Paul Verhoeven

The complex, seductive satire of Starship Troopers

By Ned Carter Miles

Two decades on, Paul Verhoeven’s ambiguous militaristic sci-fi is in need of a reappraisal.

What RoboCop got right (and wrong) about the future

By James Luxford

Three decades on from its release, just how accurate was Paul Verhoeven’s classic dystopian sci-fi?

Paul Verhoeven is making a film about a lesbian nun

By Little White Lies

Elle star Virginie Efira is playing a 17th-century Sister for the provocative Dutch director.

The 100 best films of the 1990s: 25-1

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Wes Anderson, Kathryn Bigelow and Wong Kar-wai feature in the final part of our ’90s ranking.

Six of Paul Verhoeven’s most controversial moments

By Nick Chen

From Showgirls to Starship Troopers, delve into the Dutch filmmaker’s provocative back catalogue.

Paul Verhoeven: ‘Hollywood thinks audiences are stupid’

By Matt Thrift

The outspoken Dutch filmmaker discusses his triumphant return to cinema, Elle.

Elle

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven reunite to potent effect in this sly, caustic social critique.

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2016 in review: The good, the great and the regrettable

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Our writers sort through the year’s best and worst movie moments – with a special mention to Shia LaBeouf.

Is this the world’s most lavish film festival?

By Simran Hans

At the Marrakech International Film Festival, champagne flows freely and stars fill the sky.

Elle – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

Isabelle Huppert delivers a stunning, unflinching performance in this blackly comic rape-revenge thriller.

Black Book

By David Jenkins

For two hours we’re at Paul Verhoeven's total mercy, and boy does it feel good.

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