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From The Northman to Russian Doll: A Complete Guide to This Week’s Entertainment | Culture


Cinema

the northerner
out now
The latest from Robert Eggers is a violent, shocking and epic Viking saga that takes a top-tier cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Björk and Willem Dafoe, and leaves them running absolutely rampage. in a wild tale of revenge and bloodlust in the frozen north.

The lost City
out now
Daniel Radcliffe flexes his villainous muscles as a greedy crazy billionaire (is there any other kind?) who kidnaps reclusive Sandra Bullock romance novelist in an action-adventure comedy that pays homage to the likes of 1984’s Romancing the Stone. Tatum rounds out the cast as a charming jerk.

Benedetta
out now
You don’t walk into a Paul Verhoeven movie (the man who brought us RoboCop, Basic Instinct, and Showgirls) expecting slow, tasteful drama, and Benedetta doesn’t disappoint, being the bawdy tale of a distinctly lewd nun plagued (or blessed) with psychic visions.

Operation hash
out now
Colin Firth leads a cast of British stalwarts in their efforts to outwit the Axis powers, through a mixture of British courage and ingenuity, in the kind of solid World War II spy thriller that essentially could have been made anywhere. moment of the last 60 years. about. catherine bray


events

Lucy Dacus.
Lucy Dacus. Photography: Ebru Yildiz

lucy dacus
18-April 25thIllinois; Tour starts London
On the finely crafted 2021 album Home Video, American singer-songwriter Dacus shortened and perfected her pop-leaning rock songs, a move accentuated by February’s single Kissing Lessons. It is the peak of Dacus: nostalgic, emphatic and easy to reach. She expects her to become a live favorite on this short UK tour.

Live without limits
Round House, London, April 16th
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 South London rapper Mrs Banks and Homerton B hitmaker and piercing pioneer Unknown T. miguel cragg

Roberto Fonseca
Band on the wall, Manchester, April, the 21st; The Wise, Gateshead, April 22
A sophisticated and eclectic pianist, but also an exciting live entertainer, Cuban Roberto Fonseca, former accompanist of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, vividly unites African, Latin, American and European music. He and a sharp trio are showcasing their genre-hopping Yesun album across the UK this week and next. Robert Fordham

Lohengrin
Royal Opera, London, April 19th 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 sung by Brandon Jovanovich; Jakub Hrůša directs. Andres Clementes


Art

Our place in space.
Our place in space. Photography: Anthony Lynn/unboxed

our place in space
Derry/Londonderry from April 22 to May 22
This ten-mile cosmic sculpture trail has been devised by artist Oliver Jeffers and scientist Stephen Smartt. It’s a living version of those thought experiments where if the sun is an orange, the Earth is a grape two miles away. Here you can walk the miles or download the app.

Katie Paterson
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, until June 11me
Space and science fascinate this conceptual artist. Paterson’s latest work is a lament for the planet consisting of a glass cube, a funerary urn and blisters of dust, some of which are so old they span the entire history of the solar system. Some of it even predates the sun.

rosemary beaver
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, London, at 9 p.m. May
This is the first solo exhibition in Britain by a New York artist who started out as an avant-garde dancer and later created space-shaping objects as props for an unspecified performance. She was also a painter, and some of her works are giant brush strokes that flow like rivers.

Football: designing the beautiful game
Design Museum, London, until August 29
Apparently they call it the beautiful game, and this exhibit explores the aesthetic and engineering side of football. It covers everything from stadium architecture to high-tech boots. These design elements are examined as part of the history of football and its heroes, including Pelé and Maradonna. jonathan jones


Stage

Jason Manford.
Jason Manford. Photograph: ITV/Shutterstock

Easter Comedy Eggstravaganza for Ukraine
O2 Apollo, Manchester, April 18th
Led by local boys John Thomson and Justin Moorhouse, this benefit concert aims to raise money for civilians affected by the conflict with the help of an all-star lineup of big names from the north (Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford (in the photo), Dave Spikey) to the circuit favorites (Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tez Ilyas).

