‘Camp X-Ray’ Review on We Got This Covered

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Politically, the terrorist detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is a hot potato, but dramatically, it’s a compelling stage to explore some still very pertinent issues. I recently reviewed Camp X-Ray for We Got This Covered. It premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and got some positive buzz there, and is now available in limited release and on video-on-demand.

Camp X-Ray stars Kristen Stewart as a newly arrived Gitmo guard and Peyman Moaadi as a long-term detainee. The two manage to strike up an unusual friendship despite their cultural and situational differences, and the film plays out as Stewart’s soldier and Moaadi’s prisoner come to realize the other side is coloured in greater shades of grey than they ever could have known.

Yes, that development is somewhat predictable, but the film is very well acted, and to my mind, Stewart proves handily once again that she’s more than the sum of her role in the Twilight films.

You can read my review on We Got This Covered.

About Adam A. Donaldson

When he’s not the main/only contributor to Guelph Politico, Adam A. Donaldson also contributes to GuelphToday.com as their city hall columnist and co-hosts a political and current affairs show on CFRU 93.3 fm called “Open Sources Guelph.” When not being political, Adam co-hosts the movies and pop culture show “End Credits“, and as a freelance writer he has contributed to various papers, periodicals and websites including Nerd Bastards, We Got This Covered, the Guelph Mercury, the Waterloo Region Record, Press+1, Lucid Forge, and Women’s Post. Adam was also named one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 for his work with Ed Video Media Arts Centre.
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