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"A Most Violent Year" In New York City

23 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder...

"...where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Most Violent Year"...

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- Michael Stevens

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New poster and featurette for A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

27 November 2014 8:06 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A24 Films have release a new poster for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, along with a featurette entitled ‘The American Dream’. Check them out here…

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, »

- Gary Collinson

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'A Most Violent Year' Featurette and Poster with Jessica Chastain

26 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The cast and crew of A Most Violent Year examine the American dream in a new featurette for this upcoming drama from A24 Films, arriving in theaters December 31. This searing crime drama is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. The gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star as Abel and Anna Morales, the owners of a heating oil company trying to take their business to the next level, while dealing with a rash of violent robberies. While most of Abel's competitors are arming themselves against these attacks, Abel wants to take "the long view," according to Oscar Isaac, as this complex character tries to maintain his morality in a corrupt business. David Oyelowo, who plays a district attorney trying to prosecute Abel, »

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Alex Ebert Scores A24’s A Most Violent Year – Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac Star In New Poster And Featurette

26 November 2014 9:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A striking new poster featuring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac is here for A Most Violent Year. The two chase the American Dream in the latest featurette for director J.C. Chandor’s upcoming film.

Watch the trailer Here.

Directed and written by Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost, Margin Call), A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Also starring David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks, the gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

Golden Globe winning composer/singer/songwriter Alex Ebert scores A24’s dark crime drama. Ebert returned to work with Chandor following the success of their previous collaboration, All Is Lost.

With a sound indicative of era, Ebert’s score uses piano, »

- Michelle McCue

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A Most Violent Year Featurette and Poster Delve Into the American Dream With Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

26 November 2014 7:47 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 Films has issued a new A Most Violent Year featurette and poster in support of writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama. The featurette is a nice look at not only the making of the piece, but the American economic situation that inspired it.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  I'm excited to see this movie next week, I typically love Isaac and Chastain so even if it's not all that violent or action-packed, which I've heard, I should be just fine watching a solid drama featuring the pair. Check out the first A Most Violent Year featurette and poster after the jump.  The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.  A Most Violent Year »

- Evan Dickson

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Learn the ‘Art of the Sell’ from Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year clip

21 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A24 Films has released a new clip from director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year which sees Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) teaching us the ‘art of the sell’, check it out after the official synopsis…

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, »

- Gary Collinson

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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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David Oyelowo and “Selma” launch to the top of the Oscar race

18 November 2014 2:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last night, I was in attendance for the first New York screening of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma. This on the heels of it having a World Premiere last week at AFI Fest, which shot it directly into the heart of the awards season. Always thought to be a potential Oscar contender, particularly for David Oyelowo’s lead performance as Martin Luther King Jr., the movie has instead had a rapturous reception so far that has pundits like myself amending Academy Award predictions left and right. Yes, Oyelowo is not just getting into Best Actor, but is almost assuredly winning it too. Furthermore, I now believe that Selma is one of the three most likely Best Picture winners as well. In case the title itself doesn’t let you in on what the film is about, this is a look at the civil rights marches that took place in Selma, »

- Joey Magidson

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Three Oscar Contenders Head to Broadway

18 November 2014 6:42 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Several Oscar contenders are heading to New York and the Broadway stage as the Oscar season progresses in Hollywood. With projects on both coasts, these contenders could score both Tony and Oscar nominations during the upcoming awards season.

Director Bob Fosse won two Tony Awards and an Oscar in 1973. The two Tonys were for direction and choreography for Pippin and the Oscar was for directing Cabaret. Director Stephen Daldry won an Oscar for The Reader and a Tony for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009.

Five actresses have won both awards in the same year: Shirley Booth won a Tony for The Time of the Cuckoo and an Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba in 1953; Audrey Hepburn won a Tony for Ondine and an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954; Ellen Burstyn won a Tony for Same Time, Next Year and an Oscar for Alice Doesn’t »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Jessica Chastain :"A Most Violent Year"

14 November 2014 5:14 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first trailer from writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Most Violent Year"...

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- Michael Stevens

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First clip from A Most Violent Year featuring Jessica Chastain

13 November 2014 10:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A24 Films has released the first clip from director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year, featuring Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Check it out below…

See Also: First trailers for A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. »

- Gary Collinson

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Jessica Chastain Demands Respect in First A Most Violent Year Clip

13 November 2014 9:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 Films has released the first A Most Violent Year clip from writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  This new clip, in no uncertain terms, serves to highlight Chastain’s performance in light of Best Supporting Actress consideration, as she explains to the District Attorney (played by David Oyelowo) how she and her husband must be respected.  This is absolutely one of my most anticipated films of the year, and response from its premiere at AFI Fest was incredibly positive, with many noting that Chandor once again uses a very specific story to draw parallels to what’s going on in our world today. Check out the first »

- Adam Chitwood

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'A Most Violent Year' Clip with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac

13 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A24 is proud to premiere the very first clip from A Most Violent Year, featuring Supporting Actress Contender Jessica Chastain. The film just premiered to rave reviews at AFI and will be having its first NY screening this evening as the opening night of Moma's Contender's series.&#160

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor's third feature examines one immigrant's determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, »

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A Most Violent Year Gets A New Clip

13 November 2014 8:52 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Williams, Elyes Gabel, Harris Yulin, and Giselle Eisenberg. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor. “A Most Violent Year” opens in a limited release in NYC  [ Read More ]

