As the new documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom 'Being Frank' opens in cinemas, rediscover this offbeat comedy inspired by his life and based on the memoir by Jon Ronson.
A young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal, 'The Kindergarten Teacher').
★★★★ "Profoundly weird – and perhaps also weirdly profound" - Kate Muir, The Times
★★★★ "A weird, wonderful movie that dances to a different beat" - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★ "Beguiling tragicomic fable" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian