Thursday, November 20, 2008

7 Word Movie Review: Milk

Unapologetically GAY. Penn's best in 13 years.

24 comments:

thombeau said...

Can't wait!

Catherine said...

I think I might be looking forward to this just a smidgen more than Australia

E Dot said...

You had me at gay...

ryan said...

Deep breath. Breath. Deep breath. Good. Okay…

1.) What are the pros? What are the cons?

2.) Is it a strong contender for a Best Picture/Director nom? win?

3.) How is Elfman’s score- kinda worried about that one.

4.) How are the performances by Brolin? Franco?

5.) I read on Towleroad that James Franco’s character comes off like a male “Suzie Diamond”????!!!!! Is this in anyway true?

I’m dying here Nathaniel…. ☺

Anonymous said...

Uh, QUEER AS FOLK was unapologetically gay too.

We need more Nat.

Sally Belle said...

God...how I would love to see this win Best Picture!

Huh? Huh?

Anonymous said...

I’ve officially worn out my MAC’s refresh button:

I need the 410 on MILK!!! where R U Nat??? What is keeping u????

Oh. That’s right. Your at REVOLUTIONARY ROAD.

Hmph. That’s fine; Fuck u Mendes. Fuck u and all your glossy, middle-brow suburban satires. Fuck em all to hell. Fuck u DiCaprio and your boyish-gone-manly looks. Oscar likes chicks not dicks… sorry, maybe when your old and ugly. Fuck u Bates and your I’m-playing-the-same-character-in-every-fucking-film/TV show. Fuck you Shannon and your skitzo breakthrough. Guess what: Ledger’s name is already carved on the Oscar. Fuck the pretentious book your film is based on. Fuck the Oscar-less Deakins and Newman. Fuck em, fuck em, fuck em!

…Kate, your still cool.

Robert said...

I recognize that Milk will probably be bound by the properties of the biopic genre.

It won't be revolutionary like last year's There Will Be Blood or transformative like 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

Yet thus far I'm looking forward to it more than any other movie this year.

Unapologetically gay sounds great. As does good Sean Penn (which I feel has been lacking lately)

NATHANIEL R said...

my alternative 7 word movie review is:

GAY KISSING. GAY SEX. GAY RIGHTS. HOORAY!

ryan definite best picture nom. I don't think there's a question.

elfman's score: more on that soon.

franco as susie diamond? SAY WHAT? i don't get it. But he was adorable.

The Know Nothing Know It All said...

Holy crap. Sean Penn's best in 13 years? A man of hyperbole Nathaniel is not. I'm so excited I might just have to go change my pants.

adam k. said...

The one good thing about Prop 8 passing is it will undoubtedly bring more attention to this movie. Milk's battles still aren't over.

YAY for gay kissing, gay sex, and gay rights in a GOOD MOVIE!

adam k. said...

In other news: Shame they gave Penn the oscar for Mystic River when they should've given it to Bill Murray or Johnny Depp. If they could've just waited a few years, he woulda been a shoe-in for this one.

I really think it shoulda gone to Murray, as that was clearly THE role of his career.

Cluster Funk said...

I saw Milk last week, and it is a winner. Penn was great -- except for the beginning when he seemed to struggle getting into character, sounding vaguely retarded with whiffs of 'I Am Sam' (swear to God). Franco was a warm, welcome presence, and Hirsch was a wonderful bundle of energy with comic timing par excellence. Luna for me was the only weak link, but that just could have been how he played his uber-annoying character.

Rob said...

Luna is to "Milk" what Thandie Newton was to "W."

Penn is great.

Brolin is great.

Franco was good, but the Oscar talk confuses me. He's just not in it very much, nor does he have much to do besides "be subtle."

mrripley said...

it worked for catherine keener in capote.

mikadzuki said...

Penn's best in 13 years? That doesn't include THE THIN RED LINE, now does it?

Anonymous said...

Yay "Milk"! Gus Van Sant finally has a ticket back to the Kodak.

NATHANIEL R said...

rob i concur on Franco though I personally thought he was wonderful in it. But I don't see where the buzz is coming from given the nature of the role.

mikadzuki to clarify i meant Penn's best performance in 13 years. ;) I love The Thin Red Line

Kurtis O said...

Saw it on Tuesday and absolutely loved it. Definitely shed tears at least twice. It's easily one of the best movies of the year.

Ariella said...

Yippee! I've long awaited this (fave actors are Penn and Hirsch), but I have to see it Wednesday with the other mere mortals.

Catherine said...

Wednesday? Consider yourself lucky. I don't think I'll get to see it until January. :(

richardwatts said...

I saw Milk a week or so ago, and thought it magnificent. Detailed review on my blog for those who want to read more.

Criticlasm said...

I kind of loved Diego Luna in it for some reason, perhaps because the left feild-y-ness made me feel more in the period of the movie, if that makes any sense.

Jesus Alonso said...

7 word Movie Reply:

NO FRICKING WAY. WASTED CHANCE. SOLD. HOLLOW.

My 7 word Movie Reply

Gus go back to film school. Period