Ed Harris and Colin Farell in The Way Back

Six-time Oscar nominee Peter Weir directs The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris and Saoirse Ronan as prisoners who escape from a Siberian gulag during the second world war, and trek thousands of miles to freedom. Based on a memoir by Slawomir Rawicz, the film is reviewed by Kate Muir.

Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, writer Reggie Nadelson and critic Kevin LeGendre discuss the jazz photographs of Herman Leonard, now collected in hardback. Leonard's images portray legendary musicians such as Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong in smoky clubs and after-hours sessions, along with surprisingly intimate portraits including Billie Holiday cooking a steak, under the gaze of her dog Mister.

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