The Coen Brothers are back with another western only this time it’s not a gritty reimagining of a classic or a gritty modern take; instead, we get the Ballad of Buster Scruggs, an almost polar opposite journey into the genre. Ballad of Buster Scruggs already did its requisite small theatrical run and premieres on Netflix November 16 of 2018.

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About Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Official Description: An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.

Ballad of Buster Scruggs looks like a happy hybrid of the Coen’s more grounded work and their more fanciful stuff like O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The cast is stellar, and you can rest assured that these directors know how to tell an interesting story. For Netflix, it’s another addition to the growing number of A-list directors who are working with the streaming service to create new content that’s otherwise drowned out by the endless barrage of blockbusters.

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Ballad of Buster Scruggs features a cast that includes …

Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs
Willie Watson as The Kid
James Franco as Cowboy
Stephen Root as Teller
Liam Neeson as Impresario
Harry Melling as Artist
Zoe Kazan as Alice Longabaugh
Bill Heck as Billy Knapp
Tom Waits as Prospector
Tyne Daly as Lady
Brendan Gleeson as Irishman

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Full disclosure, I’m a sucker for an anthology series, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs looks worth every single second. The trailer is filled with that Coen Brother energy and attitude. It seems zany and yet will undoubtedly be a lot more grounded in its humanistic story. That is the Coen Brothers way after all. And hey, if you already have Netflix, like millions of the rest of us, it’s yet another reason to pat yourself on the back for signing up for the streaming service that keeps on giving.

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