tribute to Sydney Devine. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Dark Habits ( 18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1984) Christina S. Pascual.Julieta Serrano. Carmen Maura. 95 mins. Thoroughly reprehensible and very funny early Alniodovar has nightclub chanteuse Pascal fleeing her drug-addled existence to seek refuge in a rather unorthodox convent. where the nuns share out liberal amounts of controlled substances and the sexual peecadillo quotient is running high. The Sound ufMusir‘ it ain't. but even ifthe joke is stretched a little thin and the pacing uncertain. Pedro's aim as usual is to prick the coniplacencies of our everyday morality. (ilasgovv: (il’l‘.
I Days DtThunder( 12 ) (Tony Scott. t's. l99fil'l‘om Cruise. Robert l)uvall. Nicole Kidman. 107 mins. See review. (ilasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. (irosvenor. lidinburgh: Cannon. Dominion. [7(‘1. Central: Allanpark. Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. [7C1 Clydebank. [’Cl liast Kilbride.
I Dick Tracy ( P(i) (Warren Beatty. t “s. 1990) Warren Beatty. Madonna. Al Pacino. l)ustn Hoffman. 113 mins. Producer director star Beatty resurreets Chester ( iould's vintage cop comic strip with original primary colours intact and engagineg misshapen crew of rubberized villains faithfully preserved. Amidst a sea ofperiod kitsch backdrops screaming irony. the well-worn drama of law enforcement is play ed out by a cast of cardboard cliches who remain just that. Madonna‘s brash floozy and Pacino‘s hamrny megalomania enliven things from time to time. but the material remains so fossilised it‘s hard for all concerned to work tip much of a head of steam. l‘ull marks for all the trappings though. (ilasgow : Cannon The Forge. ()deon. lidinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. UCl. Central; ('aledonian. Strathclyde: Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. ()deon llaniilton. La Scala. l'( ‘l Clydebank. [7(‘1 liast Kilbride.
I Dirty Dancing ( 15) (ltmile Ardolino. t is. 1987)Jennifer (ircy. Patrick Swayze. Jerry ()rbach. 1le mins. Remarkably ordinary but staggeriiigly popular girl-meets-boy-from-the-wrong- side-of-the-tracks musical set in an American summer camp in the vear l9h3. Strathclydc: [7(‘1 liast Kilbride.
I Dr Who and The Daleks ( l ' ) i ( iordon Hemyng. L'K. 1965) Peter Ciishing. Roy
Castle..lenniel inden 83 mins. In which the good Time Lord foils those malevolent rnaestros of metallic mayhem. the Daleks ‘ (who've managed to conquer a good deal of the cosmos without ascending so much as a ﬂight of stairs) and Roy Castlesaves the universe. lidinburgh: l‘ilmhouse.
I Driving Miss Daisy ( t ' i ( Bruce Bercsford. l 'S. 1989) Jessica Tandy. I Morgan l‘reeman. Dan Ay kroyd. 99mins. ' The winner of four ( )scars. including Best Film and Best Actress for .lessica Tandy. This film adaptation of Alfred l Ihry's Pulitzer-winningplay. chartsthe l relationship between gentlewoman Tandy and her chauffeur Freeman. The narrative 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. (ilasgow: (il’l‘.
I The Evil Dead ( lls’) (Sam Riami. US. 1982) Bruce Campbell. Iillen Sandweiss. Betsy Baker. 85 mins. Five unsuspecting youngsters head off for a healthy weekend in a mountain cabin. only to fall foulof wicked demons whose purpose is — wait for it — wholesale slaughter. livery horror cliche is exploited and subverted in this stylish. cheapo schlocker-shocker made with imagination by an inventive young team. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Evil Dead 2: Dead Belore Dawn(18) (Sam Riami. US. 1987) Bruce Campbell. Sarah Berry. Dan Hicks. 84 mins. Bruce 'fastest axe in the West' Campbell and another selection of hardy citizens gird their loins and set their Chainsaws running for another ding-dong battle with the evil forces in the woods. Less gruellingly relentless than the original. this was the smart trash hip hit of the year. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I 44th EIFF Mystery Film Marking (ilasgow's term as European City of Culture. the [Edinburgh International Film Festival for the first time presentsa touring package of five different programmes. To open the season comes. . . well. we won‘t spoil it for you. except to say that we know the title of the .llysir’ry I-i'lm and you don‘t. There is however. one way to end the suspense. (ilasgow: (if-'1'. I The Girl Can't Help It ( P(} ) (Frank Tashlin. US. 1956) Jayne Mansfield.'l’om liwell. Julie London. Fats Domino. Little Richard. 97 mins. Iiwell's graspingagent grooms dumb blonde Mansfield for stardom in this classic satiric comedy on the early daysof rock'n'roll marketability. l-‘ormer animator Tashlin revels in any number of sight gags about hisleading lady"s statuesque frame and lays the basis for a type of film-making vision that remains highly influential. All this plus lots of great music. includingJulie London‘s unforgettable original performance of Cry file/1 River. A genuine Grade-A treat. lidinburgh: l‘ilmhouse.
I Gremlins 2: The New Batch ( 12) (Joe Dante. L'S. 1990) Zach (ialligan. Phoebe Cates. Christopher Lee. 107 mins. For once a sequel that matches the original. This time the scaly mini-monsters rampage through (ilover's Manhattan media empire headquarters where there are genetic laboratories. hi-tech offices and even a television station at their malevolently frolicsome disposal. A reduced schmaltz factor. lots ofone-liners and an unpredictable smattering ofsly movie references make the experience a fun one. (ilasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. (irosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Cannon. Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon. ()deon Ayr. La Scala. UCl Clydebank. UCl [East Kilbride.
I Honey I Shrunk The Kids (U) (Joe Johnston. US. 1989) Rick Moranis. Matt Frewer. Thomas Brown. Amy O'Neill. Robert ()liveri. Jared Rushton. 92 mins. llapless father and would-be inventor (Moranis) does just what the title suggests. The kids find themselves cut down to size (a quarter ofan 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 Disnae. Showing with the excellent new Roger Rabbit short. Tummy Trouble. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I The Hunt For Red Dctober(.iohn McTiernan. VS. 1990) Sean Connery. Alec Baldwin. Scott (ilen. Tim Curry . Joss Ackland. 136 mins. The latest all-star offering from 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 [fast-West relations. McTiernan sneakily sets the film a few years back. which can't help but render it anachronistic. Edinburgh: LICl.
I I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle ( 18) ( Dirk Campbell. UK. 1990) Neil Morrissey. Amanda Noar. Michael Iilphick. 90mins. Apparently conceived as something ofa joke by the team behind television‘s
Boon. it‘s a shame they had to take it asfar 5
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
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