Short Cuts
First screened in June 1998; most recently screened in August 2011
Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Tim Robbins, Madeleine Stowe, Fred Ward, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Lori Singer, Annie Ross, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Lyle Lovett, Zane Cassidy, Jack Lemmon, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis, Andi Chapman, Michael Beach, Jarrett Lennon, Robert DoQui, Margery Bond, Deborah Falconer, Susie Cusack, Austin Friel, Cassie Friel, Dustin Friel, Darnell Williams, Alex Trebek. Screenplay: Robert Altman and Frank Barhydt (based on short stories by Raymond Carver).
Twitter Capsule: Tangy surveys of behavior. I'm glad it exists but characters, style, payoffs more truncated than in Nashville, Gosford.

Photo © 1993 Fine Line Features
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: Robert Altman

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Screenplay: Robert Altman & Frank Barhydt
Best Ensemble Cast (Honorary Award)

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Picture (tie); Best Ensemble Cast
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actress (Stowe)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Screenplay

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