Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

campxraysquareFrom vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was to humanise those on both sides of the cell door, but despite two flawless performances, the narrative never comes to life, and the relationship offers little insight.

FILM ★★

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About David Hughes: Published Work

Empire and Time Out film critic, screenwriter of award-winning drama "Where the Road Runs Out", and MD of movie marketing agency Synchronicity, and author of books about Kubrick, Lynch and films that were never made.

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