'Rushlights' Unrated Director's Cut VOD: Superb Neo Docudrama American Gothic Noir
The Vertical Entertainment VOD discharge of the unrated director's cut of the "Based on True Events" 2013 Josh Henderson (with the TNT "Dallas" series) noir-thriller "Rushlights" shows that streaming is not only for previously released and not-ready-for-primetime material. This production implies that this format may also be used to demonstrate people the video how the studio suits don't want you to view. In this instance, in all probability it may be the full extent from the violence in some scenes.
"Rushlights" writer/director Antoni Stutz states inside the press materials because of this release that "this cut with the film is better what I (Stutz) been on mind initially. Its [sic] edgier. 'The gloves are off' if you'd prefer." We love; ok, we do.
The following YouTube clip from the "Rushlights" trailer shows the actual way it uses the actors and setting to get affordable effect.
Stutz commences with the classic noir set-up of having Henderson's Billy meet fellow loser Sarah at the diner where she functions as a waitress until something better comes along. Mutual flirting begats a hot-and-heavy R-rated lust scene, which begats panicked night-time contact from Sarah to Billy.
The get the booty over here call concerns the recent death of the roommate of Sarah. This begats Billy and Sarah visiting a small Texas town to perpetuate a scheme to collect a sizable inheritance that they lack a rightful claim.
Both leads play their parts well; the portrayal of Billy seems to be an audition piece for Henderson regarding his subsequent role because the grown-up John Ross Ewing on "Dallas."
This try to pull the wool on the eyes of the (presumed) sheep-ranching community triggers the majority of the previously mentioned removing the gloves. How much bloodletting and also the creative manners by which Satutz achieves this would satisfy every fan with the modern type of thriller. A climatic scene close to the end particularly does not disappoint in this connection.
Stutz further excels in adding twists that keep the audience guessing. Any noir fan recognizes that deceit permeates the Billy-Sarah relationship, however the reveals in regards to this are unexpected. The same goes to some lesser extent regarding the sibling rivalry between local sheriff Bob Brogden (whom Beau Bridges perfectly portrays) and younger brother attorney Cameron (whom Aidan Quinn nicely plays).
Stutz additionally borrows from the horror film genre in providing a few false endings before finally putting everything to rest. The seemingly final carnage is the start of end.