Double Bill: DEATH BECOMES HER and THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Two dark comedies (containing light horror-movie homages) about plastic surgery and perfect skin quality, and about love, death, longing, and female beauty, each featuring an impressive mansion owned by a brilliant yet troubled plastic surgeon who carries an obsessive, determined and ultimately crippling love/adulation for a beautiful woman. Each features unusual, fantasy elements regarding beauty (magical youth potions and science-fiction skincare breakthroughs). Each screenplay is fun, twisty, dark, mulling weighty topics with fun, and each would be even stronger yet if they’d dropped the final 15 seconds.