Equal parts time capsule of 2017 America and ode to the crime dramas of Sidney Lumet. An absolute knock-out.
My brain is struggling to process complete sentences after this film, but I'll give it a try...
I really don't wanna oversell this, but "The Revenant" is one of the most stunning, visceral moviegoing experiences I've ever had. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is working on another level as a storyteller, channeling his pure, auteur-driven vision onto the screen. It's visually astounding (Emmanuel Lubezki is a force of nature behind the camera), intense, and emotionally fulfilling. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy also turn in some of the best work of their careers.