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Meryl Streep Cautions at the Golden Globes: Disrespect Incites Disrespect

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a sign of things to come in the next four years: Meryl Streep outspoken about the performance of the year, the one that stunned her, and it wa...

"Elle": Heroine

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Can there be a stronger, smarter, more entertaining feminist movie than Isabelle Huppert's thriller cum Black Comedy social statement "Elle?" Michele...

When Is On-Screen Assault OK?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.23.2016 | Arts

Warning: this post contains spoilers for the movie “Elle.” When sexual assault is depicted on-screen, the horror of the situation is too often mis...


Erica Abeel | Posted 11.10.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I was going to start my post, "The election of Hillary marks the ascendancy of the Strong Woman." That was before November 8 around 10:30 P.M. T...

Isabelle Huppert as the New Woman in Elle at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the New York Film Festival's final weekend, it felt like a French takeover: Isabelle Huppert was everywhere. Starring in two films, Mia Hansen-Love...

Paul Verhoeven's "Elle" Wows Cannes: A Comic Thriller Starring Isabelle Huppert

Karin Badt | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Paul Verhoeven's film Elle features a video game executive who is menaced by her erstwhile rapist and yet not only refuses to tell the police, but returns nightly to her empty, scary huge apartment, stoically undaunted by the likelihood of a masked intruder crashing through the windows once more.

Great Conversations: Paul Verhoeven

Alex Simon | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The manic energy that Verhoeven is renowned for was evident throughout our chat, and was infectious. By the time our all-too-brief lunch was over, I found myself waving my hands while I spoke in rapid clips, and using more bounce than usual in my stride.

Director Sues Cannes Film Festival For Rejecting Movie

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment

A French director is suing the Cannes Film Festival for rejecting his work. Paul Verhoeven, 73, who shares the same name as the famous Dutch direct...

Mike Ryan

We Really Don't Need Another 'RoboCop' | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

I’ve spent an almost unhealthy amount of time thinking about the new “RoboCop” movie. I saw an unfinished cut of José Padilha's remake in early...

Mike Ryan

'Showgirls' Director Defends Notorious Flop | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Verhoeven remains quick to defend "Showgirls." Actually, he has a good point about the Razzie award-winning film: 18 years after it's release not...

Paul Verhoeven's UGC Film Project Wins Digital Emmy at MIPTV

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

CANNES - The "Entertainment Experience," a film project lead by Dutch-born Hollywood actor Paul Verhoeven, consisting of user generated material, won...

Starship Troopers' Casper Van Dien: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Check his IMDB listing, you'll discover Casper Van Dien has a full, rich career, including key roles in SLEEPY HOLLOW and MONK. But if you're a genre ...

Recalling Total Recall: Intrigue, Ultra-Violence, Humor and What Else That Is Missing from the Schwarzenegger Remakes

William Bradley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Total Recall

Dan Persons | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

What is reality? What is identity? How long can a soul survive when one's perceptions and one's self are subject to electronic editing at a moment's whim? These and many other fascinating questions are raised and almost immediately dropped in Total Recall.

'Compared To The Remake, The Original Is Citizen Kane'

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Right now, as this is typed, a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 quasi-classic Total Recall is playing in theaters. This remake is also called Total Rec...

Proposed Jesus Film Angers Christians With Story Of Jesus Born Of Roman Rapist

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

A proposed new film about Jesus is outraging conservative Christians with its unorthodox story line. The Daily Mail reports the movie is based o...

HuffPost Review: Winter in Wartime

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Winter in Wartime wants to be an adventure story and a chronicle of one boy's bravery, in addition to the youth-into-adult tale. In the end, that's a few too many things for the movie to handle.

Does Inception Salvage the Summer Movie Season?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

You can enjoy Inception in any number of ways, as action film with big brain, science fiction with multiple twists, spy flick, heist flick, love story, or simply a big budget spectacle.

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "Oh, Come On" Moments in Sci-Fi Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Any science-fiction movie is predicated at least a little on the suspension of disbelief. But then there are points where what we're presented with so...

HuffPost Review: Flame & Citron

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Flame & Citron is straightforward, brutal and exciting, a gripping tale of men ready for death in the face of unknowable treachery and a vicious enemy.

"Thomas Crown Affair" Sequel A Go

Variety | Tatiana Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Paul Verhoeven is set to helm "The Thomas Crown Affair 2" for MGM. Pierce Brosnan will reprise his role as the world's most debonair thief and corpora...