Thursday, January 22, 2015

American Sniper (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014)

American Sniper (USA: Clint Eastwood, 2014: 132 mins)

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Benton, Michael Dean. "American Sniper." Letterboxd (January 28, 2015)

Brody, Richard. "American Sniper Takes Apart the Myth of the American Warrior." The New Yorker (December 24, 2014)

Cavanaugh, Jeffrey. "American Sniper: Clint Eastwood’s American Horror Story." Mint Press (January 23, 2015)

"Diminished Lives." Cineaste (Summer 2015)

Ehrenstein, David. "Oscars 2015: Based on a ‘Truthiness’ Story." Keyframe (January 16, 2015) ["Dramatizing history, taking heat this Oscar season: SELMA, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME and AMERICAN SNIPER wrangle with the truth."]

Gibson, S.M. "The Real American Sniper: A Response to the Critics." The Anti-Media (January 22, 2015)

Heath, Glenn, Jr. "On Tour: Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys and American Sniper." Notebook (December 23, 2014)

Hedges, Chris. "The Myth of War." POV (July 6, 2004)

---. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." Wake Up? (January 23, 2007) [Excerpts from the book of the same name and other texts]

Hoberman, J. "The Great American Shooter." The New York Review of Books (February 13, 2015)

Hudson, David. "Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper: 'Infuses an ostensibly gung-ho and patriotic story with an underlying pain and melancholy.'” Keyframe (November 12, 2014; updated through January 19, 2015)

Kinder, Bill. "When Soldiers Come Home in the Movies: The post-war experience as told in tropes." Keyframe (November 11, 2015)

Klawans, Stuart. "American Shooter: Clint Eastwood’s shoot ’em up is remorseless, racist fantasy." The Nation (February 10, 2015)

Larimer, Sarah. "A guide to the American Sniper culture wars controversy." Washington Post (January 26, 2015)

Loewen, James W. "Handicapped by History: The Process of Hero-making." Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. The New Press, 2008.

Maass, Peter. "Oscars Make History, So Hollywood's War Stories Need to Be True." The Intercept (February 13, 2015)

Maher, Stephen. "Hollywood at War." Jacobin (February 21, 2015)

McCoy, Terrence. "The ‘unverifiable’ legacy of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history." The Washington Post (July 30, 2014)

Norris, Chris. "Review: American Sniper." Film Comment (January/February 2015)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried. Houghton-Mifflin, 1990.

O'Hehir, Andrew. American Sniper and the culture wars: Why the movie’s not what you think it is." Salon (January 21, 2015)

Schmidle, Nicholas. "Caught in the Crosshairs." The New Yorker (June 3, 2013)

Schwartz, Niles. "Evil Against Evil: The Fascinating Incoherence of American Sniper." Balder and Dash (February 23, 2015)

Taibbi, Matt. "American Sniper Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize: Almost." Rolling Stone (January 21, 2015)

Taub, Amanda. "Every movie rewrites history. What American Sniper did is much, much worse." Vox (January 22, 2015)

"Top 15 messages in Clint Eastwood's anti-war masterpiece American Sniper." libcom (January 22, 2015)

Turner, Brian. "I Served in Iraq, and American Sniper Gets It Right. But It’s Still Not the War Film We Need." Vulture (January 22, 2015)

Vern. "American Sniper." Vern's Reviews on the Films of Cinema (January 26, 2015)

Wisniewski, Chris. "American Sniper." Reverse Shot (January 26, 2015)

Framing the Picture: Perspectives on Islamophobia in American Sniper and The Reluctant Fundamentalist from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

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