I heard David Bender substituting for Rachel Maddow on Air America tonight. People who had seen Gus Van Sant's Milk were calling in with raves for the movie. Some said there was applause or standing ovations at the end. David Bender said it was a film we must see in the theaters instead of DVD for the group experience. He also said this was Sean Penn's best ever performance. Roger Ebert has given the movie 4 stars.
I had planned to go last weekend but will not miss it this weekend. I'll post a review later.