Oscars Make History, So Hollywood’s War Stories Need To Be True

The Intercept
February 13, 2015

When the Academy Awards are handed out, history will be made.

I’m not referring to the Oscars that particular films might win, but our embrace of their narratives of history. If “American Sniper” gathers a fistful of statues, even more people will see a film that ...  (Read more)

How Clint Eastwood Ignores History in ‘American Sniper’

The Intercept
January 8, 2015

Just a few pages into “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle used an epithet to describe the Arabs on the wrong side of his gun scope. “A lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages,’” he wrote. “I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, ...  (Read more)