Howdy, pardners! It’s been a long day’s ride, so knock that dust off your chaps and take a pew right here by the campfire for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
This here hoedown, streaming on Netflix starting Friday, is a rootin’ tootin’ new movie from those Coen boys, wanted up and down the frontier for spinning yarns like True Grit, No Country for Old Men and The Big Lebowski.
This new wagon train of theirs was originally slated to be a fancy-dan TV show taking the form of an anthology of standalone Western stories. The finished film recounts six campfire tales, gothic spine-tinglers and shaggy-dog stories.
Each chapter opens with the camera…