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Kloves. US. 1989) JeffBridges. Beau Bridges. Michelle Pfeiffer. 113 mins. Writer/director Kloves makes an auspicious debut with this evocative tale of broken dreams. fraternal jealousy and slowly awakening passion among three very ordinary cabaret performers. Veteran piano duo Jeff and Beau draft in Ms Pfeiffer's smokey chanteuse to save their act's declining fortunes. but asthe trio go on the road together. romantic and professional relationships are soon in turmoil. Crackling with some ofthe sharpest dialogue in years. this is a moody. mature picture. beautifully shot and scored. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Family Business ( 15) (Sidney Lumet. US. 1989) Sean Connery. Dustin Hoffman. Matthew Broderick. Rosana de Soto. 110 mins. From the titles down thisis (‘onnery's film. Asold Granpa McMullen. he swears. drinks. womanises and hangs his arms out of police cells a lot. It is a role he looks good in. Hoffman.has a harder time playing the crime-spurning son though Broderick. as the grandson. stands up well to his elders and betters. Together they get involved in a foolproof heist dreampt up by the grandson. Once old Sean gets banged up however. the film loses its way and slides into a mire of sentimentality. Glasgow: OFT.
I The Films of Jutta Brucknen 18) Thanks to the good offices of Glasgow‘s Goethe lnstitut. the visit to Scotland ofacclaimed German filmmaker Jutta Bruckner will also be accompanied by a chance to see some of her films. Edinburgh Filmhouse on Wed 19 will be screening a double bill comprising 1979's The Hungry Years 121A Rich Country: which follows a mother and daughter growing up in the harsh climate of Fifties West Germany. plus 1975‘s [)0 Right/ind Fear No-mie. where a ()0 year-old woman looks back on her past and her country‘s history. The following week Bruckner herself will be visiting Glasgow Film Theatre (Tue 25) and
For the best seats
Edinburgh Filmhouse (Wed 26) to introduce her seventh feature. 1986‘s ()ne Glance and Love Breaks ()ul. which takes the setting of Buenos Aires to look at a series of archetypal scenes in a woman's experience. See film listings forfurther details. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Flesh Gordon ( 18) (Michael Benveniste. US. 197-1) Jason Williams. Suzanne Fields. William Hunt. 84 mins. Out ofthis world. space-age sex spoof as our fearless hero conquers the universe with his amazing weapon. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Ghostbusters 2 (PG) (Ivan Reitman. US. 1989) Bill Murray. Dan Aykroyd. Harold Ramis. Sigourney Weaver. 108 mins. Need a sequel‘.’ Who you gonna call'.’ The down-at-heel and discredited slimefighters are back in business. after mayhem once more breaks out on the streets of New York. The effects look less cheap this time. and ifyou liked it first time round you are on a winner here; if you were less than convinced. stay at home — you‘ve seen this one already. Edinburgh: L'Cl.
I Gone With The Wind (PG) (Victor Fleming. LS. 1939) Clark Gable. Vivien Leigh. Olivia de Havilland. Leslie Howard. 220 mins. This new print has restored the original colour to the classic. fifty-year-old tale that brings alive the era of the civil war through gripping narrative and characterisation. remaining faithful to Margaret Mitchell‘s powerful novel. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.
I Gremlins 2: The New Batch ( 12) (Joe Dante. US. 1990) Zach Galligan. Phoebe Cates. Christopher Lee. 107 mins. For once a sequel that matches the original. This time the scaly mini-monsters rampage through Glover'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. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCl. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I The Guardian (18) (William Friedkin. 1990) Jenny Seagrove. Dwier Brown. Carey Lowell. 98 mins. Like every other self-respecting British nanny in the States. Jenny Seagrove‘s favourite pastime is sacrificing her employers‘ little offspring to a carnivorous tree. as young couple Lowell and Brown wring their hands in the background and mouth lines like ‘Oh God. make my baby better'. Paper-thin slice of horror which manages to give the entire plot away in the opening scene. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: UCl.
I Heathers ( 15) (Michael Lehman. (IS. 1989) Winona Ryder. Christian Slater. Lisanne Falk. 102 mins. An ultrablack parody of the high school teenflick. Lehman's first feature film managesto combine box office success with artistic merit. This cult hip hit of the year has Slater and Ryder starting a suicide craze to muscle in on the cliquey Heathers running
the joint. Tune in. turn on. drop dead. 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. 9?. 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 Disnae. Showing with the excellent new Roger Rabbit short. Tummy Trouble. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I I Love You To Death ( 15) ( Lawrence
Kasdan. US. 1990) Kevin Kline.’l‘raccﬂ Lillman. Joan Plowright. William Hurt. 98 mins. See feature. Glasgow: (‘annon'l'he Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: ()tleon. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'(‘l (‘lydebank. liCl liast Kilbridc.
I James Baldwin: The Price Of ATicket
(PG) (Karen 'l‘hors‘en. l'S. 1989)James Baldwin. Maya Angelou. 8o mins. 'l‘horsen's debut solo project is a biography of black American nov elist Baldwin: documentary footage of his 19hm funeral is interspersed with interviews with his contemporaries alongside film Clipsof his own past. The whole isa meticulously researched. lovingly edited homage to one of America's greatest writers. who suffered more than most the stricturesoforthodoxy. lidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Joyce Sikakane ( 15) screening as part of SEC} lABA (Nation). (ilasgow 's ifi-(iuy festival of Cultural Resistance to Apartheid. is this double-bill of films introduced by journalist and w rite r Joyce Sikakane. She served as'l'echnical ! Advisor on Chris Menges' .-l ll'or/tlxlpurl. and here presents a special pairing of [no Rivers. in which poet Rashaka Ratshitanga gives a personal account of 1 day to day life in current South Africa.and : The Ribbon. l larriet (iavshon and l.indy Wilson's look at the making of a peace ribbon by black and white mothers 1 Glasgow: (il’l‘. ; I Kamikaze Heartst lb’) (Juliet Bashorc. US. 1986) Sharon Mitchell. 'l'igr Mcnnett. 1 Jon Martin. 77 mins. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Mac and Me i t ‘) (Stewart Raffill. t 'S. 1988) Christine libersole. Jonathan Ward. Tina Caspary. 100 mins. Mac is in factan acronym for .llysterious .‘i/lt’ll ( ‘reurure in this kiddies” adventure that follows the cute little extraterrestrial's earthbound adventures with a gang of four young chums. And yes. it does sound a lot like Spielberg's [:"I'. Strathclyde: ()deon
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22'l‘he List 14- 27 September 1990