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Singing a Different Tune: Suicide Squad

DM Haight A little over six months ago the world waited in anticipation for what many believe would be the hammer that started the war between the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Some may think that Batman V Superman is the anticipation juggernaut, but...
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Alan Rickman Passes Away

DM Haight   We are deeply saddened to report that Alan Rickman, star of stage and screen, passed away today at the age of 69 from cancer. His works extended far beyond what your average actor can achieve, reaching into the depths of comedy, drama,...
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Metropolis: 89 Years Later

DM Haight 89 years ago today, director Fritz Lang and his wife, writer Thea von Harbou, were dressed to go to the premier of the most influential science fiction film of all time. On January 10th, 1927, at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo, film goers, critics, and film...
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The Glory of Selma

DM Haight   There a few insights into the history of the Civil Rights Movement that can detail exactly how calculated some moves were. In our history classes we get a glazed over, donut-style tidbit of sugar-coated reality. What we don’t see are...
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Avatar Finally Drops Out

DM Haight After 6 years at the top of the food chain, the unstoppable Avatar, James Cameron's 2009 film about the Na'vi and their fight to keep their planet and it's unobtanium intact, has finally been dethroned by JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Force...
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THR Roundtable: The Best Discuss Their Craft

DM Haight   The Hollywood Reporter has collected some of the most influential and artistic directors of our age for a discussion on the craft of film making, the state of the industry, and what it takes to be a director. The Roundtable includes...
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75 Years of Miyazaki

DM Haight   We here at KineCritical idolize the great anime film maker, and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki. Today he celebrates his 75th birthday! Miyazaki has had an enormous impact on the world of Anime and the world of film in...
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The Force Has Awakened

DM Haight The anticipation leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens could rival any film in history. And when sitting down in a theater past the midnight hour to see a viewing, one can only hope the anticipation won’t leave us hanging. And it...