Tom Leins reviews True Detective and Dallas Buyers Club. After impressing with early roles in A Time To Kill and Lone Star, Matthew McConaughey had Hollywood at his mercy, and took on a series of eclectic if ultimately forgettable projects. Somewhere around the turn of the century he lapsed into rom-com purgatory, a cinematic ghetto […]
Southern-fried drama, hostages in the Pacific and the White House under attack -this week’s DVDs under review. Set on the banks of the Mississippi, Mud (eOne) tells the story of youngsters Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) who spend their idle summer days exploring the murky secrets of the river, when they find a […]
There is no shortage of blood and guts in this week’s DVD round-up! Based on the 1995 novel of the same name by cult author Pete Dexter, The Paperboy (Lionsgate) is the story of two brothers: Ward (Matthew McConaughey, Killer Joe), a successful reporter and Jack (Zac Efron, High School Musical), a college dropout […]
Demented cops, apocalyptic romance and suburban sci-fi -Tom Leins checks out this week’s best DVD releases.
Matthew McConaughey sheds his star image with unsettling effiency in Killer Joe, a deep-fried tale of revolting Southern hicks directed by William Friedkin