The Revenant
First screened in January 2016
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Duane Howard, Forrest Goodluck, Melaw Nakehk'o, Arthur RedCloud, Fabrice Adde, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Lukas Haas, Robert Moloney, Christopher Rosamond. Screenplay: Mark L. Smith and Alejandro González Iñárritu (based on the novel by Michael Punke).

Twitter Capsule: DiPassion of DiCaprio. Utterly unilluminating at levels of story, character. Even the lensing didn't make much sense.

VOR:   Arduous and ostentatious filmmaking need not imply originality or value. The Revenant offers less at the stylistic level than it seems, and even less in theme or tale.

Photo © 2015 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Production Design: Jack Fisk; Hamish Purdy
Best Costume Design: Jacqueline West
Best Film Editing: Stephen Mirrione
Best Sound Mixing: Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, and Chris Duesterdiek
Best Sound Editing: Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
Best Visual Effects: Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman, and Robert Pandini

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Original Score: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Carsten Nicolai

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor (DiCaprio)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (DiCaprio; tie)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Actor (DiCaprio)

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