writer Dennis Potter. Coming from these two major talents. this is a profound disappointment. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I Turner and Hooch (PG) or (Roger Spottiswoodc. US. 1989) Tom Hanks. Beazley. Mare Winningham. 108 mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odcon. Salon. Edinburgh: Odcon. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian, Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne, Odcon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. La Scala, UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Twelve Angry Men (PG) (Sydney Lumet. US. 1957) Henry Fonda. Lee J Cobb, Ed Begley. Jack Klugman. 95 mins. One man stands out against his fellowjurors' somewhat prejudiced view of the murder case they are trying. The battle is consistently tense and sweaty as Fonda struggles to convince the other eleven that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. Edinburgh University Film Society.
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: Filmhousc. I Venus Peter ( 12) (Ian Sellar.UK,1989) Ray McAnally. Gordon R. Strachan, David Hayman. 92 mins. Affecting adaptation shot on Orkney of Scots writer Christopher Rush‘s impressionisticA Twelvemonth And/1 Day, set in a fishing village in the 1950s. One of McAnally's last roles casts him beautifully as the sympathetic grandfather of Peter, played by nine-year-old Strachan (who is not to be confused with the diminutive Scottish midfield genius) in this moving study ofa dying community seen through the eyes of a young boy. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I We Think The World ol You (PG) (Colin Gregg. UK, 1988) Alan Bates. Gary Oldman. Francis Barber. Betsy the dog. 91 mins. London in the socially repressive Fifties. Bates is a respectable, middle-aged bachelor. who tries to cope with the down-slope of his relationship with disreputable youthful type Johnny, by transferring his confused affections to the Iatter‘s unkempt dog Evie. Well acted but eccentric menage a trots from the novel byJ.R. Ackerley. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I When Harry Met Sally ( 15) (Rob Reiner, US. 1989) Billy Crystal. Meg Ryan. Carrie Fisher. 95 mins. Thoughtful sex comedy has Crystal (Harry), Ryan (Sally) and Reiner on top form. with highly entertaining results. Nora Ephron‘s witty
screenplay intelligently ponders the possibility of male/female friendship with or without romance, and guess which side wins. . . Annie Hall for the late 19805. with now-famous faked orgasm. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge, Odcon, Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odcon. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Odcon Hamilton, UCI Clydebank, UCl East Kilbride.
I While Mischief (18) (Mike Radford. UK/US. 1987) Greta Seacchi. Charles Dance, Joss Ackland. 107 mins. Kenya, 1941. Sir Jock Delves Broughton shoots his wife's lover, Lord Errol, and is acquitted by the colonial court. Resolutely dreary African sexual shenanigans, lackadaisically acted and dreadfully slow, which manages to make what sounds like quite intriguing source material into a cold and lumpy pudding of a movie. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Wild Flowers (15) a (Robert Smith, UK, 1989) Colette O‘Neil, Beatie Edney, Sheila Keith. 66 mins. See feature. Glasgow: GFT.
I Women On The Verge 01 A Nervous Breakdown (15) (Pedro Almodovar, Spain, 1988) Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano. 98 mins. When Pepa’s illicit affair with an older man is abruptly terminated, she sets out for revenge, but is distracted by a succession of offbeat visitors seeking her calming influence. A splendidly bizarre character comedy from the maker of Law OfDesire, with some off-the-wall acting and a plot that pays ironic but affectionate homage to the classic Hollywood comedies of the 19505. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Working Girl (15) (Mike Nichols, US, 1988) Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack. 114 mins. Bitchy boss Weaver teaches her secretary (Griffith) the art of self-conﬁdence so well that when she gets laid up the working girl takes her place, tackles the financial world head-on and romances Ford into the bargain. Supremely entertaining escapist ﬂuffthat takes the old Frank Capra routine and gives it a contemporary sheen. The cast has a field day, notably Ms Grifﬁth, who gets away with lines like ‘l‘ve got a head for business and a bod for sin‘. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.
