Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way ★★★★½

90

Jeff Bridges, John Heard, and Lisa Eichhorn are a triple-threat in this melancholic and weary neo-noir. No longer is it a revelation that our American institutions failed us - we acknowledge them as the enemy - but what is there to do about it? This gnaws at the harrowing reality of our own apathy. It's fitting that Jordan Cronenweth's (DP on Blade Runner and Stop Making Sense) look for this film is barely in color, because it feels like a transitional film into ambiguity, distanced from the black and white ways that we discuss our collective sorrow and trauma. Gorgeous and unsettling.