Hal Hartley Talks… from 2007

Hal Hartley interviewed in The Guardian on the release of the under-rated Fay Grim in 2007. Interesting to note the comparisons made with Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Richard Linklater and especially Whit Stillman.

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Episode 17: The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

Hal Hartley’s debut feature was at the forefront of the US independent movie boom of the late 20th Century. His highly distinctive style arrived almost fully formed, and the movie features terrific performances from, among others, Robert Burke, Edie Falco and the late Adrienne Shelly.

Mitch adores it, Cross can’t quite remember if he’s already seen it and Gordy..? Well, you’ll just have to listen and find out.

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Our ‘Inches’ Speeches

On this week’s episode Gordy challenged us all to recreate Pacino’s legendary Inches speech from Any Given Sunday. I think it best to let the performances speak for themselves, so without any further ado, we present to you Gordy, Cross & Mitch…

(with apologies to Al Pacino)

Episode 16: Any Given Sunday (1999)

Oliver Stone’s epic take on the world of Gridiron Football is Gordy’s pick this week. All the sports movie ingredients are here: a once proud team are staring at defeat, can ageing coach Al Pacino, tough-as-nails owner Cameron Diaz and new star quarterback Jamie Foxx turn things around?

Cross is already on side, so will Gordy score a touchdown with this choice or will Mitch find it incomplete?

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Mean Girls forever?

An entertaining article on the continuing relevance of the film; a rare example of bottled lightning, a whole that adds up to much more than the sum of the seemingly fairly standard parts.

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Anatomy of a Great Car Chase

The third and final instalment of Aaron Aradillas & Richard Seitz’s three-part video essay, On The Go, features the car chase from To Live And Die In LA in its entirety. While best viewed as a part of the whole series, this instalment still gives plenty of insight into just how great the sequence is all by itself.