“THE COURIER,” our interview with director DOMINIC COOKE

The story of an ordinary spy
Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze and James Schofield
Directed by Dominic Cooke

If you’ve never heard about the exploits of the British Cold War spy Greville Maynard Wynne, you’re not alone.  Even Dominic Cooke, the director of the new fact-based film about Wynne’s spy exploits, had never heard of Wynne before the script for “The Courier” came his way. “It was interesting that Brits over a certain age knew who he was, but anyone below the age of sixty-five could not recall ... more >


THE IMITATION GAME, a bravura performance, an offering to the Oscars Gods

$7M: that's how much Weinstein paid for the rights to distribute the film
Alexandre Desplat composed the film's score in under three weeks
Directed by Morten Tydlum

Alan Turing was a complex man, a mathematical genius who broke the seemingly unbreakable Enigma code through which the Nazis conducted their war on Europe with encrypted messages. Before that he was a highly gifted student at a public school, years marked by endless bullying and the awakening of homosexual tendencies. At a very young age, he becomes a Fellow at Cambridge University where he ... more >