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The MovieFilm Podcast: American Sniper + Director Kevin Macdonald on Black Sea

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show, we start things off by diving into the number one movie in the country, the Clint Eastwood docudrama American Sniper. In addition to marveling at the war pic's record-shattering opening weekend, we also get into Bradley Cooper's performance.

Fake Baby From 'American Sniper' Addresses Controversy

Stephen Kessler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Kessler

At $200 Million and counting, American Sniper has touched a nerve and set off a national debate on who is real and who is fake. After being maligned by journalists, morning anchors, and bloggers, the Fake Baby from American Sniper is telling his side of the story. And yes, he did it in one take.

Clint Eastwood Is Unforgiven

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.27.2015 | Entertainment
Neal Wooten

I was introduced to Clint Eastwood via Philo Beddoe when Dad took us to the theater to see Every Which Way but Loose. I had not yet seen any Dirty Harry movies or even any episodes of Rawhide.

Man Found With No Opinion Whatsoever About 'American Sniper'

Spencer Green | Posted 01.27.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a stunning news development, a Trumbull County, Ohio resident has been discovered who claims to have no opinion whatsoever about the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper.

Clint Eastwood's Sniper, and the American Messiah

Lee C. Camp | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

Eastwood's Kyle an American hero? No doubt. But Eastwood's Kyle increasingly shows us that what has become equated with "American" is increasingly dangerous, naïve, and ignorant.

American Sniper: Rethinking Our Criticism

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

I quickly grew tired of reading passionate reviews of American Sniper that contained a sentence midpoint that read, "I haven't seen the movie." And so it was that I decided to go see the movie myself.

American Sniper Review: Bradley Cooper's Real Breaking Point Sheds Light On Who Really Pulled The Trigger

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

Mad! That was my reaction to this stellar work! Clint Eastwood is the director of American Sniper and he too has balanced his career on the simple premise that men, even the best of them, like to fight for justice, live their convictions and face their enemies with a moral imperative and a gun.

American Sniper: The Danger in Always Being Right

Jon Eig | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The movie American Sniper is quite good. Its action scenes are effective. It moves efficiently between war and peace. It captures the camaraderie, the energy, and the terror present in any military struggle. But it is not a great movie for two main reasons.

Clint Eastwood Says 'American Sniper' Makes An Anti-War Statement

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

According to director Clint Eastwood, "American Sniper" makes an anti-war statement. Eastwood made the remark Saturday while attending the Producer...

'American Sniper' Dominates The Weekend Box Office Again

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyl...

How American Sniper Became a Surprise Mega-Hit Honoring America's Martial Culture and Highlighting the Futility of the Iraq War

William Bradley | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper is well on its way to being the biggest war film ever at the domestic box office, and second most popular R-rated film ever behind The Passion of the Christ.

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for our fellow citizens in uniform and our desire to see them come home alive obscure the truth behind what they're supposedly fighting and dying for, which is rarely as black and white as we are told or wish it to be.

Some Thoughts on American Sniper

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In my opinion, Chris Kyle was a hero, regardless of what his politics were, how many un-PC adjectives he might have used, or the fact that he fought in a war that I didn't agree with.

What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has audiences asking lots of questions. For example: Is the film a piece of war propaganda? Should real-life sniper...

Zaki's Review: American Sniper

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The very fact that American Sniper asks to be accepted as an artifact that will stand for time immemorial virtually necessitates a higher degree of investigation then the film is able or willing to offer.

See The Fake Baby In 'American Sniper'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment

When people aren't trashing Michael Moore and Seth Rogen over "American Sniper," they're talking about the film's fake baby. First noticed by HitFix's...

9 Blockbusters With Smaller Opening Weekends Than 'American Sniper'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment

Following three weeks of incredible limited release grosses, Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" shattered box office records over the Martin Luther Ki...

Michael Moore Offers 'American Sniper' Review After Sniper Tweets

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment

On Sunday, Michael Moore tweeted out that he was taught snipers "were cowards" who would shoot people in the back if given the chance. My uncle kil...

A Review of 'American Sniper'

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

His steely, icy demeanor gave Chris Kyle a steady aim, but didn't protect him from the fragile aftermath of war, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The film fluctuates between his achievements in battle and his ordeal back at home.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Predicting the Gold Guy Morning

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

'Tis the season for everyone, their mother, brother, cousin, dog, and everyone else to place their bets on this year's Oscar nods. Here's this guy's t...

The Directors Guild Didn't Nominate Ava DuVernay For 'Selma'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

Whether "Selma" can score multiple Oscar nominations on Thursday morning is still, of course, unclear. But one thing that isn't is the film's lack of ...

Popcorn Preview: American Sniper

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

At the recruiting office, they give him a brochure for the Seals... and we soon see Chris in basic training. "We're looking for warriors, not quitters." Training is brutal but Chris makes it to sniper school, where his "hell of a gift" sets him apart.

Little Man Max Charles Tackles Big Roles in American Sniper and The Amazing Spider-Man

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Max Charles has a resume longer than his arm. This confident young man is not only adorable, but a pleasure to interview!

Ryan Phillippe Has Good Intentions

Nick Simmons | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

I interview Ryan Phillippe, director and star of the self-satirizing thrillerCatch Hell, about Clint Eastwood, why you should never sleep with a cop's girlfriend, why comedians get away with murder, and why hedge fund people don't care that you're a movie star.