Notable and notorious IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich recently put out a social media call for film critic peers to join a weekly survey to discuss movie topics, answer questions, and highlight their work. Representing Every Movie Has a Lesson, I, along with over 60 other emerging and established film critics including some of my fellow Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle members, accepted the invitation to participate. I’m honored by the opportunity, and I hope my responses are chosen each week.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Why should people out there make time for such lengthy films? What recent or classic films support Ebert’s oft-quoted maxim that no good movie is too long, and why?
This was a welcome and proper challenge of a prompt. Normally we are naming the best of something or someone, but this week let us sink our teeth into a big topic. I’m a fan of longer movies and I think I shared a solid example. Enjoy this week’s survey and the shared discussion of my critic peers!
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