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NEW TO VOD AND STREAMING: ‘Elle’: A different kind of revenge film

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WRITTEN BY AMY LONGSDORF  
For Digital First Media

“Elle,” the latest provocation from Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct”), centers on a video-game producer named Michele (the ever-remarkable Isabelle Huppert) who’s raped by a masked intruder.
“Elle” is a revenge movie, of a sort, with Huppert struggling to find out who of her many enemies might be responsible for the attack. But it’s not as cut-and-dried as most movies about vengeance are. In fact, the slinky, purposely ambiguous thriller stirs up lots of black-comic chaos by subverting expectations every step of the way.
At its heart, “Elle” is the study of a very complicated woman who’s so strong there is nothing she can’t overcome. On Amazon, Google, iTunes and Vudu
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