On today’s episode of our daily NYFF59 podcasts, NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim is joined by Paul Verhoeven, whose latest film, Benedetta, is a Main Slate selection of this year’s festival and will be opening at the Film at Lincoln Center on December 3rd. Based on true events, Benedetta unearths the story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century nun in Tuscany who believed she saw visions of Christ and engaged in a sexual relationship with a fellow sister at her abbey. Because this is a film by genre auteur par excellence Paul Verhoeven (whose movies include Robocop, Basic Instinct, and NYFF54 selection Elle), the result is anything but a reverent treatment of an odd footnote in Catholic European history. Forgoing the hallmarks of prestige cinema, this delirious, erotic, and violent melodrama is told with a boundless spirit for scandal, and unabashedly courts blasphemy as it unfolds its tale of religious hypocrisy. Wildly entertaining, and featuring standout performances from Virginie Efira as the title character and Charlotte Rampling as the stoic, conflicted Mother Abbess, Benedetta maintains both a feverish pitch and a fascinating ambiguity in its depiction of the miraculous and the mundane, the sacred and the profane.To learn more and get tickets for this year's NYFF, taking place through October 10 indoors and outdoors throughout NYC, visit filmlinc.org/nyff.
Paul Verhoeven - Author, podcaster, comedian. "Having ADHD is like trying to put smoke back in a bottle"
Tear it Down
Paul Verhoeven is a broadcaster, host of ABC’s TV Show ‘Steam Punks’ author of 2 books, a podcaster and comedian. Paul also has ADHD and was diagnosed when he was a kid. Paul’s father John is a former police officer with many crazy, unbelievable stories. These stories became the foundation for the podcast ‘loose units’ which was followed by a book by the same name. Paul’s second book is called ‘Electric Blue’. In this book, Paul sits down with his dad as he tells his stories as a forensic officer in the NSW police force. In this book, Paul also details his life and childhood growing up having a Cop as a Dad his struggles with ADHD, bullying and more. Paul’s books are: Loose Units Electric BlueYou can find them here : https://www.penguin.com.au/books/loose-units-9780143783169Podcasts:Loose Units https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/loose-units-the-podcast/id1445344726Dish https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/dish/id1572588377Tear It Down is a Six10 Media Production. Cover art by Courtney Woods. Theme song by Baba Beats. Follow us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or wherever you are listening to this now. You can follow us on instagram @Tearitdownpodcast on Instagram and Facebook, and @six10mediagroup and facebook @six10media. If you want to get in touch you can head to six10mediagroup.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you need help or are struggling with mental health, you can call lifeline on 13 11 14. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tear-it-down. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep. 46: HOLLOW MAN (2000) | Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven, Part VII
In this, the final episode of our Paul Verhoeven series, we’re taking a deep dive into the director’s final film made within the Hollywood system before retreating to his native Netherlands. In discussions of HOLLOW MAN, most reviewers — and even Verhoeven himself — are dismissive of the film. But that unfairly discounts the incredible and innovative work that went into bringing its special effects alive. Despite what one might think of the film, its FX work deserves to be recognized. In this episode we’ll discuss how the team of Sony Imageworks and Tippett Studios pulled it off, and we’ll get into Verhoeven’s own thoughts on the film. Then we pose the question: Is HOLLOW MAN deserving of its reputation as a failure, or did Verhoeven have more to say than most critics caught onto when it was released in 2000? How does the film play in the era of #MeToo? All of this and more in the conclusion to our series Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven! BUY OUR MERCH: http://cinemashock.threadless.com Coming Up: HOLLOW MAN (2000) Up Next: The Wachowskis: Walking the Path Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy. This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis. Visit our website for episode archives, blogs and more: http://cinemashock.net Follow us: twitter.com/cinema_shock facebook.com/cinemashocknet instagram.com/cinema_shock
Ep. 44: SHOWGIRLS (1995) | Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven, Part V
After his third major success with BASIC INSTINCT, Paul Verhoeven had the Hollywood clout to do something truly audacious for his next film: He was going to direct a film that he wouldn’t have to cut down to get an R-rating, something he’d struggled with on all of his American productions so far. The resulting film is the infamous SHOWGIRLS. Hailed as one of the worst films of all time when it was released in 1995, SHOWGIRLS has gone on to be re-evaluated. Over the last quarter century, it’s evolved from pariah to camp classic to, in recent years, being seen as a misunderstood film, one that’s much better than its reputation would indicate. In this episode, we’ll explore the creation of the film itself, from an idea scribbled on a napkin by writer Joe Ezsterhas, through its production, release, and critical evaluation, all the way through its more recent resurgence. BUY OUR MERCH: http://cinemashock.threadless.com Coming Up: STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) HOLLOW MAN (2000) Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy. This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis. Visit our website for episode archives, blogs and more: http://cinemashock.net Follow us: twitter.com/cinema_shock facebook.com/cinemashocknet instagram.com/cinema_shock
Ep. 41: ROBOCOP (1987) | Sex + Violence: The Films of Paul Verhoeven, Part II
