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.
Critics have showered Dallas Buyers Club with praise, which is good news for Focus Features and Matthew McConaughey, whose outsized performance swings for the fences. But it's bad news for LGBT history and the history of AIDS activism.