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'All Is Lost' & 'A Most Violent Year' Director J.C. Chandor Lines Up 'Deepwater Horizon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2014 12:33 PM
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All is Lost, JC Chandor
With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the world of moviemaking, if you're looking for a another filmmaker with his same spirit of exploration and productivity, J.C. Chandor seems to fit the bill. He hasn't wasted a moment since breaking out with the talky, financial world drama "Margin Call." He switched it up for his next movie, the nearly wordless survival tale "All Is Lost," and Chandor already has his period-set immigration tale "A Most Violent Year" with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the can, with a release planned for this fall. But instead of taking a break, he's lining up his next film.

The 22 Oscar Nominations We'd Most Like To See Tomorrow (But Probably Won't)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 15, 2014 2:08 PM
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20 Oscar Nominations, we'd love to see, 2014
We're a little under 24 hours away from the arrival of the 2014 Oscar nominations: tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST, Chris Hemsworth will drag his space viking physique out of bed to join Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in reading out the nominations. We made our predictions yesterday, and as you've seen, many of the categories are still in flux, with the potential for lots of shocks and surprises to follow tomorrow morning.

Watch: 1-Hour Roundtable With Spike Jonze, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass, Nicole Holofcener & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 1:02 PM
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LA Times Director's Roundtable
With the awards season now in the final stretch before the nominees turn into winners, there's still some campaigning to do and talks to be had and the latest comes from the LA Times as part of their Envelope Screening Series.

Alexander Ebert Talks Scoring 'All Is Lost,' Getting Robert Redford To Surrender & Almost Making A Musical With Heath Ledger

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 12, 2013 3:07 PM
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All Is Lost, Robert Redford
Of all the survival narratives this fall, and there are many, director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost" is perhaps the most beautifully counter intuitive. If "Gravity" is the maximalist thrill ride in space, then "All Is Lost," it its opposite, a minimalist, moody, near wordless meditation of a man (Robert Redford) lost at sea. It's one man in the middle of the Indian Ocean with a schooner that's slowly sinking thanks to man made debris.

'All Is Lost' Director J.C. Chandor To Tackle Biopic About Legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 3, 2013 11:19 AM
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In terms of awards heat and critical acclaim, “All Is Lost” director J.C. Chandor is two-for-two and though he’s already gearing up to head into production on his third feature -- the Jessica Chastain-starring “A Most Violent Year” -- is already locking down his fourth directorial outing.

Review: J.C. Chandor Puts Robert Redford Through Watery Hell In Bruising, Formally Rigorous 'All Is Lost'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • October 16, 2013 8:06 PM
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All Is Lost
It almost feels like J.C. Chandor is showing off. In what is only his second feature film, after the chalk-and-cheese financial collapse movie “Margin Call," he sets himself a kind of exercise in filmmaking rigor, in the bare-bones, one-man survival-at-sea story “All Is Lost” and delivers. From the strong but talky, pointing-at-screens-spouting-financial-mumbo-jumbo of his debut, it’s initially hard to see how we could have predicted the filmmaker’s ability to deliver a much more visceral, physically gruelling, dialogue-free experience. But hindsight is 20/20 and what both movies share is an almost documentary-like immediacy to the material, and a hugely confident filmmaking style, unobstrusive and economical, that belies Chandor’s relative inexperience.

New York Film Festival Wrap-Up: My 5 Favorite Films

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 14, 2013 4:08 PM
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51st New York Film Festival Wrap-Up
The 51st New York Film Festival is quickly coming to a close and it’s frankly taken us a little by surprise how fast its ended (this is also a way to say, damn, we’re still a little behind on some reviews). But it has been an excellent festival, so like Oli's more contemporaneous BFI London Film Festival diaries, I wanted to recap what I've seen so far. While there was no secret screening—director Kent Jones' dream of bringing Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" to the fest were squashed when Scorsese fell behind in his editing—this year's festival was still one of NYFF's best.

"I Just Needed To Know You Weren't Nuts": Robert Redford Talks Making The Bold 'All Is Lost' With J.C. Chandor

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 9, 2013 2:25 PM
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All Is Lost, Robert Redford
Yesterday at the New York Film Festival, director J.C. Chandor revealed one of the best pictures of the fest: "All Is Lost." A masterful and tense drama that immediately elevates the "Margin Call" filmmaker from a promising indie director to a promising new auteur, who is one to watch from now on. "All Is Lost," is not only soulful and moving, its an incredible achievement. Boldly austere and silent, the drama chronicles a resourceful sailor, who after a collision with a shipping container in the Indian ocean, finds himself staring his mortality in the face despite all his best efforts.

Watch: Trailer For Robert Redford's Shipwreck Drama 'All Is Lost'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 1:33 PM
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All Is Lost, Robert Redford
One of the few movies pretty much everyone was in agreement on coming out of Cannes was "All Is Lost," the new film from "Margin Call" writer/director J.C. Chandor that follows one man (Robert Redford), adrift at sea, following a horrific accident. The consensus? That it was pretty much brilliant (read our review from the festival here). The new trailer (courtesy of Yahoo) certainly doesn't dampen our excitement, and features a little more of the story than we thought we'd see (maybe too much), with an overriding sensation that this movie is going to be really, really, ridiculously intense.

'All Is Lost' Director J.C Chandor Sets Up 'A Most Violent Year,' Star Robert Redford To Helm 3D Doc For Wim Wenders

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 25, 2013 10:54 AM
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Before J.C. Chandor could fully soak in the experience of premiering his sophomore feature “All is Lost” at Cannes this week -- which was met with rapturous praise (read our review here) -- he had already lined up his next project, and it's slated to shoot later this year. His third feature, A Most Violent Year,” is planning to cast a bunch of big names, but none of them have been revealed as of yet. Given the buzz for 'Lost,' however, names may not be so difficult to come by. Plot details are being kept under wraps but considering how well he handled an ensemble cast with his debut film, “Margin Call,” it should be fun to see him working with another top notch cast. [Deadline]

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