Excerpt: No, it’s not an ad for your favorite dairy product, rather “Milk” is the story of one of this country’s pioneers of the gay rights movement. Admittedly, I’d never heard of Harvey Milk before the movie came out and, ironically enough, my aunt (who was the managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner...
Conclusion: 'Milk' defied my dislike for Hollywood biopics. It's a lovingly crafted, articulate, and passionate portrayal of one man who transcended politics to define a movement. This Blu-ray is nicely done (if understated) in terms of video and audio.
Excerpt: When Dustin Lance Black began writing a screenplay about Harvey Milk in 2004, Barack Obama was an unknown local politician, and the wave of state bans on gay marriages had only begun as ballot initiatives.
Excerpt: The passing of Proposition 8 hangs over Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk , which follows the life and death of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office. His legacy as San Francisco city supervisor and martyrdom at the hands of fellow Board Of Supervisors member Dan White are...
Summary: After five years spent working on the more experimental fringe, Gus Van Sant fluently returns to the relative mainstream with "Milk," an adroitly and tenderly observed account of the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man voted into significant U.S. public office.
Summary: Second leg in the "Yusuf trilogy" by Turkish auteur Semih Kaplanoglu, "Milk" is a notch more watchable than the first, "Egg," largely thanks to a dignified performance by well-known actress Basak Koklukaya ("A Touch of Spice") as the teen protag’s mom.
Summary: Itsumichi Isomura's latest romantic meller concerns a handsome young man who is slowly going blind. Coached by his mother, his girlfriend and a Buddhist monk, hero struggles to accept his fate while helmer Isomura pulls out all the stops and handkerchiefs along the way.
Summary: This was always going to be good – it's got Sean Penn ( Dead Man Walking ) in it and director Van Sant is a master of both arty indies (like Paranoid Park ) and more commercial fayre ( Good Will Hunting ). But it's better than good – it's awesome.