Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Becoming Hemingway

4Among his many roles, Clive Owen has portrayed Sir Walter Ralieigh and King Arthur. But becoming Ernest Hemingway in the new HBO romantic film, “Hemingway & Gelhorn,” he says, “was a huge challenge.” “I took a lot of time off before, to get ready for it,” Owen told reporters earlier this year. “I did a […]

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‘Hemingway & Gelhorn’ vs. ‘Hatfields & McCoys’

Among its other uses, Memorial Day is a time to mark summer’s start, when people spend less time with their TV shows, networks take off their best shows, fill time with reality programming and just maybe dump big projects that didn’t turn out so well. That’s the assumption one could make about both the two […]

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Also on Monday: Memorial Day Fare

One of the few good things to come out of the current, seemingly endless wars are some stellar documentaries, reflecting what’s really going on in places like Afghanistan. There, the dust and cultural differences are equally obscuring. And in Dafung Dennis’ remarkable film, “Hell and Back Again,” making its debut on on “Independent Lens” (PBS, […]

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