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])

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])

Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman," directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Read Anthony Lane's take on the new film: http://nyr.kr/1rqqK6J (Illustration by Peter Strain)

Michael Keaton stars in "Birdman," directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Read Anthony Lane's take on the new film: http://nyr.kr/1rqqK6J (Illustration by Peter Strain)

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.” http://nyr.kr/1EutKbq (Illustration by Charles Williams)

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.” http://nyr.kr/1EutKbq (Illustration by Charles Williams)

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

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

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