8:00 PM, 4th May, 2005
The Final Cut is a fascinating film based on an innovative implant, the Zoe chip which is implanted into the brain prenatally. This chip is a black box recorder for humans as it records everything a human sees and hears until their death. After death, the chip is removed and a 'cutter' is hired to reduce the thousands of hours into a two-hour feature which is shown to friends and family at a 'Rememory'. For one expert cutter, Alan Hakman (Williams), his life is full of other people's lives and Alan is the one people seek out to turn less than perfect lives into inspirational rememories. But when Alan is confronted with a dire moral dilemma involving his most recent job of a disreputable businessman's life and the man who wants to bring his empire down (Caviezel), Alan is chased by a confronting decision.
Williams's performance is fantastic as the cutter who has seen the worst humanity has to offer go by his eyes every day. He seems to have taken into himself the meaninglessness the images and sounds of a life he did not live hold. With strong performances by Sorvino and Caviezel, and a very interesting subject The Final Cut is a must see thriller.