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Why Are Movies Longer Than Ever?

David Friendly joins to discuss the lengthy runtimes of this year’s awards contenders and why films are trending this way

Focus Features

In 2010, the 10 movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars ran on average 1:52. By 2019, that average bloated to 2:20. And it’s not just the prestige movies. In 2021, the top 10 performers at the box office averaged 2:11. Matt is joined by film producer David Friendly to break down this issue, why it’s happening, and whether this is the new normal.

Host: Matt Belloni
Guest: David Friendly
Producer: Craig Horlbeck
Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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