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X + Y

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Fans of the fabulous Australian feature film Paper Planes should find a simpatico fascination with X + Y, British filmmaker Morgan Matthews’ movie about a math whiz attending an international calculus contest.

Asa Butterfield plays Nathan, a number crunching nerd on, as they say, the spectrum, although his Asperger’s is as benign as an asparagus and it’s noughtism rather that autism that drives his binary braininess.

His social arrhythmia seems to be subtracted when focused on factors, centered on integers, pining for primaries, and longing for logarithms. Continue reading X + Y