Paul Verhoeven

‘Elle’ Review: Huppert and Verhoeven, Together at Last
It’s been 10 years since we last saw a new film from Paul Verhoeven, whose darkly satirical style has made his body of work incredibly divisive. That perspective hasn’t changed much over the past decade, though Verhoeven’s approach to style and tone has certainly matured, as evi…
Paul Verhoeven Says ‘Starship Troopers’ Remake Is a Bad Idea
Paul Verhoeven is known for his remarkably divisive and provocative films, including Elle, the new French thriller that hits select theaters this week. But another one of his films recently made headlines again when it was reported that Sony was finally moving ahead with their long-planned remake of…
‘Showgirls’ Restoration Gets a NSFW Trailer
Most people would tell you that Showgirls is a bizarre, tone-deaf curiosity in Paul Verhoeven’s filmography — that it doesn’t belong on the same shelf next to beloved Verhoeven cult classics like RoboCop and Starship Troopers. Those people would be incorrect. Despite its failure…
That Time Charlize Theron Almost Starred in ‘Showgirls’
20 years later and most people still don’t know what to make of Paul Verhoeven’s trash masterpiece Showgirls, the film in which former Saved by the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley attempted to shed her prudish image but instead made audiences — and studios — weary of her pres…
See the Cast of 'Showgirls' Then and Now
Released in 1995 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, who previously gave us classics like 'RoboCop' and 'Total Recall,' 'Showgirls' was a delightful trainwreck of a movie, and an instant so-bad-it's-awesome classic. Former 'Saved by the Bell' star Elizabeth Berkeley starred in the leading role -- lookin…