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You never quite know whether a new work by James MacMillan is going to veer towards the masterly or the overblown. His magnificent chain of concertos has arguably yielded...
Don’t on any account be late for the first couple of minutes of the wooly mammoth that is Russian director Alexei German’s last film, Hard to Be a God, since the opening narrative...
A sterling case is made for the lost art of letter-writing in Michael Simkins’ dramatisation of Roger Mortimer’s missives to his wayward son. Mortimer’s inimitable turn of phrase...
Indian documentarist Anand Patwardhan is far less known outside his native country than he deserves to be, and his 2002 film about nuclear proliferation on the subcontinent War...
A weekend of extremes at the Proms took us from stark solo Bach on Saturday to the massed forces of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin...
People who live in glass houses should be careful who they piss off. That's the superficial starting point of The Gift, the directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton, who takes the...
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