“The Imitation Game” is less of a tragedy than a celebration of Alan Turing’s work life. An individual who has shown us heroically that “sometimes it is the people whom no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
An encoding machine, similar to the Enigma used by the Germans for all communication in World War II, proved to be one of the Allies’ greatest challenges, as portrayed brilliantly and with historic accuracy in Mortem Tyldum’s film. Photo by Mauro Sbicego
“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s absolute masterpiece of a movie, was incredibly timely when it was first released in 2018 and actually could be even more relevant now, two full years later. Dealing head on with racism and discrimination, the brilliantly written film offers commentary and insight on contemporary racial issues.
The cast of “BlacKkKlansman” and director Spike Lee premiered their movie at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Georges Biard
Like the times, music is always changing, but classics have a way of surviving the tidal wave of new artists and their sound. The iconic Frank Ocean pioneers a whole new way in delivering an album to his loyal fans and all music lovers.
Frank Ocean performs in a 2012 concert, demonstrating then what he continues to exemplify today, an uncanny ability to adapt and evolve as a musician and performer. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Disney+ release makes for an enjoyable movie night for a group of family or friends to sit down, relax and share a few laughs together without anyone having to think too hard.
In the movie, “Magic Camp,” the specialty of camp counselor Andy Duckerman’s star student, Theo, is slight of hand magic, including card tricks like this one. Photo by Sheri Hooley
How does a poor American kid from California become one of the most influential kingpins in England? Guy Ritchie takes us into the world of London’s crime life in a fascinating movie, “The Gentlemen.”
When you think of gangster movies, you might not automatically think of the setting being Jolly Old England, but London is where Matthew McConaughey shines as an American West Coaster in a UK landscape that proves to be ripe for the picking. Photo by Eva Dang