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anonymous asked:

the video after the tiff match in which Jamie and Armie say "they're there for free drinks", it's humor, I do not know why people mention his wife, as saying he hasn't gone for his wife.

Jamie went to TIFF to show he supports A’s work, to show that they are still married and that everything is great between them, and of course next to him A to attract attention cause otherwise she knows(and her agency knows) that she won’t have it on her own right. Next to J she can have an identity in the media and celeb world, so it helps.

So that’s why J went with her although he looked miserable and nervous in 97% of the pics and videos.

We are greatful to Armie and his joke about the free drinks because obviously it was the only thing that managed to get J out of his melancholic trance for a bit.

Our correspondent Gabrielle is at the Toronto Film Festival and has provided a first look review of The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch:

by Gabrielle Gozo

After watching “The Imitation Game”, director Morten Tyldum’s English-language debut, I was initially left speechless. Then suddenly, like the rest of the Press and Industry delegates in the theatre, I had so much to say.

The film blends a story together in three eras: Alan Turing’s childhood in the 1920s, his work to break the Enigma code in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and the investigation of his personal life in the early 1950s. Woven in with serious scenes depicting the frustration of the code breakers in Bletchley Park and newsreel footage of the war, is a sense of humor that lightens the mood of the film, just when it needs to be lightened.

As Turing, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays a man who is described by history as shy, yet outspoken. Those who are already fans of Cumberbatch’s dextrous ability to transform completely into his character will be unsurprised. Using the spectacularly-crafted script to his advantage, he captivates perfectly Turing’s personal and professional trials. And typical of Cumberbatch, there is no holding back. You can quite literally see him quivering with emotion at pivotal moments, embodying Turing entirely. I suspect that some might compare his Turing to his Sherlock Holmes, as both characters seem to have sharp-tongued quips. But one must think far beyond that; they are simply two men who have different ways of portraying the same thing: that brilliance can be quite off-putting to the ordinary person.

As an artist myself I feel compelled to note that this role is only the latest example of Cumberbatch being everything an artist should be: utterly devoted and offering a wealth of creativity to be consumed by the audience.

Keira Knightly’s role as Joan Clarke isn’t to be overlooked. When her character appears, there is an immediate display of sexism toward her, telling us instantly where a woman like her stood in the world–her intelligence made no never mind. Her strength and awareness of her position (the line “I’m a woman in a man’s job and I don’t have the luxury of being an ass” stands out) relieved me. It was great to remember that this was a real woman, “playing” (such as it’s termed by Stewart Menzies, played by the brilliant Mark Strong) with the big boys and more than just holding her own.

And a note on the fears of straight washing that some have expressed: never is Turing portrayed as any other sexual orientation than he was. Nor did I get the feeling that the director and writers shied away from showing any intimacy between Turing and another man on screen. In fact, I felt the absence of a love scene magnified that it was such a minor part of his identity that brought him to a sorrowful end. I won’t give away the details, but there is a beautiful monologue during the interrogation scene in which Turing muses on what makes us different from each other. There are still lessons to be learned by society, which should have been learned ages ago.

The atmosphere on set was a collaborative one and everyone was “like a big family”, according to writer Graham Moore and producers Ido Ostrowsky and Nora Grossman, whom I spoke with at TIFF. It shows on the screen.

As Turing informs us at the beginning of the film,“if you’re not paying attention, you will miss things”. And from a visual perspective, there is much cinematographic artwork and production design to be missed if you’re not looking. Sweeping wide shots pay respect to the meticulous level of detail in the sets. The color palette works woody browns and deep reds into the atmosphere. There is beauty in this film, if you look for it.

I won’t speculate on the Academy Awards when it comes to “The Imitation Game”, because we all know that “should” doesn’t necessarily mean “will”. But this film will, indeed, be a highlight of 2014’s fall releases. It’s a refreshing take on a time period oft depicted in cinema, and a story that has been carelessly left out of many history books.

A man who lent his talents to shorten a monstrous war, only to be persecuted by a forgetful society less than a decade later. The movie, in addition, challenges the audience to consider a frightening prospect: how much talent and genius has been suppressed or even lost throughout history, due to discrimination and intolerance?

Gabrielle Gozo (Twitter: @gabriellegozo) a designer, screenwriter and postgraduate film student living in London and New York City.

like they’re really trying to not make frank look like the ass he is huh? not showing the tiff/frank argument after frank told nat about the blindside. not showing frank mention tiff to go up as a roadkill nominee. not showing the frank/tiff argument. can’t make saint frank look bad!