Reel Reviewer Column: It was the worst of times for Copperfield

Jason Day previews March’s cinema releases, which includes a Disney live-action remake…

Military Wives (out on March 6)

Eschewing real life choir master Gareth Malone for an all-women cast, this comedy follows a group of army wives who establish a choir while their partners are serving overseas.

Misbehaviour (March 13)

Keira Knightley leads this based-on-real-life events drama about a group of women who bring down a Miss World beauty contest in the 1970s.

The Elephant Man: 40th birthday reissue (March 13)

John Hurt – buried under layers of makeup – tugs at the heartstrings as deformed freak show star John Merrick in David Lynch’s beautifully filmed look at the flip side of a outwardly caring Victorian society.

A Quiet Place II (March 19)

Being a silent movie nut, A Quiet Place, with few words and a focus on physical acting, appealed to me. This sequel appears to have more dialogue, so it’ll be interesting to see if it maintains its forbear’s unique atmosphere and suspense.

Radioactive (March 20)

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and then went on to win another. This biopic – from the makers of Darkest Hour – explores her life and career with Rosamund Pike Bunsen Burner hot as Curie.

Mulan (March 27)

Disney’s live action remake of their 1998 animated hit about a young Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male warrior during conscription in order to save her father, stars Yifei Liu in the title role.

At MK Gallery… The Personal History of David Copperfield (March 1)

Satirist Armando Iannucci interprets Dickens’ comic look at the cruel, bizarre influences that shape a goodly young man (starring Dev Patel, pictured). This delightful, funny – if rushed and overstuffed – film is one to savour. See my review for more: bit.ly/DCopperfield2019. To book: bit.ly/ MKGalleryFilm

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the March 2020 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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