Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Critics' Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Critics' Choice

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FIVE BEST FILMS

Taxi to the Darkside Cert 12A, 107 mins Shocking, Oscar-winning documentaryabout torture and the war on terrorRumsfeld and Cheney do not come over well.

The Incredible Hulk Cert 12A, 114 mins Thrills and spills as Edward Nortonflies into a rage as the Marvel hero.

Gone Baby Gone Cert 15, 113 mins Ben Afflecks debut as a director, a bravethriller about child abduction.

Mongol: The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan Cert 15, 120 mins Sweeping historicalepic, beautifully shot and offering a compelling thesis that Genghis wasnt sonasty after all.

Sex and the City Cert 15, 145 mins For girls who should know better: SJP andthe gang talk about shoes and men.

FIVE BEST PLAYS

The Chalk Garden Donmar Warehouse, WC2. Until 2 August (0870 060 6624)

Michael Grandages triumphant revival of Enid Bagnolds delightful, subversivemasterpiece.

The Revengers Tragedy Nationals Olivier, SE1. In rep until 7 August (020 72543000)

Thomas Middletons Jacobean masterpiece is a horror for our times.

The Harder They Come Playhouse, WC2. Booking to 1 November (0870 060 6631)Uplifting musical version of the Jamaican movie classic.

Harper Regan Nationals Cottesloe, SE1. In rep until 9 August (020 7254 3000)

Lesley Sharp is terrific as a runaway mother.

Pygmalion Old Vic, SE1. Until 2 August (0870 060 6628)

Delectable version of Shaws comic fantasy of social mobility.

FIVE BEST EXHIBITIONS

If Hitler Were a Hippy ...

White Cube Masons Yard, W1. Until 12 July (020 7930 5373)

Fucking Hell its Jake and Dinos Chapmans masterpiece.

Psycho Buildings Hayward, SE1. Until 25 August (0871 663 2519)

Artists mess around with architecture, the jokers.

Amazing Rare Things Queens Gallery, SW1. Until 28 September (020 7766 7324)

An enchanting display of zoological curiosities and wonders of nature.

The Story of the Supremes V&A, SW7. Until 19 October (020 7942 2211)

A sophisticated history of pop and civil rights told through costumes.

Street Art Tate Modern, SE1. Until 25 August (020 7887 8888)

Six international graffiti artists deface Tate Modern.

FIVE BEST OF THE REST

POP: The Handsome Family 7.30pm, 100 Club, W1 (020 7636 0933) [pounds sterling]15

Married couple who bring a dark sense of humour to their country ballads.

JAZZ: Steve Nelson Quartet Tonight and tomorrow, doors at 6pm, Ronnie Scotts,W1 (020 7439 0747, www.ronnie scotts. …

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