Shechter II: Contemporary Dance 2.0
Plymouth Theater Royal, April 20-21after tour
Shechter II is the second company of choreographer Hofesh Shechter, made up of young dancers (ages 18 to 25) carefully selected from more than 1,000 international auditions. In Contemporary Dance 2.0, the choreographer casts his wry gaze at his own art form, set to a soundtrack of club, hip-hop, folk, Bach and jazz rhythms.

mary seacole
Donmar Warehouse, London, to June 4
The creative team behind Jackie Sibblies Drury’s electric production of Fairview reunites to present their latest work. She is about a pioneering Jamaican nurse who crossed borders and broke boundaries to heal wounded soldiers in the Crimean War.

The taxidermist’s daughter
chichester Theater Festival, 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 hugely popular story is about a young woman haunted by her past and filled with ghosts, bloody mysteries, shattered memories and madness.


Stay in.

Transmission

Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov in Russian Doll.
Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov in Russian Doll. Photography: Netflix

Russian doll
Netflix, April 20th
Four years after being forced to relive her 36th birthday over and over again, 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 second season of this extremely mind-blowing time-travel drama is “deeply, deeply wacky.”

Chivalry
All 4/Channel 4, April, the 21st22:00
Steve Coogan is a lothario producer and Sarah Solemani a progressive independent director in this up-and-coming and timely comedy-drama, 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 cast.

inside no 9
iPlayer/BBC2, April 20th22:00
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s horror-comedy anthology series has been responsible for some of the scariest, most compelling, and most beautiful television dramas in recent years. Now he’s back to extract more hair-raising twists from banal settings, including a college reunion by a lake and a teacher taking a job at a village school.

Life after life
iPlayer/BBC2, April 19th, 21:00
It’s a big week for time loop drama lovers. 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 a terrible misfortune (deadly disease, rape, drowning, abuse and two world wars) by reliving her life several times. RA


Games

Lake.
Lake. Photography: Gamio

Lake
PS4/5, available now
You are a forty-something computer programmer named Meredith Weiss, returning to your hometown by a picturesque lake to deliver mail for a few weeks. This sleepy slice-of-life game is now available on PlayStation

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Nintendo Switch, now available
This unusual and complex Japanese strategy game follows 13 high school students who find themselves caught up in a war between robots and kaiju monsters. Likewise, McDonald


albums

Anita.
Anita. Photography: PR

Anitta – Versions of me
out now
Brazilian multi-screenwriter Anitta (her resume includes singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and TV host), returns with her fifth bilingual hits album. While the alluring Wrap finds her enjoying undulating reggaeton, recent bratty single Boys Don’t Cry, co-created with Britney’s hitmaker Rami Yacoub, is a fresh wave of head.

Swedish House Mafia – Paradise Again
out now
The EDM lords return after their short-lived retirement in 2013. Like any faceless dance giant, there are countless collaborators involved, with Paradise Again featuring everyone from The Weeknd to Ty Dolla $ign and, well, Sting. There is also a collaboration with Ikea planned for September.

Kurt Vile – Watch My Moves
out now
On Like Exploding Stones, the lead single from the Philadelphia singer-songwriter Vile’s typically slanted ninth album, he explores his anxiety: “The pain bounces off my brain like exploding stones,” for seven minutes. Fortunately, a playful sense of humor underpins the pain, allowing the listener to step into the album’s worn-out, worn-out world.

Omar Apolo – Ivory
out now
While 24-year-old Indiana native Apollo’s lockdown 2020 mixtape hinted at superstar status, his debut proper seems to confirm it. Comfortable singing in English and Spanish, he skates across genres with ease, whether riding bass-heavy hip-hop beats courtesy of the Neptunes on recent single Tamagotchi, or exploring lo-fi rock on the hypnotic Invincible. miguel cragg


brain food

The Lost Leonard.
The Lost Leonard. Photography: Elk Film Apps

the lost leonardo
sky Arts, April 19th
At $450 million, Salvator Mundi is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. However, doubts persist as to whether it is a work by Leonardo. Playing like a thriller, this documentary chronicles his rise in the art market.

Arts and Ideas
bbc radio 3, April, the 21st
The BBC’s 10 Next Generation Thinkers for 2022 present their latest work in the long-running Radio 3 podcast. Among the cohort is Dr. Eleanor Chan’s History of Music Notation and Dr. Joan Passey’s Sounds of the Sea.

Return to Palmyra
Online
The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles adds to its vast online collection with this in-depth new exhibit investigating the ancient trading site of Palmyra, featuring first-hand testimony from Waleed Khaled al-As’ad, a former Syrian city resident.

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