HomePower Beats Club

Review: Josh Stewart’s ‘Back Fork’ is a beautiful, if muted, tale of the drug crisis in West Virginia

This quiet, personal drama meanders through the experiences of Waylon and Rayleen, and the narrative is so laser-focused on their experiences that the rest of the collateral family damage falls to the wayside. The trio of performances at the center of the film are solid, if muted, and “Back Fork” lacks the kind of viscera and grit that one might expect from a film like this.