Twisted Minds - Underground Reviews

söndag 22 juli 2018

BORN IN FLAMES (1983)

Directed by: Lizzie Borden
Written by: Lizzie Borden, Ed Bowes
Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield... read more

Country: USA
Style: Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1h 20min
DATE: 2018-07-22 | WRITER: CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE SCREENSHOTS:

This shit was packed full of #feminism and #art. Overflowing with it. I was drowning! If I was a woman I would feel so empowered right now. But I'm not. So I feel depressed.

But really, it was cool. It ranged from very interesting to very draggy though and I felt that it didn’t need to be as long as it was at all. It could've ran 40 minutes and have been just as effective.

The basic idea here is that working class women are tired of being treated differently so they revolt, militarizing in an attempt to gain equality. The woman who organizes the Woman’s Army “commits suicide” in prison, causing women from all over the world to come together in her honor.

It played like it was part The Warriors, part Death Race, part The Ladies Club, and part super political, boring movie that I began to struggle to pay attention to. I didn't hate it. But it definitely became a task to make it all the way through. As a film nerd, I’m not as impressed as I hoped to be. And this is entirely because it was poorly paced.

That being said, I think that this film should be required summer reading for feminists and any kind of activist. I am neither of those things.

Oh. And. They also blow the fuck out of the World Trade Center at the end.





MORE DETAILS:

Produced by: Lizzie Borden
Cinematography by: Ed Bowes, Al Santana
Editing by: Lizzie Borden
Special Effects by: Bob Lyss, Hisa Tayo
Music by: The Bloods, Red Crayola, Ibis, Jimi Hendrix
Language:  English | French
Color: Color

Distributor: First Run Features


CHRISTOPHER BOUCHIE:

Writer for Twisted Minds. Crazy American guy, collaborates together with his homebro Crack Sizzlack and Four Twenty Film Reviews. Have a great knowledge about movies and music and has been on the track as long as he can remember. He has a huge VHS-collection and is responsible owner of the underground movie distribution label King of the Witches and has written and directed the feature film In Furs (2016).
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