Western

The Drover’s Wife

By David Jenkins

Leah Purcell writes, directs and stars in this violent psychological western about a Bushwoman defending her lonesome patch.

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The Power of the Dog

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Jane Campion’s claustrophobic, slow-burn western dials up the queer subtext of Thomas Savage’s source novel.

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The Harder They Fall

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jeymes Samuel’s supremely violent revenge thriller is a bold and bloody reinvention of the movie western.

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Cry Macho

By Charles Bramesco

At 91, Clint Eastwood delivers a low-slung neo-western charmer about an old dude taking one final shot at redemption.

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News of the World

By Charles Bramesco

Tom Hanks saddles up for a classically-styled western about a Civil War veteran who rescues an orphaned girl.

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Let Him Go

By Leslie Byron Pitt

Kevin Costner and Diane Lane venture across state lines in search of their grandson in this slow-burn western.

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The Sisters Brothers

By Hannah Strong

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly saddle up for director Jacques Audiard’s lighthearted western.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

By Adam Woodward

Joel and Ethan Coen’s six-part anthology western might just be the crowning achievement of their illustrious career.

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Donkeyote

By Romy Somerset

A tender, evocative portrait of a man named Manolo and his trusty donkey sidekick, Gorrión.

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The Rider

By David Jenkins

Writer/director Chloé Zhao’s spellbinding second feature is a wistful ode to a bygone America.

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Western

By Manuela Lazic

A solitary protagonist searches for human connection in this vibrant drama from director Valeska Grisebach.

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Hostiles

By David Jenkins

Christian Bale gives it his actorly all as a jaded cavalry gunslinger in Scott Cooper’s dour, old-timey western.

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Brimstone

By Adam Lee Davies

A host of star names can’t salvage this grim thriller-western from director Martin Koolhoven.

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The Magnificent Seven

By David Jenkins

Antoine Fuqua drags the beloved 1960 all-star dad western kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

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Hell or High Water

By Manuela Lazic

Jeff Bridges gives his best performance in years in this timely crime caper from David Mackenzie.

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The Keeping Room

By Christina Newland

Brit Marling leads a band of sisters in arms in this gritty American Civil War drama.

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The Hateful Eight

By Adam Woodward

Quentin Tarantino’s bloody, bloated ensemble western is overshadowed by his own inflated ego.

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