Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
Is it just me, or have their been a fair number of survival films in theaters lately? Starting off with the huge commercial and critical success Life of Pi late last year, there seems to have been a slight resurgence in them. This year we have already seen the great success of both Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity and Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips (the latter more of an action thriller), and now we have J.C. Chandor’s small budget wonder All Is Lost. Coming hot off of his Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination for his debut film Margin Call, can Chandor prove he is a filmmaker to watch with his latest piece of work?