Dallas Buyers Club is a movie that’s all about the performances of the actors in it. Sure, it’s an above-average biopic with lots of heart, but Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto’s career-defining roles catapult it beyond that. McConaughey, after a string of critically acclaimed films, is finally getting respect as an actor. He’s brilliant in this as the homophobic redneck who must come to terms with the fact that he’s HIV+ . However, for me, it’s Leto that steals the show. From the second he steps on the screen to the second he leaves it, there is this ethereal lightness about him. His charisma and grace shine through even in the character’s darkest moments. They’re both shoe-ins for Oscar nominations, but Leto not winning would be a travesty.