From The Northman to Russian Doll: A Complete Guide to This Week’s Entertainment | Culture
The man from the north
Robert Eggers’ latest is a violent, gripping and epic Viking saga that takes an elite cast – including Alexander Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk and Willem Dafoe – and lets them loose. completely into a wild tale of vengeance and bloodlust in the frozen north.
The lost city
Daniel Radcliffe flexes his villain muscles as the greedy crazed billionaire (is there another?) who kidnaps Sandra Bullock’s lone novelist in an action-adventure comedy paying homage to 1984’s Romancing the Stone. Channing Tatum rounds out the cast as a charming, empty-headed moron.
You don’t walk into a Paul Verhoeven (the man who brought us RoboCop, Basic Instinct and Showgirls) film expecting tasteful slow-burn drama, and Benedetta doesn’t disappoint, being the raunchy story of a clearly immodest nun plagued (or blessed) with psychic visions.
Ground Meat Operation
Colin Firth leads a cast of British stalwarts in their efforts to fool the Axis powers, through a mix of British courage and ingenuity, in the kind of solid World War II spy thriller that essentially could have be achieved at any time over the past 60 years. or. Catherine Bray
18-April 25he; the tour starts in London
On 2021’s finely crafted album Home Video, American singer-songwriter Dacus shortened and sharpened his pop-leaning rock songs, a move accentuated by February’s single Kissing Lessons. This is Dacus Peak: nostalgic, emphatic and easy to pogo. Expect him to become a live favorite on this short UK tour.
Roundhouse, London, April 16
Pop powerhouse Raye headlines this unique show as part of the Limitless Live festival, which aims to inspire aspiring artists from disadvantaged backgrounds. Joining Raye on the bill will be fiery fellow South London rapper Ms Banks and Homerton B. Unknown exercise hitmaker and pioneer T. Michael Cragg
Tape on the wall, Manchester, April 21th; The Wise, Gateshead, April 22
A sophisticated and eclectic pianist, but also a fascinating performing artist, the Cuban Roberto Fonseca – former sideman of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club – bridges the gap between African, Latin, American and European music. He and a sharp trio present his genre-hopping album Yesun across the UK this week and next. Robert Fordham
Royal Opera House, London, April 19 to May 14
David Alden’s 2018 production of Lohengrin presents Wagner’s first unqualified masterpiece as a story of power politics in an unnamed 20th-century European state. For its first revival, the title role is played by Brandon Jovanovich; Jakub Hrůša conducts. Andrew Clements
Our place in space
Derry/Londonderry from April 22 to May 22
This ten-mile cosmic sculpture trail was designed by artist Oliver Jeffers and scientist Stephen Smartt. It’s a vivid version of those thought experiments where if the sun is an orange, the Earth is a grape two miles away. Here you can walk for miles or download the app.
Ingleby GalleryEdinburgh, to June 11and
Space and science fascinate this conceptual artist. Paterson’s latest work is a lament for the planet consisting of a glass cube, a burial urn and vials of dust, some of which are so old that they span the entire history of the solar system. Some of them even predate the sun.
Thaddee Ropac GalleryLondon, at 21 May
This is the first solo exhibition in Britain for a New York artist who began as an avant-garde dancer and went on to create space-shaping objects like props for an unspecified performance. She was also a painter and some of her works are giant brushstrokes flowing like rivers.
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
design museumLondon, August 29
They call it the beautiful game, apparently, and this exhibition explores the aesthetic and technical side of football. It covers everything from stadium architecture to high-tech boots. These design elements are studied within the framework of a history of football and its heroes, including Pelé and Maradonna. jonathan jones
Eggstravaganza Easter comedy for Ukraine
O2 Apollo, Manchester, April 18
Led by local guys John Thomson and Justin Moorhouse, this benefit concert aims to raise money for civilians affected by the conflict with the help of a group of upstanding stars, big names from the North (Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford (pictured), Dave Spikey) to tour favorites (Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tez Ilyas).
Shechter II: Contemporary Dance 2.0
Plymouth Theater Royal, April 20-21then turned
Shechter II is the second company of choreographer Hofesh Shechter, made up of young dancers (aged 18 to 25) handpicked from over 1,000 international auditionees. In Contemporary Dance 2.0, the choreographer takes an ironic look at his own art form, with a soundtrack of club, hip-hop, folk, Bach and jazz rhythms.
