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Highly Suspect Reviews: Hostiles

3 Submitted by on Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:33

Christian Bale is a VERY tired soldier. In 1892, he is right about to be done with the whole thing when his captain gives him one last order to fulfill: take this dying Cheyenne war chief they have in custody, and his family, on a LONG trip back to their tribal lands in Montana so he can die there. Having fought the Native Americans for years in a bloody and protracted war, Bale isn’t happy about it and the trip with him and several other folks (including Timothee Chalamet, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, and eventually Ben Foster) starts off on kind of a tense note, to say the least. Even worse when they come across a shell-shocked widow (Rosamund Pike) whose whole family had just been slaughtered in front of her by the Commanche. But somehow, along the way, these characters change, and to very interesting effect. Frank and Chris, who review this for your pleasure, were quite surprised that there wasn’t considerably more hullabaloo in awards season for this quiet but extremely intense western. Check out their review here.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.