One of my favorite short films. Lung Leg can barely get out her lines, but maybe neither can her character, a teenager speaking out against her oppressive parents for the first time. She has such incredible anger and energy, combining into ferocity. It’s one of my favorite performances. And I always forget how funny Karen Finley is in it, too! Her sweater advice to her daughter is the best!
I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.