Tag Archives: Disaster Movie

Review in Brief: The Wandering Earth (2019)

THE WANDERING EARTH either needed to be a lot smarter or a little bit dumber to really land. It’s fascinating to see China enter the international blockbuster arena in earnest with the killer premise of building monolithic engines on the … Continue reading

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Review: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

I can’t say I was expecting to like DEEPWATER HORIZON. Turning real-world disasters, especially ones where we’re still feeling the impact today, into spectacle can go either way. It couldn’t be too maudlin or grandstanding, it couldn’t be propaganda. What … Continue reading

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20 Years On: Independence Day (1996)

Roland Emmerich really does turn massive-scale destruction into an art form. Michael Bay can make things go boom then throw them at you while juggling the camera, but Emmerich really seems to relish his careful construction of sequences and giving … Continue reading

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Review: Noah (2014)

NOAH may well be the worst film Darren Aronofsky has ever made. But being the remarkable auteur that Darren Aronofsky is, being the worst film he’s made isn’t exactly an insult. Noah is dense, layered and beautiful – in short, … Continue reading

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