Saturday, 9 May 2015

NEW RELEASE DVD RECOMMENDATION - THE IMITATION GAME

THE IMITATION GAME is an excellent movie. So if you didn't catch it at the cinema, rent it this weekend! During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Here's my review:

An excellent true story with Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) putting in what may be his best performance ever. Cumberbatch dominates the entire narrative in his portrayal of the brilliant man who, with Sherlockian logic and profound eccentricity, manages to break the Enigma code allowing full access to the enemy's war plans. The film always provides an insight into the cultural mores of the time around sexuality and gender. It's both an inspiring and tragic story - even if, ultimately, it doesn't quite have the impact one would expect of such a story. It is definitely worth seeing and I have been inspired to follow up by reading the biography of the genius, Alan Turing, on which the film is based.


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