What To Watch This March
What To Watch This March

What To Watch This March


Whether you fancy a trip to the cinema or want something to get stuck into at home, SLMan’s monthly edit of the best new films and shows is here to see you through to spring.

THE BLOCKBUSTER: John Wick – Chapter 4

If you’re yet to see the first three films in this brilliant franchise, you’ve got until 27th March to catch up. Landing in cinemas then, Keanu Reeves returns as vengeful vigilante John Wick. With the price on his head ever increasing, Wick goes global in his fight against the High Table, seeking out the most powerful players in underworlds from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin. Also stars Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Rina Sawayama and Ian McShane.

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THE SPORTS DOC: Villeneuve Pironi: Racing’s Untold Tragedy

This Sky Original documentary tells the unforgettable true story of two supremely gifted Ferrari F1 drivers: Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, forever torn apart by a historic and hugely controversial moment in time. In the midst of modern racing’s most dangerous era, these daring teammates were battling for the world championship, but at the San Marino Grand Prix, Pironi broke an unwritten team agreement, “stealing” victory from his teammate and close friend Villeneuve on the final lap. Through captivating archive footage, interviews with F1 world champions Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost and Sir Jackie Stewart, as well as the Villeneuve and Pironi families, this is the in-depth story of a pursuit of glory that culminates in tragedy.

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Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, Elizabeth Banks’s new film centres on missing cocaine and the black bear that ate it. This wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and is now on a coke-fuelled rampage for more – and blood. Cocaine Bear stars Keri Russell (The Americans), O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton) and the late great Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark).

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THE RETURN: Succession – Series 4

The new series of Succession arrives on Sky Atlantic and Now on 27th March. The show will, of course, continue its exploration of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck). The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic deal provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once it is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.

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Living in a cheap motel in Atlanta and separated from his wife and child, former US Marine veteran Brian Easley (John Boyega) is desperate. Driven to the brink by forces beyond his control, this soft-spoken and kind man decides to go into a bank and hold hostages with a bomb. As police, media and family members descend on the bank, it becomes clear Brian’s not after money – he wants to tell his story and have what is rightfully his, even if it costs him his life. Also stars the wonderful Michael K. Williams in his final role.

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Tetris tells the unbelievable story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to avid players around the globe. Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, then risks everything by travelling to the Soviet Union, where he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to bring the game to the masses. Based on a true story, Tetris is a Cold War-era thriller on steroids, with double-crossing villains, unlikely heroes, and a nail-biting race to the finish.

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Apple TV+’s Extrapolations is a bracing drama that introduces a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives. Eight interwoven stories about love, work, faith and family from across the globe explore the intimate, life-altering choices that must be made when the planet is changing faster than the population. The star-studded series stars – deep breath – Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, Tahar Rahim, Yara Shahidi, Matthew Rhys, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, Adarsh Gourav, Keri Russell, Marion Cotillard, Forest Whitaker, Eiza González, Murray Bartlett, Indira Varma, Tobey Maguire, MaameYaa Boafo, Hari Nef, Heather Graham, Michael Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Gaz Choudhry, Ben Harper, Judd Hirsch and Neska Rose. They can’t all be wrong, right?

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THE CRIME DRAMA: Drift – Partners In Crime

Ken Duken and Fabian Busch play an unequal pair of brothers and unlikely detective duo. Ali Zeller (Duken) and Leo Zeller (Busch) find themselves in an exhaustive search for the truth, travelling from the remote valleys of the Bavarian Alps and the narrow street canyons of Athens to the dry dirt tracks of the Peloponnese. After a disastrous police operation, the siblings, who have been estranged for decades, have landed at the centre of an international conspiracy and are forced to work as a team. A long-suppressed family conflict proves to be as great a challenge as the determination of their opponents – an organisation with influence that extends deep into the police department. Nobody can be trusted, as even Ali's girlfriend, lawyer Maryam Soltani (Mona Pirzad), appears to take sides against Ali. So the brothers are partnered up and on their own once again.

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THE SCI-FI HIT: The Mandalorian – Series 3

One of Disney+’s very best shows to date, The Mandalorian returns this month for its highly anticipated third series, as the title character (The Last Of Us’s Pedro Pascal) continues his existential journey through the Star Wars galaxy. Once a lone bounty hunter, the Mandalorian has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together. The series also stars Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito.

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THE COMEDY: A Town Called Malice

This fun crime thriller and family saga is set in the early 1980s and follows the Lords, a family of south London gangsters who’ve fallen to the bottom of the criminal food chain – and they’re not happy about it. When they flee to the Costa del Sol in Spain following a gangland battle, the Lords realise this is a golden opportunity to reinvent themselves and recapture their former glory.

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THE BIG RELEASE: Luther: The Fallen Sun

Luther: The Fallen Sun is the long-awaited and epic continuation of the award-winning television saga. A gruesome serial killer is terrorising London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary. The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley, who returns as DCI Martin Schenk.

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When private detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress (Diane Kruger), it looks an open and shut case, but Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood, unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress (Jessica Lange). For Neeson’s 100th film, the ensemble cast includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (His Dark Materials), Danny Huston (Yellowstone), Alan Cumming (GoldenEye) and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London).

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THE MUSIC DOC: Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman

Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville captures Dave Letterman on his first visit to Dublin to hang out with Bono and The Edge in their hometown, experience the city, and join the U2 pair for a concert performance unlike any they’ve done before. The film also explores the extraordinary relationship between Bono and The Edge, and how it has developed across 45-plus years of close friendship to become one of the most remarkable songwriting partnerships in the history of rock.

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The Big Door Prize is based on MO Walsh’s novel of the same name. It’s the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential. Dusty Hubbard (Chris O’Dowd), a seemingly content, cheerful family man and high school teacher, watches everyone around him re-evaluate their life choices and ambitions – based on the machine’s printouts – and is forced to question whether he is truly as happy as he once thought. While he remains sceptical of the machine, his wife Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) indulges in the dream that there’s something bigger out there for her. Like many of Deerfield's residents, the couple has lived a relatively safe, uncomplicated life, until the arrival of the Morpho machine, which is forcing an entire community to reconcile with its unfulfilled potential.

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THE OTHER MUSIC DOC: Meet Me In The Bathroom

In cinemas from 10th March, Meet Me In The Bathroom is an immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s, featuring never-before-seen footage of iconic artists including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Interpol, TV on the Radio and LCD Soundsystem. Set against the backdrop of 9/11, the film shows how a new generation kickstarted a musical rebirth for NYC that reverberated around the world. Inspired by the book by Lizzy Goodman, the film is constructed entirely from audio interviews and raw, contemporaneous archive, including the personal archives of the featured artists and their contemporaries, found footage, DV tapes unearthed from the shelves and storage units of New York music fans, and cultural artefacts of a time and place on the cusp of seismic change.

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