Friday, January 29, 2016

Culture File: Hast Seen The Brown Bear?

Chances are, if you haven’t seen multi-nominated movie, The Revenant, and indeed even if you have, you could find yourself perplexed when it comes to sharing your real feelings. Because, once you’ve cooed over Leonardo DiCaprio’s lead performance, and the substantial assistance he gets from co-stars, Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson, and indeed a substantial blanket of bearskin; once you genuflected approvingly at Emmanuel Lubezki photography “all shot in sequence and using natural light” - you might even add, cinéastically; after all that prayer-like murmuring of approval, you might be thrown back on the unspoken thought that no matter how good the Revenant is, it’s not actually that good. Now listen on...

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