Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, we have Denzel Washington again playing the title character in The Equalizer 3. We also have an under-seen Sam Elliott film coming to Blu-ray in The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot. Throw in a new Criterion Collection release and it’s a nice little eclectic slate. Read on for more…
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
Not only is this unusually named film surprisingly moving, it’s actually one of the best performances to date from Sam Elliott. It’s best left discovered for yourself, but this mix of genre, pathos, and superb character work makes it well worth seeking out. Now that The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is available on Blu-ray, it’s a perfect opportunity to do so!
The Nun II
Sound of Freedom
The Last Picture Show
From The Criterion Collection: “One of the key films of the American seventies cinema renaissance, The Last Picture Show is set in the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen. This aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybill Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal work in the career of invaluable film historian and director Peter Bogdanovich.”