Vincent Schilling
2/4/16
A few weeks before The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu was slotted to film scenes with the Native lead known as Elk Dog, the role still had not been cast...
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Sasha LaPointe
2/3/16
When a friend brought over a copy of The Revenant I was more than willing to host a viewing party. I was thrilled at first for the typical reasons...
Vincent Schilling
1/30/16
At just 17, Native actor Forrest Goodluck (Dine', Mandan Hidatsa and Tsimshian) never dreamed he’d be working with the team of blockbuster filmmakers and actors in his first featur...
Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.
1/29/16
With every new film we, Native Americans, hold our breath and hope we get treated right onscreen. Hollywood is our serial cinematic abuser and we never know what’s coming next...
Terese Mailhot
1/24/16

The problem with white saviors isn’t necessarily that they’re paternalistic, or dumb, it’s mostly that they aren’t dependable. Where is my white savior when I want a jar opened?...

Alvin Manitopyes
1/21/16

The Revenant is not for the faint hearted as the bloody and brutal violence constantly spews across the big screen like a horrific nightmare. The ambience of the opening scene is cloudy and dark, giving viewers a sense of eeriness, stirring up feelings of terror and suspense....

Alex Jacobs
1/19/16

The Revenant is a film that revamps American mythology. There’s an expediency and urgency as it’s photographed in panoramic long seemingly one shot takes. It couldn’t be done on film, had to be digital....

Gyasi Ross
1/18/16
NOTE: This review contains spoilers—both of the movie and also for those tender hearts who think that Leonardo DiCaprio is somehow doing something progressive for Native people...
Leo Killsback
1/14/16

Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards revealed that his dedication to The Revenant went beyond the screen....

Vincent Schilling
1/11/16
Leonardo DiCaprio accepted the Golden Globe at the 2016 Golden Globes 73rd awards ceremony on Sunday held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California...

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