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Berlin Film Fest: Hungarian 'On Body And Soul' Wins Golden Bear - Complete Winners List

UPDATE 11.58AM PT: Hungarian drama On Body and Soul has picked up the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 67th Berlin Film Festival. The love story, which is set in a slaughterhouse in Budapest, is written and directed by Ildiko Enyedi. 1,444 more words

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Elle breaks the rules of film storytelling while still being utterly entertaining

In the very first scene of Elle, we are introduced to our lead character being raped inside her home as her pet cat looks on. After the masked offender walks out, Michèle cleans up the mess and calmly takes a bath. 1,186 more words


'Elle's Isabelle Huppert On "Depth And Integrity" Found In Paul Verhoeven's Potentially Controversial Film

Acting in films since her teens, Isabelle Huppert is one of France’s most established talents, and shows no signs of slowing down. Almost unbelievably, for the muse of Michael Haneke and the late Claude Chabrol, this is the first time she has been nominated for an Oscar. 1,381 more words


Is Starship Troopers a Satire of Fascism?

The terms fascist and fascism get thrown around a lot, but rarely with accuracy. The science fiction novel Starship Troopers (1959) by Robert A. Heinlein, and the 1997 movie of the same name, are alternatively accused of promoting or lampooning fascism. 848 more words

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Elle (2016)

France, Germany, Belgium 130m, Colour
Director: Paul Verhoeven; Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Judith Magre

Elle is an unsettling psychological thriller about the daughter of a mass murderer who has suffered unwanted attention most of her life. 59 more words


Elle  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

There’s so much to unpack in this mysterious, morally askew and challenging film. Keep an open mind going in: this isn’t the film you think it is going to be and it is pleasantly surprising to find it to be less about sex and violence but more about desires, loneliness and survival. 259 more words


Elle (2016)

Director: Paul Verhoeven

On the one hand, Elle is a film about systemic misogyny. The eponymous heroine (Isabelle Huppert) is met with hostility nearly everywhere she goes, compounded by the fact that her father is a convicted serial killer who unleashed a series of murders when she was a young girl. 182 more words