...in David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars, plus the new alt-J album and the exhibition made entirely of Lego make up the culture you need to know about this weekMore
There are many eye-popping moments in Maps to The Stars, David Cronenberg’s new slick and twisted takedown of the movie business, which is out on Friday. There’s a monstrous Bieber-a-like teen star, a victory dance performed at the news of a child’s death, and some casual dogslaughter. However, what most tender-hearted reviewers have had trouble stomaching (to use the appropriate term) is a scene in which Julianne Moore, playing a neurotic actress whose glory years are slipping by, gives instructions to her assistant (Mia Wasikowska) while sitting on the toilet. Let’s just say, she lets rip.
We’re not sure if it’s an accolade we’d particular fight him for, but New York artist Nathan Sawaya is good at Lego. Very, very good. So much so, that he has an exhibition of his various Lego creations opening at London’s Truman Brewery (artofthebrick.co.uk) on Friday, where you may catch glimpses of 80 pieces including full-size classical statues, dinosaur skeletons and creepy humanoid figures, all made out of the little Danish construction bricks. Is it impressive? Definitely. Is it high art? Probably not. Will it make you weep a silent tear as you remember standing on a rogue brick in bare feet in the middle of the night? Dead cert.