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Cinema Review – The Imitation Game

During World War II a team led by Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) set up base at Bletchley Park in London to try and break the German Enigma Code, with the hopes of bringing the war to an early end. While Turing is undoubtedly a brilliant mathematician, he is also arrogant, awkward and willingly isolates himself. Although the team is working to break a secret code, it soon becomes clear that Turing is hiding some secrets of his own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Before I Go To Sleep

Christine (Nicole Kidman) awakes every morning with no memory of her life before she was in her 20s. Now in her 40s, Christine was the victim of a violent incident 10 years previously that caused her anterograde amnesia, and, with the help of Dr Nasch (Mark Strong) she is trying to recover her memory and get to the bottom of what happened to her. When memories start to return, Christine is plagued with doubt and new fears about who she can trust. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Welcome to the Punch

Notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London after his son is found dead, and detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) takes the chance to capture the man who shot him three years earlier. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Zero Dark Thirty

In her follow up to The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow examines the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in the aftermath of 9/11, focusing on Maya (Jessica Chastain) and her dogged determination to see the job through. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – John Carter

A former civil war soldier is transported to Mars where he finds himself embroiled in a fight for the planet’s future. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

In this adaptation from John Le Carré’s late 70s Cold war novel of the same name, Control (John Hurt) believes that there is a mole within British Intelligence, so he sends agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) to Hungary to meet with a Russian agent. Things soon go wrong for both Prideaux and Control, and it is up to George Smiley (Gary Oldman) to step in and find the mole who is leaking secrets to the other side, before the Americans share their secrets with the UK. Continue reading

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