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Zero Dark Thirty (movie)
'American Sniper' and war as entertainment
'American Sniper' and war as entertainment

"American Sniper," which blew the doors off movie box offices last weekend, is either an attempt to repackage the Iraq War and resell it to Americans, or, as director Michael Moore has characterized it, the portrait of a coward who picks off women and children from the distant safety of his sniper's nest. I can't really say, because I won't be seeing it. I am hustling to see as many Academy Award-nominated movies as I can before the ceremony on Feb. 22. "Into the Woods," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "Still Alice." But "American Sniper" is not on the list, despite its six nominations, including Best Picture and...