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Elle: A Review

Elle has been making the rounds at film festivals since its premiere at Cannes this past year, with much acclaim and, in typical Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls) fashion, some controversy surrounding its content. 417 more words

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Elle, based on a novel called O by Philippe Dijan, who also wrote Betty Blue, is Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s first French film, and features Isabelle Huppert in a performance already being touted as an Oscar contender. 552 more words

Failed Critics Podcast: London Film Festival 2016 Special

Before writer Callum Petch had even got his foot through the door upon returning from Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire last Sunday, he was answering a telephone call from Failed Critics to let us know exactly how it – and the rest of the BFI London Film Festival – had been this year. 125 more words


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(insert content here? something like ‘ 9 reasons why you need to see paul verhoevens’ elle right now’…) 164 more words


Although misleadingly structured as a suspense thriller, Paul Verhoeven’s latest film is a subdued character study of one woman and her relations with the people around her. 1,406 more words


Elle: LFF Film Review 

I didn’t originally have Elle on my list of films to see at the film festival but I had heard so many good things about it, I had to try and catch it at a public screening and I’m so glad I did because it’s now one of my LFF favourites. 252 more words



My new blog post at Time Out Chicago features capsule reviews of two of my favorite films of the year, Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion… 427 more words

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