Film Club: A first look at The Revenant, with a stop in Chi-Raq

One day, two long and ambitious movies. Back at Farmhouse Tavern, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky talk about why they admire Spike Lee’s pointed Chi-Raq, even while acknowledging that little about this modernized take on Lysistrata actually works. From there, they offer early thoughts on another highly-anticipated movie they caught just a few hours later: the visceral Western revenge drama The Revenant, from Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu, which opens this Christmas.

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