Barbara Rubin’s intriguing life story can stand on its own and was the driving force of this piece. I felt it was a little one sided, but you can’t expect someone who knew nothing about Barbara Rubin prior to create something that appeases diehard art-world Rubin fans. Maybe the lack of prior knowledge was good in creating an objective film, but it still felt one sided to me.
I thoroughly enjoyed First Blood - it touches on a reality some veterans faced after Vietnam. Yes, the reality is presented in exaggerated terms, but I felt the drama paralleled with the emotional turmoil in transitioning back from war. Rambo's breakdown at the end of the film was powerful and captured PTSD well.