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Milk is a film both timely and timeless. Though depicting real events three decades old that would continue to endear for years to come, its portrayal of the massive revolution for change towards homosexuality’s acceptance is more important now than ever. The film’s climactic battle for Proposition 6, which would’ve banned gays from working at schools, is a tough reminder of post-Proposition 8’s gay marriage battle. There’s an invigorating quality to watching the dramatized fight for that civil right, which obviously and unfortunately opens Milk up for an attack about its “agenda.” Here’s the agenda: it’s to give Sean Penn another chance to dazzle. The approach taken by the film is to portray Harvey Milk’s life as being synonymous with his political life, as if the man himself had been overtaken by his idealism. “I’m 40 and I haven’t done anything with my life, »

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