Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper writes and directs this satisfyingly old-school western, with Christian Bale - who previously worked with Cooper on 2013's Out of the Furnace - starring as Captain Joseph J Blocker, a close-to-retirement military man who's seemingly known nothing but blood and dust. For political reasons he's been tasked with safely escorting cancer-stricken Cheyenne warrior Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi, superb) to his Montana homeland, a mission that's complicated when his party come across traumatised New Mexico homesteader Rosalee Quaid (Rosamund Pike). Her husband and children have just been brutally murdered by a Comanche war band, so Blocker steps up to act as protector.
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Scott Shepherd, Ava Cooper, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jonathan Majors, Adam Beach, Timothée Chalamet, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster, Stephen Lang