Studio Ghibli films on Netflix
Released on Netflix through February, March and April
A host of animated films from Studio Ghibli are now on Netflix, with more coming over the next couple of months. The first seven to stream include the classics My Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service, but also some less known films such as Ocean Waves and Only Yesterday. Hours of beautiful, funny and moving animation.
Barbican Art Gallery, 20 February to 17 May
Subtitled “Liberation through Photography”, this major exhibition at the Barbican examines how masculinity has been presented in images from the 1960s to today. It brings together the work of over 50 international artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta and Catherine Opie. A critical eye is cast over what has become a contentious question in the #metoo era.
In cinemas from 7 February
Directed by Bong Joon-ho, whose previous work includes Mother and Okja, this black comedy takes a sly look at class and inequality in South Korea today. The director uses dark humour and elements of horror, thriller and even sci fi to draw an eerie picture of a rich family and a poor one whose lives become intertwined. Parasite critiques the class divide, the family unit and more. Much fun.
Tate Modern, London, 13 February to 11 May
Unbelievably, this is the first major exhibition of Steve McQueen’s work in the UK since he won the Turner Prize 20 years ago. It features 14 major works spanning film, photography and sculpture, including his first film shot on a Super 8 camera, Exodus 1992/97, and the recent End Credits 2012 — ongoing, McQueen’s homage to the African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, which is on show for the first time in the UK.
Tate St Ives, until 3 May
This exhibition marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by constructivist Naum Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The statement declared that authentically modern art should engage with and reflect the modern age. Drawing on the complementary collections of Gabo’s work held at Tate and the Berlinische Galerie in Berlin, it will focus on key themes in his work.