The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (2002) by Michael Punke

The core (true) story of Hugh Glass is brilliant and fascinating, and the book told the story well. Punke’s journalistic style suited the largely accurate (apparently) telling, with most of the embellishments coming at the close of the novel – perhaps not a coincidence this was the weakest part of the book. I greatly enjoyed…

The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is a stunningly gorgeous film. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s brilliance cannot be overstated; I honestly feel it’s more his film than Iñárritu’s, let alone DiCaprio’s. There’s much else to enjoy in The Revenant. The score is one of the better atmospheric scores I’ve heard. The supporting cast is very strong, with Gleeson delivering a…