Friday September 25, 2020

Film: Entertaining diary of a mad band in a strange place

Cinema: Frank, Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Nationwide, cert 15a, Rating: 4/5. Bad Neighbours, Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Nationwide, cert 16, Rating: 3/5.

11th May, 2014
Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson in Frank.

‘I say: tell everyone everything. I mean, why cover anything up?” The man speaking this line is wearing a papier-mâché head with wide-set painted blue eyes and bee-stung lips. His name is Frank and he’s a singer in a band. The head doesn’t come off. It’s therapeutic. Frank has a certificate.

In the first of director Lenny Abrahamson’s wilful ironies, the man in the...

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