Paul Verhoeven

Elle Review

Bolstered by Isabelle Huppert’s magnificence, Elle is simply astonishing.

10 Great Moments in Stop-Motion Animation

To celebrate TIFF's upcoming Magic Motion: The Art of Stop-Motion Animation film retrospective we've assembled a list of some of the most important, impressive and interesting moments in the history of stop-motion animation.

Interview: Adam Nayman on Why Showgirls Doesn’t Suck

We talk with film critic and writer Adam Nayman, who this Friday will introduce a screening of the critically pillared 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox at an almost sold out screening, and who has a book about the film titled It Doesn't Suck coming out on April 15th. We talk about his personal experiences with the film, how the film and Verhoeven have been misread, questions about the film that he still has, and his ultimate goal for trying to reclaim the film’s reputation.

News Shelf: 3/1/14

To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.

RoboCop Review

If you can put aside your feelings towards the original film long enough to accept an updated facelift to the RoboCop narrative is passably entertaining, but also worthy of being judged more on its many newer faults rather than by any unfair comparisons to its forebearers.

Films in Brief: 1/31/14

Since mainstream new releases seem to have us singing the blues, here are a few neat classical and nostalgic options, with Cineplex continuing their annual Great Digital Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox showcasing the works of Paul Verhoeven and the unsung, pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.