Naked Crazies

by Lewis Manalo

Why in God’s name are audiences so into seeing sociopaths and murderers on TV and in film? It doesn’t take a cultural critic to think up popular, award-winning TV shows where you cheer for the wacko doling out all the mayhem. My short answer is that sociopaths and murderers are so beautifully muthahfucking dynamic.

Bronson hits American shores this week, and it clearly builds on the tradition of films liks A Clockwork Orange and Chopper. Based on the life of career British prisoner Charles Bronson, played like a true dynamo by Tom Hardy, Bronson has been earning the kind of polarized reviews that tell me I have to see it for myself.

Be warned: I think it might be a violent film.


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