Milk

THIRTY or so years later you’d think that the equal rights issue would of been something of the past, and you’d think of all countries the United States of America would be the leader in this movement and for gay equal rights. Just last year in 2008, millions of dollars was wasted on hate in America and another proposition.

He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco’s growing gay community, and organizes gays’ purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city’s conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk’s relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs.

‘Milk’is a film that traces Harvey Milk’s career from his 40th birthday to his death.

Sean Penn makes an amazing performance, actually perfect in the sense that you forget that you’re watching Sean Penn playing the part. That’s why Sean Penn is a gifted actor.  But at times I would catch myself thinking, wow, Sean Penn is in bed and kissing another man.

‘ Milk’ is a movie you’d want to see, not only is the acting suburb, the entire movie is because it’s set in the 1970’s, as you watch this movie you really think it was made in the 1970’s…the lighting, costumes, hair, the set, everything. Just a side note.

I would not be one bit surprised if Sean Penn wins an Oscar for his performance. I give this move 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Other movies I gotta see…. ‘The Reader’, ‘Revolutionary Road’,  ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Wrestler’, hopefully before the Oscars, since they’re all up for the Oscars.