Dallas Buyers Club

Flavorwire Interview: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Wild’ Director Jean-Marc Vallée

Dallas Buyers Club, which opens in limited release today, is one of my favorite movies of the fall, certainly the best of the major releases so far. It follows the true story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who contracted AIDS in the early 1980s. Dissatisfied with the bad prognosis he was given, like many AIDS patients at the time, he began to do his own research into the available treatments and eventually imported his own drugs. He shared them with others through a financial arrangement he called a “Buyers’ Club.” … Read More

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‘Dallas Buyers Club’: Come for the McConaughey, Stay for the Leto

There’s been no shortage of commentary on the second act of Matthew McConaughey’s career, and for good reason — the Texas actor and heartthrob transformed himself, in the space of a mere calendar year, from the snort-worthy star of interchangeable dopey romantic comedies to one of our most interesting and unpredictable actors. So the fact that he is so very good, tough, touching, human, and physically astonishing (he lost nearly 40 pounds for his latest role), isn’t quite news. What’s interesting about his new film, Dallas Buyers Club, is the similarly remarkable work of Jared Leto, another actor whom we’d all but written off. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Big Deal, All-In Fall Movie Preview

There’s a particularly juicy crop of Movies for Grown-Ups™ to look forward to this season — daunting, even. It’s all exhaustive and a little overwhelming, but hey, that’s what fall moviegoing is all… Read More

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Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox Will Be Jared Leto’s Boyfriend in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Dallas Buyers Club is a forthcoming film based on the life of Ron Woodroof, who began smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to help himself and other AIDS patients” after he was diagnosed with the illness and given six months to live. Although Matthew McConnaughey plays Woodroof, it’s his co-star, Jared Leto, who’s getting… Read More

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