Starring: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyewelo
Director: JC Chandor
Available on: Amazon Prime
J.C. Chandor does not tend to play it safe. His debut as both writer and director was 2011’s Margin Call, a horrifying depiction of clinical boardroom cynicism run amok on the eve of the Great Recession, its ensemble cast idly playing God with the world’s money. Two years later, All Is Lost seemed no less dramatic as a taciturn Robert Redford’s nameless mariner faced his own immortality, engulfed by the solitude of the high seas. Chandor is unfazed by boldness.