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Austin Film Festival Showcases Linklater, Cumberbatch
First round of films announced mixes world and Texas premieres
"...Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, and (calm yourselves) Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Austin's most famous director finds himself on..."

Aug. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
Everyone's favorite Christmas misanthrope loses his edge
" quibbling with the comedic timing and inflections of Benedict Cumberbatch’s voicework as the Grinch, I wish he hadn’t..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Star Trek Into Darkness
The Star Trek reboot may be overly familiar, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.
"...Directed by: J.J. Abrams. Starring: Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho,..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Imitation Game
Brilliant World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whose story is told here, was a pioneering figure in computer science as well as a closeted homosexual.
"...Directed by: Morten Tyldum. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance,..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Superior in nearly all ways to its predecessor, this second film in the prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a welcome surprise.
"...Peter Jackson. Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry,..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Doctor Strange
The Doctor is out, far out
"...Directed by: Scott Derrickson. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen,..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fifth Estate
It's the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks before they became household names.
"...Directed by: Bill Condon. Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander,..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...and Joe Russo. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Josh Brolin, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt,..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Holmes & Watson
The Step Brothers bros get literary
"...took in, interest has waned in the interim since Benedict Cumberbatch hung up the (much loathed) deerstalker and Robert..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Holmes for the Holidays
Spend the yuletide at 221-B Baker Street, where the library is stocked with new books about Sherlock
"...will give us not only our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes since February of 2014, but our..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Crimson Peak
Guillermo del Toro goes Gothic, but falls short
"...while all three leads are well-cast (particularly Hiddleston, replacing Benedict Cumberbatch, who bowed out early on), Crimson Peak’s disjointed,..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marc Savlov's Top 10 List
"...7) The Imitation Game Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch is thrillingly enigmatic in this near-flawless depiction of..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival Announces (Almost) Full Slate
Opening and closing night films still to come
"...bestselling memoir, Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and writer/director Andrea Di Stefano’s debut feature Escobar:..."

Sept. 17, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Beam Me Up, Simon
Simon Pegg carefully engineers his role in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
"...of STID under wraps, even hiding the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as the chief villain. But in an..."

May 17, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

August: Osage County
Plates are broken and egos are trampled on in this wonderful ensemble rendition of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
"...Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Review: Walk With Me
Mindfulness guru takes center stage in profound nonfiction weeper
"...journals from the mid-Sixties are read through voiceover by Benedict Cumberbatch. And while the British actor may seem like..."

March 13, 2017 SXSW Post by Sean L. Malin

SXSW Film Review: Time Trial
Redemption denied in this lyrical tale from the cycling seat
"...biopic of Millar, the inevitable casting choice will be Benedict Cumberbatch: the same razor-precision and self-assurance, the angularity, and..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival Snags Chappaquiddick as Closing Night Film
Full lineup includes Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards
"...The Current War (an Edison vs. Westinghouse biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon): Capping off the festival as..."

Sept. 26, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
"...UK D: Max Pugh, Marc J. Francis Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk With Me is a cinematic journey into..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Cargill Gets Strange
Local author revealed to be Marvel's hidden scripter
"...Marvel's ever-expanding universe centers on surgeon-turned-sorceror supreme Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). The cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a..."

Dec. 16, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

New Tweet Dreams Show Debuts at ColdTowne
Improv comedy show taps into the subconscious via social media
"...of buzz as descriptions of, say, what you & Benedict Cumberbatch were doing with a marmoset in that submarine..."

Sept. 30, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Black Mass
Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger
"...Directed by: Scott Cooper. Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, W. Earl Brown, Dakota..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: Maggie
Arnie goes zombie
"...Buried, and it usually takes a household name like Benedict Cumberbatch or Ryan Reynolds being attached to get these..."

July 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery
"...Folks hoping for some Benedict Cumberbatch fanfic will be disappointed. Sherlock Holmes purists and..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Boyhood Nominated for Six Oscars
Academy singles out Linklater, Adair, Arquette, Hawke
"...Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The..."

Jan. 15, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

More News From the Local Film Fests Front
"...and The Imitation Game, the story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), the brilliant mathematician who cracked the Enigma Code,..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Feature

Welcome to 'Sherlock,' Where Everything's Made Up and the Deaths Don't Matter
The finale no one saw coming
"...Wiggins and those priceless attempts by costuming to make Benedict Cumberbatch unattractive by putting a little dirt on his..."

Feb. 3, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

'Sherlock' Season 3: The Game Is Back On!
But can you still keep up with all the players?
"...and Mrs. Holmes were played by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch's real parents. Don't you want to just give..."

Jan. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Language Archive
Different Stages' production explores the difficulty of articulating not just love but also marriage
"...of Richard Lewis, but with the brooding oblivion of Benedict Cumberbatch...."

Jan. 17, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

12 Years a Slave
Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
"...Steve McQueen. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti,..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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