search for the lover she lost fifty yearsago. Through atmospheric evocations of past and present. Kwan explores the transience oflove and culture in this superb and dreamlike tale of a city which has lost its soul. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Rumble Fish ( 18) (Francis Ford Coppola. US. 1983) Mickey Rourke. Dennis Hopper. Matt Dillon. 94 mins. Electrifying expressionist visuals grace an existentialist parable about the need to forge one‘s own identity and the alienation it can bring. Intense andstylish. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Russicum ( 15) fr (Pasquale Squiticri. US’Italy. 1989) F. Murray Abraham. Treat Williams. Danny Aiello. 111 mins. Curiously named movie. with an even more curiously named director. takes
Williams and Abraham and mixes them tip
in a political assassination with some Soviet espionage thrown in. I'nusually. it all takes place in the Vatican. that notorious hotbed of diplomatic intrigue. Glasgow: ()deon.
I Scrooged (PG) (Richard Donner. 138. 1988) Bill Murray. Karen Allen. Robert Mitchum. John Forsythc. 101 mins. Returning in his first comedy role after the mega-successful (ihostbustcrs. Bill Murray is the focal point of thisumpteenth screen version ofthe Dickens' classic. here playing a miserly television exec determined to exploit the yuletide schedules for all they are worth. but whois shown the error of his ways in time fora cringe~inducing finale demanding peace on earth and goodwill to all men. Despite lavish effects and a motley constellation of guest stars. this is a formulaic exercise in contemporary comic cynicism whose uneasy sense of vicious humour seems at odds with the spirit of the original material. Alistair Sim. where are you now? Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.1.'Cl Clydebank.
I Shirley Valentine ( 15) (Lewis Gilbert. UK. 1989) Pauline Collins. Bernard I fill.
c - I - . M - A HOME STREETTOLLCROSS TEL 031 228 4141 PHONE BOOKINGS ALL SHOWS
From Fri 8 December: VENUS PETER (12)
1 pm (not Suns), 3, 5, 7 and 9pm.
‘Totally unique . . . the kind of magic that very few movies nowadays even dare to go for” Derek Malcolm in The Guardian.
I Late Nights
Fr18: DIRTY ROTTEN SGOUNDRELS (PG) & SOMETHING WILD(15)
Sat9: RAIN MAN (15) & MIDNIGHT COWBOY (18)
Fri 152THE RACHEL PAPERS (18) & THE TALL GUY (15) Sat16: DINER (15) & RUMBLE FISH ( 15)
Sun ioat12.30pm: LAST TANGO IN PARIS(18)
Sun 17at12noonzTHE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING (18)
20 The List 8— 21 December 1989
Tom Conti. 110 mins. Gilbert‘s screen version of the celebrated Willy Russell play. now expanded from a monologue to include Bernard Hill as the insensitive hubby and Tom Conti as the Greek bit of stuff Shirley meets on a Mediterranean holiday that turns into a voyage of self-(re)discovery. Pauline Collins is outstanding in the title role. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. Dominion. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Ilamilton. L'CI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Some Like It Hot (PG) (Billy Wilder. US. 1959) Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon. Marilyn Monroe. 120 mins. Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine‘s Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. an all-female band.
Brilliant. brittle. crackerjack farce with all .
