In the wild and windy moors, we’d roll and fall in green… The book that inspired not only the success of Kate Bush, but also countless adaptations gets a gorgeous behind-the-scenes treatment in this lovely, loose, elemental reimagining of how Emily Brontë came to write Wuthering Heights, with a breakthrough from rising star Emma Mackey.
The Lost Boys (35th Anniversary 4K Restoration)
With rampant inflation and a mortgage crisis currently in the offing, the 1980s have never been more in style – it’s time to break out the faded, bleached blonde eyeliner and experience the ultimate ’80s vampire movie, starring Kiefer. Sutherland as a Billy Idol-esque bloodsucker. .
everything that breathes
From director Shaunak Sen (Cities of Sleep) comes a documentary about a pair of brothers in Delhi who aim to protect birds of prey at a time when worsening environmental conditions and social upheaval combine to threaten their future.
One of those titles to which the only appropriate response is “promise me?”, the horror franchise crawls, bleeding, to the finish line after a few dubious last starts for rebellious brothers Laurie and Michael Myers. Still, I might as well see how it all turns out, huh? catherine bray
Hoxton Hall, London, October 20
After taking a break from her own recording career to co-write songs with Little Mix, Rina Sawayama and Demi Lovato, Aquilina returns to her day job for this one-of-a-kind London show. She expects the set to lean heavily towards 2020’s excellent dark-toned Ghost World EP. miguel cragg
Various Venues, Cardiff, October 21-23
Wales’s premier multi-venue festival is back for another year. As well as showcasing the best of Welsh music, from Greta Isaac, Panic Shack and Welsh-language rockers Sŵnami, the line-up also includes American singer-songwriter BC Camplight, transatlantic indie stars Prima Queen and the excellently named Joe & the Shit Boys. MC
Joe Locke Amaranth
Dorking, October 18; London, October 19 and 20; Ambleside, October 21
As expressive as he is a performer of sumptuous slow music or fast-paced jazz, celebrated American vibraphonist Joe Locke imparts an imaginative thrust to the sound of an instrument that can feel languid in some hands. A powerful European-American quartet including internationally acclaimed Slovenian saxophonist Jaka Kopač adds momentum to this tour. John Fordham
The cat with boots
Bishop’s Castle, October 15; Swansea, October 19; Criccieth, October 20; Colwyn Bay, October 21; on tour until November 12
Mid Wales Opera is devoting its 2022-23 season to fairy tales, starting with a work little known in Britain. Premiered in 1948, Puss in Boots was the first opera by the Catalan Xavier Montsalvatge, a close and melodious work that presents the Italian fairy tale in a single act. The MTW production is directed by Richard Studer and performed in a camera arrangement by Jonathan Lyness. Andres Clementes
Tate Liverpool, from October 20 to March 19
The Turner Prize hasn’t won any awards lately, and last year’s collective shortlist was strange. But with four actual artists on the roster, this one could be a good one. Ingrid Pollard’s incisive explorations of race and landscape should win out, but Heather Phillipson, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin will be a spirited spectacle.
Manet and Eva Gonzales
National Gallery, London, from October 21 to January 15
The pioneering modern painter Manet’s 1870 portrait of his student Gonzalès depicts her at her easel in a long white silk dress, working on a still life: it seems to enhance 19th-century stereotypes of femininity while, paradoxically, celebrating her defiance. This exhibition examines this intriguing work and its context.
Science Museum, London, until May 4
A brilliant exhibition that examines the relationship between scientific reality and fantasy, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to 21st century cyborgs. Explore the possibility of time travel and the science of Star Trek, and compare the worlds of HG Wells and Isaac Asimov with our reality.