I Yoiimbo (15) (Akira Kurosawa,Japan, 1961 ) Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Kamatari Fujiwara. 110 mins. Mifune‘s unheroic and lazy samurai sells his services to two rival factions in a small town and then sits back to watch them destroy each other. Darkly comic exercise in Japanese violence which later served as a blueprint for Sergio Leone‘s ForA Few Dollars More. Edinburgh: Film Guild.
I Young Frankenstein (15) (Mel Brooks, US, 1974) Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman, Peter Boyle. 108 mins. A splendidly accurate James Whale pastiche choc-full of memorable one-liners and crazee situations. Brooks‘ most affectionate and consistently humorous film. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
WE'RE OPEN: 10-5.30 MON-SAT
276 CANONGATE . ROYAL MILE . EDINBURGH EH8 8AA . Tel 031 557 6007
LISTINGS WEEK ONE
Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at anytime. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notiilcatlon is advisable. [E] indicates the availability ol an induction loop.
Friday 12—Thursday 18 GLASGOW CINEMAS
I CANNON Clarkston Road, Muirend, 637 2641 . £2.30 (Child/OAP£1.20). Family discount scheme operates.
1. Ghostbustersz (PG) 2. 15pm,5. 15pm, 8.15pm.
2. Oliver And Company (U)(Sat only) 2.35pm.
The Deiinquents(12) 5.15pm,8.15pm.
I CANNON The Forge , Parkhead, 556 4282/4343. [D] [E] (screens 1,3 and 5). Shows commencing before 6pm £1 .75; after 6pm £2.80 (Child£l .75).
1. Parenthood (15) 2. 15pm. 5.30pm, 8.20pm.
2. TumerAnd Hooch (PG) 1.10pm, 3.30pm, 6.15pm, 8.45pm.
3. When Harry MetSaliy (15) 1.45pm,4pm, 6.30pm, 8.55pm.
4. Chostbusters 2 (PG) 1.15pm, 3.45pm, 6.05pm, 8.30pm.
5. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 1.05pm, 3.40pm, 6.05pm, 8.40pm.
6. The Delinquents (12) 1.25pm, 3.55pm, 6.20pm, 8.50pm.
7. DIiverAnd Company (U) 1.30pm, 3.30pm.
Field 01 Dreams (PG) 6. 15pm, 8.45pm. See also Glasgow Lates.
I CANNON SauchiehaIIStreet,3321592. £2.80 (Child/CAP £1.40). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun). Family discount scheme operates. 1. Parenthood (15) 1.30pm,4.40pm, 7.45pm.
2. The Delinquents (12) 1.55pm, 5.05pm, 8.10pm.
3. Back To The Future 2 (PG) 1.50pm, 5.05pm, 8.10pm.
4. Shirley Valentine (15) 1.50pm, 5pm, 8.05pm.
5. Mystic Pizza (15) 1.55pm, 5.05pm,
I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street, 332 8701. Licensed bar. [D] screens 2, 3 and 4. £2.95 (Child/OAP £1.75 [£2.251ast show]; Student/U840 £2.25 [available as advertised]). Luxury seats also available in screen 1 £3. 10, £3.50. All tickets for shows commencing before 1.30pm £1.75. Advance booking available from box ofﬁce (1 lam-7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotline (333 9551).
TumerAnd Hooch (PG) 12.40pm,3.10pm, 5.50pm, 8.45pm.
DIiverAnd Company(U)1.15pm,3.30pm. When Harry MeiSally(15) 1pm,3.30pm, 6pm, 8.50pm.
Ghostbusters 2 (PG)(two screens) 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 5pm, 6.15pm,8.30pm. Road House ( 18) 8.40pm.
Dead Poets Society (PG) 2. 15pm, 5. 15pm, 8.25pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane, Hillhead, 339 4298/7814. £2.50 (Student/U840 £2; Child/CAP £1.50). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office is open 2—7pm. 1. When Harry Met Sally ( 15) 2pm(n0t Sun). 4pm (not Sun), 6.10pm,8.25pm.
