Aly Balakareva

  • July 17, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    The stylish British spies in suits are back in Matthew Vaughn’s trailer for his new film The King’s Man, which came out a few days ago. The movie will be a prequel to the Kingsman saga, set during WWI. Despite being set in a completely different time period than the first two films, the trailer for The … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-british-spies-in-suits-are-back-in-the-kings-man-trailer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 10, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    In the span of mere 24 hours, the teaser trailer for the live-action remake of Mulan has garnered over 175 million views on YouTube. It has been 20 years ever since the animated musical has first hit movie theatres and now, hot on the heels of Disney’s success with its previous remakes, the film returns — now … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-new-teaser-trailer-for-the-live-action-remake-of-mulan-is-here/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 7, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Every year, numerous looks from the haute couture shows are expected to impress, amaze and astonish. This year’s fashion shows were not an exception, bringing some of the most artistic and skilful creations onto the catwalk. When reviewing 2019’s looks, one will most probably exclaim — the future of fashion is here!  As the new creative director … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/highlights-of-the-fall-winter-2019-20-haute-couture-shows/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 28, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Biennale Arte is an art exhibition hosted in Venice, Italy, that gathers numerous contemporary artists and presents their work under one theme. Occurring once in every two years, it presents its visitors with a certain viewpoint on the events of modernity and the state of society and conveys it through art. This year’s Biennale was … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-power-of-modern-art-at-venices-biennale-arte/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 5, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Following the backlash against the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO has surprised the viewers yet again and now, in a more pleasantly-unexpected way. The new miniseries Chernobyl in the scope of a few weeks has become the highest-rated show on IMDb, praised by numerous critics, viewers and those, who in fact, have been affected by … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chernobyl-a-haunting-but-necessary-depiction-of-a-nuclear-accident/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 31, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    The persona of businessman-turned-art-collector Charles Saatchi has long been shrouded with a veil of mystery and controversy. While some may say that Saatchi has used his wealth and acquired influence to change the fates of countless artists, others may argue that the empire that Saatchi has built is not the best place for emerging artists … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/charles-saatchi-the-man-who-bought-the-art-world/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 16, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Jacopo Crivelli Visconti is an Italian São Paulo-based independent critic and exhibition curator. It has been announced that he will be curating the Bienal de São Paulo in 2020, after several years of serving as a member of the foundation’s exhibitions team between 2001 and 2009.  Having also curated the Brazilian pavilion at the Venice Biennale … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bienal-de-sao-paulo-curator-jacopo-crivelli-visconti-talks-about-exhibition-curating/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 6, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    As the fashion industry ricochets from one trend to another, there are always some details that will always be in style: denim, leather jackets and of course — the colour black. Granted the essence of luxury and timelessness, it is a colour that will always be seen on catwalks, as well as out on the street. Almost … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-the-colour-black-took-over-fashion/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 21, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    On February 9th, a trailer of Tommy Wiseau’s new movie Big Shark was released. Fans of cult classic The Room will be glad to hear that Wiseau is coming back with another bizarre creation. Pairing once again with George Sestero, Wiseau stars as one of the main characters and directs the movie, providing the viewers with even more … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/worst-film-ever-tommy-wiseau-is-back-with-a-shark-movie/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 30, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Addiction is always hard to talk about in media, especially considering how much the topic is stigmatised. Nevertheless, with the help of Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell, director Felix Van Groeningen embarked himself on a tough journey of portraying addiction in his latest film — Beautiful Boy. Although his attempts are surely remarkable, the film does … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chalamets-beautiful-boy-scratches-at-the-heart-but-fails-to-touch-it/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 28, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    Creativity has become a major part of the lives of countless people whether they follow a creative career or simply have a creative hobby. For artistic individuals, creativity is vital in finding their voice and being able to express themselves through a variety of means – and it is as important for teens as it … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-future-of-art-meet-four-of-the-2019-youngarts-finalists/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 29, 2018By Aly Balakareva

    It has been recently announced that Raf Simons, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, left the company. After two years working for the brand, Simons exited eight months prior to the end of his contract, which means that he will not be presenting another collection at the coming New York Fashion Week in February. It … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-calvin-klein-fired-chief-creative-officer-raf-simons/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read