Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation — film review

Tom Cruise stars in a hyperactive blast of fantastic nonsense

The Life of a Song

The Life of a Song: ‘Summertime’
Premiered 80 years ago in George Gershwin’s folk opera ‘Porgy and Bess’, ‘Summertime’ went on to become possibly the most recorded song of all time
Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, 1963 ©Getty
The tune thought of as one of Bob Dylan’s earliest dates back to long before his birth, perhaps to Victorian England
'Man with a Movie Camera'

Man with a Movie Camera — film review

Dziga Vertov’s dazzling documentary is restored and re-scored

Iris Apfel

Iris — film review

A portrait of eccentric New York fashion guru Iris Apfel

Xian Zhang conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms
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BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

Qigang Chen’s hushed work contained echoes of Debussy and Ravel

Boris Grigoriev’s 'Café Chantant' (1913)
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Russian Modernism 1907-1917, Neue Galerie, New York

The occasional masterpiece stands out from the crowd

Daniil Trifonov performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the BBC Proms
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Prokofiev Piano Concertos, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

A daunting programme turned out to be something of a triumph

Lily Sacofsky, left, and Amanda Drew in 'Three Days in the Country'
©Mark Douet

Three Days in the Country, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

Patrick Marber’s Turgenev adaptation is a masterly piece of work

James Lecesne in 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey'
©Matthew Murphy

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Westside Theatre, New York

James Lecesne shines in this one-man show about a missing teenager

Louis Langrée conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
©Matt Dine

Mostly Mozart Festival Opening, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

Louis Langrée conducted a concert featuring two stellar soloists

Laura Pitt-Pulford, centre, as Milly
©Helen Maybanks

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London

A production that plays up the musical’s comedy and warmth

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