Reena Saini Kallat
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, from October 20 to January 22
The dividing line that separated India and Pakistan in 1947 is a central image in Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat’s latest show. The lines are his thing. she mixes drawing with photography and installation, and here he draws with thread. Within the tangle, ghost maps of the Indian subcontinent materialize. jonathan jones
Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, October 21; on tour until November 23
The Eton-Oxford road may be responsible for some of the worst politicians, but it has also produced Graham, 32, a standup who tempers his privilege with industrial amounts of self-deprecation. His new show My Future, My Clutter pulls laughs from his many recent humiliations, from Zoom’s pandemic concerts to a bungled trip to Peppa Pig World. Rachel Aroesti
Crystal Pite: Passing Light
Royal Opera House, London, from October 18 to November 3
It’s hard to make a dance that addresses current issues, but Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite manages to push that limit. Light of Passage expands on her 2017 piece Flight Pattern on refugee crises, now a full-length work set to Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Lyndsey Winship
harold pinter Ttheater, London, until December 24
A crack creative team revives CP Taylor’s powerful play about a liberal-minded professor seduced by Nazism. Dominic Cooke directs David Tennant along with the dependable and excellent Elliot Levey and Sharon Small. Miriam Gillinson
Chichester Festival Theatre: Minerva, until November 19
Daniel Evans directs David Greig’s typically charming musical, with music by Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler. It is based on the 1983 Bill Forsyth film about an American oil executive sent to secure a development deal in a small Scottish fishing village. mg
Stay in: Transmission
gangs of london
October 19, 9pm, NOW and Sky Atlantic
The chilling thriller returns to chronicle the ongoing exploits of the Wallace Organization, an ultra-violent crime conglomerate with tentacles reaching across the globe. The original cast has been cut down brutally due to the numerous bloodbaths of series one, but Paapa Essiedu’s Alex and Sopé Dìrísù’s Elliot remain in play, for now.
October 21, Amazon Prime Video
There’s TV as meaningless escapism, then there’s the shows that send you looking for the Wikipedia entry on theoretical physics. See: This adaptation of William Gibson’s 2014 novel, which follows Chloë Grace Moretz’s Flynne as she is transported into a bleak future. Except, inevitably, it’s a bit more complicated than that.
boy from somewhere
October 16, 10 p.m., Channel 4
Danny has lived his entire 18 years in isolation with his father, who has convinced him that the outside world is riddled with monsters. The sudden release of him sees him squarely confront the real terrors and pleasures of the world in this heartwarming drama from the team behind The End of the F***ing World.
friday night live
October 21, Channel 4, 9 p.m.
Nostalgia for the good old days of comedy is often misplaced, but it’s hard not to yearn for a time when mainstream television featured cutting-edge talent, as in C4’s mid-’80s alternative comedy series , Saturday Live, then Friday Night Live. Hopefully this unique reboot, hosted by Ben Elton and featuring old-school stars and next-gen players, can bring back some of the magic of the original. RA
Stay in: Games
Mario + Rabbids spark of hope
On sale October 20, Nintendo Switch
A very silly game about some cartoon rabbits teaming up with the Nintendo mascots to save the world.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Available October 18, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch
Rather, this is a haunting and absorbing medieval fantasy game about a plague of rats, a family, and the struggle to stay alive. Keza MacDonald
Stay in: albums
The 1975 – Being funny in a foreign language
Eschewing its propensity for the over-the-top, 1975’s fifth album is a more streamlined, streamlined beast, with 11 songs clocking in at 43 minutes. It’s also lighter in places, as evidenced by the buoyant I’m in Love With You and the Peter Gabriel-esque Happiness. All I Need to Hear, meanwhile, is his best ballad to date.
MIA – Kill
After claiming that 2016’s AIM would be her last, the iconoclastic rapper returns with her sixth album. With production from T-Minus, Skrillex and Rick Rubin, it’s a typically frenetic hodgepodge of styles and ideas. Her highlight is the tongue-in-cheek Popular, in which she is reunited with her former collaborator Diplo.
Tove Lo – Dirt Femme
On her fifth album, initially an independent release, Swedish agit-pop practitioner Lo explores femininity, sexuality and marriage, all while trying out Crazy Frog in nostalgia 2 Die 4. Named against the backdrop of a tale of broken love
Mykki Blanco – Stay close to the music
Recorded at the same time as 2021’s Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep, the third proper album from poet, artist and musician Blanco once again demonstrates his eagerness to shed labels. Having previously dabbled in hip-hop and trap, here the focus is on live instrumentation and the addition of guest vocals from the likes of Kelsey Lu and Michael Stipe. MC
Stay in: brain food
October 21, Netflix
Director Margaret Brown’s seductive film features interviews with the people of Alabama’s Africatown community as they reclaim and tell their story as descendants of the Clotilda, the last known ship to illegally transport enslaved Africans to the United States.
The latest offering from US podcasting giant Radiolab is a light-hearted six-episode series aimed at kids. Host Lulu Miller explains a new natural phenomenon each week, with the help of scientific experts and wacky songs by independent musician Alan Goffinski.
Electronic experimenter Aphex Twin has released a playfully chaotic music creation app with engineer Dave Griffiths. Free-to-use software, Samplebrain, allows users to upload audio snippets to reconfigure them into new and unpredictable sounds.