5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week

Including superheroes, Swedish drama and a play set far, far away

Including superheroes, Swedish drama and a play set far, far away

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1 A tribute to British cinema history: Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke

Scum, The Firm and Made in Britain will always be the first line of director Alan Clarke's CV, but the rest of his output, over more than two decades, is no less provocative and thrilling.

Now the BFI has drawn together all of Clarke's surviving work, including some thought lost, for a season at BFI Southbank in London, a 13-disc box-set and an online streaming library.

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke is at BFI Southbank from 28 March - 30 April, and out on DVD and Blu-Ray on 23 May

2 The Dark Knight rises...again: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Another year, another mega-budget superhero franchise, but while you might have grown weary and wary of capes and superheroes, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might just have enough on offer to pique your interest.

There's the pleasing lack of hype, which has helped maintain a certain air of mystery leading up to its release, as well as a stellar support cast that features: Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenburg, Amy Adams and Jeremy Irons.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is out 25 March

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3 The show to help you forget about House of Cards: Blue Eyes

If you're anything like us, you will already have plowed through season 4 of House of Cards and then suffered from a two week comedown full of Frank Underwood nightmares and withdrawals.

But help is at hand, thanks to Channel 4 and Blue Eyes, a Swedish (hear us out) political crime drama that focuses on the gruesome murder of an extreme right wing leader. Expect back-stabbing, intrigue and lots of bleak, beautiful Scandinavian panoramas.

Blue Eyes begins on More 4 from 25 March

4 The play lost in space: X by Alistair McDowall

The latest on-stage offering from 28-year-old playwright sensation Alistair McDowall; a feel-good, Victorian musical this certainly isn't.

X unpicks the inner lives of a crew stuck onboard a claustrophobic research station on pluto, unable to contact home as they suffer and wait in complete radio silence.

X is at the Royal Court from 30 March - 7 May


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5 The art of war: Omer Fast: Present Continuous

Many artists have used their work to deal with the horrors and complexities of war, but visual artists Omer Fast's first major UK exhibition, Present Continuous brings something fresh to a saturated genre.

Set over two large floors at Gateshead's BALTIC centre, Fast's creations includes 30-minute drone film 5,000 Feet is the Best playing on a continuous loop, a piece that subtly questions the ethics of remote warfare, and CNN Concatenated 2002, a visual poem drawn from spliced news footage.

Omer Fast: Present Continuous is at Baltic from 25 March - 26 June