We won’t see many brighter casts this year than Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Taylor Swift, Chris Rock and Robert De Niro joining forces for a mystery about friends who witness a murder. , but they become suspects themselves.
The BFI London movie festival
Various locations, London, at 16 October
Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter and Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave are among the titles premiering at the latest edition of the UK’s biggest film festival, but it’s worth digging deeper. extensive program and bet on the less established names, too.
You might recognize Vengeance director and star BJ Novak as the inexperienced and manipulative, but still quite likable Ryan in The US Office. Here he plays a New York podcast host who heads to Texas to investigate the death of a girl he hooked up with, wisely making the most of those same qualities.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (30th Anniversary Restoration)
Somewhere in an ancient crypt, the stuffed corpse of an aristocrat sleeps. Or if? It’s impossible not to admire the splendid gothic spectacle of Francis Ford Coppola’s wildly cinematic version of Bram Stoker’s legend of the eternal bloodsucking leeches that mercilessly feed on the common people. A cathartic and timely restoration. catherine bray
Electric Brixton, London, October 13
Taking a break from work on her debut album, the Swiss-Tamil pop impressionist heads to the UK for this one-of-a-kind show. You’re already the proud owner of a handful of live anthems, most notably the rhythm-driven Good Love 2.0, and look forward to hearing new tracks alongside March’s excellent taster Illuminous. miguel cragg
October 10 to 14; tour begins glasgow
Bryan Ferry and others donned their crisp white jackets once again for this 50th anniversary reunion. With a discography full of classics including classy MOR, light funk and glam rock, the tracklist is basically a comprehensive rundown of 1970s pop. MC
Total Immersion: Sibelius the Storyteller
Barbican, London, October 9
The BBC Symphony Orchestra series used to focus on the leading living composers, but now casts its net more widely. The first of this season’s all-day events is dedicated to the narrative music of Sibelius; the great symphonic poems, conducted by Sakari Oramo, naturally feature prominently, but there are also concerts devoted to Sibelius songs and choral arrangements. Andres Clementes
Jazz at Lescar, Sheffield, October 11; Vortex Jazz Club, London, October 14
Touring their third album, Let the Good Be Good, unique European jazz/post-rock quartet Dugong evokes glimpses of Frank Zappa or Radiohead, with ideas ranging from New York avant-jazz improviser Craig Taborn to Chopin. But the energy of those mergers is its own. John Fordham
Tate Modern, London, from October 11 to April 16
The latest mega-installation at Tate’s Turbine Hall promises to fill it with sprawling swagger. Vicuña is a poet and artist from Chile whose vision ranges from popular-style paintings to multimedia works that weave colored threads in space to comment on ecology and inequality: she awaits a tangled labyrinth.
Cerith Wyn Evans
Mostyn, Llandudno, 8th October to 5th February
This famous Welsh contemporary artist is often found in museums and biennials around the world, but in a coup for the seaside town of Llandudno, he has a show in his homeland. His brilliant, sometimes searing, electrified and ethereal art is, at best, a disco of the soul.
Hieroglyphs: Unlocking Ancient Egypt
British Museum, London, from October 13 to February 19
This blockbuster dives into the pictorial symbols of ancient Egypt and how they were decoded. At its heart is the Rosetta Stone, whose inscription in parallel scripts offers evidence of what the hieroglyphs mean. Today, the papyri can be read rather than simply marveled at. His truth turns out to be stranger than fiction.
Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, until January 2
Drawings by one of the most revered female artists of the 20th century. Bourgeois drew compulsively, often in a stream of consciousness as she tried to write her dreams. This autofocus reveals how she was shaped by the Surrealist movement that flourished in the France of her youth. jonathan jones
Live in the Empire with David Cross
Hackney Empire, London, October 13
Cross isn’t just responsible for one of the biggest sitcom characters of this century (Arrested Development’s Blue Man wannabe Tobias Fünke), he’s also a veteran stand-up with a rich streak in furiously righteous observations. Sindhu Vee and Celya AB provide support for this unique appointment in London. Rachel Aroesti
The boy with two hearts
National Theatre, London, until November 12
Based on the autobiographical book by Hamed and Hessam Amiri. In 2000, a young mother speaks out against the Taliban and flees Afghanistan. The family eventually finds refuge in the UK, where they must race to save their seriously ill son. Miriam Gillinson
Various locations, Birmingham, October 11-16
Originally developed as Queerfest, this eclectic festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. There’s an autobiographical remake of Pinocchio (The Making of Pinocchio), water-infused dance (Lavagem), and multi-sensory crawling (Tentacular Spectacular). mg
Aakash Odedra Company: Samsara
The Lowry, Salford, October 9
Based on the 16th-century Chinese tale Journey to the West, the story here can be a bit enigmatic, but the two dancers are electric: choreographer and performer Aakash Odedra, trained in classical Indian dance, and cast and protean Chinese dancer Hu. Shenyuan. Lyndsey Winship
Stay in: Transmission
October 13, Netflix
The new home of Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale arrives with a terrifying superfan in the latest show from American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, an imaginative riff on the real-life bullying a New Jersey family experiences. Mia Farrow plays a creepy neighbor, while Jennifer Coolidge is in glam mode as a local real estate agent.
