No, I Will Not Watch American Sniper

February 06, 2015

America’s war machine breeds enemies faster than the US can kill them, argues Larry Beck.  The verdict is in: Americans can’t get enough of movie sniper mayhem. American Sniper, a film that has caused much controversy, has grossed over $250 million to date, some kind of record...

American Sniper and The Interview: Hollywood’s “Furriner” Problem

February 05, 2015

In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and “furriners” are the targets — an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman. I was waiting to buy a ticket to see the new film American Sniper when the guy next to me provided a...

Watching American Sniper With Iraqis

January 26, 2015

How would Americans react to occupation by a foreign army? The controversy surrounding the film American Sniper should come as no surprise. We live in an age that is desperately complex, yet we continue to reduce every issue to the simplest of  characterizations — most of which are almost...