DEATH WISH WEEK: Epilogue

Thanks for staying with us for an entire week of Death Wish. They really are fascinating films, all products of the climate of the years that they were made in and well worth investigating. Here are a few Death Wish movies and media appearances that I didn’t get to mention: 1974’s Il Giustiziere di Mezzogiorno (The Noonday Executioner, […]

DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish (2018)

Written by Joe Carnahan (writer and director of Smokin’ Aces and the movie version of The A-Team, as well as a member of the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization) and directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Green Inferno), Death Wish was a movie delayed several times by the rampant mass shootings in our country. It arrives at […]

DEATH WISH WEEK: An interview with Paul Talbot, author of Bronson’s Loose!: the Making of the Death Wish films

As I wrote this week worth of Death Wish, Paul Talbot’s Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the Death Wish Films was an amazing resource. It’s packed with stories and anecdotes from director Michael Winner, actor Kevyn Major Howard, novelist Brian Garfield, and interviews and articles from when the films were originally released. There’s also a sequel, Bronson’s Loose Again! […]

DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)

Where do you go after the utter lunacy that is Death Wish 3? Well, you replace Michael Winner with J. Lee Thompson, who was the director for The Guns of Navarone, the original Cape Fear, the slashtastic Happy Birthday to Me and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud amongst many other films. He’d already worked with Bronson on 10 to Midnight, Murphy’s Law and […]