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Tom Birchenough

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Bio
Tom has been based largely in Moscow since 1991, from where he has written for a range of publications. He has contributed to Variety since 1993, and was for many years the film critic for the main English-language publication in Russia, The Moscow Times. He has been associate producer on a number of television documentaries on Russian subjects.

Articles By Tom Birchenough

Meeting Gorbachev review - Werner Herzog offers a swansong tribute

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By the Grace of God review - a dark, meticulous drama from François Ozon

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Solaris, Lyric Hammersmith review - moving and finely cerebral

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Mephisto [A Rhapsody], Gate Theatre review - the callowness of history

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Catherine the Great, Sky Atlantic review - a glorious role for Helen Mirren only gets better

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Our Lady of Kibeho, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - heaven and hell in Rwandan visions

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Macbeth, Chichester Festival Theatre review - cosmic yet closely crafted

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Youth Without God, Coronet Theatre review - the chill control of nascent Nazism

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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Wilton's Music Hall review - klezmer revue is moving and inventive

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Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre review - a grim compassion

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Torch Song, Turbine Theatre review - impressive return for Harvey Fierstein's seminal gay drama

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The Son, Duke of York's Theatre review - a piercing drama of depression

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Appropriate, Donmar Warehouse review - fraught family reunion blisteringly told

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DVD: Are You Proud?

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Peter Pan, Troubadour White City review - off to a flying start

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DVD/Blu-ray: Ash Is Purest White

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Giri/Haji, Series Finale, BBC Two review - a thriller, but m...

Happily, Joe Barton’s tinglingly original thriller (BBC Two)...

Honey Boy review - coming to terms with dad

Blue periods can lead to golden streaks. Such is almost the case with Honey Boy, which Shia LaBeouf wrote during a court-ordered stay in...

ABBA: Super Troupers The Exhibition, O2 - one for the superg...

Abba fans can already have an immersive dining/dancing/singing experience at the O2 in Mamma Mia! The Party, and now, almost as a...

CD: Liam Payne - LP1

Liam Payne is a Simon Cowell-manufactured pop star worth...

Ravens: Spassky vs. Fischer, Hampstead Theatre review - it...

We’ve had Chess the musical; now, here’s Chess the play...

Ordinary Love review - small but (almost) perfectly formed

Amidst the deluge of high-profile year-end releases, it would be a shame if the collective Oscar-bait noise drowned out Ordinary Love,...

Svetlana Zakharova, Modanse, London Coliseum review - impecc...

What price a pair of seats at the ballet? If you’re talking the latest starry...

Motherless Brooklyn review – tic tec

Edward Norton has wanted to adapt ...

IDLES, Barrowland, Glasgow review - rowdy and raucous, but w...

As the number of sweaty bodies increased towards the front of the Barrowland stage, IDLES singer Joe Talbot had a direct message. “Keep safe” he...