Sorry Angel ★★★½

Sorry Angel isn't as galvanic as Robin Campillo's BPM, but then galvanism isn't Christophe Honoré's end game here, at least not in the conventional sense of the term. I can count at least four quietly disarming moments off the top of my head—from the bathroom scene between Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Marco (Thomas Gonzalez) in which the latter so casually cracks wise about how AIDS has weakened his body, to the three main characters in the film lying together in bed in quasi-sexual communion—that propel Sorry Angel into the canon of great AIDS-related films, for showing us how a group of men at the height of the AIDS crisis so quietly struggled to preserve a tenuous air of normalcy.