Wed, 28 August 2013
Erin and Paul examine two films about homely men who get turned into handsome men, only to find that handsomeness doesn't solve everything. First: SECONDS, John Frankenheimer's long-out-of-circulation 1966 thriller about a middle-aged banker who reinvents himself as a studly bohemian artist through the services of a mysterious corporation; then, JOHNNY HANDSOME, Walter Hill's 1989 crime flick about a badly deformed criminal who gets a chance at a new life after undergoing radical facial surgery, but who cannot resist the chance to get revenge on his double-crossing former associates. Handsome Rock Hudson or handsome Mickey Rourke: which will prevail?
Plus: quick takes on LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER, BLUE JASMINE, and CLEAR HISTORY.