Olivier Assayas‘s Carlos (IFC Films, 10.15) is “five and a half hours of border-hopping, bombings, botched attacks, a brutal but bungled hijacking, and many, many short scenes in which bearded men and beautiful, impassive women sit in small rooms and strategize how best to advance the Palestinian cause and defeat the imperialist capitalist world order.

“You might opt to see Assayas’s condensed [150-minute] version [but] I say go for the whole shebang. Shot by shot, scene by scene, it’s a fluid and enthralling piece of work. I wasn’t bored for a millisecond.” — from a review by New York‘s David Edelstein.