paul verhoeven

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

DVD Review: ROBOCOP Is A Smart And Entertaining Remake

I was totally against the idea of remaking RoboCop. Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 movie was pretty perfect in its violent presentation of a dystopian future and a modern update seemed highly unnecessary. The sequels were dire, but the first movie was a [...]

June 8, 2014

Top 10 Big-Screen Robots

Robots have been a part of cinema since its creation and still make for intriguing on-screen presences. With RoboCop set for  release on 9 June 2014, Movies in Focus counts down the most memorable movie cyborgs to have graced our screens. Evil [...]

June 4, 2014

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