Kate Garraway Edition: Bits & Pieces

Kate Garraway Edition: Bits & Pieces

Kate Garraway Edition: Bits & Pieces – Filmed over the course of three years, this documentary film is an intimate and inspiring portrait of Youngstown, Ohio, a quintessential post-industrial American city, seen through the efforts of a new generation of residents who have chosen not to abandon their hometown, as so many have, but to stay, rebuild and make a life for themselves.

PAPER SPIDERSstarring Lili Taylor (Say Anything), Stefania LaVie Owen (The Carrie Diaries), Peyton List (Cobra Kai), Ian Nelson (The Boy Next Door), and many more. This award-winning coming-of-age drama is about a high-schooler trying to help her mother’s deteriorating mental health after she starts showing signs of paranoid delusions.

In 1967, fashion photographer by day and super-agent by night Austin Powers (Mike Myers, Wayne’s World) is on the verge of catching his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil (also Myers), when the latter has himself cryogenically frozen. Following suit, Powers unthaws thirty years later in the ’90s to find Evil threatening the world once more. Can Powers recover from his culture shock in time to battle his old foe? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington (Elizabeth Hurley), he just might.

In our increasingly mechanized and automated world that frowns on superstition and mysticism, this story shows how vitally relevant our disappearing ancient wisdom and traditional beliefs still are. In particular, the film focuses on the age-old Himalayan respect for and celebration of feminine energy as the most supreme aspect of being. This energy is personified in tantric Buddhism by dakinis who may appear as mysterious living beings who give or take away our life force and guide or ruin our lives. While only realized adepts like the character of O.T. in this film, who is based on an exceptional living master, are today able to summon this vital energy through esoteric dakini practices, it so crucial to our volatile era that the times demand it be communicated to a wider audience. 

STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to debut the official trailer for MANDABIthe 4K restoration of Ousmane Sembène’s trailblazing Senegalese classic which is released for the first time in the UK.

Ex-mob enforcer Ben Archer (Van Damme) is ready to give up his life of crime and settle down to family life. But when his wife, Cynthia, attempts to help a Chinese refugee girl and brings her into their home, a new war is inadvertently triggered.

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.

MUBI, the global distributor and curated film streaming service, has released the official UK trailer for Ben Sharrock’s critically acclaimed British debut feature Limbo, which will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 30 July 2021.

The fourth feature from South African director Oliver Hermanus, MOFFIE explores the life of a closeted young boy serving his mandatory military service during Apartheid in 1980s South Africa. An adaptation of André-Carl van der Merwe’s iconic memoir, the film serves as a brilliant period piece exposing the psychological violence of institutionalized homophobia. Achingly raw depictions of the brutality of military training recall scenes from Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET while the timid tenderness, beautifully acted by Brummer and Villiers, provide a soft juxtaposition. Following the film’s premiere at Venice Film Festival where it was a nominee for the Queer Lion, MOFFIE has gone on to receive critical acclaim for its brilliant directing, cinematography and acting alike. IFC Films will release MOFFIE on Friday, April 9, 2021 in select theaters and on digital and VOD platforms. 

Argentinian writer/directorFrancisco Márquez’s superb psychological thriller A COMMON CRIME (Un crimen común) comes to Virtual Cinemas and VOD on 9th April 2021.

BAFTA nominated Corinna Faith’s directorial debut, the electrifying 70s-set British supernatural thriller THE POWER will be released exclusively on SHUDDER, the premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, from 8 April 2021.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.


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