Posts Tagged ‘Emile Hirsch’

Minute Movie Review – Milk

Sonntag, Februar 22nd, 2009


Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man elected to a public office in the United States – as a supervisor in San Francisco. He was assassinated while in office, along with the mayor of San Francisco, by another supervisor. The film tells the story of the last eight years of his life, from leaving New York to get a fresh start until his death (and the reaction it provoked). The film is very well made and the message is as simple as it is resonant (and repeated over and over again): There is nothing wrong with being gay. Harvey Milk did a lot to convince the public of that, this biopic will certainly do some more today.

Random Observations:

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Josh Brolin received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for this film – James Franco is the one, who actually deserved it.

The actors look eerily similar to the real people they portray – it’s amazing what a new hairdo and some prosthetics can do.

Many of the people close to Harvey Milk were involved in the making of the film. Some of them even took on small roles.

The second of three Best Picture nominees for the Oscars I have seen and my favourite to win so far.

The Ten Best Movies of 2008

Mittwoch, Januar 7th, 2009

Everybody loves Top Ten Lists, right? You can never get enough of them, correct? If you read one to the end, you want nothing more than start looking at the next one, or am I wrong? In any case, I like Top Ten (or basically any other number) Lists. I know they are silly and arbitrary and highly subjective, but they are still fun – even if one just reads them to poke fun at the author(s). So to start my own habitual list-making off, I hereby offer you the TEN BEST MOVIES OF 2008!

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Minute Movie Review – Into the Wild

Samstag, Februar 2nd, 2008


Into the Wild, based on a book that is based on a true story, follows young Christopher McCandless on his journey away from his family, civilization and materialistic needs into the wild. A compelling story that everyone can somehow relate to, beautifully shot pictures and an amazing soundtrack help create a cinematic masterpiece that is even enjoyable after two and a half hours, which often are strangely disjointed.

Random Observations:

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Director Sean Penn continues his unusual approach (for an actor) of not appearing in his own movies.

The movie got two Oscar nods – for editing and Hal Holbrook as best supporting actor. I personally thought the editing was often annoying and the performance by Holbrook wasn’t all that great – though the fact that I was forced to watch a dubbed version (Argh!) might have been partly responsible for that.