Thursday, January 15, 2015

American Sniper (2014)

Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller. 132 min. Rated R. Biography/War.

In a somewhat repetitious post-Hurt Locker mood, this is an American "good guy" in Iraq - and I'm not being sarcastic. A man who believes in a certain set of patriotic ideals, and is willing to sacrifice his family, and sell his soul, to uphold those ideals. So of course, the movie is made by the all-American hero, Clint Eastwood. It's possible that I'm reading too much into this, but after his bizarre empty-chair speech, maybe Eastwood is using this true life story to portray some sanity in America's gun-loving culture. If that's the case, he sure has my attention.

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