DALLAS BUYERS CLUB:
Matthew McConaughey stars as real-life AIDS patient Ron Woodruff, an accidental activist who smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas after they improved his symptoms. Distributing his supplies to fellow patients through the Dallas Buyers Club, Woodruff faced FDA and establishment opposition, but refused to cease his exploits. I enjoyed the film. It’s draining, as well it should be, and McConaughey gives it hell. Nevertheless, I’m wholly weirded out by what the film does: find a hero for the AIDS crisis – through careful styling and, an albeit reasonable, rompy narrative – in a homophobic cowboy. Yeah it’s based on a true story, but telling liberties have been taken with the facts, not just about Woodruff but about the drugs too. Look it up. It’s a nuanced and worthwhile film, particular for its handling of the overlap between self-interest and altruism, but be sure to scratch deeper should you feel compelled.
Worse movie ever
this film is very inspiring and emotional if u watch it all the way to the end
Spoiler alert. He dies at the end
Horrible movie…About a horrible corporate creep…About a horrible company.
Was Jobs a good movie?? And i don’t want the reviews of Rotten Tomato or some other website. I want the review of someone who actually understood a movie like Cloud Atlas and appreciates movies like War Horse. Thanks!!!
This might be the film of this decade.
Aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement for one final bout, thirty years after their last fight. Against my better judgement and completely lackluster reviews – “A preposterous, worthless mediocrity” – I will be watching this and when I do will try my very hardest to enjoy it. One simply must care about these important men. Here’s a trailer for a documentary De Niro just made about his father and here’s the opening credits from Stallone’s excellent Paradise Alley (1978).
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT:
THE ARMSTRONG LIE:
Until October 2012 this documentary was called The Road Back and was about Armstrong’s post-retirement comeback to professional cycling. Temporarily shelved when Armstrong was exposed, the film was back on in January ’13 when director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Magic Trip, Mea Maxima Culpa) got the big scoop from Lance mere hours after his moment on Oprah.
VEEP (SEASON 2):
Armando Iannuci’s brilliantly acid satire returns. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Veep, is exceptional and all over the place as a vice-president equal parts political animal/glorious mess. She is currently my second favourite government official.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:
OUT OF THE FURNACE:
A CASE OF YOU:
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT:
TRUE BLOOD (SEASON 6):
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