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‘Face/Off’ Redux, Incels Without Hate and What It’s Like to Work the Night Shift for a Decade

Everyone’s got a favorite scene from Face/Off: The doves scene; the “I could eat a peach for hours” scene; or every scene where someone puts their hand on someone else’s face. The movie is eminently re-watchable, if only to ask, “But why?!?!”

Some films or franchises ought to be rebooted, if only to capitalize on What Could Have Been — looking at you, Matrix — but Face/Off was so right the first time, to remake it would be to deface (see what I did there?) a work of art.

So don’t deface Face/Off, Paramount. We beg of you.

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