Film reviews and more

Day: 12 September 2013


Film Review: ‘White House Down’

★★★☆☆ With an apocalyptic résumé that includes Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, Roland Emmerich is renowned as one of the biggest purveyors of over-the-top blockbuster mayhem. White House Down (2013) is very much in the same mould; loud and unabashedly dumb, it’s fun and forgettable […]


Film Review: ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

★★☆☆☆ James Wan certainly knows his way round a haunted house. Behind the camera, he’s the de facto ghost in the closet: pulling the strings of our discomfort, trespassing from within, turning the reassuring, nurturing properties of what we identify with as home into a baleful, alienating spectacle. […]