‘Hostiles’ Editor Tom Cross On Cutting Scott Cooper’s Psychological Western

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Shortly before winning his first Oscar and an ACE Eddie award for 
La La Land, absorbed in the limelight of one of the year’s most highly acclaimed films, editor Tom Cross was in a very different headspace as he cut Scott Cooper’s dark, often brutal Western Hostiles, attempting to bring a depth and a psychological dimension to Cooper’s take on a classic American genre. Working with Cross on his first feature, Crazy Heart—where he served as an assistant editor—Cooper…