Tagged with The Revenant

Dreams of Gold, And Other Colors: Oscars Post-Script

Dreams of Gold, And Other Colors: Oscars Post-Script


…look, you all knew this was coming. Here’s the thing about last Sunday’s Oscar ceremony: I don’t remember most of it. That might be a good thing. In my mind, the inability to recall vast swaths of the show signals the following: Nobody said anything embarrassing (a’la Travolta introducing Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem) Nobody said … Continue reading

Stay Frosty Oscars: My Half-Assed Academy Awards Predictions

Stay Frosty Oscars: My Half-Assed Academy Awards Predictions


Fair warning: I really didn’t want to write this piece, and I’m doing it out of misguided obligation. Maybe I’m whining, but cut me some slack; I’ve already written about the #OscarsSoWhite fracas, and also contributed a handful of yadda yaddas to Paste Magazine’s annual Oscar preview (though I spend most of my yaddas turning my nose up at the … Continue reading

Review: The Reventant, 2015, dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

Review: The Reventant, 2015, dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu


“For aficionados of brutal genre films, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant has enough to keep you satisfied. Find scenes of bravura violence photographed by an eminent cinematographer (the great Emmanuel Lubezki). Find the vague impression of deep, abiding meaning. Find bear-mauling, equine disembowelment. Find rape, castration, graphic suffering. Find additional suffering. Find more suffering. And … Continue reading