Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "The Imitation Game" (2014)

Out on blu-ray today is the better of last year's dueling British biopics, the one about mathematician Alan Turing that starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Nominated for 8 Oscars, including Picture, Director and for its two stars, and winning Best Adapted Screenplay, this was set during WWII and documented the breaking of the Enigma Code by a group of Bletchley Park scientists, including Turing and his fellow outsider Joan Clarke. Seamlessly weaving back and forth between time periods, the movie mixed genres to be a sort of historical thriller, and the performances were terrific from the entire ensemble cast. A very entertaining and engrossing drama that sheds light on a little known period in history, and a man whose monumental contributions had been all but ignored by his own country.