WHEN ACTION FILMS HAD BALLS- DEATH WISH/ DEATH WISH 2

By: Anthony Francis Michael Winner’s Death Wish and it’s sequel Death Wish 2 are two films that COULD NOT be made in today’s political and social climates., the way Winner designed them.  1974’s “Death Wish” gave birth to a true anti-hero (who became a hero, cinematically speaking) Paul Kersey, a man who lost his wife and (eventually, in the sequel) daughter to rapist thugs. Kersey took to … Continue reading WHEN ACTION FILMS HAD BALLS- DEATH WISH/ DEATH WISH 2

Ranking an Action Icon: Charles Bronson’s Best in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s!

By: Anthony Francis Charles Bronson was one of a kind. Exuding an undeniable screen presence as a “tough guy actor” (although he could be much more than that), Bronson was unmatched in his time and there shall never be another. He was and is a true icon.  Bronson’s stone-cold face and steely glare fit perfectly in the Western genre and served the actor extremely well when playing … Continue reading Ranking an Action Icon: Charles Bronson’s Best in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s!

When Action Movies Had Balls! 10 TO MIDNIGHT- 1983

By: Anthony Francis When Action Movies Had Balls! 10 to Midnight- 1983 Written by William Roberts/ Directed by J. Lee Thompson 10 to Midnight is one of the best cop films of its decade and the best of Bronson’s later career efforts during his time at Cannon Films. It is a great cop thriller and a great serial killer film.  The plot is simple as can be. … Continue reading When Action Movies Had Balls! 10 TO MIDNIGHT- 1983