Roland Emmerich

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Moonfall review – lost in space with master of disaster Roland Emmerich
The moon is knocked out of orbit, along with Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson, in this eye-poppingly silly sci-fi from the German director

Simran Hans

06, Feb, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Moonfall review – Roland Emmerich’s bad moon rising… and I mean really bad
Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson are astronauts trying to save Earth from the falling moon in this gibberish big-budget folly

Peter Bradshaw

03, Feb, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall premiere party turned disaster into opportunity
The Independence Day director is known for bombast, but scaling back his new film’s celebrations because of Omicron and holding the party in his back yard was low-key impressive

Stuart Heritage

02, Feb, 2022 @12:53 PM

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One small step, once every few years: when will Roland Emmerich stop going to space?
The director has mastered the art of making the same film – about Earth’s imminent collapse – over and over, yet box office figures suggest cinemagoers can’t get enough

Ben Child

05, Nov, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Hear me out: why 1998's Godzilla isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unloved movies is a reappraisal of Roland Emmerich’s silly, bombastic take on the giant monster

Edward Tew

01, Feb, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Midway review – sinks like a depth charge
Impressive aerial battle scenes haven’t a hope of rescuing this jaw-jutting, second world war tosh

Wendy Ide

10, Nov, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Midway review – a long, loud and tedious history lesson
Roland Emmerich’s version of the second world war Pacific battle is a drearily earnest monument to CGI mayhem

Cath Clarke

06, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Is climate change Hollywood's new supervillain?
Eco-thriller Geostorm, with Gerard Butler as a weather-busting scientist, is the latest movie to battle the environment. From Blade Runner 2049 to Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, film are turning up the heat on the big screen

Graeme Virtue

19, Oct, 2017 @11:18 AM

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Ghosts, liberated women and Morgan Freeman: the films banned for odd reasons
Wonder Woman is the latest blockbuster to fall foul of the censors. From Borat to Sex and the City 2, here are some of the more peculiar film bans

Ben Child

02, Jun, 2017 @9:29 AM

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Independence Day: Resurgence; Looking: The Complete Series and the Movie; Chevalier; The Wait and more – review
Roland Emmerich’s second stab at an alien invasion has even more action than the original, while Juliette Binoche proves she’s cinema’s greatest mourner

Guy Lodge

13, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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How we made Independence Day
‘I said there were too many flags. And when it came out, everyone thought I was Mr Superpatriot’

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Stonewall; Holding the Man; Mapplethorpe; Batman v Superman; Hardcore Henry; A Kind of Loving; Film4 downloads – review
Queer cinema exposes a soft centre, caped crusaders meet in a cinematic Spaghetti Junction and Film4 releases a fine haul

Guy Lodge

31, Jul, 2016 @6:59 AM

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