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Ten months after the death of his 5-day-old son, Jamie King still doesn’t have the answers he’s so desperately seeking.
This week, U.K. police officially dropped their investigation into the death of the British actor’s son Benjamin, who died from severe brain damage less than a week after being born by emergency Caesarean section on May 5, 2016.
“Following a referral from the coroner in this case, we have reviewed the matter,” reads a statement from the Avon and Somerset Police Department obtained by People. “At this time, there is insufficient evidence to refer this matter to the »
- Aurelie Corinthios
One of the more emotionally taxing features to earn the classification of “midnight movie” — at least in this year’s Sundance program — fearless writer-director-actress Marianna Palka has crafted an bold, dark domestic comedy with Bitch. Based upon a strange case in her native Scotland, it centers on a woman who channels her spirit animal into a radical transformation.
Palka plays housewife Jill, a suicidal introvert raising four children seemingly alone in a generic suburbia. Her husband Bill (Jason Ritter), an empty suit at an unnamed firm, offers little help, spending time with a sexy co-worker Annabelle (Sol Rodriguez), ignoring his work and family obligations. To add insult to injury the kids seem love their absentee dad while torturing Jill with a daily crisis, from getting dressed to bed wetting accidents.
Haunted by a barking dog reminiscent of Summer of Sam, Jill undergoes a Kafka-esque metamorphosis, hiding in the basement, rolling around in her own feces, »
- John Fink
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