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  • Jared Leto as Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

    Anne Marie Fox / Focus Features

    Jared Leto as Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

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By Rick Bentley
The Fresno Bee
  • Jared Leto as Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

    Anne Marie Fox / Focus Features

    Jared Leto as Rayon in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

”Dallas Buyers Club”
The film is an example of how the sum of the parts of a movie can be greater than the whole.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto turn in Oscar-nominated performances, but their work gets lost in a script that drifts unchecked between a human drama and a political message.
Grade: B
”About Time”
Relationships can be perfect if you can travel through time. No director / writer has shown a better understanding of the multifaceted aspects of love than Richard Curtis.
He’s done it again with “About Time.” Even with the fantasy element of time travel tossed into the mix, the film wraps itself around you with a sweetness and affection that resonates with the realities of love — the good and the bad.
Grade: B+
”Baggage Claim”
A young woman decides to track down men she previously dated in hopes of making a love connection. Paula Patton stars.
A harmless romantic comedy that follows a familiar theme: A woman just can’t seem to find the right man. She sets out to find that true love while remaining oblivious to how the man of her dreams has always been in her life. If you can’t spot this guy, you’ve never seen a Lifetime or Hallmark movie.
It’s the kind of movie Katherine Heigl would have made, had her career not gone into a tailspin.
Grade: B-
“Free Birds”: Two turkeys travel through time to change Thanksgiving.
“Burton and Taylor”: A look at Hollywood’s most famously volatile on-again-off-again couple.
“Romeo & Juliet”: William Shakespeare’s love story has been updated.
“The Inn of the Sixth Happiness”: English woman (Ingrid Bergman) goes to China.
“The Lady Vanishes”: New adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller.
“Pride of St. Louis”: The 1952 biopic based on the life of “Dizzy” Dean.
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