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What Robocop Tells Us about the Neoliberal City, Then and Now

The recent release of Jose Padilha’s reboot of the RoboCop franchise offers ToM another opportunity to indulge in extreme historian geekiness. As an unabashed lover of the original 1987 RoboCop, I jumped at the opportunity to write a dual review of both films, reflecting on their contrasting messages and cultural commentaries. 2,433 more words

Cities

Isabelle Huppert Talks About Her Recent U.S. Productions

Marrakech’s jury prexy, Isabelle Huppert, has just completed a four-month stint in the United States, where she co-starred with Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet’s “The Maids,” at the Lincoln Center Festival, followed by her film roles in Joachim Trier’s “Louder than Bombs,” alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Gabriel Byrne, and in Guillaume Nicloux’s “The Valley of Love,” with Gerard Depardieu. 673 more words

Markets & Festivals

Total Recall (1990)

Last night, I found myself watching an episode of Cinematic Excrement, a YouTube show I watch which reviews bad movies, as the title implies. I happened to see the episode dedicated to Conan the Destroyer, and that put me in the mood for watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. 440 more words

Reviews

Movie Review Monday: Total Recall

Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!

This week’s movie is Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi action classic, Total Recall, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 230 more words

Geek

'Black Book': an analysis of the party sequence

Black Book (d. Verhoeven, 2006) is a Dutch foreign film, revolving around a Dutch Jew who, after witnessing the brutal murder of her family, joins up with the Dutch Resistance, with an ultimate goal of seeking revenge against the Nazis. 907 more words

Film

Showgirls

1995, Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan

A young drifter, named Nomi, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. 437 more words

Movies

RoboCop: The Definitive History Review

As a kid growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I distinctly remember religiously watching the original RoboCop film, recorded off of Showtime on an old VHS cassette. 793 more words

Comics