Susanna Reid Edition: Bits & Pieces

Susanna Reid Edition: Bits & Pieces

Susanna Reid Edition: Bits & Pieces – Based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas star as Vic and Melinda Van Allen, an affluent New Orleans couple whose marriage is crumbling under the weight of resentment, jealousy, and mistrust. As their mutual provocations and mind games escalate, things quickly turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse as Melinda’s extramarital dalliances start going missing. With sizzling and complex performances from Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas and helmed by one of the most celebrated filmmakers of the genre,Deep Water marks the return of the A-list erotic thriller, grabbing your attention from the start and refusing to let go as you discover just how far a person will go.

First screened at the Cannes Film Festival, COW, celebrated filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s (American Honey, Fish Tank) fifth feature—and documentary debut—turns its lens towards a dairy cow named Luma residing on an English cattle farm. As she follows Luma through birthing, milking, mating, and all the circumstances that make up the life cycle of this working animal, we see both the beauty and the challenges of her life. Centering on Luma’s perspective and rarely opening to language, Arnold lets her powerful images speak for themselves—and to us—opening the door to empathy. It’s a visceral and profound journey that asks us to acknowledge her great services and to contemplate our own relationship to the natural world.

Catherine Tate’s iconic character goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie (Mathew Horne) to make amends with her estranged sister Nell (Katherine Parkinson). Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all night raves and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out. Please see below for the trailer and further information.



THE BETA TEST is set in the cutthroat world of Hollywood agents – but forget Entourage – our hero is stressed out at work, his agency is in a rut, and his marriage plans are a massive distraction to signing a big new client. Then, an anonymous invitation drops into his letterbox, the agent is lured into a mysterious world of anonymous infidelity, and all hell breaks loose. 

On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

HBO’s PHOENIX RISING, a two-part documentary produced and directed by Amy Berg (HBO’s “The Case against Adnan Syed”), follows actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood as she takes her experience as a survivor of domestic violence to pursue justice, heal generational wounds, and reclaim her story. Almost a decade after escaping a dangerous relationship, Wood co-authors and successfully lobbies for passage of The Phoenix Act, legislation that extends the statute of limitations for domestic violence cases in California. Wood courageously uses her own experience to bring visibility to the issue; ultimately, in solidarity with fellow survivors.

Vision Films is re-releasing Chloe & Theo – newly available on Tubi and commercial free on AmazonPrime, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, GooglePlay, and almost all cable providers in the US & Canada. This fictionalized version of a touching true story is told with an incredible cast including Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino, and Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner,  Andre De Shields (Hadestown).

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for “They Call Me Magic,” the four-part documentary event that takes an illuminating, holistic look into the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The trailer was unveiled on the heels of the docuseries making its debut at the 2022 SXSW Film festival in Austin, TX ahead of its global premiere on Friday, April 22, on Apple TV+. 

Rolf de Heer’s critically acclaimed DINGO, only released theatrically in the United States, will make its long-awaited North American DVD and Digital premiere this April.

Set in London, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL is the long-awaited television adaptation of the international bestselling novel of the same name, by Sarah Vaughan. It stars Sienna Miller (American Sniper, The Loudest Voice) as Sophie, Michelle Dockery (The Gentlemen, Downton Abbey) as Kate, Rupert Friend (Homeland, The French Dispatch)as James and Naomi Scott (Aladdin, Charlie’s Angels)as Olivia.


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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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