Of the movies I saw in 2014, these are my picks for the best ones of the year. #10. Skeleton Twins The Skeleton Twins don’t often veer off course of predictability but it does reach that level of heartwarming that isn’t cheesy nor disappointing. It’s a happy medium that provides both Bill and Kristen with an extension on theirRead more
Jared Leto has received some criticism for his role as Rayon, a transgender woman with AIDS during the 1980s AIDS epidemic in the film Dallas Buyers Club. Detractors say the part should have gone to a woman who identifies as transgender and that casting a straight, cisgender, white man in the role is disrespectful, especially since TV and film areRead more
It’s hard to alter a first impression. And perhaps successfully doing so is an indicator of Jean-Marc Vallée talents as director of this biography based on AIDS-drug activist Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey).
It’s easy to hate him in the beginning. Depicted as an anti-gay, womanizing, drug-addicted fella who finds out he is HIV-positive after an accident on the job. Given 30 days to live, Woodroof is in denial and continues to live hard before a sudden change of heart that quickly leads him friendless, homeless and jobless.