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NEW YORK — A 56-page handwritten notebook that belonged to World War Two Nazi code breaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing, played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the film "The Imitation Game," sold...
Newcomer Damien Chazelle has crafted something that I think is the best to have come out of Hollywood in a long time. It's outstanding. It's at once gripping, technically superb and incredibly well produced. I have seen it four times already (that's more than the number of times I have felt compelled to re-watch Boyhood). It's a tough toss-up, but on careful examination, I have concluded that Whiplash is the superior of the two films and deserves to win in all the categories that it has been nominated in. J.K Simmons' electrifying, screen-scorching performance towers above all the other Oscar-nominated male performances of this year.