Three Minutes – A Lengthening – Venice/Telluride 2021

Three Minutes – A Lengthening draws on 16mm color film shot in 1938 by David Kurtz before Nazis invaded Nasielsk’s Jewish community in Poland. The short documentary (69 minutes) is based on Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film by Glenn Kurtz. Throw in the remastering and all the fun that comes along but the footage is truly impressive. We see it so many times throughout the film to…

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Enola Holmes Is A Potential Franchise Starter

With the wit and charm of Millie Bobby Brown at the forefront, Enola Holmes makes for a fresh start of a new detective franchise. We all know Sherlock Holmes for being the world’s greatest detective.  The name was soured almost two years ago with a film that could only be called a cinematic disgrace.  But what I can take you is that Enola Holmes helps put all of that behind us.  There’s no shortage of…

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Ocean’s 8 doesn’t change Status Quo

Ocean’s 8 is just entertaining enough to pull off a heist but the film doesn’t really up the stakes in the franchise. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been planning the Met Gala heist for five years, eight months, and twelve days.  Or so she says.  Pulling it off won’t be easy.  It’s going to require the aid of her partner, Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett).  By Debbie’s math, it’s going to take seven people to pull…

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