Category Archives: Movie reviews

Promoting the Joker? The media and gun violence

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by Sarah Mensch In my series for engaging peace, I have explored the possibility that the media, particularly films, can provide models for gun violence that may lead to copycat crimes. For today’s post, I analyzed The Dark Knight, a … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part 5

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By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the last in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper. Editor: see the review of American Sniper by Rolling Stone. In the most recent segment of my review of American Sniper, … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part 3

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  by Guest Author Ross Caputi Let me reiterate, I am not accusing Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, of being guilty of war crimes, nor am I saying that he was a bad person. I am arguing that he was not … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part II

By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the second in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper.   It is not my intention to accuse Chris Kyle of committing war crimes as an individual, or to … Continue reading

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