Film of the day: Hostiles

Christian Bale in Hostiles

Scott Cooper writes and directs this thoughtful western, with Christian Bale – who previously worked with 2013’s Cooper on Out of the Furnace. Bale plays a grizzled US cavalry who has known nothing but blood and dust and carries a deep-rooted hatred for native Americans.
Perversely, his last mission before retirement is to safely escort cancer-stricken Cheyenne warrior Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi, superb) to his Montana homeland, an assignment that’s complicated when his troupe come across traumatised New Mexico homesteader Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike). Her husband and children have just been brutally murdered by a Comanche war party.
Hostiles – Sky Cinema

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