Saturday, November 13, 2010

Movie review – “Bury Me an Angel” (1972) *

Famous for being a biker movie directed by a woman, Barbara Peeters, and you can tell a woman’s touch: it has an empowered female heroine, boys are objectified as much as girls, the women aren’t victims, a witch character isn’t treated disdainfully, due deference is paid to the trauma of rape and murder, lots of talk about the bad karma of seeking revenge (the plot is a girl avenging her brother’s murder), a sensitive art student (Dan Haggerty) as a lover. There’s a kind of twist where it’s said the sister and brother had incest, but too much of this is boring shots of driving and flashbacks where nothing much happens.

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