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Alejandro González Iñárritu directs Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of The Revenant

‘The Revenant’ review: Torturous

I was talking to my colleagues the other day, and the topic got around to how they would never walk out of a movie halfway, no matter how much they dislike it, because they felt that it was just so rude and disrespectful (to the filmmakers and their efforts in making the film, I suppose). And it reminded me of The Revenant. Because I absolutely hated it.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Cast and crew of Spotlight, including actors Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, writer-director Tom McCarthy, actor Mark Ruffalo, producers Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, screenwriter Josh Singer, producer Michael Sugar, actors Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber, and producer Steve Golin accept the Best Picture award onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 88th Annual Academy Awards roundup

Spotlight won Best Picture! It was a surprise, as The Revenant looked on track to win after picking up two of the major awards, while Spotlight hadn't won anything other than Original Screenplay. But I'm pleased it won.

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My 88th Annual Academy Awards predictions *updated with winners*

The Oscars are tomorrow morning, and I wanted to get my predictions in -- or more accurately, my wishlist -- before results are announced. I haven't watched all the movies, much less the documentaries and shorts -- everything I've chosen is based on awards that have already been given out, analyses I've read from entertainment blogs and trade magazines, and pure guesses.

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