The Revenant ★★★

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At once kinky and traumatic, "Revenant" offers new perspectives on the nature of "consent" in a post-#metoo Hollywood. An overt allusion to convicted sex-offender Harvey Weinstein, the bear-rape scene exists as the film's ethical and sociological crux. Here, the grotesquely fat Weinstein is the allegorical bear, stalking a "forest" of studio lots and audition rooms and preying on the most vulnerable of the woodland floor.