Stiff and awkward. It took me four tries over three weeks to finally get through this one.
The Coen Brothers seem to be going through a phase of making movies where they explore film genres without really worrying about the story that would make them work as stand-alone movies. That's really what Hail, Ceasar! was and it is even more true with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. In some ways, this film works better since all of these separate stories keep people from expecting a larger connective narrative. Really, it is just another example of the Coens…