Hal Hartley

Fay Grim

28th April 2007 -

 Movie Review

Roughly ten years after cementing his place as an offbeat indie favorite, Hal Hartley revisits the characters that put him there. His 1997 Henry Fool, a screenplay-award winner at Cannes, introduced us to lonely garbage...

Teen Charged With Murder Of Indie Actress Shelly

7th November 2006 -

 News

LATEST: Police have charged a construction worker with the murder of US actress ADRIENNE SHELLY, who was found hanging from a shower rod in her New York City apartment last week (ends03NOV06). DIEGO PILLCO was...

Actress Adrienne Shelly Found 'Hanged'

3rd November 2006 -

 News

American actress ADRIENNE SHELLY was found dead at her New York City apartment on Wednesday (01NOV06) in what appears to be a suicide. She was 40. Shelly was discovered hanging from a bedsheet by her...

The Girl From Monday

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

"Let's fuck and increase our market value," urges Cecile (Sabrina Lloyd) in director Hal Hartley's latest curiosity, an interesting yet static look at a consumerist tomorrow. In Hartley's flat satiric world, every citizen's worth is...

The Unbelievable Truth

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Hal Hartley's first feature is widely hailed as one of his best, if not the best of his quirky oeuvre. The story is simple (unlike his recent work, which has ventured into the inexplicably...

Amateur

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Hal Hartley's latest film, Amateur, is quite a departure from his earlier work. Still gone is his once-traditional lead, the crimson-haired ingenue Adrienne Shelly (who hasn't been seen since Trust), and in her stead...

No Such Thing

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

I bet there's a really cool backstory behind No Such Thing. Its premise is so bizarre (but what Hal Hartley film isn't?) that it's either the work of a genius or a madman....

Henry Fool

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Like a French New Wave director, Hal Hartley has always embraced the world of the second-rate. Setting many of his films in a second-rate city (Hoboken, New Jersey) and tracking the lives of second-rate folks...

The Book of Life

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

After six feature films shot with the same "too hip to smile" minimalist approach, critic's darling Hal Hartley really needed to shake things up. Shot on hand-held digital video as part of the France...

No Such Thing

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

On a cutting room floor somewhere lie 15 to 20 minutes of footage that might have made the metaphorical monster movie "No Such Thing" a trenchant, ironic cultural satire instead of a frustrating misfire.It's a...

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