White House Down

Technical brilliance
Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Directed by Roland Emmerich

2013 has been the summer of vulgar auteurism (VA), a critical catch phrase blooming around the online film sphere. "White House Down" comes at a perfect time. VA is a recent critical movement that seeks respect for movies (particularly action movies) that don’t scream “artsy.” Inspired by the French New Wave reconsideration of Howard Hawks and Hollywood B-movies, VA favors filmmakers working ... more >