After the box office failure of FLESH + BLOOD, Paul Verhoeven sought to fully immerse himself in American culture in a bid to fully understand how to make films for the American market, so he packed his bags, left his native country and moved to America. Not long after arriving, he had an opportunity to direct a big budget American action movie for Orion Pictures. That film, ROBOCOP, would not only announce him as a major force to be reckoned with in American cinema, but it created a cultural milestone, whose presence is still felt today. In this episode, we’ll discuss the creation of the film, from the inspiration behind the script by Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, through Verhoeven’s attachment, the film’s production, and its ongoing legacy. BUY OUR MERCH: http://cinemashock.threadless.com Coming Up: TOTAL RECALL (1990) BASIC INSTINCT (1992) SHOWGIRLS (1995) STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) Theme Song: "There's Still a Little Bit of Time, If We Hurry and I Mean Hurry" by Slasher Film Festival Strategy. This episode was written, produced and edited by Gary Horne, Justin Bishop, & Todd Davis. Visit our website for episode archives, blogs and more: http://cinemashock.net Follow us: twitter.com/cinema_shock facebook.com/cinemashocknet instagram.com/cinema_shock
Paul Verhoeven’s “Turkish Delight” ignites the Netherlands
To get a deeper idea of what makes his favorite country tick, Rico dives into Paul Verhoeven’s wild sophomore feature “Turkish Delight” — the biggest home-grown box office hit in the history of the Netherlands. Featuring interviews with Verhoeven himself, cinematographer Jan de Bont, and star Monique Van De Ven.Our first season, titled “Lost in Translation,” spotlights movies that were massive cultural phenomena in their home countries, but nowhere else. With episodes spanning nearly every continent, tune in weekly to discover unique film stories from around the globe.Each episode, we publish a complementary piece in MUBI's online film magazine Notebook in a new series called “MUBI Podcast Expanded.” This week, Dutch film critic Dana Linssen builds on her commentary in this episode, sharing her personal connection to "Turkish Delight" while diving deep into ideas of toxic love and Dutch culture. Read the article here.MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor. A place to discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films. A new hand-picked film arrives on MUBI, every single day. From iconic directors, to emerging auteurs. All carefully chosen by MUBI’s curators.
S4E05- Paul Verhoeven's 10 Best Works (with Podcasting After Dark)
The Jacked Up Review Show Podcast
This Dutch filmmaker has tackled so many blockbusters both in his homeland and here in the United States but what was it that made audiences respond to his films (regardless if they got the full picture regarding some of the amusing satire he snuck into his films)? Corey Stevenson from the Podcasting After Dark podcast joins me in ranking his 10 best films and overall resume with him ranking some of his best American films (Total Recall, Hollow Man, Basic Instinct, Robocop & Starship Troopers) and me ranking his best Dutch language films (The 4th Man, Flesh + Blood, Soldier of Orange, Turkish Delight, Spetters, Black Book). How much of his dystopian scifi future universes appear to be coming to life in some form of our actual reality nowadays? How well does he handle using popular actors like Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher) and Jeroen Krabbe (The Living Daylights, The Fugitive) in his Dutch productions?? Are we that politically correct a society to where no one can concentrate on some of his gimmicks and premises just because they're not used to how he incorporates his gritty, violent and sexual elements into each film he does??? And can we just let the infamy of Showgirls go already???? And more to talk about endlessly within an hour! :) #Dutch #filmmaker #director #writer #producer #satire #socialcommentary #paulverhoeven #top10 #bestfilms #movies #RutgerHauer #JeroenKrabbe #robocop #starshiptroopers #basicinstinct #the4thman #spetters #erotic #violent #soldieroforange #foreignfilms #subtitles #awesome #underrated #infamous #badass #hollowman #showgirls #razzies #sharonstone #peterweller #caspervandien #arnoldschwarzenegger #ronnycox #michaeldouglas #cultfilmmakers #acclaimed #awardwinning #criterioncollection
#10 Showgirls | Dancers, Strippers, and Paul Verhoeven’s Video Rental Goldmine
Some Turds are cult classics, and Showgirls is one of the biggest. Famously hailed as “one of the worst movies of all time,” which we’ve certainly heard before, so we decided to deep dive into the strange world of seedy Las Vegas strip clubs, audition nipple ice, eating doggie chow, Kyle MacLachlan’s pool decor, and what it means to be from “different places!” Email us your Turd Night movie suggestions at email@example.com Follow us on Instagram @turdnight--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/turdnight/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/turdnight/support
Showgirls (1995) Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Queer Camp episode 4)
WUSSY Movie Club
This week we’re diving straight into the 1995 Paul Verhoeven NC-17 banger, “Showgirls”! Our friend Biqtch Puddin’, winner of season 2 of Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, is here to gush on the glorious campy mess that is this film. WUSSY Movie Club is a weekly roundtable movie podcast with a Queer lens, featuring themed seasons and special interviews with Queer filmmakers. Every Wednesday, a rotating cast of LGBTQIA+ voices will dish on their favorite films of past and present. Join the club and be a part of the discussion! WUSSY Movie Club is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network, hosted by WUSSY Mag (@wussymag) Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto Podcast Art created by Nick Sheridan @glass.knuckles Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix Join the WUSSY Movie Club on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wussymovieclub/ Follow WUSSY Movie Club on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WussyMovieClub/
VIDEO GALAXY EP32: Chris and Chris discuss Paul Verhoeven's 1992 murder-mystery Basic Instinct!
VHS MASSACRE RADIO
Chris and Chris discuss Paul Verhoeven's 1992 murder-mystery Basic Instinct! A police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.Partron Spotify Stitcher RadioTwitter Podbean InstagramFacebook Youtube iTunes