Reaction Weekend

Way out west

Review - 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Dir. Coen Brothers

BY Will Hutton   /  23 November 2018

New on Netflix is the Coen brother’s deeply entertaining anthology western, an all-singing, all-dancing paean to oaters of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, or to quote its full title: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier… “With Color Plates”, of course. Each of the film’s six episodes, all of which vary in tone and style, are presented as Westerns from an old storybook whose pages are turned by a phantom hand, closing one tale to begin another.