is a meticulous and overlong entertainment. Adapted from a Broadway play, the narrative follows the true story of a Jewish family who sought refuge in an Amsterdam attic to escape from the Gestapo. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Die Hard (18) (John McTiernan. US, 1988) Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia. 131 mins. On A Christmas visit to his estranged wife in California. New York cop Willis is trapped in a new tower block when the corporate party he is attending with his spouse is attacked by international terrorists after the millions in the company safe. Thus it‘s left to Willis to bump offthe baddies and save the hostages while the LAPD languish incptly on the sidelines.
Unbearany tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and ﬂying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for the RSC‘s Alan Rickman as a villain with a highly-developed sense of humour. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Odeon, Salon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Caledonian. Cannon. Regal. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 10. Cannon, Kelburne, Odeon Gt Ayr. Odeon Hamilton, Rialto.
I Distam Voices. Still Lives ( 15) (Terence Davies, UK, 1988) Peter Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Freda Dowie, Dean Williams. 85 mins. With this diptych of two short ﬁlms seamlessly run together. Terence Davies tells the story of his own family through the Forties and Fifties, concentrating in the first halfon the domineering violence of his autocratic father, and in the latter section on the marital tensions of the household's next generation.
Technically impeccable. this bravura piece of ﬁlm-making glues together an affecting emotional mosaic with judiciously chosen music to create an overpowering piece of filmic art. establishing Davies as one of the country's premier celluoid talents. Central: Regal. I Dog: In Space (18) a (Richard Lowenstein, Australia. 1986) Michael Hutchencc. Saskia Post, Chris Haywood. 109 mins. Set in 1978 Melbourne the ramshackle plot centres around Sam. the lead singer in a punk band called Dogsin Space, and his girlfriend Anna. who are two of the inhabitants of a drop-in anytime house populated by punks, vegetarians, students and anyone else interested in an alternative lifestyle incorporating parties, gigs. TV. random discussions and loadsa drugs. Lots of ephemeral incidents transpire the most signiﬁcant of which is the arrival of a new supply of heroin that leads to one death by overdose.
Critic-dividing jamboree hailed as a serious work about the end of an era and the coming down to earth out of the orbit of fun-seeking irresponsibility. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Exorcist (18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Linda Blair. 110 mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little possessed girl Blair in this hugely convincing and effective scarefest that has stood the test of time. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I A Fish Called Wanda (15) (Charles Crichton. UK, 1988) John Cleese,Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Tom Georgeson. 108 mins. Stuffy English lawyer Archie Leach (Cleese) gets unwittingly involved with a gang of diamond thieves, including brash American Kline and stammering animal lover Palin, because he has access to information that will help them lay their hands on the swag. Glamorous Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) steps in to romance him into talking, but love is to rearits head.
Remarkably effective comedy. with the absurdly black humour of the Python generation given a narrative control and
Pathfinder (15) (Niles Gaup, Norway, 1987) Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Ellen Anne Bulio. 86 mins. Pathfinder was perhaps inevitably guaranteed to win friends and plaudits as the first feature produced in the Lapp tongue. However, the film Is of such a fine quality that it would deserve our appreciation in any language.
Based on the Lapp legend of The Pathfinder and the Torch, the film is redolent of an Ice Age western dealing in a timeless conflict of good and evil played out against the harsh natural element of the wind, snow and mountain terrain of northern Norway.
Aigln (Mikkel Gaup), a teenage boy, returns from a hunting trip to discover that his entire family have been slaughtered by a party of ruthless Tchude warriors. Spotted at his vantage point, he takes flight. Struck by an arrow he is severely wounded but
. ~ manages to reach the safety of a nearby Lapp camp.
His presence in the camp creates unrest and poses a dilemma over whether to confront the Tchudes or to run away once more.
Displaying a commendable sense of pace and storytelling skills, Gaup has created a compelling yarn of humour, incident and action that never slackens Its grip. There may be echoes of other filmmakers In his work and certain technical glass that smooths over the ethnographic edges but Gaup’s achievement in putting Lapland on the cinematic map is to be wholly applauded and whether coping with a grizzly bear, avalanche or the bloodcurdling threat of the Tchudes, his namesake Mikkel makes a resourceful young hero with the luck of a nine-lived cat. Well worth seeing. (Allan Hunter)
sense of timing that only a veteran‘s steady hand could provide. And it makes a wonderful romantic lead out of the rather unlikely Mr Cleese.Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Dominion. Strathclyde: AMCClydebank 10.
I Flesh (Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey, US, 1968). Joe Dallessandro. 80mins. Boasting more of a story line than many of the products of the Warhol factory in the late 19605. Paul Morrissey‘s Flesh follows Joe Dallessandro as. um. Joe, in his weird and wonderful progress through the junk underworld. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Full Moon In Paris (15) (Eric Rohmer, France. 1984) Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabice Luchini. 101 mins. A young trainee textile designer finds her fondness for socialising causes tension between herselfand her lugubrious lover. Rohmer‘s typical ﬁnesse and charm infuse this production with a great deal of ' piquant wit. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Giant (PG) (George Stevens, US, 1955) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean. Carroll Baker. 201 mins. Sprawling saga of two generations of a Texas oil dynasty. and very much the sort ofpicture they don‘t make anymore. Dean stands out from a stellar cast in the role that was to stretch him most by asking him to pass into disillusioned middle age. Somehow director Stevens keeps it all going, though it is a long haul. Watch out for this newly refurbished print. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Gloria (15) (John Cassavetes, US, 1980) Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, John Adames. 121 mins. Ex-gangsters moll goes on the run with an orphaned youngster after his parents have been
wiped out by the mob. Touching scenes as the hard-boiled Rowlands begins to warm to the affections of her charge. while Cassavetes never allows things to get yeuchy and is careful to maintain an edge of constant menace. Good stuff. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Gorillas In The Mist (15) (Michael Apted, US, 1988) Sigourney Weaver. Bryan Brown, John Omirah Miluwi. 129 mins. The story of Dian Fossey. an American naturalist who went to central Africa in 1966 with no experience, yet who over the next two decades was to devote her life to the pioneering study ofthe mountain gorilla, and became ruthlessly determined to protect the species from the unwelcome attention of poachers. However, her uncompromising attitudes to the welfare of the gorillas made her many enemies. and her murder in 1985 has still not been adequately explained. Priceless footage of the real wildlife. shot on location in the Rwandan jungle. and Sigourney‘s convincing rapport with the gorillas, the keystone of a sympathetic and committed performance, are the prime reasons for catching this patchy biopic, which suffers unduly from a sagging and cluttered narrative. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 10. I Grease (PG) (Randal Kleiser, US, 1978) John Travolta, Stockard Channing, Olivia Newton John. 110 mins. The long-running broadway show arrives on screen dripping with ’505 nostalgia, cheery tunes, a high camp value and the winsome charms of the plastic Newton-John and the toothy Travolta. A nice collection ofold
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