On Aug. 31, 2018, Netflix released the original movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which is currently playing in a few select theatres and is also available on Netflix. The film, written and directed by the Coen brothers, is an anthology of six short films that all take place in the post-Civil War settling of the West. It features numerous A-list actors, such as Tim Blake Nelson, Bill Heck, James Franco, and Liam Neeson. The film’s message seems to be stories never die but people do. This is an intriguing thought on its own but is poorly executed in this movie.