Matthew McConaughey en McConaughey, Leto Are Oscar-Worthy in 'Dallas Buyers Club' <p></p><p><em>Dallas Buyers Club</em> is built on the unusual premise of an apparently bad guy being seduced by circumstances into acting like a good guy whether his heart is in it or not. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 26878 at McConaughey, Leto Are Oscar-Worthy in 'Dallas Buyers Club' Movie Review: Mud <p></p><p></p><p><em>Mud</em> is a first-rate little drama of life among the lower classes, a little like <em>Winter's Bone</em>, and maybe a good deal more subtle than it seems at first glance. Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 16544 at Movie Review: Mud Movie Review: The Paperboy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>The Paperboy</em> is the latest of a series of movies about a class of people lower economically, culturally and sometimes morally. <em>Winter's Bone</em> and <em>Beasts of the Southern Wild </em>included people we could admire, but <em>Killing Them Softly</em>, <em>Killer Joe</em>, and now <em>The Paperboy</em> feature characters we would not care to spend time with in real life. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 9766 at Movie Review: The Paperboy Movie Review: Killer Joe <p></p><p><em>Killer Joe&nbsp; </em>is one of those movies about a family so dysfunctional that it makes you feel satisfied with your own. Emile Hirsch, the central character and the son, is probably as normal as any son who has ever hired a professional to kill his mother, and Juno Temple is doing not badly for a girl whose mother tried to suffocate her. The father, Thomas Haden Church, is extremely unintelligent, and Gina Gershon, his second wife, is a bit of a tramp, if I may revive a term pretty much abandoned now. And none of them has what I would regard as anything like a normal moral sense.<br> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:03:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 8513 at Movie Review: Killer Joe Movie Review: Magic Mike <p><i>Magic Mike</i> is a quite entertaining male strip show for the ladies, with codpieces instead of g-string and musclemen, but not weightlifters, especially Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum, baring almost all in routines that represent gymnastics more than dancing, dominating most of the movie until a veneer of social concern slips in a vein of wages of sin toward the end; men will get to know what it’s been like for the ladies to have to compete with the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie: I suspect that such males bodies as <i>Magic Mike</i> displays are just as artific Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:46:21 +0000 Jim Erickson 1873 at Movie Review: Magic Mike