If you balk at the thought of a Paul Verhoeven rape revenge thriller, leave this well enough alone (you’ll probably be able to catch La La Land again, if you leave now). If, though, you’re open to the thought of the Dutch provocateur grabbing hold of the discourse and bending it to his unique whims, you’re in for an incisive, probing, intellectually-nourishing experience.


Film has dream, film has music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. - Ingmar Bergman