concerned at a peak in theircareers. Glasgow: GFT. I Something Wild ( 18) (Jonathan Demme. CS. 1986) Jeff Daniels. Melanie Griffith. Ray Liotta. 113 mins. Best ofthe burgeoning yuppie-in-peril genre as business executive Daniels is willingly led astray by the irresistible charms ofGriffith only to find himself involved with genuine love and the frightening possessiveness of a psychotic ex-beau. Kooky comedy and genuine thrills are artfully blended with a non-stop soundtrack of eclectic treats. Not to be missed. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Song of Summer/ElgarSpecial double-bill. bringing together two of Ken Russell‘s imaginative and highly innovative composer films made for Huw Weldon's BBC Arts programme Monitor. 1962's Elgar and his 1968 film on Delius. Song ofSummer. remain his most acclaimed work from the period. suffused with a love of the music and the English landscape. and unmarred by the delight in controversy that was to disfigure later cinema pieces like The Music Lovers and 1.i.s':1omunru. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. IThe Tall Guy ( 15) (Mel Smith. UK. 1989) Jeff Goldblum. Emma Thompson. Rowan Atkinson. 90mins. Goldblum plays Dexter King. American actor in London. sttick as a straightman to Rowan Atkinson‘s obnoxious bastard comedian. but whose life and career are to change forever when he becomes heavily smitten with nurse Thompson. Reasonably straight but slight love story needs a lotof comic business to keep it going. but amiable performances all round makes this a likeable debut as director for MCI Smith. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Taxi Driver ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1976) Robert dc Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster. 114 mins. An alienatedtaxi driver in New York is so repelled bythe squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. One of the key films ofthe Seventies with the Scorsese-dc Niro partnership at its peak. Strathclyde: L'CI Clydebank. I The Thing From Another World ( PG) (Christian Nyby. LS. 1951 ) Kenneth 'l‘obey. Margaret Sheridan. Robert (‘ornthwaite 87 mins. Another from the honour roll of great sci-f1 films. A groupof scientists in the Antartic are confronted by a flying saucer and its deadly occupant. A superb build-up of tension and menace. To metamorphose into the The Thing in 1982. Edinburgh University Film Society. I To Be Or N01 To Be (L') (Ernest Lubitsch. i'S. 1942) Jack Benny. Carole Lombard. Robert Slack. 99mins. Audacious wartime satirical comedy that criticises the Nazis. not so much for their politics asfor their appalling bad manners. Benny and Lombard ham it up as the husband and wile stalwarts ofa Warsaw theatre group. Iidinburgh; Filmhouse. I The Toxic Avenger ( la) ( Michael llL‘TI. Samuel Weill. LS. 1984) Andree Maranda. Mitchell Cohen. Jennifer Baptist. 100mins. L'ltratrash offering
from the Troma stable. which also brought you SruffSrefanie In The Incinerator and SurfNazis Must Die. This one has the high school nerd fall into a vat of toxic waste only to emerge as a do-gooding mutant killer. Action highlight: the psycho-bimbo who masturbates over pictures of car crash victims. Ho hum. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge.
I Torch Song Trilogy ( 15) (Paul Bogart. US. 1988). Harvey Fierstein. Anne Bancroft. Matthew Broderick. 119 mins. The story of Arnold. a New York drag queen's search for acceptance of his sexual orientation from his mother (Bancroft) and a steady relationship with his lover (Broderick). Adapted from the hit stage show with writer Fierstein taking the lead role. its theatrical roots lead to asucession of sharp one liners and knock ‘em dead musical numbers. The result is a heady mixture of laughter and tears. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( 18) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena Olin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation ofMilan Kundera's elliptical. complex novel about a womanising Czech brain surgeon who falls in love for the first time with a doe-like beauty from a small spa town. Abandoning his freewheeling former existence. he faces commitment and togetherness at the time ofthe Prague Spring and Russian invasion of 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. otherwise vastly overlong and uninvolving. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Venus Peter ( 12) a (Ian Sellar. UK. 1989) Ray McAnally. Gordon R. Strachan. David Hayman. 92 mins. See feature. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cameo. Central: Cannon.
