TIFF Pick of the day: September 10, 2014

Pick: The Imitation Game
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Showtimes: Today at 3 p.m at Princess of Wales and Sept. 11, 2013, 10 p.m at Princess of Wales

The Imitation Game follows the real life story of Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing  (Benedict Cumberbatch) who has his work cut out for him when he is taken on by the British Military to aid them in breaking Nazi codes. This biopic highlights Turings’ brilliance and achievements in helping to bring the war to a close, and revolutionize the future of computers. However, this all came with a price for Turing.

Why we chose The Imitation Game: This film may be the one biopic you need to see this year aside from James Browns’ Get on Up. Turing’s story is an impactful one that will bring peoples attention to a lesser-known aspect of the period that is so widely recognized. This may be the second showing of this film, but that’s more of a reason to see it if you missed it, or see it a second time. Benedict Cumberbatch is one of those method actors who you can trust will give themselves whole-heartedly to a role.  Cumberbatch is one of those rare talents who you have an inkling would not take a project he didn’t feel strongly about.

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