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Old 01-15-17, 05:58 PM   #26
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Re: Elle (2016, D: Verhoeven) S: Huppert

I was able to stream some of this movie through "certain means" around the time it opened. The picture quality was piss poor so I obviously wasn't getting the intended experience. Huppert's acting was good but overall I wasn't too impressed with what I saw. My hope is that if this wins Best Actress and Best Foreign film at the Oscars as it did with the Globes it might get us one last American movie from Verhoeven.
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Old 01-15-17, 11:44 PM   #27
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Re: Elle (2016, D: Verhoeven) S: Huppert

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Paul Verhoeven is back with "Elle", mostly a psychological drama that kicks off with a middle-aged woman, Elle (Isabella Huppert) in the midst of being assaulted (phyisically and sexually) in her own home by a masked man. Then the story peels away the layers of this woman with details from her distant past, and the previous decades of her life. Lots of twisty windings in this tale. Very European in flavor (French-language film).

I give it 3 stars or a grade of B.
Middle-aged!? Huppert is 64.
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Old 03-15-17, 10:45 AM   #28
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Re: Elle (2016, D: Verhoeven) S: Huppert

I just watched this last night -- wow, what a fucked up flick. In a good way. Verhoeven is back!
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Middle-aged!? Huppert is 64.

Wow, she's smoking fucking hot.
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Old 03-19-17, 11:47 AM   #30
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Re: Elle (2016, D: Verhoeven) S: Huppert

this was just sublime. Huppert was amazing. no fucking way she is 64!
i haven't seen Fences yet, but this was Oscar worthy. unbelievable her expressions, her emotions, her toughness. almost no traces this is a Paul Verhoeven film. maybe the videogame imagery, but this is unlike anything i've seen him do. well done!
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Old 03-19-17, 11:49 AM   #31
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this was just sublime. Huppert was amazing. no fucking way she is 64!
i haven't seen Fences yet, but this was Oscar worthy. unbelievable her expressions, her emotions, her toughness. almost no traces this is a Paul Verhoeven film. maybe the videogame imagery, but this is unlike anything i've seen him do. well done!
It reminded me of Black Book a good bit in spots
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