A friend saw Ron Howard‘s Frost/Nixon and “wouldn’t say it’s bad,” he said, “but I don’t think it’s great. Good performance from Frank Langella but otherwise, I was kinda bored.” Stop right there! It’s more or less the stage play, which I saw in New York and wasn’t the least bit bored by. Nobody was.
“As opposed to Gus Van Sant‘s Milk,” the friend continued, “which, according to someone trusted who saw it last week in L.A., is as phenomenal as the trailer.”