Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange

OK, so I know dismissing a whole Marvel movie based on the theory of white male privilege sounds dismissive, but a few hours after watching Doctor Strange, the latest in a slew of superheroes we’ve never heard of, I realized how perfectly this film fit the mold. Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, sporting an American …

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The Imitation Game

There is no doubt that Alan Turing is one of the more fascinating unsung heroes of World War II. Considered a father to modern computers, he also got some posthumous attention recently as Queen Elizabeth II “pardoned” him for his arrest for homosexual acts (a conviction where he received horrific treatment). It is Turing’s work …

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The Fifth Estate

First of all, let me put this out there… Per Wikipedia: The term “Fifth Estate” has no fixed meaning, but is used — following a formulation that dates back to the 18th century — to describe any class or group in society other than the clergy (First Estate), the nobility (Second Estate), the commoners (Third …

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