The post A Most Violent Year Gets A New Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Watch: Jessica Chastain Demands Respect in New Clip for 'A Most Violent Year'

13 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A quick glance at the calendar shows less than 50 days until 2014 is officially behind us, meaning there are fewer and fewer new theatrical releases sitting on the watchlist. However, one movie has sat near the top of my list all year, and given I don't live in New York or Los Angeles it's likely I won't even see it until 2015 is upon us. The movie I'm referring to is J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year, and while it's still a little ways off, today we're given a new clip for the period-set crime drama via A24, which you can check out below. Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, Chandor's film centers on the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac), his wife (Jessica Chastain), and their family as they try to expand their business and capitalize »

- Jordan Benesh

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Review: 'Selma' is a powerful portrait of Martin Luther King at a crossroads

12 November 2014 9:11 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Often we put our heroes on pedestals. Yet, even the greatest men in history have made mistakes, suffered because of their personal vices and doubted themselves at the most critical junctures of their lives. Ava DuVernay's powerful new drama "Selma" tells the tale of the Selma to Montgomery marches that spearheaded the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but at its center is one historically prominent hero who finds himself at a crossroads, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After leading the nonviolent movement that brought about the passage of the civil rights act in 1964, "Selma" finds Dr. King (David Oyelowo) and his organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Council (Sclc), focusing their efforts on removing the discriminatory practices that are effectively blocking African Americans from registering to vote across a majority of the South. Following a year of trying to register voters in Selma, Alabama with little success, the Sclc decides to »

- Gregory Ellwood

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Zoe Cassavetes’ Day Out of Days

11 November 2014 12:45 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It’s not uncommon to see a filmmaker essentially break out with a hit film (in baseball lingo this wasn’t a home run, but an ernest double) at Sundance, and then, for a multitude of reasons both known or unknown, not strike while the iron is hot. Her Frenchie-Americano rom com featuring quintessential indie starlet Parker Posey was with all its warts and quirks played excellently for a certain demographic and midway this year, she queued up a sophomore film that is a little more grown-up. Featuring Alexia Landeau in the lead with a cast that includes Cheyenne Jackson, Eddie Izzard, Melanie Griffith, Bellamy Young, Vincent Kartheiser, Ione Skye, Alessandro Nivola and Brooke Smith, Day out of Days received some coin in late 2013, and could follow the path to Sundance as her short Men Make Women Crazy Theory (2000) and Broken English before it. Look for a pragmatic and potentially »

- Eric Lavallee

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Oprah convinces Ava DuVernay to screen all of 'Selma' at AFI Fest

10 November 2014 8:11 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For awhile,  Ava DuVernay’s "Middle of Nowhere" follow-up "Selma" looked like Paramount Pictures’s perpetually-teased-never-shown December holdout, a big question mark for Oscar season. The movie only wrapped production over the summer. Post-production was racing towards a release date. Would it be done in time? Fear not: The Martin Luther King Jr. drama will scrap its plans to screen 30 minutes of exclusive footage at the currently-running AFI Festival and let the entire feature out of the gates. After the "Selma" trailer played like gangbusters, Oprah, the film’s executive producer, and DuVernay took to Twitter to celebrate. The result was DuVernay throwing caution to the wind: So, @Oprah. I think I want to show the whole film. Not just a 30 minute preview. Why wait, right? Let's Do this! Hot off the presses! Yes? — Ava DuVernay (@Avaetc) November 10, 2014 Centered around a1965 voting equality campaign mounted by Martin Luther King, Jr. »

- Matt Patches

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Bradley Cooper Takes A Bow At 'The Elephant Man' Curtain Call

9 November 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Bradley Cooper took a bow alongside his costars for the first preview curtain call for Broadway’s The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre on Friday.

Bradley Cooper In 'The Elephant Man'

In The Elephant Man, Cooper plays the main character John, based off of the late 19th century sideshow performer Joseph Merrick, who suffered from severe deformities. Instead of donning prosthetics or makeup, Cooper transforms into the part by contorting his clean-shaven face and using breathing techniques.

“For me, it just starts with the breath and then it sort of just happens,” the actor said during a Today show appearance.

Landing the lead in The Elephant Man has been something of a career-long dream for the 39-year-old actor. David Lynch’s 1980 film, starring John Hurt inspired Cooper to become an actor.

“It was the reason why I wanted to become an actor, because of David Lynch’s movie, »

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A Most Violent Year | 2014 AFI Film Festival Review

7 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Year of Living Stressfully: Chandor Returns with Slow-Boil Scald

Baby, it may be cold outside, but the climate’s sure changing in J.C. Chandor’s flashback to 1981 New York City in A Most Violent Year, the director’s third and most iniquitous portrayal yet of humans struggling for survival or ascension among the ranks. Following the success of his talky yet effective 2011 debut, Margin Call, a slick examination of the viperous tendencies amongst Wall Street’s elite and the 2008 crash, and 2013’s Robert Redford against the elements flick All Is Lost, Chandor extends his dexterity to a period piece that’s already drawn comparison to the heyday of Lumet and the underrated familial dramas of James Gray. With a little luck, Chandor’s title won’t be treated to the same ambivalence as Gray’s films tend to be, but in line with his previous two titles, it’s an equally difficult, »

- Nicholas Bell

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