As I sit here freezing in my office it occurs to me that the Revenant is the perfect movie for this wintery week. Why? You're already cold anyway, you may as well watch a movie that will make you grateful that you have a roof over your head and warm clothes to put on.
This week we reviewed the Revenant, the movie for which Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar. I think we may have done more research for this movie than we have with any others. The man the movie is based on, Hugh Glass, is a legend in his own right. The explorer lived a very exciting and varied life.
The movie itself was shot beautifully in all natural locations. For me that makes the movie far more visceral than what it could have been had it been shot on green screen or in a studio. I'm not even certain that you could have made the movie unless you were in the natural elements. The performance from DiCaprio is nuanced and beautiful. It was one of the few occasions in which I've seen an actor fully inhabit a character to the point where you begin to forget that it's not real.
Please pardon the infant in the background. Chris and CC's son decided to make a stealthy cameo that we were unable to edit out of the episode. Hope you enjoy!