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English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), helps crack the Enigma code during World War II in The Imitation Game.

Innovative Film Festivals

Asheville Cinema Festival 2014 The Asheville Cinema Festival, founded by Tom and Sandi Anton in 2011, takes place November 6-9 in various locations in downtown Asheville. Highlights include the festival’s opening night film, The Imitation Game, a highly anticipated drama about Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly. The closing night film is The …

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Terence Fisher on the set of Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).

Terence Fisher: the Poor Man’s Hitchcock

by Chip Kaufmann When I refer to British director Terence Fisher as “the poor man’s Hitchcock,” I do not mean that in a disparaging way. I mean it as a compliment, for while Fisher made his movies pretty much the way Hitchcock did, he never had the kind of budgets that Hitch had in America. …

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Robin Williams in Patch Adams.

Robin Williams: Tears of a Clown

by Michelle Keenan On the night of August 11th the world was stunned to learn of the death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams. Making the news even harder to digest was that he had been in a dark enough place to commit suicide. In the world of celebritydom, premature death, be it directly …

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"Third Person" opened in Asheville in late July with only two showings a day.

Helping Films Find Their Audience

in a Short Attention Span Theatre by Chip Kaufmann If you’re a regular reader of Rapid River Magazine’s movie section, then you know that when I write an article it’s usually a profile of some movie person, such as silent movie comedienne Mabel Normand (March 2014). Or, it’s to provide a historical overview on something …

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