The Hurt Locker

American Hero Movies: 'American Sniper' v. 'Unbroken'


The 2015 Oscar nominations were released last Thursday, and American Sniper is up for Best Picture. It shouldn’t be. Don’t mistake me: American Sniper is not a bad movie. It’s just not a great movie, either. This was equal parts surprising and disappointing, since the trailer and TV advertisements looked compelling, and Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood’s involvement in the film had as me as excited as I’d been in a long time to see any movie. I was expecting something iconic...