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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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Akram Khan's Giselle, Sadler's Wells review - the...

Of the many good reasons for seeing Akram Khan’s 2016 remake of Giselle – his work is often a headline event, for one – the most...

Bad Move, ITV review - Jack Dee resettles in the middle of t...

That the countryside is a dump where all good things come to a dead end is hardly a new punchline. There are plenty of novels and memoirs, and...

CD: The Horrors - V

The Horrors have always had a penchant for churning out pop...

Neil Sedaka, Royal Albert Hall review - sparkly veteran defi...

As pretty much everything but a plague of locusts is visited upon this grim old world, an evening in the company of Neil Sedaka is the greatest of...

Senza Sangue/Bluebeard's Castle, Hackney Empire - uneve...

Has Hackney ever seen or heard such a spectacle – a full ...

We're Still Here, National Theatre Wales review - power...

Port Talbot (population 38,000) is a town on the south Wales...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle review - too much of everything

Take one off-the-wall spoof spy thriller that becomes...

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

A decade after his masterpiece, The Tree of Wooden Clogs, won the 1978 Palme d’Or at...

Oslo, National Theatre review - informative, gripping and mo...

Documentary theatre has a poor reputation. It’s boring in form, boring to look at (all those middle-aged men in...