A MOST VIOLENT YEAR – Review by Lynn Venhaus

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In the golden era of 1970s filmmaking, gritty crime dramas like “A Most Violent Year” were standard fare. What a pitch-perfect blast from the past this 2014 gem is, simmering with menace and richly textured performances. Wunderkind writer-director J.C. Chandor, in rolling-boil Sidney Lumet mode, makes a compelling statement about the American Dream with this original film. Read more>>

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Lynn Venhaus

St. Louis-based Lynn Venhaus is the film critic for the Belleville News-Democrat.