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  • 'Ned Rifle' a high mark in Hal Hartley's bizarre world

     'Ned Rifle' a high mark in Hal Hartley's bizarre world
    If you're familiar at all with indie filmmaker Hal Hartley's work, you know there's a surreal quality to it. Slightly mannered performances, with a skewed theological and sexual didactic underpin his morality plays. Good and evil, God and the devil in a...
  • Cinefamily salutes indie director Hal Hartley, new film 'Ned Rifle'

    Cinefamily salutes indie director Hal Hartley, new film 'Ned Rifle'
    Filmmakers simply don't come much more independent than Hal Hartley. In a career that stretches back more than 25 years, he has created sharp, literate explorations of modern life almost exclusively on his own distinctive terms. Though today his name is...
  • Review: 'Ned Rifle'

    Review: 'Ned Rifle'
    Still Hal Hartley's best and most popular film, 1997's "Henry Fool" seemed the beginning of a new phase; unfortunately, the phase turned out to be a dismaying long slide from that artistic and commercial peak, one not particularly slowed by the silly...
  • Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'

    Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'
    If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 — perhaps...
  • TV This Week July 20 - 26: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    TV This Week July 20 - 26: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Warren Beatty, Joe Montana and others...
  • TV Review: 'The Lottery'

    Bringing together elements also found in CBS' "Extant" - life conception, science fiction and the threat of human extinction - Lifetime's "The Lottery" is more political thriller than anything else, a series that does little to establish its place or time...
  • 'The Lottery' gambles on a global fertility crisis

     'The Lottery' gambles on a global fertility crisis
    "The Lottery," a new series premiering Sunday on Lifetime, takes place in the near future — 2025, if you're counting — six years into a global sterility pandemic. (It's more of an omnidemic, actually — no one can get pregnant.) As in...
  • Toronto: Fortissimo Shoots Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle,' 'Theeb'

    Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to Hal Hartley's comedy drama "Ned Rifle" and to Middle Eastern action film "Theeb." "Ned Rifle," is the final instalment in Hartley's dysfunctional family trilogy...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Aubrey Plaza & Hal Hartley aim for 'Ned Rifle'

    Toronto Film Festival: Aubrey Plaza & Hal Hartley aim for 'Ned Rifle'
    Many of the filmmakers who emerged from the wave of American independent filmmaking of the late 1980s and early '90s, such as Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch and Steven Soderbergh, have remained active.  Filmmaker Hal Hartley was once...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Ned Rifle'

    Still Hal Hartley's best and most popular film, 1997's "Henry Fool" seemed the beginning of a new phase; unfortunately, the phase turned out to be a dismaying long slide from that artistic and commercial peak, one not particularly slowed by the silly...
  • 'Homeland' recap: Carrie working undercover; Dana dating a killer?

    'Homeland' recap: Carrie working undercover; Dana dating a killer?
    In a major plot twist, the “Game On” episode of Showtime’s “Homeland” reveals that case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is working undercover to expose the key terrorist behind the CIA headquarters bombing. For the...