DVD Obscura: ‘Lean on Pete,’ ‘Ismael’s Ghosts,’ ‘Hitler’s Hollywood’ and Much More

Here are the latest indie, international, documentary, grindhouse, classic and TV titles on home video. We’ve highlighted one pick in each section to get you started.

New Indie

Lean On Pete (Lionsgate) came and went earlier this year to critical praise, a limited theatrical release, and the kind of box office that usually greets critically praised films in limited theatrical release. It’s the latest from director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years) and it’s a beautiful, heartfelt, tough-minded story of a teenage boy named Charley (Charlie Plummer of All the Money in the World) with nowhere to live and no family to care for him. He gets a job at a racetrack tending to a horse named Lean On Pete. His makeshift family there includes the horse trainer (Steve…
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