I wrote a couple pieces for NYC, 1981, which is a "website inspired by the upcoming film 'A Most Violent Year.'" I saw the film, as well, which I liked a lot. "Margin Call" remains my favorite J.C. Chandor movie. ("Maybe you could tell me what is going on. And please, speak as you might to a young child. Or a golden retriever. It wasn't brains that brought me here; I assure you that.") I wrote about "The Rise and Fall of the King of Swing."
"Since 1977, Larry Levenson, the son of a kosher meat businessmen, had presided over Plato’s Retreat, a Manhattan nightclub best described as Studio 54 for swingers. For $35, suburban couples could swap sex partners with hundreds of other likeminded individuals, join the orgy in the 'mattress room,' swim in a pool with a waterfall, soak in an enormous Jacuzzi, feast on an expansive buffet (the selection included chow mein, potato salad, and cold cuts), screw strangers in private rooms, or dance naked to disco music."