Thankfully, movies have a shelf-life past their theatrical releases. I say this because still gradually opening and just hitting Seattle right now is J.C. Chandor’s terrific A Most Violent Year. On the back of Chandor’s strong debut Margin Call and excellent follow-up All is Lost, A Most Violent Year proves the director to be one of the best new faces to hit American cinema in the past decade.
Unfortunately, it has little buzz. It had some decent chatter around it a month ago when it was getting some awards from various critics groups; it was really banking on Oscar nominations though. It received none and now it’s release feels more akin to a trickling arrival to a slow, palpable burn.
My review of the movie, which features Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, can be found at Examiner.