Reviews

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) and related work:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) IMDb

Seen in 2019.

Anthology of Westerns. It does indeed benefit from being seen in sequence without major interupption.

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“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

Smooth and eerie satire.

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“Near Algodones” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

Bank robbery.

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“Meal Ticket” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

I don’t see why the performer never says anything except the poetry he’s rehearsed.

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“All Gold Canyon” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

Prospecting.

Though not the most plausible, this is the most sincerely produced genre Western in the collection, and it’s good.

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“The Gal Who Got Rattled” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

The Oregon trail.

A period drama, and the best chapter. As a rule, US costume romances are terrible. This is a notable exception, finely structured and highly plausible with the possible exception of the self-destructive American war party.

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“The Mortal Remains” (2018)

Seen in 2019.

Secretly allegory. The horror trope isn’t new, but it’s very well implemented.

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