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Wednesday, January 9 2008

All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

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.


Columns

Thursday, March 24 2011

Ain’t Talkin’ 'Bout Love: The Films of Hal Hartley

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, May 12 2010

Filmmaking and Idealism in Hal Hartley's Possible Films Vol. 2

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.


Tuesday, May 11 2010

Surviving Desire Is a Star-crossed Lovers’ Drama With an Absurdist Streak

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.


Thursday, May 17 2007

Fay Grim (2006)

Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.


Thursday, July 28 2005

The Girl from Monday (2004)

In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.


Sunday, November 30 2003

Amateur (1994)

Its strengths lie not in this improbable plot, but in Hartley's challenges to conventions.


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