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'Frank' an offbeat dive through the looking glass of creativity
'Frank' an offbeat dive through the looking glass of creativity

Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic "Frank" has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from and where it might all go. With the ability to be true to itself and its own eccentric vision, "Frank" is on the same page with its protagonist and namesake, the enigmatic lead singer of an avant-garde rock band with a deliberately unpronounceable name (The Soronprfbs), a man never seen without a huge fiberglass head with a cartoonish face painted on it. Exceptionally played by Michael Fassbender, making fine use of his voice and his body, Frank is both charismatic and...

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