Woodroof is no saint. Even as he is able to survive, he continues the alcohol and drug abuse and unprotected random sex that led to his infection. This real life cowboy never gives up the lifestyle that threatens his life, never gives up riding the bull even if it eventually kills him.
A river of infected blood runs through Dallas Buyers Club. So too do bruises that won't heal and purple skin lesions and flakes of dry, reddened skin. And that's kind of beautiful. Because that's what AIDS looked like in 1985. I had never seen AIDS shown this way in a film.
Through sheer force of will and his own brand of research he was able to prolong his life and the lives of others. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto star in this dramatic film and they are excellent. Organizations which present film awards should shop at The Dallas Buyers Club.
When I received an invitation to the American premiere of a movie titled Dallas Buyers Club, I knew nothing about it except the random info that its...
Having squandered most of this century's first decade being a movie star, Matthew McConaughey has approached its second stanza as an actor. The results have been salutary.
Film: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike), Jennifer Garner (Juno), Jared Leto (Lord of War), Denis O'Hare (Milk)...
On Thursday night, Dazed and Confused celebrated its 20th birthday with a special screening at New York Film Festival, which was attended by director Richard Linklater and a handful of cast members. I have to admit, the fact that Dazed and Confused is somehow already 20 years old didn't really surprise me - this is mostly due to the fact that I remember where I was when the Dazed and Confused soundtrack used to play on a never-ending loop on my CD player in 1993.
In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.
The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.
We are now on the third full day of the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, the "big guns" of the festival are starting to roll out. In this batch alone, I saw all three of my most anticipated movies of the festival: Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave. Anyway, enough with the chit chat (though I do miss you, America), let's talk about these movies.
Film producer Lynda Obst's career has had more twists and turns than a big-budget action movie -- which is not the sort of movie she makes.
Pfc. LaVena Johnson had been in Iraq for six weeks when her dead body was found inside of her tent in July 2005.
Film: Mud (2012) Cast includes: Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer), Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life), Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon (Walk the ...
In Mud -- the new film by Jeff Nichols -- two boys find an island -- and come of age. Using a southern bayou as a backdrop, Mud oozes metaphors of manhood, and how the construct of what it means to be a man has changed.
Mud skillfully yet almost casually manages to mix a coming of age tale, a twisty crime thriller, and a tragic love story in the slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi river, producing a masterful film with an edgy, contemporary darkness, yet with the timeless feel of adolescent adventures.
There is something both engaging and unique about Jeff Nichols' plain-spoken tale of youngsters learning hard lessons about the nature of love and the darker side of the adult world.