The cultural choices of “Punto”: Giant Cluedo or crazy zarzuela?

Sif you haven’t seen it Enemies by Rian Johnson, released in 2019 and starring the extraordinary Daniel Craig in the role of Benoît Blanc, “the best detective in the world”, go for it. The man, surrounded by a 5-star cast (Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis…), solves a murder there in an English mansion, in a delicious atmosphere worthy of Agatha Christie. And, if you are part of his group of fans, do not miss the sequel, which marks the return of the great Benoît Blanc to the business.

The film takes place throughout the first containment. A handful of happy few, including a masculinist pseudo-influencer, a wannabee The senator and a former model known for his racist outings, received an extraordinary invitation sent by their very rich friend Miles Bron, a tech genius who clearly evokes the character of Elon Musk. To make them forget about Covid, he did a killing party a weekend on his private island off the coast of Greece. Except that “wrongful killing” turns, of course, into real massacre. And, among all the guests, each one has a good reason to kill… Funny, grating, pop and smart, this Cluedo giant has everything to become a cult.

Glass Onion: story of enemieson Netflix.

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Bark with Wegman’s

“Who loves me loves my dog”, it was said, Henry IV exclaimed to himself one day, and there is no doubt that William Wegman approved the royal saying. Wegman’s? If you don’t know his name, you don’t know anything about the shots of this great photographer born in 1942 where dogs reign in deeply human, dignified and funny thoughts at the same time.

In gallery George-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, 33 and 36 rue de Seine in Paris, the first exhibitionn monographEU of the artist, designed by Martin Bethenod, invites you to discover in 60 pieces, made between 1970 and 2022, the fascinating journey of the man who considers his work as a “shared playful activity”. First with his animal muse, a Weimaraner named Man Ray that with his master the honors of Saturday Night Live by David Letterman, but also to the viewers of this deceptively simple work, where Bethenod reveals to us the unknown parts, revealed in particular by a rather painful painting.

“William Wegman, Conceptual Agility”, until January 28, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris 6e.

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Rock ‘n roller with Iggy Pop

The year got off to a strong start with the release of l’Iguane’s rock’n’roll twentieth album. At the age of 75, the Michigan native still has this “thirst for life”… Surrounded by the cream of rock musicians: Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Travis Barker (Blink -182 ), Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Eric Avery and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers).. .only survivors of the genre! But these punk grandpas, who rose to fame in the 1980s (ok, they’re not that old but we live and die fast rock music kids), prove to us that they don’t gather dust.

Every Loser (released January 6 via Gold Tooth Records-Atlantic Records)

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Go live with Feydeau

Do not rely on the officially displayed “tree” for Flea in the ear on the Comédie-Française website. The revival of Lilo Baur’s backfiring staging, which was announced for the first time in the Richelieu room in 2019, takes place until March 15, 2023, and places, we assure you, are liberating every day. But the show, honestly, is not to be missed! In the most pop setting of a mountain chalet since the 1960s, where we see a Louis de Funès playing Oscar or Hibernatus, the troupe of the Frenchman gives a lascivious, hysterical and completely funny version of the iconic piece by Georges Feydeau.

At the Hôtel du Minet Galant, where Madame Chandebise, thinking she has been deceived, thinks she is confounding Monsieur Chandebise in good company, husbands, wives, friends, lovers and alike meet in a chaotic maelstrom with no public respite. Obviously, doors close, secret walls are hidden, snowballs fly and intrepid couples indulge on stage in absolutely hilarious sexual gymnastics. Nothing is free, everything is straightforward, funny and vulgar enough. In Chandebise at the end of his tether, Serge Bagdassarian is, as always, brilliant. As for Benjamin Lavernhe, he is incredible as a South American husband who rolls in r and is crazy, to the point of wanting to “kiss” everyone, with jealousy. Come on, hurry up to sit down…

Flea in the earby Georges Feydeau, directed by Lilo Baur, at the Comédie-Française, until March 15, 2023

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Discover Ousmane Sembène at the Cinémathèque

Do you know Ousmane Sembene? Born 100 years ago, the 1eh January 1923, the Senegalese filmmaker was first a writer, and remained so when he embarked on a self-taught film career that was immediately rewarded with the Jean-Vigo prize in 1966 for The Black of… (the first feature film by an African director selected at Cannes), which tells the story of a young woman who works in Dakar as a governess to a white family she follows in France. This important film opens the retrospective of a master at the Cinémathèque de Paris, almost all films shed light on the latest themes: Ceddo (1977) came face to face with an imam and the ceddo warriors, unwilling to give up their spirituality by converting to Islam, a documentary that was censored at the time in his country; like only in France Thiaroye Camp, denounces the bloody page in the history of the Senegalese skirmishes and won the jury prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1988.

The filmmaker looked more clearly and often with humor at his own society, as in the brilliant feature film titled The command (1968), and also focused on the condition of women, until his last film, Moolade, before dying in 2007. We saw the author recently re-released in bookstores, O people, my beautiful people (1957) in Presses de la cité, his second novel after The Black Docker and new Pieces of God’s Wood, inspired by the 1947 strike of African railway workers on the Dakar-Niger railway line.

From January 5 to 15 at the Cinémathèque de Paris.

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