Monday, December 01, 2008

Milk: The Seven-Word Review™

™ed because this is completely Nathaniel's idea, and I'm completely stealing it out of equal parts time pressure, admiration, and covetousness. (I know, I know, thou shalt not...) So, here goes:

Liked tremendously. Didn't love. Improves. Brolin! Sean!

I just wrote a P.S. to about Sean but I deleted it because of dignity, professional reputation, etc.

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Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

steal away. it was born only of intense time pressures between screenings this time of year ;)

p.s. ha ha. but damn. now i want to read despite your admirable discipline!

7:10 AM, December 02, 2008  
Blogger tim r said...

Exactly! I agree with both the grade and all seven words, especially Sean! Isn't he fantastic?

6:43 PM, December 02, 2008  
Blogger Colin Low said...

Hey Nick:

How about a ranked list of your favorite Sean Penn performances? ;)

6:33 PM, December 05, 2008  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

This is tricky because of the many Sean performances I have missed, especially before the mid '90s. There are at least three doozies that I have missed that no Sean devotee should miss.

But I will say that the current list starts this way:
1) The Assassination of Richard Nixon
2) Dead Man Walking
3) Hurlyburly
4) Milk
5) The Thin Red Line

After that it's murky, because I start to feel about equally about the work, or I start to get even more spooked about not having seen F*** T**** ** R******** H*** or C******'* W** or C***** or S**** ** G****.

8:12 PM, December 05, 2008  
Blogger tim r said...

I'd have:

1. Milk
2. Dead Man Walking
3. The Assassination of Richard Nixon
4. The Thin Red Line
5. Carlito's Way
6. Casualties of War

With I Am Sam and All the King's Men fighting for Razzie status.

I've seen State of Grace but it's Oldman who gets the better opportunities there.

Completely heart him in Milk though. Wish Oscar had given Bill M his due in '03 and waited a few more years...

9:45 AM, December 06, 2008  

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