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In the Cut

Director: Jane Campion Run Time: 118 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2003

Starring: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh

As we celebrate Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog this awards season, The FOFIF looks back to her under-appreciated 2003 sexy psychological thriller In the Cut, in which she masterfully subverts the male gaze.

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An English teacher (Meg Ryan) has an affair with a detective (Mark Ruffalo), though she suspects him of murdering a woman.