Once again, we turn to the wide openings to see us through this incredibly stinky period in the cinematic calendar. John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer opened wide today in 1990… four years after its film festival premier. As you may have guessed from the title, it’s a light-heartened romp about a little girl who adopts a kitten.
In the Seriously Old School department. FW Murnau’s silent classic The Last Laugh opened in the U.S. today in 1925. The film was a major hit and helped cement Murnau’s reputation as one of the leading voices in German Expressionism. His game-changing Sunrise followed just two years later.