Helen Mirrcn. Alan Howard. Tim Roth. 120 mins. Greenaway has made a film guaranteed to offend everybody. Though beautifully art-directed. photographed. produced and acted. it deals with the kind of subject matter normally only found under the counter at video nasty stores. Compulsive and unforgettable but you'd be hard pressed to like the thing. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I ‘Crocodile' Dundee ( 15) (Peter Faiman. Australia. 1986) Paul Ilogan. Linda Kozlowski. Mark Blum. 1(K)mins. Disarmingly self-mocking. old-fashioned comedy romance with Ilogan as a legendary crocodile hunter in the Northern Territories. discovered by American journalist Koslowski and persuaded to sample the dubious delights of Manhattan. Ilugely successfuland. needless to say . followed by an interior sequel. This version is accompanied by sub-titles for the hard ofhearing. (ilasgow _ f iI’I‘.
I Cry Baby(12)(.lolm Waters. LS. 199(1) Johnny Depp. Amy Locaine. Susan Tyrell. Iggy Pop. Tracy Lords. Patty Ilearst. 85 mins. See tthompetitions page at the back of the magazine for
detailsol how to get your free ticket toour
special prey iews of the latest comedy smash from fave cttlt auteur John Waters. Watch in awe as one of the all-time great casts disport themselves in the movie that takes the lid off the searing worldof yesteryear's teenage tcaraways. And gasp in delight as you read next issue's exclusive interview with the Popeof Trash. ol‘ 1W. himself. (ilasgow: Cannon Sattchichall Street. Edinburgh: ()deon. I Dance To Win ( PU) (Ted Mather. L'S. 199(2) Carlos ( iomcz. David Quinn. 90 mins. Moronic dance movie updating Red Sham-type themes to the l9Slls. Street dude ‘Slammer‘ and his gang. graffiti and dance their vv ay to stardom. incurringthe wrath of established media-figures. ltgets a bit sad. but then it all ends happilyever alter. Ntiff‘saitl.
I Dark Angel ( 18) (Craig Baxley. L'S. 199(1) Dolph Lundgren. Brian Benben. Betsy Brantley. 92 mins. Dolphstars as all-action llouston cop Jack Caine on the trail of drttg pushers from space who rcmoy e their enemies by use ofkiller compact discs. doutless featuring k-tels tribute to Sydney Devine. (ilasgow Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: L'CI Craig Park. Strathclyde: UCI Clydcbank. I'CI Iiast Kilbride.
I Dead Poets Society ( PU) (Peter Weir. LS. 1989) Robin Williams. Robert Sean Leonard. lithan llawke. 129 mins. Ina staid private boys' school in Fifties New lingland. an unconventional teacher (Williams) interests his chargesin literature and philosophy to such an extent that they form a secret clttb toinvestigate them (along w ill) booze and girls) further. Though Williams is on good form. the film focuses mainly on the boys' emotional development and crises. and on the mystery and beauty surrounding their midnight meetings. A sensitive. tense and mov trig study of the conflict between passion and authority. even ifthe plot is something of a cliche.
I Dick Tracy ( PG ) (Warren Beatty. CS. 1991)) Warren Beatty. Madonna. Al Pacino. Dustin Hoffman. 1le mins. See feature. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: ()deon. Cannon. L'CI Craig Park. Central: Allanpark. Cannon. Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. L'CI Clydebank. L'Cl East Kilbride.
I Driving Miss Daisy (U) (Bruce Beresford. CS. 1989) Jessica Tandy. Morgan Freeman. Dan Aykroyd. 99mins. The winner of four ()scars. including Best Film and Best Actress for Jessica Tandy. This film adaptation of Alfred L'hry‘s Pulitzer-winning play. charts the relationship betweett gentlewoman Tandy and her chauffeur Freeman. The narrative
Blind Fury (18) (Philip Noyce, US, 1989) Butger Hauer, Terry D‘Duinn, Brandon Call. 87 mins. Rutger Hauer as a blind martial arts expert? That‘s right, a blind hero who knocks off dozens of villains with the same cane he uses to cross the road. Simply accept this ludicrous premise, and you're in for a lot of fun. Like many a family movie, it's billed as an ‘action-adventure-comedy’, but the reality is somewhat different, for Blind Fury is one of the sickest, most violent and, yes, entertaining films I‘ve suffered through in years.
Hauer plays Nick Parker, blinded in ’Nam on active service when his partner abandons him, but able to put this minor setback behind him when some extremely hospitable Vietnamese villagers nurse him back to health. Unable to heal his eyesight, they compromise by teaching him both enhanced powers of perception and impressive swordsmanship. Some years later however, he finds himself back in America and manages to track down his old army buddy's wife and son, but just as they‘re sitting down to
tea a ruthless gang of thugs bursts in, blows away mom and kidnaps the boy. Dur hero now finds himself on a mission to protect the youngster and reunite him with his dad.
Having whipped up considerable terror on the high seas in the recent Dead Calm, Aussie director Philip Noyce has proved he can handle tough, tense and intelligent action pictures. Blind Fury is certainly tough and tense, but it‘s about as intelligent as a lorry wombat, opting for high camp as the film‘s latter half degenerates into slick, offbeat slapstick. The only remotely credible aspect of the proceedings is the growing paternal relationship Butger develops with his young charge, but who cares? All pretence to seriousness is jettisoned during the climactic swordflghf, where the best choreography since Flynn and Bathbone is topped by a final flourish that‘ll have you laughing for hours. (Dylan Matthew)
From Fri 13. Edinburgh: UCI Craig Park. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride.
spans several decades of gradually shifting attitudes and developing racial consciousness. An affecting mosaic of everyday pride and prejuduce which reveals a deeply-laid insight into human behaviour. presented throughout with wonderful pacing. Edinburgh: Dominion. Central: Regal.
