lördag 21 maj 2016

A welcome return to top form for Paul Verhoeven

The new film by Paul Verhoeven, one of my favourite filmmakers, is currently playing at Cannes International Film Festival. His thriller Elle is in competition for the top award The Golden Palm (Palme d'Or). I can't wait for the UK release.

So far, my top-6 Paul Verhoeven films are, in arbitrary order:

Hollow Man
Total Recall
Basic Instinct
Starship Troopers
The Fourth Man
Flesh and Blood

I do want to make space for RoboCop among the top-6, and if I made the mini-list on another day, RoboCop might be on it.

Voices from the film world on Elle:

"This thriller is Paul Verhoeven at his very best and Isabelle Huppert gives the performance of a lifetime. Elle promises to be a hit with audiences."
- Sony Pictures

"A striking return for the Dutchman. We didn't dare dream of such an audacious, generous film."
- Cahiers du cinéma, Paris, France