The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
DIRECTOR: JOEL COEN, ETHAN COEN
CAST: ZOE KAZAN, TIM BLAKE NELSON, JAMES FRANCO, LIAM NEESON, TOM WAITS, TYNE DALY
Joel and Ethan Coen, Bill Heck, and Zoe Kazan in person [Sold out]
The Coens’ six-episode anthology film has an Old West setting, but at times feels closer to a horror film, bringing together stories of singing cowboys, dapper desperados, grizzled prospectors, itinerant thespians, and other fringe-dwellers, tied together by a twisted sense of humor and an abiding air of creeping death. A crowning achievement in a career that has been filled with them, displaying the brothers’ gift for casting to type, giving iconic, star-making roles to relative unknowns like Bill Heck, while rendering famous actors like Liam Neeson in an entirely new (and sinister) light.