Thursday, January 10 2008
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.
Friday, March 25 2011
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.
Thursday, May 13 2010
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.
Wednesday, May 12 2010
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.
Friday, May 18 2007
Fay Grim is less concerned with the details of contemporary spy-craft and global deception than with broader moral questions.
Friday, July 29 2005
In the film's America, the government has been replaced by an advertising firm.
Monday, December 1 2003
Its strengths lie not in this improbable plot, but in Hartley's challenges to conventions.