Reel Reviewer Column: Friend or Foe for the Fishermen

Jason Day previews the film about unlikely singing superstars and more in his March cinema column…

Fisherman’s Friends (out on March 15)

Brit-comedy about a music producer (Daniel Mays) who chances upon a Cornish folk music group during a stag-do. He wants to turn them into recording superstars, but the men refuse. Mays has to convince them an album is the best way for their voices to be heard.

The Aftermath (March 1)

Keira Knightley plays an English wife in WWII Berlin, immediately after the war, who moves in to the house of widowed German Alexander Skarsgard. Neglected by her husband, they start an affair.

Captain Marvel (March 8)

Brie Larsen stars as a US Air Force pilot who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when the Earth is caught in the middle of a war between two alien races. Samuel L. Jackson co-stars.

Heat & Dust (March 8)

80s period drama starring Julie Christie, who travels to India after her aunt dies. She investigates her life, shrouded in mystery following a scandal when, as a young recently married woman (Greta Scaachi), she fell in love with a married Indian man.

The White Crow (March 22)

Ralphs Fiennes directs and stars in this drama about Russian ballet legend Rudolf Nuryev’s dance tour of Europe in 1961. His every move was watched by the KGB, who feared he would defect.

He is forced to make a decision that will affect his life forever and put his friends and family in danger. Oleg Ivenko plays the title role.

Dumbo (March 29)

Is Tim Burton, who directs this remake, setting himself up for a fall by treading on the hallowed ground of a Disney classic?

Judging by the trailer, it looks like Burton has found his feet here after a few wobbles (Alice in Wonderland, Miss Peregrine’s Home…) and will make a new generation believe an elephant can fly.

This feature was published in the March 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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