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The Modest Ways of Emile Hirsch

7 November 2013 11:45 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since being selected by Sean Penn to play wanderlust Christopher McCandless in his 2007 film Into The Wild, Emile Hirsch has sustained a streak of provocative work that's the envy of young Hollywood. Though overlooked for his understated but strong turns in movies like Milk and Savages, his performances are so subtle and authentic that there's always room for his costar's shiner characters (like Matthew McConaughey's Joe Cooper in Killer Joe). The same could be said of his latest work, The Motel Life (out in limited release on November 8th), where he plays Frank Lee, »

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'Killer Joe' - Film Review

2 January 2013 10:27 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

by Shannon Hilson,

If you like your dark-spirited movies to strike an excellent balance between depravity, substance, and Wtf, then Killer Joe is definitely a film to add to your personal to-watch list for the new year. This is especially the case if you happened to see and love Matthew McConaughey in any of his better suspense projects, such as 2001’s Frailty.

Based on Tracy Letts’s stage play of the same name, Killer Joe can best be described as a Southern Gothic dark comedy. It’s set in Texas and follows the lives of the Smith family – drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch), father Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), stepmother Sharla (Gina Gershon) and Chris’s odd-duck younger sister Dottie (Juno Temple). When Chris finds himself in terrible debt to loan sharks, he decides that the best solution in sight is to have his mother killed so that Dottie »

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