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Beatriz at Dinner

A caustic comedy of manners that cuts down the American elite, this film fills the theater with a timely chill.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The Godfather Part III’

It stands as a poignant bookend to a hefty cinematic saga — and the film that brought Film Yapper Sam Watermeier into the world.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The Postman’

Yes, it's definitely flawed, but Kevin Costner's epic flop doesn't fail to deliver some goods.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Barry Lyndon’

A sweeping punch to the gut, this is the kind of film that defines cinema.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The Right Stuff’

"The Right Stuff" is one of the few films in this series that feels too long. But for a few brief moments, it will leave you wide-eyed with wonder.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Reds’

Here's this column's first film whose length feels excessive. It's a quietly devastating, intimate love story swallowed up in a stilted political epic.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Meet Joe Black’

This sumptuous romantic fantasy gets a lot of flak for its length. But the measured pace feels fitting for a film about how every minute matters.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

"Lawrence of Arabia" is the standard against which all other epics are judged. Sam explores the exotic world of the butt-numbing cinematic achievement.