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The Revenant

Rated R 156 minutes 2016

Alejandro González Iñárritu is the nominal director of The Revenant, a historical drama set in the American wilderness of the early 19th century, but the movie doesn't resemble any of his previous work. Prior to his Oscar-winning Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), his films—Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006), Biutiful (2010)—were unbearably dour and self-important, with gimmicky overlapping plots, filmmaking techniques cribbed from Steven Soderbergh, and a message that boiled down to "it's a small world after all." By contrast, the world portrayed in The Revenant is gigantic: vast landscapes, mile-high trees, and infinite horizons. But the auteur of that vision isn't Iñárritu—it's cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Continue reading >>

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Director: Alejandro Iñárritu

Producer: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, James W. Skotchdopole, Brett Ratner, James Packer, Jennifer Davisson, David Kanter, Markus Barmettler, Philip Lee and Jake Myers

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk'o, Fabrice Adde, Arthur Redcloud, Christopher Rosamund, Robert Moloney, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Tyson Wood, McCaleb Burnett and Grace Dove


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