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Thanks to the fact that 2014 was such a brilliant year for film, practically every Academy Award category this year can be seen as a tight race – but there is one that really stands above them all. The crop of Best Actor candidates this year was absolutely incredible, to the point where you almost wish they changed the rules to allow 10 nominations instead of the normal five.
When shooting a film based in New York City before 2001 there’s one major decision that movies have to make in regards to the city skyline.
In case you didn't already realize, 2014 was a pretty damn good year for crime movies - and for proof of that fact, you need look no further than the latest supercut that has come across our desk.
Someone’s going to be left out in the cold. Several very talented and deserving people, in fact. There’s no avoiding it. There are simply too many talented actors vying for five Best Actor slots this year, so on the morning of the Oscar nominations, there could be as many as 10 worthy performers looking at the five nominees and wondering why they aren’t in that exclusive group.
Since she burst on the scene in 2011, Jessica Chastain has been a gem in the crown of just about every movie she's been in, whether charming on the junket circuit, dazzling on the red carpet, or offering the kind of performances that breed Oscar buzz. But her latest release wants to keep her all to themselves, choking out the Oscar chances of an upcoming indie.
Writer/director J.C. Chandor has only made two feature films, but has already proven to have an amazing ability in attracting A-list stars to his work. In 2011 he brought the likes of Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, and more together to star in the financial drama Margin Call, and last year he had Robert Redford star in the critically-acclaimed one man show that was All Is Lost.
The movie will be the third film from writer-director J.C. Chandor, who made the financial crisis drama Margin Call. While these two actors wouldn’t have rolled off of my tongue immediately when thinking about pairing interesting co-stars, this should be quite the interesting team-up, assuming the film’s storyline allows for it.
Javier Bardem is a powerhouse actor. He has screen presence like few others do, and is a benefit to any project that he takes on. So what I'm trying to say is that both upcoming projects The Gunman and A Most Violent Year just got an upgrade. The Oscar-winning star for No Country For Old Men has landed key roles in both films, which are being directed by Pierre Morel and J.C. Chandor, respectively.