31. 'Wild Bill' (1995)
If you want to watch Jeff Bridges kill people for 98
minutes, here's your chance. That's not actually fair to Walter Hill's
ambitious, elliptical, ultra-violent re-telling of the Wild Bill Hickok legend.
But the film works on repetition and stasis: Over and over, we watch the gruff,
unchanging Wild Bill gun down anyone who dares cross him. We eventually become
de-sensitized to all this killing – and then Hill turns the tables on us, with
an extended finale in which Hickok faces off against men who've
come for retribution. It's an interesting experiment, but it doesn’t always
work. But Bridges plays the myth more than the man, which seems to be the idea.