Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Cine Beaverhausen: The Imitation Game
This 2014 film is truly a stunner with a very stiff-upper-lip attitude, yet including generous doses of humanity that touch the heart.
Benedict Cumberbatch gives his best performance yet as decrypter, computer-forefather Alan Turing in this suspenseful biopic, as Britain fights the Nazis during wartime.
Turing was a gay man trapped in a then-repressive environment that led to his barbaric "treatment" with drugs that essentially castrated men. I have the hots for BC, so this seemed especially tragic to me, turning Cumberbatch into a cumberbitch!
Keira Knightly plays her part brilliantly and reminded me of the young Jessica Lange at moments, physically and dramatically.
This is one of the Oscar-nominated films I'll absolutely be rooting for next month.