Review: Wild (2014)

Wild

There are plenty of films where the lead performance vastly outweighs the film it inhabits, and Wild is one of those films. Based on a true story, it tells of Cheryl Strayed (Reece Witherspoon), a woman haunted by her past who decides to trek the 1,100-mile Pacific Coast Trail in order to cleanse herself of sin and heartbreak.  Continue reading “Review: Wild (2014)”

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Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey turns in a phenomenal, committed performance in the credible Dallas Buyers Club, further cementing his shift from rom-com doormat to serious, respectable actor. Based on the real-life story of Ron Woodroff, an AIDs victim-turned-activist during the deadly diseases mid-to-late 1980s peak, the film is somber and potent in its portrayal of Ron’s undying courage, yet ultimately hampered by an all too too hooey finale. Continue reading “Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)”