Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, pose in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, pose in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. - 

Last night at The Golden Globes, “The Revenant” brought in three awards — for best actor, best director, and best drama. Wesley Morris of The New York Times on whether or not it’s worth the hype.

On the Revenant:

This is the beginning of this process. So now, here’s what’s going to happen. There’s got to be a narrative behind this. The narrative initially before the movie opened wide and made a lot of money, the narrative was “Wow, this was a hard shoot. It was cold and people suffered and it was a difficult thing to pull off.” What you noticed last night in a couple of the speeches was it’s now going to become, the narrative around this movie is going to become about its importance.

I like this movie up to a point and the thing that I think that I like about it a little bit is that it is trying to re-legislate the boundaries of the Western and bring marginalized entities from old Hollywood westerns closer to the center. Now, it’s still a movie about two white guys chasing each other around but I think there’s a lot of interesting identity things happening, not on the margins but closer to the middle of the story. 

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