Indie Film Review

Perfectly Good Moment

Cyclops At The Cinema

Jamie Toth, The Somewhat Cyclops
3 min readJul 28, 2023


Trigger Warning: Perfectly Good Moment is definitely an adult-themed movie — and one that explores sex, abuse, and violence — so this review contains those sorts of subjects (and so does the film!).

Perfectly Good Moment is a smart psychosexual thriller that explores the relationship between Ruby (Amanda Jane Stern) and David(Stephen Carlile) — a relationship that started when she was 19 and he was 34. This film isn’t content to just play to the tropes — instead it refocuses, reinvigorates, and reshapes the entire genre. Perfectly Good Moment is a daring exploration of the power dynamic between Ruby and David. The award-winning, 72 minute long feature will be making its premiere in the Pacific Northwest as part of the three-day West Sound Film Festival. Perfecntly Good Moment will be showing Saturday, August 5th at SeeFilm Cinema in Bremerton, Washington. Tickets for the festival are available here.

Perfectly Good Moment engrossed me from its first moments, where we see Ruby and David meet, until its last. Each moment was effective at building a story I found to be both interesting and moving. The beautiful cinematography and engaging story create a well-paced…