I Gremlins 2: The New Batch ( 12) (Joe Dante. US. 1990) Zach Galligan. Phoebe (‘ates. (‘hristopher Lee. 107 mins. Glasgow: ('annon (‘larkston Road. ('annon The Forge. ('annon Sauchiehall Street. Salon. lidinburgh; Cannon. U(‘l. (‘entralz (‘aledoniaIL (‘annon. Strathclydc: ('annon. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. La Scala. 15(‘1 (‘ly‘debank. 13(‘1 East Kilbride. WMR l-‘ilm Centre.
I Halloween 41 lh‘) l Dwight H. Little. US. 1989) Donald Pleasence. lillie Cornell. Danielle Harris. ( ‘reorgc P. Wilbur. 100 mins. The return ofsliee‘n’dice enthusiast Michael Myers (Wilbur). whose hospital transfer due to a legal tecltnicality affords an opportunity to escape. Blade at the ready. he hotfoots it to Haddowfield todo away with his neice ( l larris). with his psychiatrist ot old ( Pleasence) on his heels. Run-ofthe-kill sequelcarnage. with little more than fresh ﬂesh lorthe gore-hungry L'S meat market. ( ilasgow: (irosycnor.
I Hannah and Her Sisters ( 15) ( Woody- Allen. LS. 1980) Mia Farrow . Michael (nine. Barbara Hershey. 107 mins. An achingly funny. insightful and well cast celebration of sortie surprisingly upbeat romantic perambulations within a family circle as ortly Woody knows how. fidinburgh: (‘ameo.
I Heavenly PusuitS( 15) ((‘harles (iormley. 13K. 198(1). 'l'om ('onti. Helen Mirren. David llayman. Dave Anderson. (‘onti is at his charming best in this(ilasgow comedy. l le begins to believe there may be something to this miracle business after he recovers from a brain tumour. Lightly amusing and well-acted satirical saga. Edinburgh: ('ameo.
I HenryV ( PG) (Laurence ()livier. UK. 194-1) Laurence ()livier. Renee Asherson. Robert Newton. Leslie Banks. Majestic propaganda effort filmed in Ireland with ()livier bravely galloping around with a lot of Irish farmers doubling as the cream of the French and Iznglish nobility. 1t holdsa special place in screen mythology and recently inspired a muddier version by Young Pretender Kenneth Brannagh. Strathclydc: l'(‘| liast Kilbridc.
I How To Get Ahead In Advertising ( I 5) (Bruce Robinson. l.'l\'. 1989) Richard E. (irant. Rachel Ward. Richard Wilson. 94 mins. The ll'r‘rlmui/ team of writerldirector Robinson and goggle-eyed actor (irant return with an even blacker exercise in comedic frenzy. Though the early scenes provide a vicious parody of the adman's world there soon begins a slide into screaming incredulity' as (irant's boil metamorphoses into a yuppie bastard second head. But the film's inarticulate anger does tackle the immediate problems of today‘s society: precisely what‘s lacking in any number ol white-suited efforts decorously fretting about our colonial past. lidinburgh: cameo.
I The Hunt For Red Octobertlohn Mc'l‘iernan. LS. 1990) Sean ('onnery. Alec Baldwin. Scott Glen. Tim Curry. Joss Ackland. 130 mins. The latest all-star offering lrom the director of Die Hard.set aboard a Soviet submarine and the NATO sub sent to hunt it down. In response tothe plot-spoiling thaw of liast-West relations. Me l'iernan sneakily sets the film a few years back. which can't help but render it anachronistic. Edinburgh: [IT
I I Know Where I‘m Going! (1; ) (Michael Powell ck limeric Pressburger. L'ls'. 1945) Wendy lliller. Roger 1.ivesey. Finlay Currie. Pamela Brown. Nancy Price. 91 mins. Beautifully shot in black and white. this is an intriguing comedy romance with dark undertones. in which the young. confident Ms l liller sets out to marry her rich but elderly fiance in the Hebrides. but falls instead for Livesey‘s sexy young naval officer. The visual symbols. all drawn from the islands' natural landscape. underline the story's deeper resonances. (‘entralt MaeRobert.
I lnnocentMan ( 18) (Peter Yates. L's. 1990) Tom Selleck. F. Murray Abraham.
Laila Robins. 114 mins. This further instalment in a long line ofmisﬂring Selleck big screen offerings has our Tom on the wrong end of rough justice as an unwitting innocent sent to prison by a pair of bungling and corrupt narcotics cops. Helping him adjust to the brutalities oflife on the inside is hardened fellow con F. Murray Abraham. and so Selleck emerges from his stretch made ofconsiderably sterner stuff and looking for revenge on the crooked duo who sent him down. Prime-time Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood might have been able to carry this one off. but Selleck is unfortunately lacking in the steely resolve to pull itoff. Strathclydc: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Internal Affairs (18) (Mike Figgis. US. 1990) Richard Gere. Andy Garcia. Nancy Travis. 105 ntins. 1n the wake of hisstylish homegrown debut Stormy Monday. British director Mike Figgis makes his Hollywood debut with this stylish thriller. Garcia is a quietly efficient cop working for the Internal Affairs Dept. ofthe LA police. who comes across damning evidence that respected street cop Gere is in fact up to his neck in corrupt activities. and before long the two are at loggerheads in a clash that is to get increasingly personal. Predictable but very ﬂashy cop fare with remarkably intense performances from the two central protagonists. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCl.
