The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ★★★★

At one time I had Netflix. The horror selection sucked balls and there were a bunch of titles 25 years old that you could just own on blu-ray for a couple dollars each used. Everything was also poorly rated for whatever reason. I say that, to say this: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is too good for Netflix. It would be like seeing The Hustler on MTV.

The acting, score, sound and set design are all incredible. This feels and more importantly, sounds like a western. I would rather have just one long story involving a lot of these characters instead of “here’s a short story. Okay, now another short story” but I’m not going to bitch too much about a Coen Brothers movie. It’s beautifully crafted the way it is. While Deadwood may have been more of what the West actually was, this film is a love letter to the Western genre.

Honestly, even though everyone (including myself) kisses their asses, I think the Coens still might be underrated.

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