The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Review

Six of the West: Coen Bros. Release Minor, Uneven Collection of Frontier Short Stories

In thinking about the anthology form in cinema, Joel and Ethan Coen would probably be as good as any in tackling an entire set of tales by their own selves. They have the range and the talent to make even fleeting moments come alive, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs shows that time and time again. And yet there are inherent limitations in assembling unrelated stories on top of one another, meaning that the latest piece of Western extravaganza from the True Grit and No Country for Old Men filmmakers isn’t consistently left standing at the end of these quick-fire duels.…
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