In spite of using many of the queer film tropes, Go West managed an original voice thanks to the setting of 1990s war in Yugoslavia, which allowed the life or death stakes to be on the basis of something other than sexuality. It also featured some of the queerest sex* I’ve seen on-screen for quite some time. I scored it up for that, but down for the framing device, which was totally unnecessary. On the whole, though, very moving, and highly effective at putting me in a world I know very little about.
*Queer, though -technically- het. Awesome.