The Revenant is the Best Picture of the year (VIDEO).

The Revenant Is the Best Picture of the Year

The Revenant Is the Best Picture of the Year

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Feb. 17 2016 10:00 AM

The Revenant Is the Best Picture of the Year

Yes, Iñárritu should win for the second year in a row.

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In our series “The Best Case for Best Picture,” Slate staffers and critics mount their strongest argument for the movie they think should win the Oscars’ biggest prize. It won’t be easy: They’ll also have to contend against the counterarguments of Slate culture editor Dan Kois.

This time, Alan Scherstuhl tries to convince Kois to bask in the way The Revenant turns excuciating physical discomfort into high art.

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Alan Scherstuhl is the film editor at Voice
Media Group.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.

Jacob T. Swinney is a video essayist, filmmaker, and cinephile.