About Time: After meeting a woman he'd like to date (Rachel McAdams), a young English lawyer (Domhnall Gleeson) travels back in time to correct some embarrassing romantic blunders. Like Hugh Grant before him, Gleeson is a charming, self-deprecating romantic lead.
-- Kenneth Burns
Dallas Buyers Club: A Texas rodeo rat (Matthew McConauhey) who receives an AIDS diagnosis in 1985 smuggles a potentially lifesaving drug cocktail into the U.S. from Mexico. Though the film could have explored the early days of the epidemic in more detail, this is an indelible story about one man's transformation and tenacity.
-- Marjorie Baumgarten