Hostiles

“Hostiles” was one of the best reviewed films of 2017. There has been no awards coverage for the film though. It’s a western that deals with a calvary officer whose final assignment is to transport a family of Native Americans from New Mexico to Montana, their burial grounds. The officer hates them. Joining the troop is a woman whose entire family is murdered by a band of renegade Cheyenne. Stoically acted by Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, the film starts off slow, but as the story progresses, becomes very compelling. Like any good western there is a lot of shooting and violence, but not the gratuitous kind. This is not a mainstream film, but if you like well constructed stories with good acting, it is worth seeing.

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