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DVD-CK-The World According to Garp

DVD Picks for September 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: The World According to Garp (1982) I was one of the last people, among those I knew, to jump on the Robin Williams bandwagon. I never watched a single episode of Mork & Mindy (not even in reruns) and I didn’t care for Williams’s standup comedy routines with its schizophrenia on amphetamines …

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CK DVD - Zardoz

DVD Picks for August 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Zardoz (1974) Of all the dystopian sci-fi flicks out there from Metropolis to Snowpiercer (see review this issue), none is more unique or more bizarre than British director John Boorman’s 1974 opus Zardoz. Back in the day it was what was known as a “head trip”. The film is set in the …

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DVD Picks for July 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Judex (1963) If you’re in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, look no further than this brand new Criterion release of the 1963 French thriller Judex. Director Georges Franju made the poetic horror film Eyes Without a Face (1959) about an obsessed plastic surgeon trying to repair his …

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MR LAWRENCE

DVD Picks for June 2014

Chip Kaufmann’s Pick: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) While I was watching The Railway Man (see my review this issue), I was struck by how similar it was to a Japanese-English film that I had seen a number of years ago. That movie was Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence from 1983 and it starred Tom Conti …

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Carolina Cinemas – (828) 274-9500, www.carolinacinemas.com

The Falls Theatre (Brevard) – Movieline (828) 883-2200

Fine Arts Theatre (Asheville) – Movieline (828) 232-1536, www.fineartstheatre.com

Flat Rock Theatre (Flat Rock) – Movieline (828) 697-2463, www.flatrockcinema.com

Four Seasons (Hendersonville) – Movieline (828) 693-8989

The Strand (Waynesville) – (828) 283-0079, www.38main.com