Donmar Warehouse, London, to June 4
The creative team behind Jackie Sibblies Drury’s electric Fairview production come together to stage their latest work. It’s about a pioneering Jamaican nurse who crossed borders and broke borders to care for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.
The taxidermist’s daughter
Chichester Festival Theatre, to April 30
The theater’s 60th anniversary kicks off with Kate Mosse’s adaptation of her own gothic novel. Set in and around Chichester, this wildly popular tale is about a young woman haunted by her past and ripples with ghosts, gory mysteries, shattered memories and madness.
netflix, April 20
Four years after being forced to relive her 36th birthday multiple times, Natasha Lyonne’s Nadia (pictured above) discovers a mysterious portal in Manhattan that takes her back to her traumatic past. According to its creator and star, the extremely trippy time-travel drama’s second season is “deeply and profoundly offbeat.”
All 4/Channel 4, April 21th10 p.m.
Steve Coogan is a Lothario producer and Sarah Solemani a progressive indie director in this promising and timely dramedy – also written by the pair – that examines gender politics from every angle on a post-#MeToo film set. Wanda Sykes, Sienna Miller, Aisling Bea and Lolly Adefope round out the star-studded cast.
Interior No. 9
iPlayer/BBC2, April 2010 p.m.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s comedy-horror anthology series has been responsible for some of the most chilling, compelling and beautiful TV dramas of recent years. Now it’s back to extract more hair-raising twists from mundane scenarios, including a lakeside college reunion and a teacher starting work at a village school.
life after life
iPlayer/BBC2, April 19, 9 p.m.
It’s a great week for fans of time-loop dramas. This adaptation of Kate Atkinson’s beloved 2013 novel follows Ursula Todd (Last Night in Soho’s Thomasin McKenzie), a woman who manages to avoid terrible misfortune – fatal illness, rape, drowning, abuse and two world wars – by reliving her life several times. AR
PS4/5, now available
You are a forty-something computer programmer named Meredith Weiss, and you return to your hometown by a scenic lake to deliver the mail for a few weeks. This sleepy slice-of-life game is out now on PlayStation
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Nintendo Switch, now available
This quirky and complex Japanese strategy game follows 13 high school students embroiled in a war between robots and kaiju monsters. Keza MacDonald
Anitta – Versions of me
The multi-hyphenated Brazilian Anitta (her CV includes singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and TV presenter), returns with her fifth album of bilingual bangers. While seductive Envolver finds her basking in rippling reggaeton, recent bratty single Boys Don’t Cry – co-created with Britney hitmaker Rami Yacoub – is a fresh wave of heads.
Swedish House Mafia – Heaven Again
The EDM lords return after their short-lived retirement in 2013. As with all faceless dance juggernauts, there are myriad collaborators involved, with Paradise Again featuring everyone from The Weeknd to Ty Dolla $ign through Sting. There is also a collaboration with Ikea planned for September.
Kurt Vile – Watch My Moves
On Like Exploding Stones, the lead single from Philadelphia singer-songwriter Vile’s typically biased ninth album, he explores his anxiety – “Pain ricochets through my brain like exploding stones” – for seven minutes. Thankfully, a funny sense of humor underlies the pain, leaving the listener in the frayed and frazzled world of the album.
Omar Apollo – Ivory
While 24-year-old Indiana native Apollonio’s 2020 lockdown mixtape Apolonio hinted at superstar status, his actual debut seems to back it up. Singing fluently in both English and Spanish, he skates across genres with ease, whether it’s bass-heavy hip-hop beats courtesy of the Neptunes on recent single Tamagotchi, or exploring lo-fi rock on the hypnotic Invincible. Michael Cragg
The lost Leonardo
sky arts, April 19
At $450 million, Salvator Mundi is the the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. Yet questions persist as to whether it is a work of Leonardo. Playing like a thriller, this documentary traces his rise on the art market.
Art & Ideas
BBC Radio 3, April 21th
The BBC’s 10 Next Generation Thinkers for 2022 present their latest work on Radio 3’s long-running podcast. Among the cohort is the story of music notation by Dr Eleanor Chan and the sounds of the sea by Dr Joan Passey.
Back to Palmyra
The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles adds to its extensive online collection with this detailed new exhibit on the former trading site of Palmyra, featuring first-hand testimony from Waleed Khaled al-As’ad, a former resident of the Syrian city. .