that he eventually returns the money to the chapel of St Theresa. but ofcourse the bottle stands in the way. ()Imi hasturned

Joseph Roth‘s novel into a charmingan unlikely tale of spiritual redemption. with the casting of Guinness quaffer Hauerin the role of the dignified drunkard a felicilously ironic touch. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.

I Look Who's Talking ( 12) a (Amy Heckerling. US. 1989) John Travolta. Kirstie Alley. ()Iympia Dukakis. 97 mins.

See feature. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge.

Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: ()deon. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Strathclyde: Kclburne. Odeon Ayr. ()dcon Hamilton. L'Cl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Mad Max ( 18) (George Miller. Australia. 1979) Mel Gibson. Joanne Samuel. Steve Bisley. 93 mins. In a bleak. near future the forces oflaw and ordcrare barely able to suppress a reckless bedlam rampagingon the highways of the state. Weary and disgusted. supercop Gibson retires but returns with a purpose to avenge the murder by marauding bikers of his wife and child. Violent stuffwith death-defying stunt work. Glasgow: (if-'1'. I Mad Max 2 ( 18) (George Miller. Australian. 1981) Mel Gibson. Bruce Spence. 94 mins. Exhilarating post-Apocalypse adventure. with plenty grotesque imagery and vicious villians. Pure cinema (count the number of words oI' Max has to say) and the highpoint of the series. Glasgow: GFI’.

I Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome( 15) (George Miller & George ()gilvie. Australia. 1985) Mel Gibson.Tina Turner. 107 mins. Max is hailed as the new Messiah by a group ofchildren and faces the challenge ofTina‘s queen of Bartertown in this overblown disappointment. No shortage of pigshit. though. Glasgow: GET.

I Mississippi Burning ( 18) (Alan Parker. US. 1988) Willem Dafoc. Gene Hackman. Frances McDormand. Brad Dourif. 127 mins. This study of racial hatred in the deep South of America stirred up a hornet's nest ofcontroversy. but gained six nominations and an Oscar. Despite its commercial context it remains a powerful thriller full ofgood intentions. and few mainstream directors would dare even to try and bring such a flammable subject to the screen. Edinburgh: liilm Guild.

I My Left Foot ( 15) (Jim Sheridan.

Eire UK. I989) Daniel Day Lewis. Ray McAnaIly. Brenda Fricker. 90mins. Double Oscar winning life story of paralysed painter and writer Christy Brown. lovingly adapted from his autobiography of the same name. Sheridan and screenplay writer Shane Connaughton have portrayed Brown warts and all to create a funny. touching and thoroughly absorbing movie with four quite excellent central performances. and a celebration of a remarkable person. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Odeon.

I The Naked Gun ( 15) (David Zucker. US. 1988) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. Ricardo Montalban. 85 mins. Nielsen plays a disaster-prone LA cop assigned to find the men who shot his colleague in a drugs bust. and protect our dear Queen at the same time. while also finding time for romance with secretary Presley. The makers of Airplane here operate on a similar principle: keep it fast. keep it marvellously dumb. and the comic dividends will eventually flow. Watch out for a great beaver gag and comedy cameos from Arafat. Gaddafi and Gorbachev. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Name olthe 3088(18)(Jean-Jacqucs Annaud. W. Germany "France! Italy. 1986) Sean Connery. F. Murray Abraham. Christian Slater. 131 mins. Marvellous medieval mystery with the masterful Connery as a Sherlock Holmes-like sleuth on the trail ofa murderer in the monastery. Adapted from

Umberto Eco’s best-selling novel. the film overlooks its questing. intellectual elements. Nonetheless. a convincing historical atmosphere and a BAI’TA-winning performance from Scan. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I National Lampoon's WinterVacation (PG) (John Hughes. US. l99ll)(‘hevy Chase. Beverley D'Angelo. Randy Ouaid. 93 mins. Wacko winter japes. The same old crew with the same ol‘ senseof humor. if not the same ol' gags. In the name of the good Lord will they never stop'.’ Strathclyde: L'CI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I on Rosalinda! (PG) (Michael Powell & Iimeric Pressburgcr. UK. I955) Anton Walbrook. Anthony Ouayle. Michael Redgrave. Ludmilla Tcherina. 101 mins. The famous duo‘s first collaboration in Cinemascope is a modernised version of Strauss‘s [)ic I’Iedcrmuus. and was attacked at the time for self-indulgence on a grand scale. While rarely reachingthe heights of their l94lls output. the film is still strongly cast and its eye-catching washes of colour make it an enjoyable. if insubstantial. cinematic Confection. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I On the Waterfront (PG) (Elia Kazan. L's. I954) Marlon Brando. Eva Marie-Saint. Karl Maldcn. 108 mins. Taking on gangster supremo Lee J. Cobb's dominating influence in the New York dockcrs' union leads only to tragedy for Brando's ex-boxer Terry Malloy in this early masterpiece of the Method school. Despite an injection ofover-obvious religious symbolism. Budd Schulberg's politically contentious script and Kazan's typically involved direction offered a launchpad for one of Brando‘s best screen performances. This is where you‘ll find the original ‘I coulda been a contender' monologue later so effectively taken up by Scorsese De Niro in Raging Bull. Strathclyde: Paisley Arts Centre.

I Parenthood ( 15) (Ron Iloward. US. I989) Steve Martin. Diane Wicst. Jason Robards. Rick Moranis. 124 mins. A film apparently deriy cd from the experiences of Ron ‘Mr Nice Iiilm' Howard. the

cx-Huppv Days star. ()ur Steve. cit-Happy

I’er’tstar. is in his element as a lovable jerk trying hard to be a good dad. Ilowever. the climactic montage where every member of the cast is either giving birth or cuddling some cute wee baby in glutinous slow-motion had our critic reaching for his Stcn gun. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre. I Planes. Trains and Automobiles( 15) (John Hughes. US. 1987) Steve Martin. John Candy. Laila Robbins. 92 mins.

I Iughcs relinquishes his position asthe most pertinent commentator on teenage woes and graduates with honours in the side-splitting adult comedy stakes. Martin is a harmsst Chicago businessman desperate to return home from New York for'l‘hanksgiving. After missing the last flight home he undergoes a seriesof fraught misadventures. reluctantly enduring the accident-prone Candy as travelling companion. Predictable and sentimental ()dd Couple road movie which is nonetheless genuinely funny. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Pretty Woman ( IS) (Garry Marshall. US. I990) Richard Gere. Julia Roberts. Ralph Bellamy. Jason Alexander. Laura San Giacomo. 115 mins. Seamy meets chicin Garry Beaches Marshall's latest romantic comedy. Edward Lewis. known to his chums as ‘thc Wolfol Wall Street‘. presumably due to his financial acumen rather than his table manners. findslove with a hooker. As he graciously introduces her to his high-flying luxury worldthey (and we) discover that they ain't that different after all. The kind ofstorylinc that should carry a Government Ilealth Warning. Strathclyde: LICI Clydebank.

I Raiders Of The Lost Ark ( PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. I98] ) Harrison Ford. Karen Allen. 115 mins. Ford plays adventuring archaeologist Indiana Jones. who almost bites off more than he can





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