‘Milk’ Trailer: Gus Van Sant Renews Our Faith in Great-Looking, Oscar-Baiting Biopics


Tagline: "You got to give 'em hope."

Translation: We suppose 2008 may yet warrant on Oscar ceremony.

The Verdict: This expertly cut trailer for Gus Van Sant's forthcoming Harvey Milk biopic offers possibly our best indication so far that this fall's cinema might include a few gems among the strike-affected rush jobs and Judd Apatow ripoffs. With Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, and James Franco, we're not sure where exactly Van Sant could've gone wrong, but we're glad to see he apparently didn't. Apologies to Che, but of all the movies about murdered political figures being released this year, this is the one we're most excited about.