BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, THE
Winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, the Coen brothers' endlessly surprising Western anthology boasts a star-studded cast (Liam Neeson, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Brendan Gleeson, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root, Harry Melling, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan) and an epic aesthetic that demands to be seen on the big screen. Ranging from absurd to profound, six distinct vignettes follow the adventures of several outlaws and settlers on the American frontier — a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling toward an uncertain future and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride. DIR/SCR/PROD Joel Coen, Ethan Coen; PROD Megan Ellison, Robert Graf, Sue Naegle. U.S., 2018, color, 133 min. RATED R
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