I finally got round to seeing A Most Violent Year, at a noontime showing in an almost empty theater. In the restroom, after the show, there I was discussing the film with a movie-goer who'd been sitting a few rows ahead. Moral ambiguity & liquid soap made interesting partners.
It's a great film, and for city dwellers, a location-spotting dream. My favorite spot? Hard to choose, but maybe the New Utrecht subway station, which appears in the movie at a moment of high dramatic tension. This one's definitely up there in my subway station pantheon - an above-ground vision of romantic dereliction!
In the trailer, the station appears at around the 2:09 mark,
and here it is three years back. Does the 2012 station actually look more decrepit than the screen version of '81? I think it just might ...