My husband and I are slowly making my way through the Oscar nominated movies. Thus far, we'd only seen American Sniper in the theaters, (my review here), but now most are available for online rentals, the cheaper and more convenient route anyway. I've really been wanting to see Still Alice, but unfortunately it wasn't available via amazon prime or netflix, so instead we picked Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (don't you love his name?), Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode (who I love from The Good Wife).
This was a great movie! Based on a true story of British mathematician and codebreaker Alan Turing. The movie is lengthy but doesn't seem to drag on, as it's told through a series of flashbacks, flash forwards, and present day clips, interspersed with real life footage from World War II. You find yourself genuinely rooting for the characters to succeed in their quest to crack the German code machine the Enigma. All in all - definitely a movie I'd recommend to any history buff!