I love Benedict Cumberbatch. He's brilliant, and I would pay to see him read a phonebook. At 3D prices. As a result, I was excited to see him in The Imitation Game, a new film based on the life of Alan Turing, father of the computer, and largely responsible for the Allied victory in WWII.
Cumberbatch does not disappoint. He is brilliant in every scene. One of the first things I noticed was how different he looked in sections that were set 20 years apart. It wasn't just makeup effects, but his presence, the way he carried himself, everything.
I can't recommend The Imitation Game highly enough. An excellent film about a truly fascinating figure in history.