Film review – Black Book (2006)

10 July 2007

Controversial Dutch director Paul Verhoeven brought excessive sex and violence into Hollywood with enjoyable high concept films such as RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct and Starship Troopers. Verhoeven’s new WWII thriller Black Book is his first film in over 5 years and his first Dutch film in over 20.

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Film review – A Scanner Darkly (2006)

5 December 2006

Most adaptations of novels or short stories by cult science fiction writer Philip K Dick (Paycheck, Minority Report, Total Recall) use his imaginative scenarios for action sequences but sideline his extraordinary philosophical musings. With A Scanner Darkly director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, The School of Rock) has directly adapted Dick’s novel from page to screen.

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