Louis who? Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the eccentric British artist who made a name for himself (in late 19th century England, at least) drawing vibrant pictures of anthropomorphized cats for the newspapers. The fact that his later years were lost due to the onset of schizophrenia may have short-changed his talents, but Cumberbatch brings Wain to life in the exquisite way only he can. Sometimes quirky and sometimes heartbreaking, it’s a wholly interesting watch.

4/5 stars