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American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

Clint Eastwood Is Officially Divorced

AP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Divorce

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Clint Eastwood and his wife of 18 years have finalized their divorce. A Monterey County Superior Court judge approved a jud...

Movie Review: American Sniper - Shooting blanks

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The two most disappointing films of the season should have been two of the most gripping: Unbroken (also opening on Christmas) and Clint Eastwood's ...

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

American Sniper Gets It Right for Veterans: Why That Matters

Chris Marvin | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Marvin

There's something unique about American Sniper. If this were just another modern war movie, Chris Kyle might be portrayed as a replica of the hollowed out versions of the soldiers we often see splashed across the big screen.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the best thing about attending an event like the Marrakech International Film Festival: It's one of the rare opportunities that a critic has to truly walk into a screening knowing absolutely nothing about a film.

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

Matthew Jacobs

One Of These 20 People Will Win Best Director At The 2015 Oscars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing e...

AFI Fest Presents 'American Sniper': Clint Eastwood's Effort in Heroism

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

American Sniper succeeds in showing the struggle of a dangerous man trying to live a normal life with his family. The affect the war has on families, and how it changes their loved ones is something not often explored, especially not this deeply or honestly.

Movie Review: The Equalizer -- Denzel Kicks Butt Again

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is always an audience for actors in late middle-age who know how to kick serious ass. Charles Bronson was 53 when he made Death Wish, Liam Neeson was 54 when he did Taken and Clint Eastwood was 73 when he did Gran Torino.

Clint Eastwood Gives His Son Some Pretty Awesome Advice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

Scott Eastwood is an up-and-coming actor. He's starring alongside Brad Pitt in the upcoming film "Fury," and he'll be the leading man in "The Longest...