A group of New York press saw Milk last night,” a guy I know writes. “You could hear people tearing up in the end so I suppose Oscar season has officially begun. [It has] some great Gus Van Sant creative camerawork from the pre-Good Will Hunting days. An excellent cast. Josh Brolin and James Franco are quite good, the latter especially since he doesn’t have a lot to say or do but leaves his mark regardless. And yet no one really outshines Sean Penn‘s performance as Harvey Milk.”