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A Most Violent Year

Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain plays Anna, Abel Morales’ Brooklyn bred wife in J.C. Chandor’s new film, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Instant classic, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a clever subversion of the Godfather style crime dramas.

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” says a frustrated Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III.

It’s a sentiment shared by Abel Morales in J C Chandor’s marvellous, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.

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ALL IS LOST

Robert Redford plays a sailor lost at sea in J.C. Chandor's new film, ALL IS LOST
Robert Redford plays a sailor lost at sea in J.C. Chandor’s new film, ALL IS LOST

ALL IS LOST is an action survival movie – a nearly dialogue-free thriller. It is 105 minutes in length covering a lone sailor’s 8 days of fighting the sea to survive.

Robert Redford stars alone as a man lost at sea in his boat the Virginia Jean. He wakes one morning to his boat being flooded. Overnight it had collided with a drifting lost shipping container which ripped a hole in its hull.

He goes to work using what he can find to patch up the hole and fix the pump to empty the water. His communications navigational and radio equipment have been ruined and he must quickly learn celestial navigation. After failing to outrun a storm, he is thrown overboard. Even after successfully struggling to get back on board, the boat capsizes and he abandons ship resorting to an inflatable life raft.

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