Some chefs say that the most important thing for a large plate, before technique, originality, presentation and the quality of the ingredients. If we apply this formula to the movies, we can safely say that a film-like Revenant Revenant (original title The Revenant, ed) crazy ingredients: a director Inarritu, fresh Oscar for the acclaimed Birdman; a director of photography, Lubecki, among the best around (Oscar for Gravity and Birdman); the most important actor in recent years, Leonardo DiCaprio, in search of the final performance that will finally give the blessed who was Oscar win for The Wolf of Wall Street; as a soundtrack by Oscar (Sakamoto, Alva Noto and Bryce Dessner of the National) and, not least, an epic story (but mostly true) like that of Hugh Glass, fur trapper in America unexplored in the early nineteenth century, slaughtered by a grizzly and betrayed by his companions, who died and rose and dropped in a hostile nature and beautiful, her skin torn held together only by virtue of the feeling of revenge. The greatest value of Revenant is able to maintain a balance between the miraculous narrative tension that never decreases in the two and a half hours of film, and a poetic tone / contemplative style Terrence Malick, which remains the greatest singer of the American nature. The closest reference in Revenant, however, could be the metaphysical western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), but without its excessive delays and forced silence. The camera of Inarritu accompanies the journey of Glass at extremely close distances without fear of tarnish on his breath or difficult to stain of his blood: the author of Revenant is there, with your feet in the snow and in the water along with his protagonist, regardless of frost, of pain and fear. And we are with him. In this film, someone will continue to prefer Birdman, more programmatically artsy and ambitious, but others (including this writer) remain convinced that Revenant is the best film of Iñárritu: a majestic tale that no one detail too, where everything appears to be spontaneous , essential, and at the same time checked in every minimally.