Go out: cinema
Decision to move out
When a man’s corpse is found at the foot of a mountain on the outskirts of Busan, police officer Hye-joon (Park Hae-il) begins to suspect the dead man’s beautiful widow Seo-rae (Tang Wei). The brilliant Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stalker) riffs on Hitchcock’s vertigo in this elegant murder mystery.
Director Martin McDonagh (Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) returns with his most mature work to date: a profound and often hilarious dark comedy set in a small Irish village. along with their long-standing friendship.
Poltergeist (4K Resurrection 40th Anniversary)
A true supernatural horror classic that leans more on suspense than gore, directed by Tobe Hooper, creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and written by Steven Spielberg. Rumors persist that the film’s screenwriter did more directing work here than the credits strictly allowed, so to mark his 40th anniversary of the film, see this restoration and see Spielberg’s Ghost. Want to see if you can detect a hand like
Met Opera 2022: Medea
Select cinemas, October 22
This production of Cherubini’s French opera, part of the Met’s Live in HD series, is directed by Carlo Rizzi and stars soprano Sondra Radvanovski as a vengeful witch, with her ex Jason joining her. request to return to Naturally, when he refuses, things quickly go from bad to worse. Catherine Bray
Go out: gig
the pretty reckless
From October 23rd to November 5th.Tour start Belfast
Taylor Momsen and her not-so-cheerful band arrive in the UK as part of their Death by Rock and Roll tour. Named after 2021’s Hard Rock Exorcism’s fourth album, the album also gives the band the chance to introduce Other Worlds next month, along with a compilation of reworked songs and new covers. . Michael Cragg
24-28 October; tour begins Birmingham
Will Westerman makes clear, plain-spoken soft rock, typically undercut with lo-fi folk. can hear MC
Jazz Cafe, London, 23rd October
One of the world’s greatest contemporary cross-genre drum innovators is New Jersey’s Mark Guilliana, best known as a metronomic dance groover, David Bowie sideman, and free-spirited jazz improviser like Elvin Jones. Guiliana reveals his formidable proficiency and range on this tour with fluent saxophonist Jason Rigby and others. John Fordham
Anatomy of Melancholy
Barbican: Pit Theatre, London, October 27-30
Tudor composer John Dowland’s lute music and contemporary Robert Burton’s writings provide the starting point for director Netia Jones’ theatrical productions. Burton’s masterful masterpiece gives the title to the night. Excerpts from it are combined with observations by Freud, visuals by Jones, and a selection of Dowland songs sung by countertenor Istin Davies with lutenist Thomas Dunford. Andrew Clements
Go out: art
Peter Bruegel the Younger
Barber Institute, Birmingham, Until January 22nd
Bruegel or the Bruegel family helped shape how Europe is imagined. It was Peter the Elder who established their style in their vision of peasant life. This show reveals how his son took over the genre. Did Peter the Younger discover Huck’s imitation or was he better than it?
Somerset House, London, October 27-19 February
This is not only a well-timed exhibit for Halloween, but a ghost train ride through Britain’s modern history, from the ‘horrors’ of Thatcherism to the eerie subversion and Gothic twists of pop culture. Featuring Bauhaus and Polystyrene, Helen Chadwick, Susan Hiller and Ian Sinclair. Hmm.
Alexander the Great
British Library, London, up to 19 February
The son of King Philip of Macedon was mentored by Aristotle before becoming the most famous military leader in the ancient world. His empire spans continents and his legends endure for thousands of years. This exhibition explores the images and stories of heroes that stand out as much in Persian miniatures as they do in Flemish tapestries.
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, up to 29 January
The Glaswegian artist’s best-known work is bright and flashy paintings on clothes and other everyday objects. But this retrospective of her work also includes a full survey of the films she shot on her mobile phone. Expect raw, spontaneous engagement with the life we lead. Jonathan Jones
Go out: stage
bush theater, london, Until November 12th
Sitting at a piano, a young woman sings her thoughts and feelings in this play produced in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Written and composed by Anoushka Lucas. Miriam Gillinson
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Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, To November 5
A playful and pop take on Isobel MacArthur is imbued with Jane Austen, and after getting Olivier back in Scotland, five singing and dancing servants bring the story of the Bennet sisters to life. MG
London Palladium, 28 October
The plot of this erudite Essex mastermind is often reminiscent of early Russell Brand, but rather than gag about ’00s debauchery, Gray’s act revolves around her experiences as a transgender woman. . Following her triumphant fringe, she brings the Edinburgh Award-nominated hour “Is It a Bird?” Visit one of London’s most historic venues. Rachel Aroesti
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds, October 24-27
Northern Ballet’s half-year children’s show, which often sees children’s productions on CBeebies. The story of the ugly duckling that turns into… well, you know how it goes. Lindsey Winship
Stay at: streaming
October 28, Prime Video
Ghost Stories: Overrated in movies and fireside stories, underrated on television. Produced by Steven Moffat, his six-part series is a mystical tale that twists familiar tropes such as strange children, haunted houses, and twists them into chilling new forms for the small screen. Brings supernatural terror. Stars British actors Peter Capaldi and Jessica Laing.