I Jason and The Argonauts (U) (Don (‘haffey. UK. 1964) Todd Armstrong. Nancy Kovack. Gary Raymond. 103 mins. Totally brill adventure yarn as our hero Jason sets out to retrieve the legendary golden ﬂeece and is helped by a numberof the gods on Olympus along the way. Ray Harryhausen‘s stop-motion effects remain among the best of his career. most notably the final conflict with an army ofskeletal soldiers. Glasgow: GFT.
I Jean De Florette (PG) (Claude Berri. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. 121 mins. Provence. during the 19205. Depardieu's indomitable hunchback struggles against impossible odds to make a success ofhis inherited farmland. unaware that his neighbours are plotting to drive him from his land. Beautifully photographed. with ﬂawless performances. this is a towering tribute to the highest aspirations of French storytelling. A BAFTA winner forthc film of the year. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Joe Versus The Volcano (PG) (John Patrick Shanley. US. 1990) Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. Lloyd Bridges. 102 mins. In John Patrick Shaney‘s multi-coloured. adventurous. ifsometimes ill-judged. fable. Hanks stars as a hypochondriar: office worker for a rectal probe manufacturer who‘s given six months to live and makes a deal to help out eccentric magnate Lloyd Bridges by jumping into a volcano on a remote Polynesian island. Along the way. he falls in love with three-role Meg Ryan and discovers much about the true quality of life. Visually stimulating eccentricity with a plot that defies belief. but its joy in itsown unpredictability proves cumulatively winning. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclydc: UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.
I The Leopard (15) (Luchino Visconti. Italy. 1963) Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale. Alain Delon. 205 mins. Characteristically lavish Visconti adapatation of Giuseppe De Lampedusa‘s classic novel of the Italian Risorgimento has a splendid Burt Lancaster as the Prince of Salina reﬂecting mournfully on the rise of the bourgeoisie when his nephew Delon marries merchant‘s daughter Cardinale. Undeniablyoverlong and rather slow-moving. Visconti‘s handling of the epic final ball sequence isa further demonstration of his mastery of composition for the wide screen and his later conception of film-as-opera. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Lethal Weapon (18) (Richard Donner. US. 1987) Mel Gibson. Danny Glover. Gary Busey. 109 mins. Gibson is a widower psychotically bent on revenge (any resemblance to Mad Mar being purely incidental). while Glover is a middle-aged. middle-class family man. Formula buddy cop movie. lifted just above the average by its touch ofhumanity and charismatic performances. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Lethal Weapon 2 (15) (Richard Donner. US. 1989) Mel Gibson. Danny Glover. Patsy Kensit. 113 mins. Wooden return for Gibson as Vietnam Vet turned cop. looking like a cross between Aled Jones and Rambo. With Eric Clapton pounding away on the soundtrack. Lethal WeaponZ dredges up every action movie cliche the director and scriptwriters can think of. All escapist ﬂuff of course. but nevertheless a disappointing follow-up to the original. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Lite Is A Long Ouiet Hiver ( 15) (Etienne Chatiliez. France. 1988) Benoit Maginel. Patrick Gelin. Andre Wilms. 99 mins. Embittered nurse exchanges the offspring of two very different families. Trouble results when she reveals her trick twelve years later. and the richer Le Ouesnoys learn they are nurturing one of the sleazy Groseilles and vice versa. Based on the Mark Twain novel Pudd'nhead Wilson. its humour relies on characterisation rather than on the slick sight gags a Hollywood film-maker would wring from it. Maginel and Wilms are outstanding. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Loolr Who’s Talking (12) (Amy Heckerling. US. 1989)John Travolta. Kirstie Alley. Olympia Dukakis. 97 mins. 1n Travolta‘s much-hyped comeback he plays stand-in papa to Alley‘s first baby. but is quicker to meet approval from the little brat. via the voiced-over musings of one Bruce Willis. than he is from its confused and binkered mama. Crass. lowbrow and thus extremely popular
comedy whose sole redeeming feature is the natural charm of the trusty Travolta. But any movie whose idea of a comic setpiece means filmimg a foetus inside the womb with the dreary Willis intoning on the soundtrack just doesn't come nearthe ball park. Edinburgh: UCl.Strathc1ydc: UCl Clydebank.
I Manon Des Sources (PG) (Claude Berri. France/Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. Emmanuelle Beart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise ofJean de Florette. the Soubeyrans run a prosperous carnation farm. Jean's daughter has grown into an alluring young woman and sets out to wreak herrevenge. Steering this epic rural saga towards the realms of Greek tragedy. this is a fulland satisfying second half that explores the suffering of the guilty as they pay a crippling penance for man's greed and envy. The production values are as high as ever and Auteuil assumes Depardieu's mantle in his development from glaikit idiot to broken-hearted suitor. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Maya Deren: Rituals In Transligured Time (15) Four programmes of material survey the work of the foremost American woman avant-garde film-maker ofthe century. who died from a brain haemorrhage in 1961. Deren‘s work focuses on themes of ritual. dance. myth and the search for female identity. This unigue programme includes some ofthe fascinating voodoo material she shot in Haiti. Glasgow: GET.
I McCabe and Mrs Miller ( 18) (Robert Altman. US. 1971 ) Warren Beatty.Ju1ie Christie. 121 mins. Ultra-realistic. downbeat western yarn that eschews the traditional approach ofglamourising the era. Beatty is in good form as a hustling. two-bit braggart who opens a brothel in a turn-of—the-century boom town. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Miss Firecracker (PG) (Thomas Schlamme. US. 1989) Holly Hunter. Mary
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