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Thief is the reboot of one of the oldest, and smartest of the stealth-action gaming series. Of course, as is customary in modern videogame design, the gameplay's been somewhat...
Nick Cave called this ferocious, blackly comic Outback nightmare “the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence”. Lost and almost forgotten since its 1971...
300: Rise of an Empire is the follow-up to perhaps the most homoerotic film of all time, 300 - a film whose obsession with the well-lubricated muscularity of the male form was...
Bastille didn’t so much raise the roof at Alexandra Palace last night, as ask it politely if it wouldn’t mind elevating itself a touch. Their gentleness belies their success over...
Even more deserving of the sobriquet “the beautiful voice” than Renée Fleming, the natural successor who virtually copyrighted it, Kiri te Kanawa was one of the great sopranos of...
Hitherto, it has been routine for the average citizen to observe that while they could understand the causes of World War Two, getting a grip on why the world went to war in 1914...
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six of the best
Bastille's breakthrough gig was a well-mannered affair without a trace of bad blood
Triumphant return of Neue Slowenische Kunst
The musical undead walk amongst us in this prog-rock evocation of dark London
A communicative Venezuelan pianist who dares to be different and to invent her own traditions
As the Strauss 150th concludes, Sir Mark's protégé comes of age with Beethoven 7
Fin-de-siècle delights from France, contemporary British chamber music and vocal treats from the Italian Renaissance
The great New Zealand soprano embraces septuagenarian status in Covent Garden style
Donizetti's potboiler bubbles at lowish temperatures, but a star tenor still hits the high Cs
Daring production of an innovative opera-ballet in a perfect 18th-century theatre
Imelda Staunton stars in American import about class which is both funny and moving
Emil and the Mormons: a bit of everything in theartsdesk's tips
Our mobile phone culture is put to the test of participatory theatre
Poignant, seductive, melancholic – the thought-provoking power of ruins
The bienniale has left its mark on the city, but the artworks still have to compete with the colourful backdrop
The curator of the British Museum's landmark show picks 10 exhibits that tell the Viking story
Flamenco festival's opening number is no history lesson, but the dancing's all right
Archive footage of Margot Fonteyn among the highlights of a week of ballet programmes
Lauren Cuthbertson is an Aurora to remember in this sumptuous heritage production
The smartest stealth series reboots with an attempt to blend in with its surroundings
Whip smart? Hardly – this action-adventure sequel jumps the franchise off a cliff
This "endless runner" gets off to a slow start, but the result is worth the wait