Story | Nov 12, 2013 | 2:22 PM
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Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 4:30 PMViewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree on one key point: It's altogether a bit of a slog. Masterminded by Mexican writer-director Guillermo Arriaga, this chunky, festival-friendly item has commendable conceptual reach, with each individual film meditating on a particular belief system, from Islam to atheism to Aboriginal spirituality. Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's comic fable "Sometimes Look Up" is the only standalone keeper from an omnibus that, commercially at least, hasn't much of a prayer.