Sunday, February 01, 2009

The one with the mini movie review - Milk

Well, here comes another biopic and wont exactly have you bounding outta the picture house with joy either. What it will do, is make you think, in particular about the people who have given everything to make the world the way it is. And that's what Harvey Milk was all about. 

Harvey Milk, was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California back in the 70's. Milk is played by Sean Penn, in a performance that is breath taking. Not only does Penn actually look like the real Harvey Milk, but has the mannerisms down to a tee (from what Ive seen).  The movie follows the pre election days of Milk and into the election and all the turbulence that went with it. It shows how times were starting to change and how important it is for San Francisoites to be more accepting of gay men and women. Its a great flick that seems to be interwoven with news footage from the era which completely convinces you that the movie was actually shot in the 70's as opposed to a year ago.

Check this one out if you like food for thought or fancy seeing Sean Penn get it on with James Franco (who is absolutely superb, as one of the main love interests).

Milk is a movie that leaves you with a feeling of being extremely thankful. Thankful for the fact that without people like Harvey Milk the world may well be a very different place. 


The one with the mini movie review - Revolutionary road

Revolutionary road is a well shot flick, set back in the 50's reuniting the one that got her tits out on the Titanic and the bloke that fell gave up at the end of the same flick. April and Frank are our hapless couple raising kidsand always trying to do that little bit better and possibly be alot more than what they actually are.

The movie follows their lead and the people around them. It poses many questions around relationships and in turn proves a little food for thought at times. An absolutely fantastic performance by Kate and Leo sets this movie off into one of the better movies of the year so far.

But! and theres always a but. Revolutionary road is not a happy tale and its one of the more depressing flicks your gonna see in some time. You wont come bounding out of the cinema
after this one. But still in all, its a littlbe bit outside the box and enjoyable none the less. I enjoyed it and so did "herself" but we didnt exactly go off and make cakes after it!

It wont hurt to have a nose at this one, provided your not feeling a little depressed or down!