Tag Archives: Roland Emmerich

Cinema Review – Independence Day: Resurgence

Twenty years after a gang of plucky humans, led by President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), saved the world from invading aliens, earthly technology has been advanced by studying the remains of the alien ships, landmarks have been rebuilt and humans have set up a first defence base on the moon. The trouble is that while earth has had time to build defences against another attack, the aliens have also spent their time regrouping and, in the words of former President Whitmore; “They’re coming back, and this time we won’t be able to stop them”. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anonymous

The identity of the writer of the most famous plays in the English language – credited to William Shakespeare – has been called into question as far back as the 19th century. Roland Emmerich’s film Anonymous explores the notion that Shakespeare lacked the education and familiarity with the royal court to have written such plays as As You Like It and Twelfth Night, and comes up with some interesting theories. Continue reading

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