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Jan 9, 2019

Writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen serve a slab of dark Americana in THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. The Old West anthology film tells six tales with a cast including Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, and Zoe Kazan.

In recommendations, Mark Pfeiffer selects MINDING THE GAP, Bing Liu’s documentary about skateboarding friends in Rockford, Illinois. Paul Markoff picks Doug Liman’s AMERICAN MADE with Tom Cruise as a pilot who flies missions for the CIA and smuggles drugs for the Medellín Cartel.

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THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS clip courtesy Netflix

MINDING THE GAP clip courtesy Hulu

AMERICAN MADE clip courtesy Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Music: "Parasail" by Silent Partner

Recorded December 16, 2018.