A Most Violent Year: A Worthy End to the Intriguing Cinema of 2014

January 5, 2015 1:36 PM

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It's been an interesting year for films and as a Writers Guild member I see a lot of them, but I don't review too many. As a matter of fact, the last one I recommended was Boyhood way back in June, a month before it opened, and I'm delighted to say my thoughts proved prescient of what was to come as it remains one of the favorites to win the best picture Oscar.

Another movie which will no doubt be on the same list is A Most Violent Year, a film that just came out, and despite its title it is not nearly so violent as it sounds. It doesn't come close to what you might be used to in a, let's say, Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino film, yet it is extremely ...

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