This is the second movie from Everett Lewis that I have seen, and it shall be the last. I am actually angry that I bothered watching as much as I did (it wasn't long before I started to fast-forward). Lewis apparently casts his oeuvre based on looks, with a special affinity for well-toned torsos, and little-to-no regard for acting ability. The cast is comprised of amateurs down the line, and only worsened by the contribution by Dale Dymkoski whose forced accent (southern?) is so disgusting that it is impossible to watch any scene in which he appears. Was there a screenplay? Or was it pasted together from war stories found on the internet? There is not one second in this mess that feels true to life, or makes any logical sense. Guess what: all the Arabic character are closeted gays! How convenient. I could apply many of these comments to the other Lewis movie which I suffered through, "Lucky Bastard." This man is a charlatan and why he gets praise as some kind of LGBTQ+ ground-breaker is beyond my comprehension. I have a large collection of New Queer Cinema (about 100 titles) from around the world, and perhaps four or five are from America, which remains light-years behind even Hungary and Israel. If you are looking for a true auteur in this genre, look no farther than Marco Berger, the incredibly talented Argentine director. Or does the prospect of subtitles scare you away?
Price (Bryce Blais)goes to a Middle East country on a pretext of being a tourist. However his real purpose is to find his best friend/lover Bo (Drew Boylan) who suddenly disappear without a...
January 12, 2021