Tagged Western

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coens, 2018)

The Coens’ hot streak continues—and rather surprisingly at that—with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, an anthology of six Western-style shorts that are bridged only by their stunningly-rendered vistas and grim depictions of mortality and isolation. I say “surprisingly” because anthology films are a risky undertaking in general, as the shorts therein can vary wildly in quality.…

Let the Corpses Tan (Cattet & Forzani, 2017)

Let the Corpses Tan, the latest from Belgian team Cattet & Forzani, is a deliriously degenerate mash-up of spaghetti western, giallo and poliziotteschi that does more than arrest the eye: it positively holds it captive. Never mind the barebones story, about a vicious gang trying to hide their horde of stolen gold in sun-drenched Corsica.…