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Why 'Showgirls' is a Great Film

Time hasn’t been kind to Showgirls. Decried on release as one of the worst films of its year (and subsequently, its decade) at the Golden Raspberry… 1,033 more words


Paul Verhoeven : Tell Me Lies

Paul Verhoeven’s Tell Me Lies is a charming and quirky adventure in storytelling. 226 more words


Paul Verhoeven: Starship Troopers

In order to properly understand Starship Troopers, one needs to understand its casting. At some level, casting is the de facto entry point for any of Verhoeven’s American films over the decade from Robocop to Starship Troopers. 1,440 more words


Paul Verhoeven: Showgirls

How does one approach the colossal elephant in the room that is Showgirls? Outside of perhaps Battlefield Earth, it may be the most lambasted and popularly despised film of the past quarter century. 1,542 more words


Paul Verhoeven: Basic Instinct

Joe Eszterhas, at the height of his power and world-damaging, rampaging misogyny in 1992, gifts Basic Instinct with an absolutely torrid, huffing, wheezing, terrible screenplay. This much cannot be denied. 2,203 more words


Paul Verhoeven: Total Recall

And now we’ll take a short look at Dutch madman Paul Verhoeven’s 90’s American pictures,  for during the 1990s Verhoeven was one of the few mainstream directors consistently operating at heightened level of mania and adventure in the film world, ever-pursuing and challenging his particular brand of satire until it became almost indistinguishable from truly making the bad movies he was satirizing. 1,315 more words


The Stake Podcast - RoboCop

Director Paul Verhoeven once said that RoboCop is the American Jesus.

What does that mean? Verhoeven’s RoboCop is an ultra-violent sci-fi action movie that’s surprisingly funny—but does the film’s anti-corporate, anti-capitalist satire hit its mark? 55 more words

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