Dallas Buyers Club

Our odyssey to watch the Oscar shortlist continued this past weekend with Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McConaughey was marvellous, if not upsettingly gaunt, and Jared Leto was also wonderful. It was an interesting and moving story, and it was punctuated with moments of comedy, but it was a little bit relentlessly grim for a grey and drizzly Saturday night in February. I think I’ll hold off on August: Osage County and make sure the next film I see is something whimsical and uplifting. I certainly need it! – Rachel