Go out: cinema
Bobby (Billy Eichner) and Aaron (Luke MacFarlane) are the star-crossed lovers in this romcom modeled after the likes of when Harry met Sally. Having both men is a rarity in mainstream romcoms, but the main reason I watch Brothers is simply because it’s fun to watch.
If you watched Titanic and thought it would be great to see first class passengers pick up more passengers, then this is the comedy for you. , oligarchs, and influencers), the lot won’t be quietly gliding in a handy lifeboat anytime soon.
The wisdom of deciding to stay in a double-booked rental apartment is abysmal. This is a scary premise. Twisty takes on traditional home invasion horror.
The Thing (40th Anniversary 4K Restore)
A shape-shifting monster is unleashed and it could be anyone…but enough about this year’s prime minister. One of the movies. Catherine Bray
Go to 0ut: gig
The tour starts in London, November 1-25
Confidence Man’s second album, Tilt, which channeled silly ’90s house anthems, felt like a burst of joy that sliced through nostalgia when it was released in April. Following his British television debut on Later…, the Australian duo returns to these shores, injecting a soothing energy into the harshest of winters. Michael Cragg
The tour starts in Glasgow, November 2-16
Touted as an experimental theatrical show rather than a gig (guests include a PPE-clad “Nurse”, a ventriloquist dummy, and Helen Mirren), May’s multi-layered Mr. Morale & The Lamar’s tour in support of The Big Steppers is unlike any other rap show. It relies heavily on that album, but expect crowd-pleasers woven into the drama. MC
Andrew McCormack Trio
Pizza Express Jazz Club in London on November 1st. 4th November, Judgment, Brighton
The English pianist and composer has a unique flair for familiar and surprising lyrical themes, and as a player he draws inspiration from Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett and Vijay Iyer. but does not clone anyone. These trio gigs will see the release of his dynamic new album, Terra Firma. John Fordham
October 29th, November 2nd, 5th Royal Theater, Glasgow
Osvald Golijov’s 2003 opera, which reimagines the life of Andalusian poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, has finally premiered in the UK. Directed and choreographed by Deborah Colker, conducted by Stuart Stratford. Samantha Hankey as Lorca and Lauren Fagan as Margarita Zirgue. Andrew Clements
Go out: art
Courtauld Gallery, London until 8th January
Sensual and slightly depraved drawings and watercolors by an artist whose nightmares have been on the covers of many Gothic novels. Fuseli was a friend of William Blake and loved by Mary Wollstonecraft. These erotic paintings, with their graphic brilliance and intensity, leave you wanting more of his surreal genius.
Media City, Salford, until 8 January
Is Banksy the best contemporary artist or the worst? Make up your mind in this traveling exhibition of his work, which has already become a worldwide hit. But please note that it is not created or endorsed by some elusive prankster. Elevation of rebellion to art.
Turner Contemporary, Margate, through January 8
The life and work of this British conceptual artist, who died in 1982 at the age of 29, are recreated through film, sound recordings, photography and captivating drawings. Influenced by Jean Tinguely, he set out to create powerful performances and events that exist only in the moment. Can those moments be brought back?
read at dusk
Dickens Museum, London, until 5 March
Charles Dickens’ Signalman is the scariest ghost story ever written, and A Christmas Carol the most heartwarming. From haunted houses to magic tricks, the show explores Dickens’ skeptical supernatural fascination. It showcases his ghostly tales with early copies and spooky illustrations. Jonathan Jones
Go out: stage
Birmingham MPs until 5 November
Moliere’s lighthearted comedy about a gab-gifted chancer was moved to Birmingham by Emmy-winning writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (Goodness Gracious Me). Miriam Gillinson
Almeida Theater, London, until December 3rd
The highly anticipated new musical about American evangelist Tammy Fey and her husband Jim Bakker. A song by Elton John and Jake Sears of The Scissor Sisters, starring Andrew Rannells and Katie Braben, and written by the genius James Graham. MG
Battersea Arts Center, November 1-3
A wild ride by Austrian choreographer Florentina Holzinger featuring motorcycles, acrobatics, naked women aged 20 to 80, and the subversion of all sorts of ideas about beauty and the female body. Holsinger’s experimental dance her theater debuts in the UK after critical acclaim on the continent. Lindsey Winship
Tour starts in Glasgow and ends on 14th November
Following the brilliant TV adaptation of his 2017 memoir This Is Going to Hurt, the comedian-turned-obstetrician travels to tell his own heartbreaking tales in his own biting language. go out. Rachel Aroesti
Stay at: streaming
October 31st at 9pm Now & Sky Atlantic
Part murder mystery, part manners comedy, Mike White’s delicious drawl Hawaii-set drama was a highlight of 2021 TV. Cast (Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Michael Imperioli) – Former star Jennifer Coolidge reprise her role as the wayward Tanya.
