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Wednesday, June 27 2012

I, RoboCop: Paul Verhoeven's Prescient Classic 25 Years Later

One of RoboCop’s greatest strengths is how the movie so comfortably and carefully straddles the space between smart satire and popcorn thrills, a special talent of Paul Verhoeven’s.


Monday, November 8 2010

Go Robo! - Robocop: A Reappraisal

Though it often seems like nothing more than a schlock b-movie, Robocop is actually one of the most savage satires of '80s America the decade produced.


Wednesday, October 15 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.


Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.


Wednesday, January 9 2008

All Around the World: The Best International/Indie Films of 2007

Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 8 2014

Verhoeven Had a Lot to Learn After 'Flesh + Blood'

Flesh + Blood has at least this to its credit: it's not as bad as Howard the Duck.


Monday, June 21 2010

Showgirls: Cheesecake, With Emphasis on the Cheese

Is Showgirls truly one of the worst movies ever made? Not quite, but it may be the most unintentionally funny.


Sunday, October 21 2007

Black Book (Zwartboek)

While the film begins with the familiar tagline of “Inspired by true events” Black Book is best approached through the lens of the classic pulp thriller.


Monday, May 14 2007

Black Book (Zwartboek) (2006)

Broadly drawn and ballsy, the movie features horrendous violence and stupefying melodrama: it's WWII without the usual sober romance, the Greatest Generation meets Starship Troopers.


Monday, August 2 2004

RoboCop Trilogy (1987/1990/1993)

Strikingly, RoboCop's political insights are as timely today as on its release in 1987.


Hollow Man (2000) [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Tuesday, November 29 2011

ReFramed No. 15: Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls' (1995)

This week, the ReFramed crew attempts to redeem Paul Verhoeven’s universally misunderstood cult classic, Showgirls


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