London Film Festival Review: Timbuktu

  This review may contain spoilers. Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu follows his 2006 cinematic offering ‘Bamako’, and surely sets him as one of the most important directors in African cinema. The film begins in the desert following a rag-tag group of soldiers huddled onto the back of a pick-up truck in their attempts to shoot down a gazelle. This scene is immediately …

London Film Festival Review: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game, the latest film from director Morten Tyldum who gave us Headhunters (2011) attempts to shed light into the mathematician Alan Turing’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life. It is a life with extraordinary highs and extremely dark lows (unfortunately most of the high points were kept a secret in true government fashion). The movie primarily focuses on the high points …