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DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
2013, Focus Features, 117 min, USA, Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée

There was only one government-approved drug for AIDS in 1985, but it failed to work for Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), so the Dallas man sought out alternative treatments. With the help of his doctor (Jennifer Garner) and a fellow patient (Jared Leto), Woodroof began smuggling and supplying anti-viral medications to a growing number of people – until the FDA and pharmaceutical interests caught wind of his work. Gaunt and intense, McConaughey and Leto deliver career-best performances as unlikely warriors against a toxic tide of disease, greed and bureaucracy.


DAZED AND CONFUSED
1993, Gramercy Pictures, 102 min, USA, Dir: Richard Linklater

The last day of class at a Texas high school in 1976 brings together jocks, nerds and stoners in this cult teen comedy set to a classic rock soundtrack. Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich and Renée Zellweger are among the students gearing up for the summer; Matthew McConaughey is unforgettable as the older guy who still parties with the kids.


MUD
2013, Lionsgate, 130 min, USA, Dir: Jeff Nichols

Young friends Ellis and Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) discover a man named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) hiding on a Mississippi island. Mud spins wild tales of his flight from bounty hunters and his hope to escape with his love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). The boys are skeptical but agree to help, and sure enough, their little town is soon being turned upside down in the search for Mud. With Sam Shepard and Michael Shannon.


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