The Coen Brothers’ ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is a Wild Western Treat

Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a Netflix release, originally (and they say erroneously) reported as a television series. But it’s easy to understand the confusion; it’s an anthology film, the first they’ve ever made, six stories of varying length and tone, bound only by the shared setting of […]

Liam Neeson says that a horse he acted with before recognized him on the set of his new movie with the Coen Brothers

Universal At the New York Film Festival, Liam Neeson said that a horse on the set of the Coen Brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” remembered him from another movie they shot together. Neeson says he knows the horse remembered him because “he whinnied when he saw me, and pawed the ground.” Neeson did not […]

Book Excerpt: The Secrets and Lies of the Coen Brothers’ ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’

One of the pleasures of the big, handsome, mid-to-late career monographs that Abrams Books has made a specialty (they also released Matt Zoller Seitz’s books on Wes Anderson and Oliver Stone, and Tom Shone’s volumes on Martin Scorsese and, this fall, Quentin Tarantino) is that they allow us to appreciate the “minor” entries of those […]

Daily Podcast: Mission: Impossible, Ant-Man, Coen Bros, MIB, Hamilton, Enter the Dragon and Buffy The Vampire Slayer

On the July 25, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista we’ll discuss the latest news, including Mission: Impossible – Fallout budget, Ant-Man and the Wasp cut cameo, the formula for box office success, The Coen Brothers convert a tv series […]

‘Brothers’ Nest’ is a Merciless Australian Thriller Cut from Coen Brothers Cloth [SXSW]

There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before […]

The Water Cooler: The Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Pillars of the Earth, and a Coen Brothers Simulator

Welcome to The Water Cooler, a feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: Chris Evangelista starts the Martin Scorsese MasterClass, Hoai-Tran Bui reads The Pillars of the Earth, Jacob Hall plays Fiasco, and Ben Pearson reads A Knight of the […]

Argentina's Answer to the Coen Brothers

If the Coen brothers are America’s subversive siblings celebrated for making movies that cause audiences to snicker, squirm and grind their teeth, then this Argentine screenwriter could be the Coens’ long-lost stepbrother. Andrés Duprat, 53, is the screenwriter behind The Artist (2008), The Man Next Door (2009) and The Distinguished Citizen (2016),a comedy-drama that won […]

Netflix Picks Up the Coen Brothers’ Anthology Series, ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

The Coen Brothers’ venture into anthology series territory with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs became public knowledge back in January, and now it seems that the directorial bros have skipped straight to the peakiest of peak-TV territory. Scruggs, The Hollywood Reporterjust announced, will be a Netflix series. The Coen Brothers’ statement about this is, simply, “We’re streaming, motherfuckers!” The project […]

Netflix Lassos the Coen Brothers’ Western Series ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Joel and Ethan Coen‘s first TV project, the Western anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, has landed at Netflix. And on brand for the Coen brothers, they announced the production with some choice words that aren’t publishable in the first paragraph. Avert your children’s ears. “We are streaming motherfuckers!” said Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. “The Coens are visionary […]

The Coen Brothers are bringing the Wild West to Netflix

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their considerable filmmaking chops to Netflix for an anthology series about the American West. The brothers will write and direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which will feature six different stories about life on the frontier and star Coen brothers veteran Tim Blake Nelson as the eponymous Buster. The […]