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Movie pitch: A rom-com starring Mark Strong

Don’t know who Mark Strong is? Well you might know him if you saw his face, and if you saw his face, you might remember that he’s a go-to British baddie. 350 more words


Review: Foxcatcher


Directed by: Benett Miller
Written by: E. Max Frye and David Futterman
Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo

This was a chore. 972 more words


No wonder it made $100m last weekend: "American Sniper" is a unique hybrid of right-wing and liberal pro-war movies

if Zero Dark Thirty (a film I really love a lot) had been anything like the flag-waving, jingoistic, torture-endorsing film its detractors claim it to be, it probably would have made twice as much money.

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American Sniper and Moralism in Modern Film Criticism

I’m not quite sure how this happened, or if this has been the case in the past, but it seems our society gets more and more moralistic every year. 1,016 more words


Review: Burning Fields #1

One of the most interesting developments of literature in the 20th century was that of the war narrative.  Previous to the First World War, stories about war were told from the commanders, the generals, colonels and majors (maybe sometimes a captain) and mixed in equal parts of grand strategy with personal recollections of leading men into battle.  446 more words


American Sniper, Groupthink, and Freedom From the Tribe

I remember when Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ came out and there was a lot of controversy.  I felt like I had to see it, because it was a big part of the conversation of the country at the time.   595 more words


The day was under the rain … hard rain, strong wind and the coolest day of this year. Our plan? Fun, burguers, Fredos, movies: “Taken” on tv and “Zero Dark Thirty” on dvd, NFL Patriots game and then a little of “The Kardashians”.


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