Modern movie stardom is dependent on many things, but perhaps none more so than well-known, good-looking faces appearing in new films.
So what would make a high-profile actor decide to spend most of a movie wearing a cartoon face that renders him unrecognizable? And apart from a sense of masochistic mischief, what would prompt someone to make a movie with just that conceit?
It's a question that will be running through your head with Magnolia Films' release Friday of a new indie dramedy "Frank," directed by the Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson and starring Michael Fassbender.
"Head" is a key word, since Fassbender — of course famous as Magneto in...