We know that countless numbers of men and women have been, and continue to be, persecuted simply for being who they are. We understand how fortunate we are just to be able to raise our children and to glimpse the possibilities in store for them.
Bilge Ebiri opens his article, "Oscar Films and the Prison of Historical Accuracy," saying, "You know it's Oscar season when the historical-accuracy hit squads show up." The genealogist in me bristles.
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.
The film paints a new picture of my uncle and, at times, it is a bit heart-wrenching. This is not, of course, to diminish the importance of talking about his genius or the fact that he spared countless lives with his work during the Second World War -- and the film is sure to thank him for all of that.
Traveling around Europe lecturing about Turing, I'm often asked just how accurate the movie is. If you really want to know, the answer is that much of it is wildly wrong, and not just with respect to fussy little details that matter only to professional historians.
In his critically acclaimed film The Imitation Game, he portrays real-life British mathematician Alan Turing, whose technological ingenuity helped break the encrypted Nazi communications code to help the Allies win World War II. In this clip he reveals why his parents initially tried to dissuade him from acting, and what led him to continue to follow his dream.
Cumberbatch and Knightley are nominated for Golden Globes, as is Graham Moore for his screenplay, and the movie itself for Best Motion Picture-Drama.
It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.
For all of the distinctly drawn period piece-ness of The Imitation Game, with its English rain, tweeds, tea and understated heroism and humor, the film holds bracingly modern themes that make it both mainstream and groundbreaking in its portrayal of the life of one gay man.
Alan Turing and his legacy are pivotal reminders of the limitations of data analysis without the context. How would he be evaluated today looking only at some of those metrics? He published just a few articles in his too short life, but Turing's work has had profound impact upon computer science that still resonates.
Why, when it comes to applying their vast talents and even vaster bank accounts to the Gordian Knot of journalism, do Internet pioneers revert back to the old school model?
The Imitation Game continues an essential tradition. Headed to theaters just a few short years after LGBT activists campaigned aggressively to raise Turing's profile around the world, the film is a masterpiece, and plays a vital role in sharing one of our community's most important stories.
The story of a brilliant man, Alan Turing, brought to suicide after being disgraced for being gay, the movie The Imitation Game reflects the sexual po...
To my mind, The Imitation Game is the best film of the year: a gripping tale of wartime espionage and code-breaking that also manages to be the character study of an important figure whose contributions have been ignominiously ignored.
The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years.
I usually find TV award shows as primarily fluff and hype, and they rarely stir deep emotions in me. However, listening to Benedict Cumberbatch's acceptance speech in the Best Actor category at the American Film Awards ceremonies for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the film "The Imitation Game" brought me to tears.