Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The past year or so has been a fantastic time for fans of offbeat westerns, with a variety of filmmakers taking on this conic genre and giving it a unique twist. The Keeping Room used the genre to craft a low-key feminist thriller. Bone Tomahawk eased you into a traditional The Searchers riff before taking a brutal left turn into hardcore horror. The Hateful Eight was a spectacular exploration of a nation’s rotten core. The western may be in recession, but it’s never been more interesting than it is right now.
Could Cowboys and Angels continue this trend? The Sundance Film Festival alum hasn’t been generating a ton of buzz, but a new trailer has arrived and it looks like it could fall in line with the recent spate of bizarre and bloody westerns.