What happens when you take “The Revenant,” “Last House on the Left,” and anchor it with the BRUTAL truth of what the British were really doing while colonizing other lands in the 1800s, well you get “The Nightingale.”

Jennifer Kent is relentless is depicting the horrors of the times and creates a gothic hellscape Down Under.

Hats off to Baykali Ganambarr and Aisling Franciosi for the performances, which are as good as any you’ll see all year.

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