"J.C. Candor’s visit into one of more the gritty eras of New York is a rousing success. The film might not be as violent as the title would suggest, but there are plenty of dangers to being in the oil business in 1981. There may not be anything revolutionary about A Most Violent Year, but with standout performances from Issac and Chastain, the film is able to shine. An expertly crafted thriller, A Most Violent Year stands toe-to-toe with the films it tries to emulate."
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"Who ever thought that a lesbian BDSM film that explores the emotions and devotion of a sadomasochistic would be this spectacular? Strickland has delved headfirst into a delicate subject and delivered an intense love story. Duke of Burgundy is the BDSM masterpiece that we didn’t know we needed, but we can sure marvel at its beauty."
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Liking this film isn't as immediate as others I've seen this year, but it still packs a wallop. The craft of this picture seeps out of every frame. The terrific ensemble cast that should be a lock for the SAG award and the wonderful cinematography all really bring home this story about Broadway and Egos.
A fun Clusterf*ck. You need a Ph.D in anime to be able to follow everything that happens. Luckily I have one and I enjoyed what I saw. Diminishes the greatness of the original series, but only by a little.