Tue, 18 November 2014
Paul and Erin unfold two films about Playboy bunnies: first, THE HOUSE BUNNY, the 2008 comedy starring Anna Faris as a bunny-in-exile who stumbles into a job as "house mother" for a sorority of unpopular, misfit college coeds; then, STAR 80, Bob Fosse's grim 1983 biopic starring Mariel Hemingway as Dorothy Stratten, a Playmate of the Year whose promising movie career was cut short when she was murdered by her estranged husband. A virtuous boyfriend who works at an old-age home, or a creepy boyfriend who sells homemade mail-order bondage chairs: which will prevail?
Plus, we offer our quick takes on ROSEWATER, FORCE MAJEURE, and GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE. Also: readers name their favourite cinematic chefs!