From House of Gucci to Lost David Bowie Album: A Complete Guide to This Week’s Entertainment | Culture
Go out: Movie theater
Lady Gaga is the whole reason everyone should need to catch this brilliant crime drama about the demise of the Italian fashion dynasty. If you need more incentive: it’s directed by Ridley Scott, and Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino are also starring.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, to 4 Dec.ember
The annual ICA film festival dedicated to “real cinema” returns, with – as always – an impeccably curated offering of 20 international documentary premieres, taking place this year under the collective thematic banner of (Re) Imagining.
Filmed in London and set in 1999, Pirates is in some ways a classic tale of men on a mission. The mission: to be admitted to the best millennium party ever. The men: unfortunate people who dream of great musical careers. Writer-director Reggie Yates makes us love his charming cast from the first minute.
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
A teacher’s career is compromised when his sex tape is leaked, in what is – as you might have guessed from the title – another provocation from Radu Jude, the Romanian director widely celebrated for his outlook. gloriously conflicting over modern life. Catherine bray
Go out: Concerts
MarSunday November 30 to 10 Dec.ember; starts Birmingham
Lewisham’s trap-loving hip-hop duo don’t do things in moderation. Last year’s debut album, The Blue Print: Us vs Them, stretched 29 songs to over 90 minutes, while their rapid release rate saw them land 16 top 40 hits in just three years. Expect the unexpected at this live show. Michael cragg
seaThursday 1 to 13 Dec.ember; starts Birmingham
With the disco-saturated fourth album, nominated in the British last year, What’s Your Pleasure? still up to the task after a reissue in the summer of 2021, Ware finally gets to release it on sites across the country. Her earlier soft soul, more pillow, should act like deep breaths between sophisticated bangers such as the Spotlight single. MC
Aurora Orchestra with Cassie Kinoshi
Kings Place, London, Samwednesday 27 november
The young Aurora Orchestra from London reinforces his reputation as an adventurer in this concert with composer-saxophonist Kinoshi, including the premiere of his Three Suns Suite – drawing inspiration from his own life as a black Briton and the cultural chemistry of the generation of his grandparents. John fordham
A Catalan party
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Wednesday December 1
The pandemic has ended the events marking the 50th anniversary of the death of composer Roberto Gerhard. London Sinfonietta makes amends by including Leo and Libra, the two brilliantly colored works that Gerhard composed for them. André Clement
Go out: To organise
The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
Bridge Theater, London, MarSunday November 30 to February 26ruary
This first part of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust trilogy takes place 12 years before His Dark Materials – and sees two children struggle to protect young Lyra as the waters rise. This theatrical adaptation is directed by Emily Burns, James Cousins and Nicholas Hytner. Myriam Gillinson
The life and adventures of Santa Claus
Pitlochry Festival Theater, WednesdayThursday 1 to 23 Dec.ember
In an outdoor installation experience that takes place in the gardens of the theater, Hannah Lavery adapts L Frank Baum’s Christmas tale, in which young Alice tries to catch Santa Claus. MG
Pleasance Theater, London, Thurday 2 december
A gloriously perfect parody of the self-proclaimed “creative guy”, Rob Carter’s spooky, costumed cocked novelist (we’re talking about several books a day) is both completely delusional and the creator of some really engaging – albeit very weird ones. – fiction. Rachel Aroesti
Romeo and Juliet
Royal Albert Hall, London, Wed.Wednesday 1 December
A return to the stage for the sometimes brilliant, sometimes erratic Sergei Polunin, famous for leaving the Royal Ballet, his numerous tattoos and the 30 million YouTube views of his Take Me to Church video. He will dance here with the divine Alina Cojocaru.
Go out: Art
Life between the islands
Tate Britain, London, Wednesday December 1 to April 3
This tour of Caribbean-British art from the Windrush era should be a feast of creative journeys, both literally and figuratively. Among the more than 40 artists featured are Hurvin Anderson (artwork pictured above), Paul Dash, Alberta Whittle, and Sonia Boyce. There is a lot of media and an urgent story to tell.
Amy: Beyond the Stage
Design Museum, London, April 10
The Design Museum is embarking on the path of success already trodden by the V&A, with high-end pop culture exhibits that bring the thrill of music and night into the gallery. The late Amy Winehouse gets the Bowie treatment here with shows of her clothing and a glimpse into her brief career.
