The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing, charged with breaking the Nazi codes during World War II. It won for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars. It was also nominated for best actor (Cumberbatch) and best supporting actress (Keira Knightley, who hasn’t been this good in years). The film is one part math thriller, one part tragedy of persecution. This is a total of two parts (math!).
I know we all love Eddie Redmayne, but I thought it was an absolute travesty that Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t win. The depth and craft of his portrayal of a tragic hero should not be overlooked. Highly recommended for people who like BBC things, well acted dramas, and World War II movies. – [DVD] [Blu-Ray]
DVD Release Date: 3/31/15