Death Wish

Death Wish ★★★

Out-and-out reactionary fascism that starts off with middle-class everyman Bronson being mocked by a colleague for being a "bleeding-heart liberal" (bit of a giveaway) before quickly descending into impressively photographed but absolutely vile pro-vigilante posturing. The delight the filmmakers take in having a middle-aged white man representing the Establishment gunning down any number of (mostly black) "urban degenerates" is as obvious as it is reprehensible.