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STARSHIP TROOPERS AND THE CINEMATIC LANGUAGE OF FAUX PROPAGANDA (1997)

Starship Troopers is a movie that manages to be both subtle and in-your-face at the same time. It has a satirical core that goes through the entire movie, but even though it gets close sometimes (like the Verhoeven signature cutaways) it never fully winks at the audience. 1,251 more words

Starship Troopers

Twenty years ago Starship Troopers became possibly the first film I made a point of going to see more than once in its first cinema run, so regardless of anything else it has an interesting place in my cinematic education. 574 more words

Review

FLIX PIX (336): "Paul Verhoeven, Isabelle Huppert and ELLE"

ELLE

(directed by Paul Verhoeven, 2016)

****+ (out of 5)

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> Before he made big Hollywood blockbusters like STARSHIP TROOPERS and TOTAL RECALL, filmmaker Paul Verhoeven made singularly provocative dramas on a much smaller scale in his native Dutch language. 306 more words

Kevin Keelan

Robocop mashup / posters pt 2

It’s a little known fact, but while scavenging for those marvellous “Robocop” posters I stumbled upon an impressive amount of a nasty fan fantasy… 65 more words

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Basic Instinct Revisited

2017.53: The Handmaiden (2016)

Much to my surprise, there’s actually a decent story in here with a few surprising twists and turns, but oh dear it’s a bit of a struggle getting there. 253 more words

Movies

Blade Runner's Philip K. Dick: From Book to Screen

One word comes to mind when describing Philip K. Dick – visionary.

Before Black Mirror became a buzzword, Philip K. Dick’s exploratory novels covered the wide spectrum of science fiction. 571 more words

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