"That power lies in its uncanny balancing of nuance and scale, its ability to be about nearly everything—love, death, politics, sex, modernity—without losing sight of the intimate particulars of its story. Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. 'Milk' is a marvel."
Meanwhile, I totally agree with David Mixner that the goofy press being done for Milk hurts its Oscar chances in the way Brokeback Mountain seemed to have been done in by its own plume of media-driven camp. More importantly, mincing around the movie's message has the ability to turn that apparently powerful message into Skim Milk. I don't blame Franco (though I kind of hated it when Heather Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal goofed off at the SAG Awards when repping Brokeback), but I wish the press handlers would get a little stricter with all involved to sell Milk as good for ya.