Manchester Art Gallery, from Thursday 2 December to 10 April
The radical filmmaker who made Jubilee, Caravaggio and many other alternative classics was also a powerful artist. Jarman’s abstract paintings and passionate assemblages vividly express his anger and love of life. This retrospective compares his art and his cinematographic works to pay homage to a great British original.
Modern Institute, Glasgow, as of January 22
The ordinary stuff of life gets a furious second chance as raw and expressive art. Wilkes arranges household items as if carving words into the flesh. She was celebrated at the Venice Biennale, shortlisted for the Turner Prize, but perhaps Glasgow, where she lives, is the best place to understand her work. Jonathan jones
Stay at home: Diffusion
From Friday 3 december, Amazon Prime Video
Tracy Oliver, best known as the creator of the raucous 2017 film Girls Trip, is behind this animated comedy-drama (above), which chronicles the professional and romantic lives of four thirty-something friends in New York City, while also serving as a meditation on contemporary black. femininity.
Thusdayday 2 december, 9 p.m., Sky Atlantic
When a plane crashes on the way to a football competition, it is the beginning of a life of trauma for the schoolgirls who make it out alive: 25 years later, the secrets of their survival still haunt them. Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis star in a breathtaking thriller.
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act
satwednesday 27 november, 9 p.m., BBC Two
This fascinating feature-length documentary retracing the end of the Queen’s singer’s life doesn’t just pay tribute: colleagues, close friends and family also reflect on how the AIDS epidemic was handled at the time, including the tribute concert. historic and heartbreaking 1992 held in memory of Mercury. .
Thusdayday 2 december, 10 p.m., Canal 4
Icon sequences for inappropriate behavior – and even criminal activity – are still sorely lacking, but there’s no doubt that some people have really been caught in the sights of the canceled culture. Richard Bacon meets some of those experiencing moral outrage from social media. RA
Stay at home: Games
From Thursdayday 2 december, PC, PS4, Ps5
Set inside a black hole, this intriguing and ultra-sleek game is all about fluid movement and surreal space landscapes. In motion, it feels like a dance through huge open spaces saturated with color, while its giant hostile space creatures are reminiscent of the PlayStation classic Shadow of the Colossus.
Big Brain Academy: Brain versus Brain
Friday departureday 3 december, Nintendo Switch
A board game designed for people who like to show off how smart they are in front of their family. The prospect of beating their parents in math teasers is unlikely to keep tweens away from Fortnite, but the adjustable difficulty makes it welcoming to kids and adults alike regardless. Keza MacDonald
Stay at home: Albums
David Bowie – Toy
Originally recorded for release in 2001, but blocked by record company policy, and later blocked by an online leak, Toy now arrives as part of the Brilliant Adventure box set, officially two decades later than expected. Featuring revamps of Bowie songs from the late ’60s and early’ 70s, the album shows a creative booming artist.
Westlife – Wild dreams
The lasting Irish group return with album No 12, their second since returning in 2019 after an eight-year hiatus. Billed as capturing “the mood of the moment,” it features the uplifting and key starlight to change and the more typical and disturbing ballad, My Hero, co-written by Ed Sheeran.
Fred Again .. – Actual Life 2 (February 2 – October 15, 2021)
Producer Fred Gibson – who has worked with everyone from Brian Eno to Rita Ora to Stormzy – looks back on his dance-focused solo project for his 2021 second album. As the title suggests, it unfolds over a period of eight months, with his 16 songs. built around looping voice clips and found sounds.
JUlie Doiron – I thought of you
The cult indie heroine of Canada – a day dedicated to her in the village of Bruno, Saskatchewan, no less – returns with her first solo album since So Many Days in 2012. Her lead singles range from country guitars to Darkness to Light , through You Gave Me the Key, more robust and rock. MC
Stay at home : Brain food
Celeb juggernaut Masterclass promises viewers can become experts in whatever topic they choose in just a matter of hours. Short lectures are moderated by everyone from Pharrell Teaching Empathy to Gordon Ramsay on Cooking to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala (pictured above) on Creating Change.
Sky Documentaries, WednesdayWednesday 1 December, 9 p.m.
The three-part Positive docuseries tell the story of Britain’s 40-year history of HIV, focusing the voices of those on the front lines of its effects. We are witnessing the transition from an ingrained culture of homophobia to the pioneering treatments of today.
Curve By nature
This podcast from US broadcaster KCRW is the perfect curiosity, telling the story of influential but little-known late-night DJ Deidre O’Donoghue. His’ 80s show Snap! was a paradise for musical exploration, helping to break up Henry Rollins and Ride. Ammar Kalia