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Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Review

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The capricious nature of time informs this portmanteau collection of shorts

★★★★★

The capricious nature of time informs this portmanteau collection of largely negligible, occasionally interminable and frequently self-indulgent shorts. Bertolucci's Histoire D'Eaux and Szábo's Ten Minutes After are anecdotes on the consequences of a chance occurrence, while Radford's Addicted To The Stars considers the price we sometimes pay for our decisions.

Figgis' quarter-screened About Time 2 feels like an outtake from Timecode, and Godard finds little new to say in Dans Le Noir Du Temps.

Denis and Schlöndorff match intriguing ideas with respectively inert and unsubtle visuals in Vers Nancy and The Enlightenment, leaving Menzel to inject the only wit and humanity in One Moment, his moving photo album tribute to actor Rudolf Hrusinsky.