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October 27 9pm BBC Two & iPlayer
In 2014, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse paid tribute to BBC Two’s 50th anniversary with the stunning spoof documentary, The Tale of Harry and Paul. Now, the pair are irreverently honoring Beebe’s 100th anniversary in this perfect Adam Curtis parody: the authoritative leap of his montage of illogical and creepy archives and “But Something Happened” Expect an over-reliance on the phrase “…”.
Louis Theroux Interview … Stormzy
October 22nd, 9:15pm, BBC Two & iPlayer
In the 2000s, Theroux was as well-known for cross-examining celebrities as Jimmy Saville, Max Clifford and Christine Hamilton, as well as edgy documentaries. Twenty years later, he’s back in a more polished form and, if anything, this opener is far less of a controversial pop culture giant. RA
October 23rd at 9pm Channel 4
After Fred’s Death: Liquidation. June (Elizabeth Moss) is still dealing with the trauma of the aftermath as this rough, nitty gritty, sadly topical drama returns for its fifth season. But is Canada still safe? Phil Harrison
Stay at: game
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Now on sale, PS4/5, Xbox
Another interactive outing from the much-loved franchise. This time in the form of a multiplayer action game, players will work together to build a team of destruction and test their skills against another ghost-controlling participant. Perfect for any Halloween party.
Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
On sale, Nintendo Switch
The original Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a pretty solid turn-based strategy game featuring characters from both the Mario universe and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids franchise. This sequel offers a more developed story and a reworked combat system. Mario doesn’t exactly match his XCOM, but it’s close. Keith Stewart
Stay at: album
Arctic Monkeys – The Car
While die-hard loyal fans may crave a return to 2013’s AM’s muscular rock, Sheffield’s best fans will appreciate the silky smoothness of 2018’s bizarre Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’s final album. We continue to explore that kind of lounge pop. Drenched in sumptuous orchestration and crafted in high-wired falsetto, the song is underpinned by Alex Turner’s precise lyricism.
Dry Cleaning – Stumpwork
With recent singles from Barry Manilow, full of idiosyncratic lyrics about gaming technology, and Gary Ashby, the missing family turtle, London art rock quartet Dry Cleaning’s sophomore album is interrupted by 2021’s New Long Leg. where it starts. Built around the spoken-word delivery of Florence Shaw’s Drawl, it’s an album that celebrates the surreal.
T.Aylor Swift – Midnight
Described as “a tale of 13 sleepless nights scattered across my life,” Swift’s tenth album follows 2020’s rustic Evermore, where she reunited with producer Jack Antonoff. increase. She explores ‘fear and sweet dreams’, and that conceptual framework also finds room for her Lana Del Rey on the track Snow on the Beach.
Loyle Kerner – Hugo
Starting his career with three album releases, the South London rapper delves into his history, exploring race, racism and his relationship with his estranged father. The dense single Hate explores the emotions of its title, and Nobody Knows (Ladas Road) delivers brutal domestic truths in skyscraper gospel. Michael Cragg
Stay at: brain hood
To mark the ICA’s 75th anniversary at the London gallery, this series unearths exciting recordings from its archives. Actor Tilda Swinton interviewed director Apichatpong his Weerasethakul while the poet read five of his works in honor of the late Toni Morrison.
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A six-hour video about an obscure Japanese video game from the ’90s may not sound like an easy watch, but Tim Rogers’ visual essay is a meditation on art’s ability to give life meaning. It features poignant narration and unique animation.
Una Marson: Our Lost Caribbean Voice
October 23rd at 9pm BBC Two
Activist, playwright and broadcast writer Una Merson was a groundbreaking voice in highlighting the work of post-war Caribbean writers on the BBC. Based on her writings and the testimonies of her friends, this documentary dramatizes her largely overlooked life. Amar Kalia