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FILM REVIEW: X + Y

X+Y (Morgan Matthews, 2014)

In 2007, documentary filmmaker Morgan Matthews explored the world of autistic maths geniuses in his film, Beautiful Young Minds. Here he followed a select few British students as they trained and competed for a place in the final team at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). With his latest film (and first non-documentary feature) X + Y he melds together various characters and themes from this earlier doco to create a thoroughly affecting fictional piece. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: X + Y

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FILM REVIEW: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014)

The Imitation Game begins with Benedict Cumberbatch telling us to pay attention, listen carefully, because he will only say this once. Well if this is anything like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy I’m screwed, but thanks for the warning, babe. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Imitation Game