Movies,  Television

A Few Notes on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Tonight, just under the wire between 2018 and 2019, my wife and I got to watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Cohen Brothers’ latest flick. Once I’ve had some time to think about it, I’m sure I’ll write a more detailed review, but for now the short of it is I enjoyed it.

Here are a few stray, spoiler-free observations:

-This film has many messages for us, not the least being the importance of antibiotics, hot running water, and laundry detergent.

-I’ll watch anything featuring Stephen Root and/or Tim Blake Nelson.

-I now realize Tom Waits and Nick Nolte could easily play grizzled old twins. This needs to happen.

-Dysentery wasn’t the only bad thing that could happen on the Oregon Trail.

-Brendan Gleeson has a delightful singing voice, even when the song’s lyrics are downright gloomy.

-No one does a bank-robbery-gone-wrong scene like the Cohen brothers.

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