October 12, Disney+
In its rush to turn human depravity into binge-watching entertainment, the true-crime drama gold rush will inevitably double down on the source material from time to time. Candy is the first of two upcoming television dramatizations of Betty Gore’s brutal 1980 murder, featuring Jessica Biel as the titular A-type Texas housewife and the ever-excellent Melanie Lynskey as the ax attack victim.
October 10, 10pm, BBC Three and iPlayer
A cruise ship becomes (even more) a living nightmare (than usual) in this slasher comedy directed by Ladhood’s Oscar Kennedy. A young man goes undercover to search for his missing sister aboard a ship called the Sacramentum, a self-contained floating universe plagued by strange and sinister occurrences.
The Elon Musk Show
October 12, 9pm, BBC Two and iPlayer
From the creators of Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story comes this three-part docuseries chronicling the savage journey of the world’s richest man: a South African-born tech giant whose unpredictable business decisions and unconventional family life have made him a one of the most puzzling. forces in the western world. Rachel Aroesti
Stay in: Games
no man’s sky
Now available, Nintendo Switch
Simulating an endless universe of planets for you to explore and colonize, this amazing space game has been somehow designed to work on Nintendo’s tiny console.
PGA Tour 2K23
Available October 14, PlayStation, Xbox and PC
If realistic golf is your thing, 2K’s sports game starring Tiger Woods is the closest you’ll get to the real thing without leaving your couch (yet it’s also easy to pick up and play). Keza MacDonald
Stay in: albums
I’m sorry, anywhere but here
If Sorry’s debut album 925 showed the alt-rock quintet’s hometown of London through rose-tinted glasses, then its follow-up shows it as, in his words, “a much gaunter place.” Inspired by both Carole King and Slint, recent single Let the Lights On is a brutal gray London love song punctured by rusty guitar shards.
Broken Bells – Into the Blue
Eight years after their last album, Shins’ James Mercer reunites with producer Danger Mouse for Broken Bells’ third dose of well-crafted space rock. While lead single We’re Not in Orbit Yet… is built around a dazzling psychological whirlpool, the pretty Love on the Run has the feel of a lost ’70s soul workout.
Easy life – Maybe in another life
Featuring an impressive guest list including bedroom pop practitioners Gus Dapperton and Benee, as well as Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract, the second album from Easy Life, Leicester’s alt-pop rabble, takes their laid-back pop and gives it a sheen. film. The whimsical OTT, for example, would sound perfect on an indie rom-com soundtrack.
Charlie Puth Charlie
Using the very modern promotional tactic of Instagram’s constant thirst traps, singer-songwriter Charlie Puth’s third album arrives via an unexpected flurry of online activity. Musically, though, she sticks to Puth’s lane of well-executed smooth pop, googly-eyed on Smells Like Me, and regretful on her other side, I Don’t Think That I Like Her. MC
Stay in: brain food
Storyville: Beneath the Surface
October 11, 9 p.m., BBC Newsr
Director Alex Irvine-Cox’s film unblinkingly examines the prejudices faced by the indigenous Sami people of Norway. As the community launches a legal challenge against the Norwegian authorities, we hear first-hand accounts of generations of systemic discrimination.
The art of longevity
Making a hit record is hard, but staying successful is a whole other skill. Music industry executive Keith Jopling explores how bands have kept the creative flame alive in this incisive series, featuring Tears for Fears, Interpol and more.
Australian tour guide Kevin Hüi and architect Andrew Maynard form a chatty and informative duo in this video series that explains the architectural concepts and building designs behind distinctive global cities like Sydney and Helsinki. ammar kalia