Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, … The Ballad of Buster Scruggs isn’t a ballad, as the title suggests, and nor is it really a film, as the format suggests. Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. It stars Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Harry Melling, Bill Heck, and Tom Waits, and features six vignettes that take place on the American frontier. The stories all rest on a pivotal time period for the people of America – a time of growth, expansion, unfettered violence and change which no-one could ever come back from. Roundtable: Indigenous directors discuss the "savages" in the Coens' latest western. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen.

It’s a collection of stories set in the late 1890’s that focus on the ins and outs of Frontier life in America. With Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 American western anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers.