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Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Benedetta’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The provocateur returns to competition with this French-language drama, based on a true story about a 17th-century nun who was chastised for her religious visions and lesbian affairs.

Paul Verhoeven on Lesbian Nun Drama ‘Benedetta’: “I’m Never Deliberately Out to Provoke”

It may come as a surprise from the director who gave us next-level violence in RoboCop, made heroes of strippers (Showgirls) and sci-fi fascists (Starship Troopers) — from the man who gave us that shot of Sharon Stone crossing and uncrossing her legs in Basic Instinct — but Paul Verhoeven doesn’t mean to shock you. […]

Paul Verhoeven’s Cannes-Bound ‘Benedetta’ Acquired by Mubi for U.K.

The full lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival hasn’t yet been officially unveiled, but one of the few titles confirmed for the Croisette has already been snapped up, with Mubi acquiring Paul Verhoeven’s much-anticipated Benedetta for the U.K. and Ireland. The arthouse streaming platform and theatrical distributor says it plans to give the French-language […]

‘Jurassic Park’ VFX Artist Phil Tippett Wins Locarno Fest’s Vision Award

Visual effect master Phil Tippett (Jurassic Park) will be honored at this year’s Locarno Film Festival with the Vision Award Ticinomoda 2021, a prize that recognizes the achievements of creative artists working behind the scenes to “extend the horizons of cinematic iconography.” Tippett will receive the prize at a ceremony at the Piazza Grande in […]

Sharon Stone Says Martin Scorsese and Paul Verhoeven Gave Her the Best Advice of Her Acting Career

The actress appeared on 'The Late Show' on Wednesday, where she explained to host Stephen Colbert that these directors understand what actors need to thrive on set.

‘Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters’: Film Review

The Oscar-winning effects maestro behind 'Star Wars,' 'Jurassic Park' and other blockbusters is the star of the French-made 'Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters.'

‘You Don’t Nomi’: Film Review | Tribeca 2019

Filmmaker Jeffrey McHale dissects the enduring fascination of Paul Verhoeven's trashtastic 1995 bomb 'Showgirls,' with views ranging from reviled mess to misunderstood stealth masterpiece in 'You Don't Nomi.'

Secrets of ‘Showgirls’: Madonna First Choice to Star, Doggy Chow Scene Origins Revealed

The Hollywood Reporter podcast 'It Happened in Hollywood' revisits the trainwreck turned cult classic 'Showgirls' from 1995 with the help of its screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas.

Berlin: Pathe to Release Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Blessed Virgin’ in France

Pathe will also handle international sales on the drama, which re-teams Verhoeven with 'Elle' actress Virginie Efira, playing a 15th century nun who begins an affair with another woman.

‘RoboCop’ Actor’s X-Rated Death Wasn’t Gory Enough For Paul Verhoeven

Kevin Page was hurt when his character was being shot to pieces, even yelling out in pain after cut was called.

Paul Verhoeven Directing Lesbian Nun Drama With ‘Elle’ Star

'Blessed Virgin' will chronicle the life of controversial Italian nun Benedetta Carlini, with Virginie Efira set to star.