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War at home: Routh found guilty in ‘American Sniper’ murder

War at home: Routh found guilty in ‘American Sniper’ murder

Sharon Lavin

March 8, 2015


Filed under Opinions

It all started from a generous act of compassion, but turned south for a motive unknown.  Eddie Ray Routh, former U.S. Marine and diagnosed schizophrenic, will spend the rest of his life in prison for a murder he committed two years ago. Routh shot “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield in a day that was planned to b...

Biopics win big during awards season

Biopics win big during awards season

Alondra Valle

February 1, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Award season is in full swing, and the movies getting the most recognition are part of a genre that rarely breaks records at the box office. Biopics, or biographical movies, have recently been premiering weekly, which is something most moviegoers aren’t used to. The top grossing movies consist of superheroes or are part of an action-packed series,...

Shoot first, ask questions later: The criticism behind ‘American Sniper’

Shoot first, ask questions later: The criticism behind ‘American Sniper’

Steven Long

February 1, 2015


Filed under Opinions

In his New York Times review, critic A.O. Scott concluded “American Sniper” is ultimately, “just a movie.” This seems to have been forgotten in the media clamor following its release. Unfavorable excerpts from the memoir of the real-life American sniper, Chris Kyle, casted doubt over his character, portrayed dilig...

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