The Imitation Game (2014)

Codes are a puzzle. A game. Just like any other game Morten Tyldum directs this American thriller film based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The amazing Benedict Cumberbatch plays the real life British cryptanalysis Alan Turing who is hired to decrypt German intelligence codes for the British government during World War Two. Keira… Continue reading The Imitation Game (2014)

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

  ‘Once you find the way, you’ll be bound. It will obsess you. but believe me, it will be a magnificent obsession.‘ Douglas Sirk directs this melodrama about the playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) who looses control of his speedboat and causes Dr Phillips  to have a heart attack and die. The rest of the… Continue reading Magnificent Obsession (1954)

The History Boys (2006)

‘God knows why you’ve learnt Brief Encounter’ Nicholas Hyther directs this film based on the play by Alan Bennett about a group of teenage boys in the 1980s who are pushed by their teachers to get into Oxford and Cambridge. Crowther (Samuel Anderson) Posner (Samuel Barnett) Dakin (Dominic Cooper) Timms (James Corden) Akthar (Sacha Dhawan)… Continue reading The History Boys (2006)