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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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Harsh.
11 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Cutting Moments is one of those rare films that lives up to its hype. Its bleak, depressing atmosphere makes it comparable to Michael Haneke's Benny's Video or Seventh Contenent, but with Tom Savini gore.

I've seen Inhumanities, Africa Addio, Guinea Pig etc, but the last scene of this film had me dry heaving, thus giving it the dubious privilege of being one of only two movies that ever made me almost physically ill (The other was Brakhage's Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes).

Cutting Moments is so cruel and astonishing you won't believe what you are seeing until it's over and then you won't forget it for a while.

Buck's broke ground in Cutting Moments by marrying realistic dramatic tropes with the iconography of gore films.


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