Faces
First screened in April 1998 / Most recently screened in May 2016
Director: John Cassavetes. Cast: John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Lynn Carlin, Fred Draper, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Joanne Moore Jordan, Dorothy Gulliver, Darlene Conley. Screenplay: John Cassavetes.

Twitter Capsule: An interesting movie, and even more so as a challenge to what movies are. We never fully get these folks—part of the point.

VOR:   You say tomato, I say tomahto, you say an apotheosis of Cassavetes's renegade vision, I say a fascinating sketch toward a style that fully flourishes later. Either way, indispensable.



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Not yet reviewed in full. B+

(in April 1998: B)


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Lynn Carlin
Best Supporting Actor: Seymour Cassel
Best Original Screenplay: John Cassavetes

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Actor (Marley); Pasinetti Award
National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actor (Cassel); Best Screenplay

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