I Voices From Gaza (15) (Antonia Caccia. UK. 1989) The first documentary to be shot in the Intifada since the Palestinian uprising on the occupied Left Bank began. Caccia‘s film is a valuable testament in that it gives the people themselves. often at great risk. the chance to speak out against the way the Israeli authorities have treated them. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
I Was Bugs Bunny Gay? Gay comedian Simon Fanshawe. who won the Perrier Award for best cabaret act at this year‘s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. emulates Bob Hoskins by appearing live with ‘that wabbit'. in this none-too-serious analysis of the secret sex lives ofcartoon characters. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wl|1(15) (Michael Tuchner. UK. 1989) Mel Smith. Griff Rhys Jones. Diana Quick. 93 mins. The quest for a suitable film vehicle for the undoubted talents of the podgy one and his pal now seems tobe at an end. Jones is the lecturer suspected of murdering his wife by bumbling copper Smith. in this adaptation ofTom Sharpe's novel. Produced by Brian Eastman. who made Porrerhouse Blue for TV the film has managed to keep some ofthe tackier aspects of the plot in check though allowing the kind of wry verbal humour that the pair indulge in so well. to shine through. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Dominion. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Young Einstein (PG) (Yahoo Serious. Australia. 1989) Yahoo Serious. Odile Le Clezio. John Howard. 97 mins. Wild-haired Mr Serious writes. directs. produces and takes the title role in this irreverently inventive biopic ofthe genius‘s early life. This Albert Einstein. born in Tasmania. not only split the atom. but also invented the electric guitar and hence rock‘n‘roll. Like it or loathe it. this wildly silly romantic comedy looks set to be Australia‘s second most successful film to date. and its sly charm has won the hearts of audiences around the world. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. WMR Film Centre.
LISTINGS WEEK our
Friday 8—Thursday 14
This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland over the next week. Readers are advised that programmes may he subject to late change at anytime.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U' and ‘PG' certificate programmes to gain admission for the same price as the child up to 6pm.
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641 . £2.30 (Child/OAP£1 .20). Family discount scheme operates.
1. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 2pm (Sat only). 5pm. 8pm.
2. Shirley Valentine (15) 1.55pm (Sat only). 4.55pm. 7.55pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. £2.80 (Children and all tickets for shows commencing before 6pm £1.75). [D] (please telephone beforehand). [E] (screens 1.3 and 5).
1. s 3. Ghosthusters 2 (PG) 12.50pm. 2.30pm. 3.20pm, 5.35pm. 6.05pm, 8.35pm. 8.50pm.
2. a 5. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 1.05pm. 2pm. 3.40pm. 5. 15pm. 6.05pm. 8.40pm. 8.50pm.
4. Ernest Saves Christmas (PG) 1.20pm. 3.35pm.
Road House (18) 5.45pm. 8.20pm.
6. Shirley Valentino (15) 1.05pm. 3.25pm. 5.45pm. 8.45pm.
7. Lady And The Tramp (U) 1pm.2.45pm. Heathers ( 18) 4.25pm. 6.35pm. 8.50pm. See also Glasgow Lates.
I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. £2.80 (Child £1.40). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun). Family discount scheme operates. 1. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 1.50pm.5pm,
2. Shirley Valentine (15) 1.50pm. 5pm. 8pm.
3. Venus Peter(12)1.50pm.5pm.8.10pm. 4. Field Of Dreams (PG) 1.55pm, 5pm. 8pm.
5. Pet Sematary(18) 1.55pm. 5pm. 8.05pm.
I CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street. 248 4620. £2 (£1).
Adult movies. Phone for details.
I CITY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. Adults £2.95. Under 155 and OAPs £1.75 (£2.251ast performance). Student/U840 concessions £2.25 available as advertised. Lunchtime bargain shows (starting before 1.30pm) £1 .75. [D] cinemas 2. 3 and 4. Advance booking available from box office
(1 lam—7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotlinc (333 9551).
Ghosthusters 2 (PG) Noon. 3pm, 6pm.
Road House (18) 12.45pm. 3.15pm,6pm. 8.45pm.
Dead Poets Society (PG) 12.05pm, 2.45pm. 5.30pm, 8.25pm.
WIII(15) 1.25pm. 3.45pm,6.15pm,9pm. Great Balls Of Fire (15) 12.45pm.3.15pm. 6pm. 8.45pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I GBOSVENOH Ashton Lane. Hillhcad. 339 4298/7814. [D] with prior notiﬁcation. £2.50 (Student/U840 £2; Child/OAP £1.50). Seats can now be booked forlast evening and late screenings: the box office is open 2-7.30pm. All seats for first matinee £1.50.
1. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 2pm (not Sun), 5.20pm. 8.10pm.
2. C81 Chaser ( l8) 2. 15pm (not Sun).