I Drugstore Cowboy ( 18) (Gus Van Sant Jr.. L'S. 1989) Matt Dillon. Kelly Lynch. James Remar. William S. Burroughs. 11X) mitts. A gang ofdope fiends blithely ripoff a series of drugstores headed by our Matt who gives his best performance to date in Gus Van Sant's recreation of 1971 Oregon. Complete with its halucinatory visions of llyittg cows the film created astir stateside for presenting the theft and use of narcotics as an alluring pastime. It marks a new and more creditable milestone in Ilollywood drug movies. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Dumbo ( LI) (Ben Sharpsteen. L'S. 1941) M mitts. The rest of the circusanimals make fun of the little elephant with the
huge ears. but he discovers they have a use
after all. Classic Disney: timeless entertainment. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Enemies. A Love Story ( 15) (Paul Mazursky. LS. 1989) Ron Silver. Lena ()lin. Anjeliea Iluston. Margaret Sophie
3 l l l
Stein. 120 mins. Adapted from the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer. linemies follows the fortunes of hapless philanderer Ilerman Broder who made it to 1949 New York after surviving the concentration camps. only to find his romantic life distressingly complicated by a new marriage to his ex-maid (Stein).a demanding affair with fellow holocaust survivor ()lin. and the shock reappearance of spouse lluston. whom he‘d long believed murdered at the hands ofthe Nazis. Mazursky brings a knowing. humane quality to his tangled paroxysms of human emotion and presents a satisfying look at the conflict between the sexes to rank with his best work. A marvellous picture. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Exorcist ( 18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. ll(l mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little obsessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI Craig Park.
I Exorcist 2: The Heretic ( 18) (John Boorman. US. 1977) Richard Burton. Louise Fletcher. Linda Blair. ll()mins. The horror film that once turned heads receives art unworthy sequel in this silly
mumbo-jumbo about priest Burton trying to understand the demons still lurking within the hapless Ms Blair. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Fools Of Fortune (15) (Pat O‘Connor. UK. 1989) lain Glen. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Julie Christie. 104 mins. See preview. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. I Glory ( 15) (Edward Zwick. US. 1989) Matthew Broderick. Dcnzel Washington. Cary Elwes. Morgan Freeman. 122 mins. The film charts the progress of the fightin' 54th. the first all-black regiment (formed during the American civil war). asthey gradually emerge as disciplined combat unit under their young. inexperienced and white (‘olnel (Broderick). It isthe palpable assumption of dignity by the black troopers. rather than the somewhat hackneyed plot. that sticks in the mind. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Goonies (PG) (Richard Donner. CS. 1985) Sean Astin. Josh Brolin.Jeff Cohen. 112 mins. Rather direteenflick.in which seven kids go in quest ofburied treasure. leaving their parents arguing over real estate. and are followed hotly by vicious villains vying for the loot. A joyride which is slow to start and doesn‘t ever depart from well charted highways. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride. I Hairspray (PG) (John Waters. US. 1987) Ricki Lake. Divine. Debbie Ilarry. Sonny Bono. 92 mins. Baltimore. 196. Uproar breaks out on the Dance Council oftop TV pop extravaganza The Corny Collins Show when hefty teen queen Ms Lake deposes the former star of the show. and begins to make friends with (gulp) black people. thus breaking down the programme‘s strict racial segregation. Unﬂagging entertainment as formcrtrash king Waters does his own bizarre version of mainstream comedy. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Highlander ( 15) (Russell Mulcahy. UK. 1986) Christopher Lambert, Beatie Edney. Sean Connery. 111 mins. A handful of immortals battle through the centuries to win a mythical prize. A curious mixture of romance in 16th century heather and car chases in present day New York. the film is an inelegant. often ludicrous. but enjoyably daffy adventure. Lambert seems more at home with the contemporary passages and only the ever wonderful Connery has the requisite style for the kitsch Scottish scenes. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Honey I Shrunk The Kids (U) (Joe Johnston. US. 1989) Rick Moranis. Matt Frewer. Thomas Brown. Amy O’Neill. Robert Oliveri. Jared Rushton. 92 mins. Hapless father and would-be inventor (Moranis) does just what the title suggests. The kids find themselves cut down to size (a quarter of an inch) and swept out with the trash. Their mission: to escape from the garbage bag and somehow attract their father's attention to their height problem. Well. we might think it‘s old hat but Walt Disnac. Showing with the excellent Roger Rabbit short. Tummy Trouble. Edinburgh: UCI Craig Park. Central: Regal. I I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle ( 18) (Dirk Campbell. UK. 1990) Neil Morrissey. Amanda Noar. Michael Elphick. 90mins. Apparently conceived as something ofa joke by the team behind television's Boon. it‘s a shame they had to take it asfar as actually filming (never mind releasing) the misbegotten thing. Morrissey buysa second-hand bike at a knock-down price only to discover it‘s a killer and runson blood. As the splatter level rises. detective Elphick looks increasingly embarrassed by the amateurish mayhem erupting around him. The action highlight has a talking turd leaping out ofa toilet on the attack. Dear. oh dear. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. I Innocent Man ( 18) (Peter Yates. US. 1991)) Tom Selleck. F. Murray Abraham.
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