how green was my valley
November 2nd, 10:15pm, BBC Four & iPlayer
The golden age of television may still be upon us, but the valuable archives are worth the time. This classic drama about a Victorian family considering the modernity of the Ronda Valley will air on his BBC for the first time since 1976. Before that comes a new introduction by Bafta award-winning star Sian Phillips.
November 3rd, Netflix
yes there it is teeth It’s a little ironic about the streaming giant praising the lag of its video rental service, but we hope it’s not the funniest thing about this knockabout sitcom by Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Vanessa Ramos. . Set in America’s last remaining blockbuster store, it’s also an insanely murderous addition to the real-life TV genre.
Muña Chawawa: How to Survive a Dictator
3 November10pm, Channel 4 and All 4
Of the social media skit makers notorious for the pandemic, Chawawa seems the most likely to be able to turn his online hype into mainstream stardom. First in his Taskmaster role, now the British-Zimbabwean comedian has produced this experimental documentary about Robert Mugabe. It is an ambitious mix of archival footage, sketches, and interviews with friends, foes, and victims. Rachel Aroesti
Stay at: game
On sale, Nintendo Switch
Bayonetta is badass and hypersexual, but paradoxically a witch who kills gods with her hair. Your response to this description will tell you everything you need to know about whether you should buy it.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
All platforms now
With so many Call of Duty games out there, you’d be forgiven for gazing at the possibilities of another, but this is one of the most beloved games the series has ever made. One sequel. Keza Macdonald
Stay at: album
Dragonet – Twenty
The Canadian epitome of elegant synthpop is now releasing her fifth album as solo singer-songwriter Martina Solvalla. The bouncy lead single, “New Suit,” defiantly touches on recent personnel changes, and the shimmering bombshell title track works like a dissertation on pop’s long slogan.
Cakes da Killa – Sbengali
A driving force behind the queer hip-hop explosion of the early 2010s, Rashard Bradshaw returns with his second album. Svengali finds the New Jersey-born rapper exploring pockets between house and hip-hop on tracks like his silky Drugs Du Jour and his head-knocking W4TN.
Tom Odell – Best day of my life
In this speedy follow-up to 2021’s experimental Monsters, now-independent artist Odell returns glorious pop-rock to just piano and vocals. Flying :)) and Delicate Title work well on his tracks, both contrasting beautiful piano sounds with lyrics that desperately cling to hope.
Fred again.. – Real Life 3 (01/01/2022 – 09/09)
Pop’s go-to producer Fred Gibson re-earths found sound cell phone recordings for the third in his diary-like album series. More dance-leaning than parts 1 and 2, Actual Life 3 brings to a great emotional crescendo via snatches of looping vocals that slowly become healing mantras. Michael Cragg
Stay at: brain hood
Storyville: Story of Bones
3 November at 9pm, BBC Four
This moving and memorable film follows an environmental officer on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. He discovers where his 8,000 formerly enslaved Africans are buried and seeks to honor their memory.
Sound Objects: Songwriting Wonder
Critic Hanif Abdullaqib launches an insightful miniseries on the art of songcraft. Abdurraqib features in-depth discussions with songwriters Ravyn Lenae, Nick Hakim, and Carly Rae Jepsen, who walk you through the process of turning ideas into audible reality.
Radical Philosophy Archive
To mark the 50th anniversary of the left-wing philosophical journal Radical Philosophy, its entire archive is now available online. Read Foucault’s interviews with him in the ’70s on Prison, Judith his Butler on the Resistance’s ethical imperatives, and interviews with other intellectual stalwarts. Amar Kalia