The Blinding Whiteness of the Coen Brothers’ Wild West

This weekend, I fired up The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new Western from the Coen Brothers. While a great film, it was an exhausting affair.
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I’m a fan of the Coen Bros, and also a fan of Westerns, but I was reluctant to watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for this very reason, I didn’t see any Native or Black people in the trailer. (I also wasn’t sure if it was a drama or a comedy. Knowing the Coens it’s probably uncomfortably both.)