The 35L is certainly better than you think in terms of sharpness. Your shots are focused differently, look at the eyebrows, and exposed/lit differently. Which camera did you use, BTW? Here is a crop of my 35L on the 5D2, wide open, from the rule of thirds point:EDIT:
Default parameters in LR, as usual.
And here are your comparisons:
BTW, does this site allow links to commercial sites?