The Imitation Game (Basement Matinee)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...

Instead of From The Vault, I'm doing another Basement Matinee as I sat down and watched the 2014 film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley

  • If one watches enough of Cumberbatch's work, one notices that he tends to be drawn to roles where the characters have an aloofness and arrogance about them (such as Sherlock, Doctor Strange)
  • This is the first film since 2008's The Dutchess where I really liked Keira Knightley's performance.
  • The framing device of using Turing's 1951 arrest and conviction for gross indecency is genius, showing the triumph of his work and his downfall because of the law of the time 

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