Articles tagged emile hirsch

Tainted Pasts: Pornography in ‘Meet Monica Velour’ and ‘The Girl Next Door’

Meet Monica Velour and The Girl Next Door demonstrate that mainstream representations of pornography, even in a society in which sex proliferates, are still surprisingly one-sided and inconsistent with counter-narratives offered by industry insiders themselves.

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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23 Feb 2009 // 2:46 AM

HOLLYWOOD - “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who gave a politically tinged acceptance speech on stage, continued his political bent backstage, calling on President Obama

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19 Feb 2009 // 4:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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‘Milk’s Legacy More Timely Now Than Ever

Harvey Milk was more than a politician. He was more than a grass roots illustration of San Francisco’s struggling gay rights movement and underrepresented

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Sean Penn hopes film on America’s first openly gay politician will help modern-day movement

SAN FRANCISCO - It has been 30 years since San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold such a

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26 Nov 2008 // 7:30 AM

‘Milk’ exposes paradox for screen’s leading men

Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” isn’t just a mainstream-minded Oscar candidate; it’s also a rallying cry. With Sean Penn starring as Harvey Milk,

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26 Nov 2008 // 3:30 AM


Milk urges optimism and action, even as it also recalls the loss of its charismatic subject.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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9 May 2008 // 4:01 AM

Speed Racer

Inspired by the mostly beloved late '60s Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is loud, large, and proudly crass.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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4 Mar 2008 // 10:00 PM

Into the Wild

A "follow your dreams" narrative in a package that belies the cliché that it expounds upon.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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28 Sep 2007 // 6:25 AM

Emile Hirsch talks about his ‘Wild’ adventure film

LOS ANGELES—Now that the movie “Into the Wild” is not only a done deal but is ready to hit theaters, Emile Hirsch feels confident

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27 Sep 2007 // 3:53 AM

Sean Penn voyages ‘Into the Wild’

TORONTO—It’s not difficult to see why Sean Penn was drawn to the story of Chris McCandless. An idealistic college kid who embraced political

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21 Sep 2007 // 8:05 AM

Into the Wild

Into the Wild reveals the sense of loss that drove Chris McCandless. It also shows that it isn't only his.

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12 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Z-Boys, Cool Losers

The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.

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12 Jan 2007 // 2:00 AM

Alpha Dog (2006)

The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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