Tag Archives: Benedict Cumberbatch

THE IMITATION GAME

An ordinary take on a conflicted man. In August 2014, Queen Elizabeth granted a formal pardon to Alan Turing, famed code-breaker whose intelligence work in the Second World War was a significant development in computer science. To outsiders during the war, Turing was a brilliant mathematician, but his accomplishments to help the Allies were not […]

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

JOSH: I’ll start our discussion of August: Osage County with Tracy Letts’s play, which I saw in New York in 2008. Estelle Parsons (as the drug-addict mother Violet) was sadistically funny, and Amy Morton (as her bitter daughter Barbara) was indomitable. I know Hollywood doesn’t believe me, but dialogue-heavy plays are best on screen when […]