The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2018.  Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Television, Mike Zoss Productions.  Screenplay by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, segment All Gold Canyon based on a story by Jack London, segment The Gal Who Got Rattled inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen,…

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The Missing

BBB (out of 5) At the beginning of Ron Howard’s western, Cate Blanchett plays a “healer” (unlicensed doctor) and rancher whose long-absent father (Tommy Lee Jones) visits her years after having abandoned her and her mother to go and live with a Native tribe. Her boyfriend (Aaron Eckhart) welcomes him easily enough, but she is far…

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Django Unchained

BBBB.5 (out of 5) In mid-nineteenth century America, with the institution of slavery still the strong backbone of the economy in the South, bounty hunter Christoph Waltz frees Jamie Foxx and takes him along with him on his cross-country adventures. Initially the two are united because Foxx knows three of Waltz’s targets by sight and can help…

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