Riveting, well-constructed storytelling marks this Gus Van Sant film about the last eight years in the life of openly gay San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk. I hate to say that Milk is completely entertaining, because its about something far more important than entertainment, but it really is one of the most entertaining movies of the year. Van Sant has a real knack for narrative, using Milks romantic/personal life as a partial frame for Milks political activism. Cinematographer Harris Savides forgoes his usual photographic style in favor of more close-ups, lots of strong establishing shots and very clear storytelling. Though Milk tells a story of historical importance, and its a tale of triumph over bigotry and the tragedy that can accompany standing up for whats right, it is nonetheless an excellent movie.