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Elle is a critically acclaimed male rape fantasy – will cinema really change after #MeToo?

I was in the audience at a conference last week at Birkbeck College, listening to a panel discuss the feminist narrative in the graphic horror-drama… 1,243 more words


 Charlotte Rampling add to Verhoeven's 'Blessed Virgin' based on Immodest Acts by Judith C. Brown

‘Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling is attached to join the cast of Elle and Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven’s upcoming steamy thriller Blessed Virgin. Rampling is being lined up for a key supporting role alongside Virginie Efira ( 267 more words


Charlotte Rampling Set To Join Paul Verhoeven's Erotic Thriller 'Blessed Virgin'

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling is attached to join the cast of Elle and Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven’s upcoming steamy thriller Blessed Virgin, I can reveal. 277 more words

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Favourite films of 2017

Before I start to publish some longer texts (yes, you have been warned!), here’s another list of my favourites with short explanations of my choices. I decided to choose and depict only 10 titles, but I couldn’t help myself and also added 5 more that I enjoyed a lot last year. 1,630 more words

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RoboCop (1987)

Are you a fan of HBO’s Westworld or a Nolanite (fan name for both Christopher & Jonathan Nolan) Allow me to introduce you newcomers about a slain police officer, who is miraculously resurrected as an unstoppable cybernetic one man army known as “RoboCop.” It is directed by Paul Verhoeven. 893 more words


Review: Ready Player One (2018)

A thought kept occurring to me while watching Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE: what would a director like Paul Verhoeven have done with this material? The movie would certainly have had more bite. 657 more words


Notes on a Prophetic Film: Robocop (1987)

Having seen the 2014 remake before the original Robocop (1987), I was anxious to find out why some reviewers are so adamant that the earlier version is vastly superior. 2,196 more words

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