Written By: François-Noël Vanasse
This is a difficult time. The world is riddled with anxiety, fear, and a deadly disease that has radically interrupted the daily life of nearly everything and everyone. So, for the whole month of April, The Porkchop Express presents: THE QUARANTINE STREAM, a 30 day series designed to help shine a light on a film that is worthy of your time and might very well be the distraction you need. In an effort to keep it fresh, we will be alternating between the big three services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu) and trying to keep the choices as varied as possible.
For Day Seven, Fran wants you to get down with this under-seen war film now available on Amazon Prime (and also YouTube!).
Hyena Road (2015)
In the vein of flicks like Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) or War Machine (2017) the Canadian production Hyena Road attempts to capture a glimpse of the dozens of competing motivations at work in Afghanistan’s messy status quo. And does so all the while keeping us squarely outside the halls of power and decision-making. Paul Gross’ exposition covers this viper’s nest of geopolitics with the confidence of a man who reads the newspaper. This isn’t a movie that will make you feel good about much of anything but it bleeds verisimilitude and does its level best to not glorify violence.