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Cutting Moments (1997)

 -  Short | Drama | Horror  -  8 November 1997 (USA)
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In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his... See full summary »

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In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment. Written by Johnny Camden

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The title of this short "Cutting Moments" was also used for a feature compilation of this short and four others, Crack Dog, Don't Nag Me, The Principles of Karma (1996) and Bowl of Oatmeal (1996). See more »

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The shadow of the boom is cast on Sarah all through the dinner scene. See more »

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7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

yep, this ones amazing. A lot of films try to convey a certain feeling of nausea and hopelessness. A lot of "exploitation" films try to shock and disgust, give you that certain resonating "icky" feeling. A lot of films have had success in this endeavor, but Douglas buck's "cutting moments" by far takes the cake. In less than 30 minutes you're completely devastated but some of the most horrific imagery and gut wrenching subject matter ever captured on film. Ihad read a lot about this film, so i shelled out the cash for buck's trilogy of short films (the other two are also good, but nowhere near the caliber of "cutting moments"). I sat down to watch with two of my cinephile friends who are equally as desensitized as me, by the end i just felt gross, i wished i had never seen this film, honestly this is the only film i've ever seen that truly disturbed me, my friends also felt the same way. The film is NOT exploitation by any means, it's very well done, extremely moody, and just exudes a certain power over your emotions. This one stuck with me for a long time. bottom line: this film is REALLY, REALLY, good. Disturbing cinema is some of my favorite but this is on a wholly different level than most disturbing cinema out there. Just because you're a fan of miike, or korine, or because you enjoyed "salo" or "cannibal Holocaust" DOESEN'T mean you can handle this one. Recommended only to those with very thick skin who are interested in being moved a certain way. But, truth be told....any film that can resonate with me as much as this one did is worthy of my praise and admiration. Buck really created something great with this one. 10/10


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