The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

I’ll admit to being a sucker for anything with the Coens’ imprimatur on, and this was a deliciously quirky if somewhat oddly formatted piece. Can’t say that all 6 of the short stories really grabbed me, and in fact having established the format with the despatch of the titular Scruggs, I found myself wanting to know a lot more about him!  Liz gave this one a swerve, because he was the singular most annoying cowboy-figure I think cinema’s ever seen. Although I found it hard watching Liam Neeson in anything Western-styled without it making me think of him lying unconscious with a daisy up his arse from A Million Ways To Die In The West. 👍