The movies to see in Marchby Francine Stock / February 14, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in March 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Showgirls, has never shirked controversy. At 78, though, he has come up with a stunner. Isabelle Huppert (pictured below) plays the boss of a video-game company who is raped by an intruder. How she responds is shocking, the Hitchcockian twists executed with relish. The value of this kind of knowing game is an issue that keeps the film alive to the end. And if there’s an actor who can carry off a provocative comedy about violence against women, it’s Huppert.