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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.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Gandhi’

The Oscar-winning epic has a massive scope, but it never loses sight of its linchpin — the flesh-and-blood man behind the legend.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The English Patient’

An admirable epic, but its attempt to feel like an old classic clashes with the more contemporary grit at the dark heart of the story.

Paterson

Jim Jarmusch's new film offers an airy slice of life that's quietly moving and casually profound.