2. Parenthood (15) 2.10pm (notSun), 5.30pm, 8pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I SALON Vinicombc Street, 339 4256. Circle £2.75; Stalls £2.50 (Student/U840
£2;Child/OAP£1.50). TumerAnd Hooch (PG) 2. 15pm, 5.45pm. 8.10pm.
Rose Street, 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30 mins prior to evening shows; closes 9pm. [D]. [E]. Matinees Sat. Mon—Thurs£2 (Child/OAP/Student/UB40£1.20). Fri matinecs£1.50 (Child/OAP/Student/UB4080p). Evening shows £2.70 (Student/U B40 £1 .70; Child/OAP£1.20).
Mystery Train (15) 3.30pm. 6pm,8.30pm. SATURDAY 13
Birdy(15) & Angel Heart(18) 1 .30pm.. Mystery Train (15) 6pm, 8.30pm.
Houge (15) 6pm.
MysteryTrain (15) 8.30pm.
Rouge (15) 3.30pm.
Desire (18) 6pm.
Mystery Train (15) 8.30pm.
Mystery Train (15) 6pm.
Rouge (15) 8.30pm.
Mississippi Burning (18) 3.15pm,5.45pm. 8.25pm.
Peking Opera Blues ( 18) 6pm.
The Cook, The Thiei, His Wife And Her Lover (18) 8.25pm.
Fri 12/Sat 13:
I CANNON The Forge, Parkhead
1. Parenthood (15) 11.20pm.
2. Turner And Hooch (PG) 11.35pm.
3. When Hany MetSaily(15) 11.15pm. 4. Ghostbusters 2 (PG) 11.20pm.
5. Back To The Future 2(PG) 11.25pm. 6. The Delinquents ( 12) 11.30pm.
7. Field 01 Dreams (PG) 11.25pm.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane
1. Klule (18) 11.15pm.
2. Young Frankenstein (PG) & High Anxiety (15)11.15pm.
I OOEON Renfield Street
TumerAnd Hooch (PG) 11.30pm. When Harry Met Sally ( 15) 1 1 .30pm. Road House (18) 11.25pm.
I CAMEO Home Street, 228 4141. Bar open Mon—Sat 6—1 1 .30pm; Sun 6—1 1pm. £1 .50 for lst show; £2.50 for 2nd and 3rd shows; £2.90 for last show. Lates £2.80(£2).
Venus Peter (12) 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm. See also Edinburgh Lates.
I CANNON Lothian Road, 229 3030. Bar: 11am—2.30pm, 5—10pm (Mon—Fri), Ham—10pm (Sat), 6.30—10pm (Sun). [D] cinemas 2 & 3. £3.50, £2.80 (cinema 1) £2.80 (cinemas 2, 3). Child£1.60 (Pullman), £1 .40. OAP£1 .40 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates. 1. Parenthood (15) 1.55pm, 4.55pm, 7.55pm.
2. Back To The Future 2 (PG)2.15pm, 5.15pm, 8.15pm.
3. The Delinquents (12) 2. 15pm, 5. 15pm, 8.15pm.
I DOMINION Newbattle Terrace,447 2660. Restaurant 10am—3pm, 5—1 1pm (Mon), 10am-1().30pm (Tue—Fri), 10am—noon, 2—1 1pm (Sat). Bar noon—3pm, 6—10pm (Mon—Fri);6—10pm (Sat); 6.30—8.30pm (Sun). [D]. Tickets £1 .70 for late matinee shows commencing 5—6pm;£2.60(Child/Student/UB40£1.70; OAP£1.50 all shows except evening shows in cinema 3).
1. Ghostbustersz (PG) 2.15pm,5.15pm, 8.15pm.
2. Shirley Vaientine(15)2.10pm,5.10pm, 8.10pm.
3. Field Of Dreams (PG) 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. I ODEON Clerk Street, 667 7331/668 2101. Bar 5.30—9pm. [D] screens 1 , 2 and 3. Shows commencing before 6pm £2.50 (Child/Student/OAP/UB40£1.75); shows
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