The Old West is clinically depressed in the grim Christian Bale oater Hostiles

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Hostiles—a twilight-of-the-frontier Western as grim and obvious as its title and tagline (“We are all… Hostiles”), filled with greasy skin and scraggled, dimming landscapes—opens with a Comanche band gruesomely descending on a remote homestead and American soldiers torturing an Apache family in the reddish…

Christian Bale’s mustache is the best thing about Hostiles

We’re back with another edition of Film Club. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are discussing the period Western Hostiles, a film that reunites Christian Bale and director Scott Cooper—their first collaboration being 2013’s Out Of The Furnace—for an original story about a…

Christian Bale is teaming up with Scott Cooper again, this time on a Western

Things aren’t so quiet on the Western front this morning—following the news of some forward movement on that Dark Tower adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has just learned that Christian Bale will team up with his Out Of The Furnace director Scott Cooper for the Western drama Hostiles. Cooper, who helped bring Black…

Black Mass director to continue “nothing but colors” plan with White Knight

Despite helming Jeff Bridges’ Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart, and then a bunch of great actors in the underperforming Out Of The Furnace, it wasn’t until his gangster flick Black Mass that director Scott Cooper experienced real opening-weekend success. The movie, starring Johnny Depp as a sentient advertisement for…

Chicago, see Johnny Depp in Black Mass early and for free

Though he’s certainly been around, it feels like it’s been a while since we’ve seen something from Johnny Depp to actually look forward to. Thankfully, this fall there’s Black Mass, a biopic about Boston mobster “Whitey” Bulger that allows Depp to dig into yet another flashy “character,” while (hopefully) giving him…