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Mark Newton

As films like Taxi Driver and Death Wish have taught us, New York wasn't always the safest city to hang around in in the 1970s and 80s. The upcoming crime thriller from J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year, looks set to continue this tradition.

Set in 1981 - one of New York's most violent years on record - the film sees Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as a couple who attempt to protect their business from the prying eyes of federal investigators.

The newly released trailer certainly does a great job of showing off the period as well as the acting ranges of Issac and Chastain. Check it out below:

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

J.C. Chandor is also the auteur behind recent Robert Redford survival thriller, All Is Lost. For me, that was certainly one of the stand out movies of 2013, and I am rather excited to see what Chandor can do when the actors actually have lines of dialogue beyond one word expletives. Anyone who's seen All Is Lost will know what I mean.


A Most Violent Year looks like...

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