Milk (DVD)

Got Milk?

Director Gus Van Sant’s biopic celebrates the life and death of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California and who, like so many challengers to the American establishment, met his fate at the barrel of a gun. For those unfamiliar with Milk’s rise or demise I’m giving little away, as the film is essentially one giant flashback from the get go, framed around a testimonial read into a microphone for posterity by Milk himself (Sean Penn).

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Max Payne (DVD)

Video (game) nasty…

There’s something about video games that stops them translating well to the big screen. Super Mario Brothers, Street Fighter, Alone in the Dark, Hitman… all far, far better in the console than the DVD player. Sadly, Max Payne joins these ranks as, despite looking impressive on screen it just doesn’t hold together as a movie.

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