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DiCaprio's all-in method acting style (he grunts a lot and his eyes speak volumes) and Inarritu's desire for total authenticity - insisting on filming in remote locations despite extreme cold and harsh conditions - lend weight to the naturalistic feel of The Revenant.

Brutal yet beautiful Inarritu revenge thriller

Based on a real-life story of a frontiersman's near-death experience, director Alejandro G Inarritu's The Revenant is a bravura retelling.
Feb 5, 2016 5:50 AM

NO one makes movies quite like Alejandro G Inarritu, a director with the ability, vision and strength of will to generate a genuine sense of being right there, bringing viewers not only ringside but into the ring itself - without pulling any punches. He did it last year with Birdman, taking us