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Anthony Lane reviews "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing: "Here, in short, is a film about a highly intelligent homosexual mathematician that shows no homosexual behavior, almost no math, and a faltering faith in the intelligence of its viewers. So, what is there to tempt us? In a word, actors." (Illustration by Concepcón Studios; Photograph: Hulton Archive / Getty [right])

Cover Story: Peter de Sève’s “Catnap”

“Birdman” and “Whiplash” Reviews

Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman," directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Read Anthony Lane's take on the new film: (Illustration by Peter Strain)

“Foxcatcher” and “The Homesman” Reviews

Anthony Lane on "Foxcatcher," starring Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum: “So skilled are both Carell and Tatum that the movie itself falls prey to the characters’ repression.” (Illustration by Charles Williams)

The Cost of Survival

Anthony Lane reviews Claude Lanzmann’s new documentary, “The Last of the Unjust.”

“Lenny Cooke” and the Problem with Best Documentaries

Richard Brody explains why the new documentary, “Lenny Cooke,” is superior to many of the films on the Academy’s Best Documentary nominee shortlist.