The Imitation Game

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Latest Reviews

  • The Imitation Game

    Morten Tyldum

    Lively direction and superb performances paper over the cracks in Morten Tyldum's engaging account of Alan Turing cracking the Nazi's Enigma code and suffering an appalling legitimised persecution after the war.

  • Mr Turner

    Mike Leigh

    Timothy Spall picked up best actor at Cannes for his career-topping performance as JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's meticulous biopic of the great Romantic painter.

  • Ida

    Paweł Pawlikowski

    A shocking secret weighs heavy upon Paweł Pawlikowski's monochrome new feature, 'Ida', which has already established itself as a serious contender for future masterpiece status.

  • 71

    Yann Demange

    A remarkably assured debut feature from TV veteran, Yann Demange, combining a hand-held documentary aesthetic with survival thriller conventions to thrust us into the heart of the Northern Ireland Troubles.

  • Gone Girl

    David Fincher

    A souped-up marriage melodrama masquerades as a mid-west gothic thriller in David Fincher's smart adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling page turner, 'Gone Girl'.

  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

    Ben Rivers and Ben Russell

    In not finding the exception that proves the rule this beautifully lit film captures what it feels like for all of us to view the world as if in exile.

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