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War Movies

'American Sniper': A Cowboys and Indians Tale

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Ronald Tiersky

War is killing. It is justified killing, yet even justified killing constitutes a form of evil -- but it's the lesser evil, and living with it is the moral burden soldiers accept to carry for the rest of us.

American Sniper Leaves Oscar Weekend Behind Without Top Prizes But With Larger Laurels

William Bradley | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

American Sniper may not have come out of Oscar weekend with any of the top prizes, but it did come away with a new cumulative box office of more than $320 million. That's by far the highest of any war film in history, not to mention more than all the other Oscar Best Picture nominees combined.

War Porn

Peter Van Buren | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

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 propaganda films and sexual pornography, Hollywood movies about America at war have changed remarkably little over the years.

American Sniper and the Politics of Ignorance

Tom Young | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Tom Young

Between the time the wars start and the movies begin coming out, for God's sake pay attention. Follow the news enough to know that Arab allies are helping us and snipers aren't cowards doing an easy job. How can you support the troops if you don't understand what they do?

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

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.

Longtime War Reporter Debuts New Film

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, getting injured twice along the way, Eg...

'Lone Survivor' Boasts Superb Action Sequences

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

With all the talk about fact-based films and how accurate they should or shouldn't be, it's worth noting that some stories are best brought to screen ...

Teenagers in Space

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Not only would George Lucas put "war" back into a movie title, he would almost single-handedly reconstitute war play as a feel-good activity for children.

Veterans: Capitalizing on the Entertainment Industry

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

The days of traditional entertainment houses capitalizing on veteran's stories may soon be doomed. Doomed may be the wrong word used here however, the point is, traditional entertainment houses better beware. Veterans are on to something very unique.

My Early Fascination With War

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.

Let's Stop Glorifying War

William Astore | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

War should never be debated in the abstract; it's only at our own peril when we reduce it to mindless entertainment. We must always remember how hideous the face of war can be, and how pitiless it is to those caught in its path of destruction.

The Invisible War

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Some people feel that talking about these crimes, prosecuting them and seeking legal recourse weakens our military. It is the exact opposite.

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

Eat All That You Can Eat: New War Movies for Today's Overweight Army

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

According to The New York Times, excess weight is the leading reason the Army rejects potential recruits. Earlier this year, a group of retired gen...

For Memorial Day, the Best War Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

These special movies not only recreate the horror of combat, but also portray the human toll war takes beyond those who fall on the field of battle.

Sundance: No Real Rest at Restrepo

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Restrepo, a documentary, is about a platoon fighting in Afghanistan's notorious Korengal Valley. I embed near Korengal, and nearly bought the big bullet there.

President Obama's War Movie

Anthony Swofford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Swofford

Oren Moverman's directorial debut, The Messenger, is the first war movie of the Obama era. The movie is infused with an intellectualness and inclusiveness that would make our president proud.

Jason Linkins

Meghan McCain Slams Hollywood For 'Hating Our Troops'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Meghan McCain went to see the movie "Brothers" and didn't like it. I'm not surprised. Based on the film's current score on Rotten Tomatoes, nobody el...

Veterans Day: The Best War Movies Of All Time

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In honor of Veterans Day, we're taking a look at some classic war films that best define the heroism, horrors, camaraderie, and honor you find in war....

Brothers Was the Best Film I Saw in 2005; Will the American Remake Be as Powerful?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

No knock on the American remake, but I'd get my hands on a DVD of Susanne Bier's movie, set in Denmark, first. It will hurt you to watch it. But I promise you: It's all good. Indeed, it's the best.

Woodstock Film Fest -- The Messenger

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stewart Nusbaumer

Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster play servicemen tasked to inform relatives of soldiers killed in action. For good reason, this is called the worst job in the Army.

The Hurt Locker

Will Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Will Menaker

This film approaches the kind of unaffected, unmediated portrayal of war and the men who live within its strange, parallel reality.

Why John Wayne Still Ranks Among Today's Most Popular Stars

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Wayne's persona -- its bigness, roughness, but also its decency -- literally came to define our heritage. And to a surprising degree, it still does.

The Best Bogart Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

What follows are my favorite under-exposed Bogie picks. I'm consciously omitting what are arguably his most famous "landmark" films.