Hal Hartley is the master of astringent whimsy and scathingly erudite satire. No better examples of his talents are to be found than HENRY FOOL (1997) and its follow-up, FAY GRIM (2007). Both deal with a character, Henry (Robert John Burke), who may or may not be the devil inserting himself into the desperately dull… Read More »
You have to take filmmaker Hal Hartly on his own terms. His is a vision of deliberately slow pacing, and dialogue that is spare but pithy, rife with wit. As a result, his deliciously eccentric, stylized films are like no one else’s. You either love them or you hate them. It’s as simple as that.… Read More »
FAY GRIM dances through so many levels that while one viewing is sublime, several are a giddy revelation, each one more so than the last.