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For Your Consideration 2013: All Is Lost

J.C. Chandor is no stranger to the Academy Awards, having garnered a nomination for his writing work on “Margin Call”. Now he lands in the directing chair, bringing this one man show to fruition. Robert Redford stars as the sailor lost at sea after his sailboat hits a dropped freighter full of shoes. Determined to survive, Redford delivers one of the most powerful performances … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: All Is Lost

Quick Review: All Is Lost (2013)

ALL IS LOST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 Starring only Robert Redford, “All Is Lost” wastes no time settling the viewer into the lost at sea adventure that awaits. As Redford tackles a hole in his boat, giant waves from unbearable storms, and the loneliness that comes from being stranded by one’s self, director J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call”) explores the human psyche and the … Read More Quick Review: All Is Lost (2013)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [7] Margin Call & Original Screenplay

[39 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[30 DAYS TO OSCARS] For starters, it should be known that developing a screenplay with even one truly formed character is a difficult task, let alone developing an entire ensemble in one coherent piece of writing. J.C. Chandor writes and directs this masterful film, a first for the writer/director in both regards, and he makes it look easy. Chandor’s … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [7] Margin Call & Original Screenplay

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Oscars Watch: 2011 San Francisco Film Critics Awards

Best Picture “The Tree of Life” Best Director Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life” Best Original Screenplay J.C. Chandor, “Margin Call” Best Adapted Screenplay Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Best Actor Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” Best Actress Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, “Drive” Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave, “Coriolanus” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 San Francisco Film Critics Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Margin Call”

Being considered one of the most underrated films of the year, “Margin Call”, though it is being considered for all the right nominations to make it a big player simply will not register at this year’s Oscars. Filled with acting considerations, I highly doubt any of them will actually come through on the big night, though I will be holding out for the screenplay … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Margin Call”