Tag Archives: JC Chandor

Now on Canadian Netflix — March 2019

Polar It took me a minute or two to get over the fact that Mads Mikkelsen had a feature in cinemas recently called Arctic, and there's this one on Netflix called Polar. I bet the producers of both films were annoyed. This is a John Wick-esque action picture from Swedish music video director Jonas Åkerlund,… Read More

All Is Lost review

Written and directed by JC ChandorThis project is something of a risk for both the director and his star.For the former—Chandor's first feature was Margin Call in 2011, a talky ensemble piece set on Wall Street in the moments before the 2008 financial crash. This time he writes and directs something entirely different, the tale… Read More

Margin Call review

Written and directed by JC ChandorMargin Call arrived in cinemas near me with not much fanfare, which is a shame as it's all kinds of good.It's the summer of 2008 at some Lehmann Brothers-esque New York investment bank, full of morally bankrupt fat cats. Well, maybe it's not as simple as that, but it's hard… Read More