LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's inevitable for moviegoers to make assumptions about film. Time and again we enter the theater expecting one interpretation, only to leave with another.
Such is the case of screenwriter/director J.C. Candor's film "A Most Violent Year."
+ A Most Violent Year
+ Rated R
+ 125 minutes
+ Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David, Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel
+ 2.5 stars out of 4
Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is an immigrant businessman, as intent on preserving his integrity as he is preserving his trucks and employees from falling victim to heists in New York City of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history.
This setting provides some degree of tension as Abel is brought to the attention of Police Chief Lawrence (David Oyelowo) for suspicion of corruption and fraud within his business. Abel turns to his icy wife, Ana, the scene-grabbing Jessica Chastain. Ana plays as the spine and aggressor that Abel is not.