A Most Violent Year

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Jan 30 – Feb 5
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(US/2014/Writer/Director J.C. Chandor)
R /110 mins
Dog-eat-dog business competition is at the center of the new film by the writer/director of MARGIN CALL and ALL IS LOST and it’s set in 1981, a terribly violent year in New York City.
Oscar Isaac and Golden Globe nominee Jessica Chastain play a couple with kids who hope to realize the American dream. He’s an immigrant who’s now running her family’s business selling heating oil throughout the boroughs but who soon runs afoul of unscrupulous cut-throat competitors. Casting an unblinking eye on the physical, emotional and moral bottom line, writer/director J.C.Chandor’s film grabs at the lapels and doesn’t let go. Critics favorably compare this tough-minded, bracingly blunt look at the sometimes debilitating cost of doing business with Sidney Lumet’s New York City-set films.

 “A Most Violent Year” presents an honorable man struggling to stay true to his values in the face of temptation. It is also the portrait of a brilliant hustler working a very long con. It’s a terrific movie either way.” – A.O.Scott NYT

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The Imitation Game

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Jan 30 -Feb 5 
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(2014 / USA, UK / Directed by Morten Tyldum)
PG-13 / 114 mins. 
* 8 Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Director, Editing, Leading Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Production Design, Adapted Screenplay
Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a sensitive and cerebral performance as Alan Turing, a Cambridge mathematician whose work developing a machine to break the Nazi’s enigma code didn’t only shorten World War II; it pushed technology to the point where computers could be imagined.
When war between Britain and Germany is declared, Turing passes a test to become a member of a top-secret group of code-breakers. Much to the surprise of her commanding officers, so does a woman, Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley). Once at Bletchley Park, Turing proposes that the German code can be most effectively analyzed by building a giant electrical computing machine, and Clarke helps him win over the approval of his colleagues. A compatible duo, the two become engaged to be married. But Turing is gay, struggling with his identity at a time when it is illegal and subject to draconian punishment. Though Winston Churchill famously praised Turing for making the biggest single contribution to defeat the Axis powers in World War II, he was prosecuted for his homosexuality after the war. Featuring a stunning performance from Cumberbatch, who is unafraid of Turing’s quirks and brashly proud of his intellect, THE IMITATION GAME is a powerful story chronicling the work of a brilliant man.
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