paul verhoeven

Review: ROBODOC: THE CREATION OF ROBOCOP

RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop leaves absolutely no stone unturned when it comes to the making of Paul Verhoeven’s seminal sci-fi classic. Directed by Eastwood Allen and Christopher Griffiths, this 4-part documentary is a serious deep-dive into [...]

September 24, 2023

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Verhoeven’s BLACK BOOK

After the mixed reaction to his science fiction thriller, Hollow Man in 2000, director Dutch director Paul Verhoeven turned his back on Hollywood and returned to Europe to make Black Book in 2006. The controversial auteur co-wrote the film with [...]

July 5, 2021

The Cannes Film Festival 2021 Lineup

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up for its 2021 incarnation. President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux announced the 61 titles for the festival, which will run from July 6-17 2021. Spike Lee is president of the [...]

June 3, 2021

Notebook Reviews: HOLLOW MAN

Paul Verhoeven – 2000 Hollow Man might not be one of Paul Verhoeven‘s finest films, but this is still enjoyable due to its good cast (Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin) and top-notch special effects.  The cast work with the [...]

April 30, 2021

Remembering Paul Verhoeven’s ELLE

Paul Verhoeven’s Elle is a wonderfully oblique thriller. Isabelle Huppert stars as a successful business woman who is violently attacked in her home. She doesn’t report it to the police and attempts to discover the identity of the attacker. [...]

December 8, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TOTAL RECALL

Paul Verhoeven – 1990 Total Recall is a first rate science fiction action movie from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. Sure, some of the effects might be a little dated in the CGI era, but they were great for their time and they still hold-up. [...]

August 27, 2020

Blu-ray Review: Paul Verhoeven’s WWII Thriller BLACK BOOK

After Hollow Man in 2000, director Paul Verhoeven turned his back on Hollywood and returned to Europe to make Black Book. This WWII thriller is a wonderfully executed piece, which sees future Game Of Thrones star Carice van Houten playing a former [...]

September 2, 2018

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