Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, the great Tim Blake Nelson is at his best in the wonderful western Old Henry. That revisionist genre take leads the charge this week, but it’s hardly the only thing of note hitting shelves. The slate also includes Respect, among plenty of others. Read on for more…
Tim Blake Nelson (who I interviewed here) has rarely been better than he is in this film. Old Henry is a terrific showcase for a deeply underrated and incredibly talented actor. If you love Nelson, this character study is an absolute must see. Here is a bit from my review of the movie:
No matter how much he’s praised, Tim Blake Nelson is still an underrated talent. Whenever there’s a chance to showcase him, Nelson makes the most of it. Old Henry, a rare leading role for him, is an excellent example of that. Not only is it a great vehicle for the talented actor, it gives him an incredibly juicy part to play. Watching him in Old Henry is a pleasure, one that extends to the film on the whole. A revisionist-type western, it manages to have a modern take on a very old genre, while still retaining its classic feel. Especially if you love Nelson or the genre, you’ll be delighted by this one.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Sixth Season (TV)
Emily in Paris: Season One (TV)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Complete Series (TV)
The Outsiders (in 4K)
Saved By The Bell (2021): The Complete First Season (TV)
Snowpiercer: The Complete Second Season (TV)
Younger: The Complete Series (TV)
No Criterion releases this week (sorry!). Stay tuned for more next week!