The independent zombie movie has been put through its paces so many times that it’s shocking to see a filmmaker do anything special with it -- which makes D. Kerry Prior’s The Revenant
all the more refreshing. It’s a pitch-black comedy meets a buddy film meets a fascinating character study; the movie covers a lot of ground tonally, yet it’s never disjointed. In addition, the acting feels fresh -- especially between the two male leads -- and despite its meager budget, the production doesn’t look cheap at all. Add in a script with numerous twists and turns, as well as a truly inspired ending, and The Revenant
reveals itself as a bona fide contender for cu...