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 posthumuous 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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Sherlock: Season Three

Like the other seasons, episodes are hit and miss in this uber-popular BBC modern adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Luckily for this season, the weak first episode is followed by two of the strongest episodes thus far… “The Empty Hearse” is basically a recap episode. Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) has been dead for two …

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Sherlock: Season One

Right away, one thing I appreciated about Sherlock is that Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is almost immediately greeted by a disdainful female crime-scene cop as, “Hey, Freak.” Because, think about it: Sherlock Holmes practices the art of solving crimes by “deduction”. He takes one look Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), for instance, an Afghanistan War …

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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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