The New Republic has a whole article on the movie American Sniper. In the piece, Dennis Jett claims that the movie misrepresents the real Chris Kyle. Maybe it does. Movies take liberties, after all. But this sentence doesn’t inspire confidence.
I have not seen American Sniper. But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film, like Zero Dark Thirty, tries to make a straightforward situation more complex than it is.
(H/t Byron Tau on Twitter).
Anyway, I would very much like to get Jett’s take on The Shining based on this trailer: