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Indiana Jones and the Wheel of Fortune
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Harrison Ford’s adventurer with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as his goddaughter partner is on a mission to track down the namesake before Max Mikkelsen’s Nazi villain Jurgen Waller Dials, to protect civilization as we know it from some… blah blah blah.
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Isabelle Huppert stars in Jean-Paul Salomé’s dark procedural film based on the true story of whistleblower Maureen Kearney. Maureen Carney, an Irishman, was horribly attacked after publishing details of a top-secret deal taking place in the French nuclear industry.
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Josh Appignanesi takes a self-deprecating approach, focusing on the intellectual aspects of knowing that the world might be screwed up by the climate issue versus the day-to-day problems that come with our preoccupation with our precious little beings The tension between inertia. In this new documentary, take a humorous look at middle-class attitudes toward the impending end of the world.
mother and son
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This immigrant drama spanning two decades from the late 1980s digs into the past and looks to the future as a French-African family fights for survival. Directed by Léonor Serraille, this is her second feature film after her brilliant 2017 debut, Jeune Femme. Catherine Bray
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Finsbury Park, London July 7-9
Britain’s premier hip-hop extravaganza returns with a typical A-list cast. American stars Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Ice Spice and Lil Yachty showed up over the three days, while British newcomers Flo and No Guidnce brought some R&B fluency. MC
Manchester Castlefield Bowl, 1 until July 9
Brit-pop superstar Pulp (Tuesdays), loud wailer Hozier (Wednesdays) and electro-pop specialist Bastille (Fridays) are the highlights of the lineup. This week also features local favorite Hairy Blossoms (Thursday) and festival stalwart Two Door Cinema Club (July 9). Michael Cragg
Vortex, London, July 5th
From 2000 to 2017, jazz fans knew Ethan Iverson as the frontman of crossover star The Bad Plus. Today, he’s reminding the world that he’s long been a brilliant post-bop pianist and witty, profound jazz saint. He was joined by elegant locals Conor Chaplin (bass) and Martin France (drums). john fordham
Penarth Chamber Music Festival
Different kinds Venue, Penarth, Cardiff, July 6-9
In addition to its core of local musicians, the Penarth Music Festival invites guests each year to a long weekend of concerts centered around the Penarth Pier Pavilion.This time they included soprano Claire Booth, who sang Ravel’s sweet Chansons Madécasses (Friday) and the following night Soloist in Schoenberg’s expressionist cabaret “Pierrot Lunaire”. Andrew Clements
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Casablanca School of Art
Tate Street Ives, until 14 January
If you’re planning a summer trip to St. Ives, there’s something more unexpected than pies and Barbara Hepworth. After Morocco gained independence in 1956, a modern art movement flourished centered around the Casablanca School of Experimental Art. Associated artists including Farid Belkahia, Mohamed Melehi and Abdelkrim Ghattas participated in the survey.
Tate Modern, London, July 6 until January 14
Africa is photographed by outsiders as either a giant wildlife park or a place of war and famine. This is African photography from Africa, replacing reportage with imagination and voyeurism with intimacy. Artists revisiting the continent include Samson Kambalu, Zohra Opoku, Hassan Hajjaj, Maïmouna Guerresi, and more.
The Box, Plymouth, to 29 October
Today marks the 300th birthday of the highly successful portraitist, Plymouth native and founding president of the Royal Academy. Reynolds made money by flatteringly portraying Georgian high society, but he had lofty ideals for the arts, which he championed in his lectures at the Royal Academy.
Baltic, Gateshead, to 29 October
British-Ghanaian artist Achiampong uses the clichés and spectacle of science fiction to explore identity, history and self. The exhibition centers on his film Pathfinder, a contemporary epic about a girl who travels from Hadrian’s Wall across the devastated land to Margate, and the project Ruins Traveler. There is also a game room. Jonathan Jones
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Romeo and Juliet by Matthew Bourne
Curve, Leicester, 3 Through July 8; tour until September 2wood
The national tour of one of Matthew Bourne’s most active shows of late. To create this work, the choreographer gathered a group of young dancers and collaborators to infuse his dystopian take on Shakespeare with a teenage spirit. This show definitely captures the teenage desires, angst and rebellion. Lindsay Winship
young vicLondon, until 5 August
Inspired by a raisin in the sun, this sharp new satire is written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Beneatha leaves behind the prejudices of 1950s America and heads to Lagos: will she find a brighter, more equitable future? Miriam Gillinson
Manchester International Festival
various venues, to July 16
The vibrant and creative festival is back with a musical adaptation of Gays Between Revolutions and Their Friends and a show about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Protocol, Rimini, Berlin . MG
Zion, Bristol, FridayJuly 7
Brooks, who won the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Awards for “I Have Nothing”—full of existential torture, laughs and mind-wrenching digressions—brought an unexpected feat for Brooks: Canceled, he became the longest-running comedy award. Defending Edinburgh champions. He will hone the follow-up at Bristol this week. Rachel Arosti
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Two of Busch’s best friends gossiping; the epitome of ’80s fun and frivolity; a powerhouse of pop songwriting; These things, and more. Now, “Jim and Andy” director Chris Smith pays tribute to them in this documentary.
then you run
July 7Sky Max & Noh
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the gangster genre has mined everything from every angle, but this comedic thriller is told from the point of view of a group of teenage girls whose wild vacation to Rotterdam turns into a more serious affair. Crazy European crime spree.
D’s terrorcockroach smell
July 7Amazon Prime Video
Even in our overadapted cultural landscape, this new cold story—about a woman whose massage business after she gets out of prison lands her a job as Todd the barber in Washington Heights—has an unusual trajectory: It started as A one-man drama, then a hit podcast, and finally this stomach-churning eight-part series.
July 1st9.15pm, BBC One and iPlayer
Candice Carty-Williams’ TV takeover is on now: Fans waiting for the adaptation of her hit novel Queenie can get a first look at her debut, which tells the story of A feud between a pair of musician brothers in south London included Top Boy’s Malcolm Kamulete and singer Ray BLK in its cast. Rachel Arosti
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Tales of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
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An idyllic Japanese farm game, cute but sincere. The Good Life first appeared on the GameCube in 2003, and it’s noticeably better now.
catch and cook
go out July 6personal computer
The summer video game drought is upon us, but this cheerful little game about going out on a fishing boat and cooking dinner in your own restaurant looks promising. Likewise, Macdonald
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Japanese House – Finally always
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Amber Bain’s second album of sophisticated alternative pop, written during a creative burst following a series of life changes (city relocation, relationship breakdown), stars Matty Healy, Muna’s Katie Gavin and Justin Vernon. The singles “Sunshine Baby” and “Boyhood” perfectly sum up Bane’s soft-spoon grief.
Nothing But Thieves – Death Club City
go out July 7
The Essex rockers return with a concept album as they aim for a fourth UK top 10 album. The album is clearly based on “characters and storylines in and around the city,” with the quintet adding Weeknd-esque synth-pop on opener “Welcome to DCC.”
Joanna Sternberg – I Caught Me
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New York-based cartoonist and musician Joanna Sternberg returns with the follow-up to 2019’s cult-classic debut album, Then I Try Some More. The album has been lauded by the likes of Connor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and the contrast of lyrical candor and beautiful melody continues, especially on the self-torturing title track.
Olivia Dean – Messy
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After releasing four soulful pop EPs, London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Dean finally drops her debut album. While recent single Dive is a sun-kissed love story and left-field UFO is a smattering of electronic ballads, her real star is on the closing track “Carmen”—a tribute to her grandmother’s joyful, Heartfelt regards. MC
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The fascinating bird watching podcast returns with new host Kwesia. The episode explores Kwesia’s connection to nature in an inner-city setting, with interviews with Jonathan Franzen and Alison Steadman.
London School of Economics Public Lectures
Between 1990 and 2006, LSE gave more than 1,000 public lectures. This awe-inspiring archive features recordings of speakers such as Nelson Mandela and Joan Bakewell, on everything from Africa’s global status to women in the media.
diving for rays
New environmental documentary streaming platform WaterBear has added this riveting short film about queer marine biologist Nicole Morris. We follow her journey towards certification and helping to diversify the heterosexual space. Amar Kalia