Movie Review: The Revenant (2015) “Innaritu Makes an Unforgettable Western All His Own”

Leonardo Di Caprio, The Revenant

There’s little doubt that The Revenant is the odds-on favorite to capture 2016’s Best Picture Oscar (likely Director and Actor, as well).  Director Alejandro Inarritu’s take on the Western is unlike any film ever seen in the genre.  It’s stark, unsparingly brutal, unspeakably beautiful, impeccably acted, and is Inarritu’s finest direction to date.  In a film as stacked with perfect to near-perfect films, this one is the latter, but in any other year I would have no problem with it Best Picture (it’s actually #11 on my list; that’s how strong this year is).
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