Savages (2012)

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch, John Travolta Directed by: Oliver Stone R. 129 mins A bloody SoCal-thriller that’s really loud and entirely pointless. Ben (Johnson), a charitable Buddhist, and his best friend Chon (Kitsch), former NAVY seal, run a highly successful business selling some of the…

Milk (2008)

Starring: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Diego Luna, Emile Hirsch, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Joseph Cross, Denis O’Hare, Lucas Grabeel, Stephen Spinella Directed by: Gus Van Sant R. 128 mins A biopic that feels like so much more thanks to some touching performances, a passionate (Academy Award winning) script and Van Sant’s thoughtful direction…

Speed Racer (2008)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Roger Allam, Matthew Fox, Nicholas Elia, Paulie Litt, Ariel Winter, Benno Fürmann, Rain, Kick Gurry, Richard Roundtree Directed by: Larry & Andy Wachowski PG. 135 mins An experiment gone awry, this sugary-sweet ride dazzles for a moment, but spends much of it’s abhorrent running length sputtering to the finish…

Into the Wild (2007)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Kristen Stewart, Catherine Keener, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn, Zack Galifianakis, Hal Holbrook Directed by: Sean Penn R. 147 mins Intensely intimate and incredibly inspiring, Into the Wild displays Sean Penn’s extraordinary talent as he successfully turned a book of non-fiction into an epic study on…

Alpha Dog (2007)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Hatosy, Anton Yelchin, Ben Foster, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Harry Dean Stanton Directed by: Nick Cassavetes R. 118 mins Tense and emotionally engaging, Alpha Dog benefits from a strong and youthful cast but the director’s lack of focus make it impossible for the film to…

Imaginary Heroes (2005)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Kip Pardue, Deirdre O’Connell, Ryan Donowho, Suzanne Santo, Ari Graynor Directed by: Dan Harris R. 112 mins An overly-ambitious, melodramatic directorial debut, Imaginary Heroes stumbles, but stays the course thanks to Weaver and Hirsch’s memorable performances. The story functions much like any other tale of dysfunctional family…

The Girl Next Door (2004)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant, Christopher Marquette, Paul Dano, James Remar Directed by: Luke Greenfield R. 109 mins A well-acted reboot a-la Risky Business that makes up for illogical plotting and moral contradictions with lots of laughs and some surprisingly sweet moments. Emile Hirsch plays Matthew Kidman, an ambitious high-school senior who dreams…