The Revenant: Blood, Simple.


In 1850, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote of nature as ‘red in tooth and claw’, and he hadn’t even seen ‘The Revenant’. Fresh from lampooning actors in ‘Birdman’, director Alejandro González Iñárritu has put aside satire for savages in a deceptively simple exploration of violence, pain and survival. Will it win big this awards season? As surely as ursine defecation in the boscage.

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