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Friday One Sheet: The Emperor Of Paris

The art of the character poster is alive and well in France at the moment. Jean-François Richet's glossy blockbuster on the worlds first Private Detective, François Vidocq is no exception. Vincent Cassel is playing the criminal turned criminologist, who enraptured writers like Edgar Allen Poe and Balzac, to hopefully wash out the taste of the 2001 Pitof directed disaster. With The Emperor of Paris, a cast of talented actors with interesting faces, has been assembled, including Denis Levant, August Diehl, Olga Kurylenko, and Freya Mavor, all of whom get lovely, textured character posters that emphasize both the faces and the clothing of the period.  (A Full Gallery is here.) But I wanted to highlight the main One Sheet for the film, by French design firm,...

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One Wild Moment Movie Review

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One Wild Moment Movie Review
One Wild Moment (Un moment d’égarement) Under the Milky Way Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Jean-François Richet Screenwriter: Claude Berri, Lisa Azuelos, Lisa Azuelos Cast: Vincent Cassel, François Cluzet, Lola Le Lann, Alice Isaaz, Louka Meliava, Noémie Merlant Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 9/7/18 Opens: September 25, 2018 on VOD When you see a guy […]

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Review: "Blame It On Rio" (1984) Starring Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna And Michelle Johnson; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Todd Garbarini

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The 1980s were a decade of many cultural phenomenon such as the teen angst film, the splatter horror film, the zombie films, and of course the teen sex comedy. Bob Clark’s Porky’s (1981) was a huge success both financially and artistically. To this day it’s still one of the funniest movies ever made. Many of today’s best-known actors cut their teeth in such fare: Tom Hanks attended an out-of-control Bachelor Party (1984) and even Johnny Depp and Rob Morrow checked into a Private Resort (1985). Stanley Donen, best known for directing Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Funny Face (1957), Charade (1963), and Arabesque (1966), followed up the boring and disastrous Saturn 3 (1980) with Blame It on Rio, a peculiar entry in his otherwise illustrious career. Jennifer (Michelle Johnson) is a pulchritudinous seventeen-year-old who lusts after her father Victor’s (Joseph Bologna) best friend
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Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm
Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm.

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton.

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love
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Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm

Megaton unveils conman doc at the Efm
Exclusive: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at Efm.

French action director Olivier Megaton is hitting the European Film Market (Efm) this weekend with a teaser screening of his upcoming documentary Roc, The World’s Greatest Con Artist, about infamous French con artist Christophe Rocancourt, which is currently in post-production.

The Taken 2 and Taken 3 and Transporter 3 director reveals that between big budget action pictures he likes to make documentaries.

“I’m started out as a painter, not a director. Documentary helps me return to something more human and artisanal that I had when I was painting,” says Megaton.

“As time goes by the films I make are more and more heavy, complicated and pressured. When I am not making films, I need to do something different as I am addicted to work and find it impossible to stop. Documentary is something perfect for me. There’s not so much pressure and I love
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Blood Father Movie Review

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Blood Father Movie Review
Title: Blood Father Lionsgate Director: Jean-François Richet Writer: Peter Craig, Andrea Berloff Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, William H. Macy, Michael Parks Running Time: 88 min Rated: R (Violence, Language, Drug Use) Special Features: “Lost Souls: On the Road with Blood Father” Featurette Available October 11th on DVD, Blu Ray, On Demand, Digital Download John Link (Mel Gibson; Get the Gringo) is an ex-con whom is trying to get his life back on track. He goes to AA meetings, has found a great friend and sponsor Kirby (William H. Macy; Shameless) and has found work as a tattoo artist. The one thing that has him determined to keep [ Read More ]

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Blood Father Starring Mel Gibson on Blu-ray

The action-packed thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

A father makes his own justice in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson and arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by award-winning director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and written for the screen by Peter Craig (The Town) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) from Peter Craig’s novel, the high-paced action film premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Mel Gibson is accompaniedby Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996) in the nonstop thrill ride. The Blood Father Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette and
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Blood Father movie review: a take-your-daughter-to-work adventure

