Director: Lenny Abrahamson. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal. 95 min. Rated R. UK/Ireland. Comedy/Drama.
Rocker wannabe joins an eccentric band (aren't they all?) lead by a musician with a big fake head. I know, it's so odd. But with some patience, you'll find this an extremely brave and poignant film. Some of the symbolism ("fake" head, shattered head) is obvious, but the film is mostly open to interpretation. My take: it's a more complicated rendering of one Woody Allen film, that some eccentricities are better left untouched. As with any Fassbender movie (even when he has a big fake head on), I found this recommendable. Guaranteed to hum the ending song when it's over.