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The Current War: Lead cast and solid script make it a reasonable watch

The transmission war was ultimately won by Westinghouse. Still, Edison is by far the better known of the two today

Indira Kannan 

The internet, computers and electricity are all subjects that are visually challenging for cinema. So think how exciting keyboards, cables and wires would look. But they all become riveting fare, thanks to the magic touch of Benedict Cumberbatch. His acting chops elevated The Fifth Estate in 2013, and The Imitation Game a year later, and like those two films, his latest feature, The Current War, also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. In The Current War, the British actor plays the legendary American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison. The film focuses on ...

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 22:50 IST
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