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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

DVD/Blu-ray: The Legend of the Holy Drinker

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Boudica, Shakespeare's Globe review - ancient history made compellingly contemporary

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Insyriated review - claustrophobic terror in a Damascus war zone

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God's Own Country review - a raw, rural masterpiece

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DVD/Blu-ray: My Beautiful Laundrette

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Late Company, Trafalgar Studios review - visceral production of Jordan Tannahill's lean, pained drama

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Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling, BBC One review - JK Rowling's debut in crime bows most promisingly

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Hotel Salvation review - a moving meditation on the end

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Tom of Finland review - engaging biopic of gay pioneer

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Tree of Wooden Clogs

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DVD: Cézanne et moi

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DVD/Blu-ray: Long Shot

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DVD/Blu-ray: My 20th Century

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Peter Ackroyd: Queer City - London's gay life over two millennia

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After the Storm review - quietly nuanced and moving Japanese family drama impresses

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An Octoroon review - slavery reprised as melodrama in a vibrantly theatrical show

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Belsen: Our Story, BBC Two review - inside the unfathomable...

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz reminds us once again of the unfathomable horror of the...

Album: Kesha - High Road

Doubters presume Kesha’s multi-million-selling success derives mainly from a decade ago, the time of her monster hit, “Tik Tok”? Since then, the...

Young, Sikh and Proud, BBC One review - siblings divided by...

Journalist Sunny Hundal has a long track record as a writer and blogger concerned with issues of...

The Sugar Syndrome, Orange Tree Theatre review - pushing emp...

Your sweet tooth can get you into trouble. Lots of trouble. In this revival of Lucy Prebble's provocative debut, first staged at the Royal Court...

Oriole Ensemble, Conway Hall review - sublimely peculiar cha...

When I reviewed the Philharmonia’s Weimar season last year I expressed a hope to hear more Hindemith performed in London. When, also last year, I...

DVD/Blu-ray: Bait

Mark Jenkin’s black and white masterpiece about...

Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues, Igor Levit, Barbican re...

"Citizen. European. Pianist," declares Russian-born, Berlin-...

Street Scene, Opera North review - a true ensemble achieveme...

Kurt Weill’s “Broadway opera” – his own preferred description – is an extraordinary and brilliant piece of...

Album: Sam Lee, Old Wow - a hymn to Mother Nature

Folk music has always thrived in times of adversity and...