Paul Verhoeven

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Some think the French actor is ‘a bit frightening’ because of the characters she has played, most recently in Neil Jordan’s Greta. But Isabelle Hup(...)

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’ is an example of good practice in sex scenes.

There’s a lot more sex these days. On screen and on stage at least. Even the most middle of the road drama has become steadily raunchier and sexier. A(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Takashi Miike: ‘Do not trust people who are willing to be called auteurs.’ Photograph:  by Dominique Charriau/WireImage

At the turn-of-the millennium, Takashi Miike became one the most talked about directors on the planet with a series of wild, idiosyncratic and occasio(...)

Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in February. Photograph: by JB Lacroix.Wireimage

By her own admission, Rooney Mara has always been a rather serious young woman. As a youngster, between devouring the works of the Brontë sisters, she(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

Eccentric performance: Natalie Portman in Jackie

Yes, we do this now. Like everybody else, we knock together a list of the 10 best films in the first half of the year. Give it a while and we’ll be co(...)

It would be wrong to suggest Michèle LeBlanc, played by  Isabelle Huppert, is unaffected by the attack.

Nobody associated with this shocking melange of high-end soap and Hitchcockian provocation seems to have read the etiquette book. This is just not how(...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz hold their awards at the annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land pushed all competitors into the dust at the Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Sadly, (...)

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