A Hard-edged Film: Honest and Ironic

Movies: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Much has been written about the transformation of Matthew McConaughey from the bronzed, aw-shucks hunk of mindless romantic comedies to master of quirky, anti-hero roles: “Bernie,” “Killer Joe,” “Magic Mike” and this year’s transcendent “Mud.” But nothing compares to his triumph in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

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