Netflix is an amazing streaming service with countless movies and television shows to keep one stimulated with content for months on end. Last year Netflix would end up delivering two films to the public that were regarded at the Oscars; the Oscar-winning film, Roma, and the Oscar-nominated movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
I haven’t seen Roma yet but I did watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs after my mother saw it and said it was a must-see. And when I learned that Joel and Ethan Coen– writers/directors of Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men–had made it my intrigue rose considerably. Sure enough, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is easily one of the best movies I have ever seen.
It tells six stories over a two hour and thirteen-minute runtime that range from cynically comedic and disturbingly dark to rivetingly triumphant and slightly horrifying. Joel and Ethan Coen take their brilliant genius of storytelling back to the Old West in a stunning fashion that leaves one reeling by the film’s conclusion.
I love Westerns and this movie reminded me why. No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie of all time and The Ballad of the Buster Scruggs is definitely another film I will add to My Favorites list.
It’s also a rather interesting movie because it’s, in part, a musical as well. But don’t let this make you depict a film that is on part musically with films like An American in Paris or The Wizard of OZ. It may feature some singing but it isn’t at all composed in the classic veins of a musical. Not at all.
General Leia Organa gazed at the hologram before her, at the dwindling numbers of the Resistance and the Zipher clan, of the First Order’s growing might and hunger for bloodshed, and her gaze fell. They had lost.
As soon as the cannons were destroyed Leia knew the battle was over and that the First Order had won. But the fight wasn’t completely finished yet. She needed to get as many members of the Resistance away from the fight as possible.
She pressed a button on the console in front of her.
“Resistance fighters, pull back. I repeat pull back. Retreat to the cruisers and prepare for evacuation.”
My sister and I are unsurprisingly SUPER excited for Episode IX and it seems that my sister has drawn a new piece of beautiful fanart that I had to share with you all. It’s her take on a poster for Episode IX. Here it is.
In her words, this is the story behind the poster: “Balance has been such a central theme of the sequel trilogy (and even the prequels). I wanted to create a poster that represented that notion, but still characterized Rey as benevolent and Kylo as the antagonist.”
Um…awesome! My sister and I have loved movie posters ever since we were children and now we get to share our love for our favorite movies to the world. It’s so much fun!
Last year it was announced that Disney was merging with Fox, shocking the world and igniting the imaginations of millions as we began to envision what a Disney/Fox world in entertainment could look like. Well, as of 12:01am this morning the merger is officially complete and I’m so excited!
That means seeing the Fantastic Four and X-Men as part of the MCU and who knows what other surprises is unbelievably close and I am pumped!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.