The documentary : In France with Madonna
Find a new angle to talk about Madonna, while after four decades, everything seems to have been said, said again and said again? The directors Élise Baudouin and Julie Delettre achieve this by offering this enlightening documentary, which revisits the career of the American icon by listing the French people who influenced his artistic universe: from Maripol (his stylist from the first days) to Jean Paul Gaultier (designer of the famous corset with pointed breasts), passing by Mirwais Ahmadzaï (co-author of the album Music) and Jean-Baptiste Mondino (director of the sulphurous music video of Justify My Love). Lasting 90 minutes, the show includes rare video clips that should appeal to fans who were supposed to see her at the Bell Center this week, before she postpones her concerts…
TV5, Saturday at 7:55 p.m.
The event: The country party
The town of Bouctouche, New Brunswick, is celebrating National Acadian Day by hosting a great show hosted by two former academicians, Annie Blanchard and Maxime Landry. The event will bring together several local actors, including Luc LeBlanc, Christian Kit Goguen, Véronique Hébert and Marc-André Robichaud. On stage, we will find Sirène et Matelot (Patricia Richard and Lennie Gallant), Paul Hébert, Vicky Deveau, Joseph Edgar and Izabelle Ouellet, under the musical direction of François Émond. The show will feature previously recorded performances by groups Salebarbes and Écarlate, as well as a special number in Akadi Lumina, a 1.5 km enchanted night course created by Moment Factory.
ICI ARTV, Tuesday at 8 p.m. (rebroadcast on ICI TÉLÉ, later at 11:05 p.m.)
The roll of the dice: Only Murders in the Building
We never really understood the craze for Only Murders in the Building. Is it a comedy? No. At least, we didn’t smile often while watching the first seasons. Is it a drama? Neither. Is it a thriller police officer ? Even less. In fact, let’s be honest: it always felt like this series fell between two chairs. And yet, its premise: three strangers (Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Martin Short) who love crime podcasts unite to solve a murder in their apartment building. The third season, which has just been launched, contains an additional ingredient that could convince us to re-embark: Meryl Streep. Paul Rudd will also make an appearance.
In catch-up: Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!
For some reason, this humorous documentary passed under our radar in 2021. Led by Rob Lowe, it dissects the many clichés contained in Hollywood films: the rebellious cop, the amorous conquest that approaches harassment, chewing in an apple to show his casualness, spit out his drink to express his surprise, the character watching the funeral from afar, the wand sticking out of the grocery bag, sweeping his desk with a single gesture to show his frustration, the cat that comes out of nowhere to give the scare, the montages… Director Sean Doherty accompanies each shot with excerpts from feature films and observations from film critics, screenwriters and actors.