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Sly observations on American hypocrisy, a fresh father-daughter dynamic, and terrific performances elevate this a cut above the typical revenge thriller. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Badass dad comes to the aid of his teenaged daughter when she gets in trouble with some very bad men. I was afraid that Blood Father was going to be Taken Redux, which would have made me very angry indeed: girls and women treated as pawns to be menaced in order to motivate male protagonists to Do the Plot is a trope that must die now. But refreshingly, this is nothing of the sort. Instead, father and daughter go on a badass road trip together somewhere in the American Southwest to escape from and, of course, eventually
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Blood Father review – Mel Gibson rediscovers his inner badass

Gibson plays a haggard, exhausted father who must summon the strength to save his daughter’s life in this muscular yet disciplined movie

It’s a pretty macho way of saying “biological father”. Mel Gibson brings the bearded patriarch rage in this smart drama-thriller, adapted by Peter Craig from his novel, and directed by Jean-François Richet, who gave us the Assault on Precinct 13 remake and the 70s-set Mesrine thrillers with Vincent Cassel. It’s a muscular piece of work, yet disciplined in its belligerence. There’s an unexpectedly engaging performance from Gibson and terrific supporting turns from William H Macy as his neighbour and AA sponsor, and from Erin Moriarty as his wayward daughter. Link (Gibson) is a lonely ex-con and recovering alcoholic, on probation and running a tattoo business from his scuzzy trailer. He is tormented by thoughts of his lost daughter, Lydia (Moriarty), the product of a
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Blood Father Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 11th

The action-packed thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

A father makes his own justice in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson and arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by award-winning director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and written for the screen by Peter Craig (The Town) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) from Peter Craig’s novel, the high-paced action film premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Mel Gibson is accompaniedby Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996) in the nonstop thrill ride. The Blood Father Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette and
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Blood Father Review

Blood Father is yet another entry into the Aged-Action-Star-Still-Kicks-Ass subgenre (see the Taken franchise, Red movies, Expendables silliness), proving that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – and you might not have to.

Mel Gibson grows out his best Grizzly Adams beard and talks with a throat full a gravel, going the “ex-con with a heart of gold” route to brutally enjoyable extremes. Torn from the pages of Peter Craig’s adapted novel is a bloody, thug-riddled story of one father’s love knowing no bounds; sweet in sentiments, and salty in its gritty retribution. It’s nothing tremendously inventive, but director Jean-François Richet still paints a vengeful portrait of California livin’ in the scumminess of society’s underbelly – and the things we’d do to ensure our loved ones escape.

Gibson stars as “Link,” a sober ex-criminal who spent most of his life drinking, fighting and all the other dirtiness in-between.
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New to Streaming: ‘De Palma,’ ‘Sunset Song,’ ‘Melancholia,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blood Father (Jean-François Richet)

If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be.
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The Best Films of Summer 2016

“‘2016 is a bad year for film’ is just another way of saying ‘I really blew it when I chose what films to watch in 2016,'” producer Keith Calder recently said. Taking this statement to heart, as summer winds down, there’s no shortage of writing about how the season was a disappointment overall — but, on the contrary, there have been gems throughout the last four months, and we’ve set out to name our favorites.

All of the below films received at least one-week theatrical runs in the United States from May to August, and while some are still in theaters, many are now currently available to stream. Check out our favorites below and let us know what you most enjoyed this summer. One can also see our fall preview series, which just kicked off this week, here.

