Monthly Archives: January 2009


Milk 7.5

2009-01-19T22:46:03+00:00January 19th, 2009|Reviews|

It's hard to tell how much of the film's power comes from its production and how much from the underlying historical events it portrays. Not in question, however, is the virtuosity of Sean Penn's performance: the distance of Harvey Milk from the world of Mystic River adds to Penn's credentials as the greatest actor of [...]

Happy Go Lucky 7.5

2009-01-11T22:38:53+00:00January 11th, 2009|Reviews|

A character study - no more, no less - of a high-energy, happy-go-lucky 30-year-old who is putting off adulthood for no bad reason. Her goofy intensity, or intense goofiness, can rub people the wrong way or be endearing: characters in the film showed both reactions and I shared them. At the end, however, I was convinced I [...]