The teaser for J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year has finally dropped. Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in what looks like a gritty, period piece crime thriller set in New York City of the early 1980's. It's been described from early reports as being in the vein of a Sidney Lumet kind of film (Dog Day Afternoon, Prince of the City), and it looks pretty good from this brief look. It's set to come out on Dec. 31st, in a qualifying run for the Oscars before expanding in January, so we'll see. I wasn't a fan of Chandor's last movie, All is Lost, but with Margin Call before that, he's an up and coming director who doesn't appear to want to make the same kind of film twice.