THE REVENANT
2015, 20th Century Fox, 156 min, USA, Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu

The life of explorer Hugh Glass inspired this visceral adventure set in the 1820s. Golden Globe winner Leonardo DiCaprio is unforgettable as Glass, who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear but survives to track down his betrayer (Tom Hardy). Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, production designer Jack Fisk and costume designer Jacqueline West have defied the elements to bring some truly amazing imagery to the screen - not since DELIVERANCE has a film so powerfully captured both the beauty and the violence of the American wilderness.


CANDYMAN
1992, Sony Repertory, 99 min, USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Perhaps the greatest horror film of the ’90s is this cerebral and chilling classic by director Bernard Rose, based on Clive Barker's short story “The Forbidden.” Virginia Madsen plays a grad student researching urban legends when she comes across the tale of Candyman, a frightening one-armed man who appears when you say his name into a mirror five times; he’s played brilliantly by Tony Todd. Score by Philip Glass.


ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
2004, Focus Features, 108 min, USA, Dir: Michel Gondry

Director Michel Gondry and writer Charlie Kaufman’s second collaboration earned them a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for this unusual sci-fi romance, hailed by Entertainment Weekly, Paste Magazine and many others as one of the best films of the 2000s. After a break-up, Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet have their memories of each other erased by the Lacuna corporation, but the former lovers remain joined by fate.


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