A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)

Despite a loose script that justifies little,
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Blood Father star Mel Gibson: 'I'm used to being in the driving seat' – video interview

In Blood Father, a thriller by Mesrine director Jean-François Richet, Mel Gibson plays tough ex-biker John Link who must reconnect with his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty) after she is threatened by her drug-dealing boyfriend (Diego Luna). Here Gibson tells Nigel M Smith about being an action dad, playing a guy in need of redemption and the time he tattooed a biker for fun

Blood Father review: Mel Gibson taps into rage for pulpy thriller

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King of hearts by Anne-Katrin Titze

Maïwenn on Louis Garrel: "I chose Louis because I wanted him to bring his poetic side, his offbeat side." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In Maïwenn's My King (Mon Roi), co-written with Etienne Comar (Haute Cuisine), Vincent Cassel, ever more charming, sinister, and unpredictable, as Georgio, morphs before your eyes on screen. And that says a lot when you remember him as Jean-François Richet's shape-shifting Jacques Mesrine or the wild Otto Gross in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. Standing Tall director Emmanuelle Bercot is Tony, an independent, educated, attractive woman, who falls utterly and completely in love with him.

Louis Garrel: "If I put myself into the skin of Vincent Cassel, as in the skin of John Malkovich …" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The two have the lighthearted bond of Myrna Loy and William Powell until suspicions cloud the skies as they did for Joan Fontaine when she realizes
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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 12. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Anthropoid

Director: Sean Ellis

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Harry Lloyd, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones

Synopsis: “Anthropoid” is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution,
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[Review] Blood Father

If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be.

John Link (Gibson) is a burned-out alcoholic who we meet in the middle of an AA meeting. He’s celebrating two years sober while still lamenting the bridges he’s burned and a daughter he hasn’t seen in some time. Only moments later, Link and his daughter, Lydia (Erin Moriarty), are reunited, a hail of gunfire and some bad men following them. “She’s every loser’s lucky day,” Link says of her, a drug addict who accidentally pulled the trigger on her criminal boyfriend, Jonah
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15 Films to See in August

August can often be thought of as a January-esque dumping ground for Hollywood, and that notion is certainly refuted when looking at this month’s releases. With one of the summer’s best studio offerings, a few more more promising ones, and some of our festival favorites from the last year (and even further back), there is no shortage of promising options. We should also note that Multiple Maniacs, Elevator to the Gallows, and Howards End are all getting substantial theatrical re-releases throughout the month, so seek those restorations if they are coming near you.

Matinees to See: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (8/5), Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (8/5), The Tenth Man (8/5), The Lost Arcade (8/12), Anthropoid (8/12), My King (8/12), Florence Foster Jenkins (8/12), Disorder (8/12), When Two Worlds Collide (8/17), Imperium (8/19), A Tale of Love and Darkness (8/19), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (8/19), Spa Night (8/19), War Dogs (8/19), A Complete Unknown (8/26), Don’t Breathe (8/26), Hands of Stone (8/26), and
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Pulse-Pounding Blood Father Trailer Sends Mel Gibson On A Rampage

If Mel Gibson has been quietly staging a career comeback in recent years with roles in The Expendables 3 and Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, then 2016 could well go down as a defining turning point for the divisive Aussie.

For the first time since Apocalypto ten years ago, Gibson is back behind the lens for Hacksaw Ridge, the Oscar-friendly war thriller due to land in November. He’s also lined up a starring role in Blood Father, an old-school thriller that reads like Taken repurposed for the sun-kissed plains of Albuquerque.

Jean-François Richet is behind the lens, with Gibson stepping into the dusty shoes of an ex-convict turned vengeful patriarch, who “fights to protect his estranged daughter from the drug cartel that is hunting her down. In this thrilling action film, John Link must use his connections from his past life and his skills as an ex-criminal to keep him and his daughter alive.
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Mel Gibson Plays Badass in Blood Father [Trailer]

It's nice to see that Mel Gibson has sobered up long enough to make a movie and heck, it looks like he's even trying to revive the badass persona of his early career.

Already a minor hit coming out of an early festival run, Blood Father stars Gibson as John Link, an ex-con who returns to a life of crime when he re-unites with his 16-year old daughter who is on the run from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

In addition to Gibson, the movie co-stars Erin Moriarty as John's daughter Lydia, William H. Macy, Diego Luna and Michael Parks.

Adapted by Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff from Caig's novel (he was also responsible for The Town), Blood Father is directed by French helmer Jean-François Richet who is best known for his mediocre remake of [Continued ...]
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