Last week saw the arrival of the first trailer for the revenge/survival thriller “The Revenant,” the new film from recent Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu. From the looks of the trailer, and the reports that the film was shot chronologically on location in the frozen north of Canada, Iñárritu ought to clear space for another batch of awards on his mantel (once that ending is shot). To go along with the first trailer is this new Cinemasters supercut tribute to the director’s limited, but nonetheless impressive, oeuvre.
Featuring scenes from Iñárritu’s debut, “Amores Perros,” the intersecting-lives-dramas “21 Grams” and “Babel” (which together make up “The Death Trilogy”), the Javier Bardem vehicle “Biutiful,” and his most stirring and complex film yet, “Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” the short video highlights the director’s dazzling visuals and his recurring interest in love, family, and the nature of obsession. While the music lacks any resemblance to the percussive score from ‘Birdman,’ the video features songs from Control Machete and M83, among others.
“The Revenant” goes toe-to-toe with the other blood-soaked, snow-covered thriller, “The Hateful Eight,” on Christmas Day. Does the video do Iñárritu’s elaborate and layered work the justice it deserves? Let us know in the comments below.