Dallas Buyers Club

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An unremarkable film featuring remarkable performances – first and foremost by Leto, whose entirely natural turn as transgender “Rayon” slightly edges McConaughey’s full-on interpretation of the homophobic Woodroof – while Jennifer Garner once again does her trick of quietly spinning a character that feels initially flat and pointless into something more memorable.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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One or two instances of dodgy editing aside, TWOWS is a masterpiece. By refusing to focus on the victims, and re-framing the crime as a kind of working class revenge on a system that typically excludes or exploits them, Scorsese permits us to enjoy every drug-addled excess. Leo 4 Oscar.