The cultural choices of “Point” – Date Tom Cruise or pass the torch to Jonathan Cohen?

Fly with Tom Cruise at 7at the sky

Dguess the surprise: Top Gun: Maverick 7 is unlikely to changeat art, but take you to 7at the sky. With the resurrection, thirty -five years later, with the role propelling him into the stratosphere, Tom Cruise holds the stick in the right direction. That’s in a supersonic cinema experience and a stunning blockbuster, at the height of its noble mission: entertainment. You, in turn, will cling to your seat, enjoy winking at the past, be attached to the fate of the characters …

In other words: if you liked Top gun, you are probably drunk. But even if you’re not a fan of the original, its replacement will definitely get you drunk. The icing on the fuselage: with a reasonable flight time (2 h 11), this new chapter, far superior to its model, allows itself to push us towards almost Fordian emotional altitude (Coppola ). Pushed by a success of stunning magnitude, this feature film imposes a new stage on the virtuosity of aerial battle scenes. Between its roller coaster and human conflicts, Top Gun: Maverick tastes like a dazzling sunrise/sunset, returning then the bow of an old cowboy-knight from heaven. The cruise takes us very high, like Icarus, but our wings don’t burn. One word: go for it!

Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky. Inside the house.

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Get the Money

Did you know that in the Solomon Islands, you can pay for your fur purchases? This revelation is just one of many surprises reserved for us at the magnificent exhibition* organized by Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter at the Monnaie de Paris. In exploring the vast variety of payment methods used around the world since Antiquity, this art historian realizes to us that the tiny discs of metal we call “money” are only one way (and perhaps the most difficult) to determine the value of the object.

The first people of Africa, Oceania or even America seemed to have more imagination than us by using sometimes pearls, sometimes shells, but also jewels, cut stones, fabrics or even in dried tea ingots to be traded since the dawn of mankind. . Conceived as a journey, exploring the treasures of Monnaie de Paris leads us to reflect, beyond the disturbing aesthetics of these objects, on what constitutes the price of works of art. Their extraordinary, no doubt, is the aesthetic quality of the craftsmen who shaped them, too, but, above all, the symbolism associated with them … and the belief we have that they can serve as a “standard “of the world. that surrounds us!

*Coins and wondersexhibition at the Monnaie de Paris, until 26th September.

Find the treasures of the Cluny Museum

The pillar of Nautes and its deities from the Celtic and Roman pantheons, the horned face of the god Cernunnos, the reliquary of the Magi and the magnificent ivory coffin celebrating reverent love, where women do not shoot arrows but flowers, the famous gold. roses, of course, but also the six tapestries of The woman with the unicorn, and so many other treasures, stained glass windows, jewelry, weapons, 24,000 pieces all … The reopening of the Cluny museum has finally been re-installed in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a legend missing from us. A legend in the temporal strata, a monument of dialogue memories. Built in Ieh century, the area of ​​the thermal baths of Gallo-Roman Lutetia, where the museum rises and opens, has really been the subject over centuries of grafts and architectural additions, which we are very pleased, now, to re discover.

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Cluny Museum, National Museum of the Middle Ages:

Learn to grieve with Cinderella

Mentioned by British folklorist Marian Roalfe Cox (1860-1916), at the end of 19at century, nearly 350 different variations around the myth of Cinderella (wrong) attributed to Charles Perrault. Joël Pommerat now gives us a new, determined modern version. The heroine is named Sandra (her bad sisters -in -law call her an “ashtray” and Disney doesn’t really look like her prince.

No more of the ball he arranged that was closer to a night of karaoke than an aristocratic cocktail. But the director is faithful to the spirit of the fable, even as the Grimm brothers treat it. It focuses the plot of this show around the curse that makes up for a girl the command given to her by her dying mother to think of her always. How to live after agreeing to such a commitment that prevents you from taking care of yourself? How do you enjoy life in the face of so much promise? Will Cinderella find a way to reconcile memory and happiness? This rewriting of the legend will give viewers a lot of thought about …

*Cinderella, by Joël Pommerat, Compagnie Louis Brouillard, at the theater of Porte-Saint-Martin, until June 25.

Marseille in its heyday

More than 80 writers and artists from all walks of life will live at several sites in the city of Marseille (from the theater of La Criée to Mucem) for four “beautiful days” for the new edition of the very creative this festival, associated. Punto. In the series of keynote interviews Les beaux jours, Patrick Chamoiseau on May 29 at 6 pm replaced Christine Angot and Turkish writer Elif Shafak. And on the same day, at 4 pm in Mucem, the meeting will take place Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, deputy editor of Puntohosts with Andreï Kurkov on the theme “A world drifting”.

Music readings, with Albin de la Simone or the writer admired by the creators Matrix David Mitchell (the author of Cloud Atlas), occur between “Accords and dissonances”. We will also hear Constance Debré and Laure Adler in the “Tales of silence” series, which fills in unspoken family or social and literary history. “What literature can do”: Nathalie Azoulai and Gaël Octavia will discuss a theme that inspired Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Prix Goncourt 2021, which is also present in Marseille. Not to forget the “Personal history, collective memory” meetings, with Arnaud Cathrine, where Olivia Ruiz will perform. For “La belle nuit du livre” on May 28, two names are enough to not miss anything from this beautiful watch: Georges Perec and Antoine Wauters.

Festival Oh the beautiful days.May 24-29.

Earn Hilarity Totems

After the great success of The fire, Jonathan Cohen and his troupe of actors are back for a new season on Canal+. Sa The torchit is no longer a question of parody The young manthe American reality TV show where a man must choose the woman he will marry, but Koh Lanta, the survival game broadcast on TF1. The troupe of selected actors has already evolved. Vincent Dedienne, who camped a wacky presenter, was no longer there. It was Jérôme Commandeur, who plays a Denis Brogniart tired and weary of the stupidity of the participants, who took his place in the animation. We saw Camille Chamoux, Géraldine Nakache, Ana Girardot and Adèle Exarchopoulos as well as the fun “Doctor Juiphe” played by Pierre Niney. Of the newcomers, the Marseillais who rolled pastis Kad Merad and the influencer Mister V. The pace was fast, marked by many punchlines and many twists. We laugh out loud, even if some pretty clumsy gags aren’t always right.

“The Torch: The Adventurers of Chupacabra”, French series by and with Jonathan Cohen (9 episodes) on Canal+.

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