Christian Bale is great in Hostiles, making a relentlessly bleak Western compelling

With Christian Bale starring and Scott Cooper directing, Hostiles wasn’t going to be a thrilling action figure glamorizing the American frontier and the brutal conflicts between Army soldiers and Native Americans. This is something of a deconstruction or reexamination of the Western, an unflinching light shown on narratives that were once celebrated and mythologized. It’s […]