Variety‘s Todd McCarthy has reviewed the Red Riding trilogy, a forthcoming IFC Films release that was made by England’s Channel 4 presentation and which runs — wait for it — 302 minutes. It will play at this weekend’s Telluride Film Festival but not, significantly, at the Toronto Film Festival. And I wonder why, given McCarthy’s enthusiasm for the level of craft and the acting. The three films are Julian Jarrold‘s 1974 (104 minutes), James Marsh‘s 1980 (95 minutes) and Anand Tucker‘s 1983 (103 minutes).
Wait…McCarthy sat through the whole 302 minutes in one sitting at the Sunset Screening Room on 8.26 (i.e., seven days ago)?