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Blu-ray: Beau Travail

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Monsoon review - like something almost being said

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Blu-ray: Beanpole

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Storyville: Welcome to Chechnya, BBC Four review - trauma, tension and resistance

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DVD/Blu-ray: Distant Journey

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Tiger Country, Hampstead Theatre online review - a taut drama of NHS pressure and pain

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DVD: The Street

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The Perfect Candidate review - seeking status for women in Saudi

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Putin: A Russian Spy Story, Channel 4 review - inside the mind of a man without a face

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The Truth review - a potent Franco-Japanese pairing

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And Then We Danced review - glorious Georgian gay coming-of-age tale

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Collapsible, Bush Theatre review - a high-wire solo engagement

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Sophy Roberts: The Lost Pianos of Siberia review - a distant musical journey

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Kunene and the King, Ambassadors Theatre review - a Shakespearean voyage through the legacy of apartheid

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Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre review - a superlative company achievement

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DVD: The Cakemaker

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