The Two Faces of January
First screened in December 2014
Director: Hossein Amini. Cast: Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Daisy Bevan, David Warshofsky, Yigit Özsener. Screenplay: Hossein Amini (based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith). Twitter Capsule:
Utterly uninformative camera. Relations among characters never spark. All three leads drained of charisma.
The kind of high-minded yet frivolous stillbirth they'd film in a Fitzgerald novel or Nathanael West story, to show how even talented people can get sucked into a maw of mediocrity.