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All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007
9 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Ain’t Talkin’ 'Bout Love: The Films of Hal Hartley
24 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
Hal Hartley's films bridged the world of art school vibes and workplace routines, elite snottiness and pedestrian punches, suburban angst and critical thinking finesse, and mixed-up politics and prolonged personality crises.
Filmmaking and Idealism in Hal Hartley's Possible Films Vol. 2
12 May 2010 // 4:59 PM
Hal Hartley's films express a utopian belief in the medium not as a recording device, but as a means of bridging art with life.
Surviving Desire Is a Star-crossed Lovers’ Drama With an Absurdist Streak
11 May 2010 // 4:59 PM
Hal Hartley specializes in an inspired marriage of the ordinary and the extraordinary; the sublime falling from the mouths of slackers. His films may be an acquired taste, but it’s one I’d urge you to indulge.