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War and Cinema: It's Complicated

War and Cinema: It's Complicated

Ruth Ben-Ghiat  02.23.2015
Eastwood is doing nothing new in seeking our identification with Bradley Cooper's Chris Kyle -- by aligning our vision with his, the director...
<em>American Sniper</em> Misfires at the Oscars

American Sniper Misfires at the Oscars

Adele Barker  02.23.2015
In the minds of those who live with ongoing daily violence in the Middle East and Pakistan, America has become part of the problem. We...
'American Sniper' Trial Halted Due To Ice Storm

'American Sniper' Trial Halted Due To Ice Storm

Reuters  02.23.2015
By Jon Herskovitz STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The Texas trial of a man charged with fatally shooting former...
'Birdman' Wins Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

'Birdman' Wins Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

Matthew Jacobs  02.23.2015
One of the haziest Best Picture races in recent memory has been settled: "Birdman" took home the grand prize at Sunday's Oscars. Alejandro...
Humphrey Bogart and Clint Eastwood Still Make My Day

Humphrey Bogart and Clint Eastwood Still Make My Day

Robert David Jaffee  02.22.2015
Because of his war pictures and Westerns, he will always be perceived by some as the heir to John Wayne, but, whatever one thinks of American...
Accused 'American Sniper' Killer Faked Schizophrenia

Accused 'American Sniper' Killer Faked Schizophrenia

Reuters  02.20.2015
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A psychologist testified in court on Friday that the man charged with murdering U.S. Navy sniper Chris...
Your 2015 Oscar Party Menu in GIFs

Your 2015 Oscar Party Menu in GIFs

Sarah Shanfield  02.20.2015
We've emptied out the Marion Cabinets and stuffed the Neil Patrick Haggis to the brim, because you are cordially invited to Everything...
Man Accused Of Killing 'American Sniper' Is Schizophrenic: Psychiatrist

Man Accused Of Killing 'American Sniper' Is Schizophrenic: Psychiatrist

Reuters  02.20.2015
(Reuters) - A psychiatrist told a Texas court on Thursday that the man accused of murdering U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle had paranoid...
What the Hollywood Reporter's 'Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot' Teaches us About Entertainment's Great Art Debate

What the Hollywood Reporter's 'Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot' Teaches us About Entertainment's Great Art Debate

Julian Mitchell  02.19.2015
What shapes our concept of art is personal experience. What expands our concept of art is exploration, adventure and curiosity -- stepping...
War Porn

War Porn

Peter Van Buren  02.19.2015
In the age of an endless stream of war zone losses and ties, it can be hard to keep Homeland enthusiasm up for perpetual war. But like...
'Deliverance' Director: I Felt 'Tarnished' Watching 'American Sniper'

'Deliverance' Director: I Felt 'Tarnished' Watching 'American Sniper'

Emily Tess Katz  02.18.2015
Veteran film director John Boorman, known for classics like 1972's "Deliverance," disagrees with the critics when it comes to "American...

What Research Did American Sniper Screenwriter Jason Hall Do for the Oscar Nominated Film?

Quora  02.18.2015
I went down to Texas to meet Chris in 2010. I spent the weekend hunting with him and his son, getting to know his family a little bit,...
My Oscar Predictions

My Oscar Predictions

Andy Hoglund  02.18.2015
Today, the Oscar race has splinted with many of the top categories still open-ended. If you want to know the winners, search your soul...
We ♥ Militarism

We ♥ Militarism

Nan Levinson  02.18.2015
National myths have their purposes, but refusing to examine them or see that they are myths is a form of willful blindness.