BEST - 7. 'The Normal Heart'
I've been told that director Ryan Murphy's version of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the AIDS crisis is not a real movie because it premiered on HBO. Screw that. This is the digiverse, meaning we grab something great wherever we can get it. Written, directed and acted with a ferocity and feeling that the studio system has neglected, The Normal Heart hits you hard. And if Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts win Emmys instead of Oscars, who's fault is that?