BRUT FORCE – Review by Rachel West

Set in California wine country, Brut Force follows newly fired reporter Sloane Sawyer as she reluctantly returns to her hometown. Having mourned the death of her mother some time ago, the home Sloane heads back to is a rural vineyard operated by her stepfather. Here, reconnecting with the vineyard’s migrant workers she feels akin to, Sloane discovers a web of corruption and threats against the working population. With layers of racism, xenophobia, classicism and personal histories at play, Sloane is determined to get to the bottom of the harassment and find out what true threats are bubbling under the idyllic surface.

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