2014
Movies

'Omar' Is Vibrant And Lived In - And Worthy Of Attention

Omar (Adam Bakri) is a young Palestinian man without a country, who suddenly finds himself at odds with his clique of friends and with the woman he loves in Hany Abu-Assad’s 'Omar.'
Adopt Films

The new film Omar, made in Palestine by Hany Abu-Assad, was one of the five nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Oscars. It didn’t win, but it would have been a good choice.

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5:56am

Tue March 4, 2014
Movie Interviews

A Psychological Game Of Casting For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 7:34 am

Ralph Fiennes portrays concierge Monsieur Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel, the actor' first project with director Wes Anderson.
Bob Yeoman Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Watching Wes Anderson's films can often feel like a tumble down a rabbit hole. With the opening credits comes entry into a world that's both weird and wonderful. The writer and director of movies like Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom has long had a point of view that is completely original — even dating back to the fifth grade, when he and a friend dramatized a Kenny Rogers album.

"We built quite a nice set," Anderson recalls. "We just performed the whole album of The Gambler with puppets playing instruments."

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