Friday, April 13, 2018

New Piece in Jacobin: The Second Time As Farce

Andy Battle and I have a new piece in Jacobin chronicling the political history of a film near and dear to our hearts, Michael Winner's 1971 law-and-disorder classic Death Wish. After forcing ourselves to sit through Eli Roth's 2018 remake, we reflect on its stark divergence from the original -- which we attribute to the subsequent victory of the "law-and-order" counter-revolution in urbanism advocated by the original film.