I Airplane! (PG) (Jim Abrahams. Jerry and David Zucker. US. 1980) Robert Hays. Julie Hagerty. Peter Graves. Lloyd Bridges. 87 mins. Ted Striker endeavours to overcome his problems and ﬂy again when the pilots Rodger and Under ﬂake out on him in this hilarious spoofofevery old cliche in every old disaster movie ever made. The laugh-a-minute pacing kcepsit flowing along and helps keep the groaning to a minimum. Edinburgh: Cameo. I All Dogs Go to Heaven (U) (Don Bluth. US. 1989) With the voices ofBurt Reynolds. Loni Anderson and Dom DeLuise. 84 mins. In Bluth'slatest animated feature. likeable Alsatian Charlie Barkin is killed by his partnerin small-time crime. but manages to trick his way out of the Afterlife to face earthbound adventure with cute orphan Anne-Marie as he seeks revenge on his double-crossing buddy. ()ccasionally sloppy animation is more than made up for by the inventive story-line and an allusive sense ofhumour that should even have adults suppressing the odd guffaw. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride. I Always (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1989) Richard Dreyfuss. Holly Hunter. John Goodman. 120mins. Airborne fire-fighter Dreyfuss' deepening relationship with feisty co-worker Hunter faces a slight hitch when he‘s killed in action. trying to save best mate Goodman. Thanks however to guardian angel Audrey Hepburn. his soul returnsto Earth. only to face anguish as his ex-lover falls into the arms of hunk Brad Johnson. An absorbing mix ofold fashioned sentiment and state-of-the-art special effects. Spielberg's pays tribute to the wholesome Hollywood warmth of halfa century ago. but his attempts at conveying an adult love affair remain uncomfortably adolescent. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Anna Karenina (PG) (Clarence Brown. US. 1935) Greta Garbo. Basil Rathbonc. Frederic March. 95 mins. Opulent variation on Tolstoy in the best-upholstered Thirites MGM style. with Garbo typically radiant in the title role and Rathbone pitching in one ofhis finest studies in suave villainy as Count Vronsky. Edinburgh University Film Society. IAnolher48 HRS ( 18) (Walter Hill. US. 1991))Iiddie Murphy. Nick Nolte. Brion James. 96 mins. Hill‘s sharp buddy-buddy thriller originally established Eddie Murphy‘s cocky comic persona. but this sequel. rerun does little to add to the star's recent series ofdismal movies. While the bickering interplay between Nolte‘s cop and Murphy's released convict remains intact. the plot is another grim variation on the narcotics kingpin scenario. With a much bigger budget the mayhem factor has increased. but our level of interest is distinctly on the wane. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. I L‘Atalante (PG) (Jean Vigo. France. 1934) Michel Simon. Jean Daste. Dita Parlo. 89 mins. Unmissable reissue of brilliant French director Jean Vigo‘sonly feature before his tragically early death now preserves the work in a form closer to the filmmaker‘s original intentions. A simple narrative follows the tangled passions of newlyweds Daste and Parlo as they spend their honeymoon on a barge trip with seedy old captain Michel Simon. but it‘s 1. 'Aralanle's rich cavalcade of ever-changing moods and unforgettably poetic moments of sensuality that make it a unique classic to be cherished. Glasgow:
I Back To The Future Part 3 (PG) (Robert Zemeckis. US. 1990) Michael J. Fox. Christopher Lloyd. Mary Steenburgen.
longstanding enemy Biff and save the Doc from certain death. except that the latter is much more interested in falling for Mary Steenburgen. The end result is not quite a bad film. but. as with almost every other sequel of a sequel there‘s an overall slackness which prevents it from lifting off in the way that it should. In almost every sense. we‘ve been here before. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. I Bad Influence ( 18) (Curtis Hanson. US. 1989) Rob Lowe. James Spader. Lisa Zane. 102 mins. James Spader is a demure. bespectacled. finance manager with a luxury LA apartment and. signifigantly. a video camera. Enter Rob Lowe. who personifies everything Spader ain't. cool. assured and unhindered by moral scruples. The two strike up a friendship and Spader‘s life takes a dramatic turn. This is not so much sex. lies and videotape as sex. lies. videotape and murder. Though it shares much the same roots as the pretentious Apartment Zero it is afar superior production with suspense and humour served up in equal measures and Rob Lowe‘s performance providinga likeable mocking of his off-screen exploits. An unexpected slice ofquality entertainment. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Barbarella (18) (Roger Vadim. Italy/France. 1967) Jane Fonda. John Philip Law. David Hemmings. 98 mins. In the year 40.000 AD. scx kitten Fonda
- travels to the planet Sorgo to divest herself
of much futuristic clothing. fall in love with Law's angel and tussle with Hemmings‘ mad scientist character Duran Duran (yes. fact fans. it is he). Dated Vadim romp of interest mostly to kitsch aficionados or horny twelve year-olds. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I The Belly Of An Architect ( 15) (Peter Grecnaway. UK/Italy. 1987) Brian Dennehy. Chloe Webb. Lambert Wilson. 118 mins. Distinguished American architect Stourley Kracklitc arrives in Rome to mount an exhibition in memory of his 18th century predecessor Etienne Louis Boulee. Gradually. as his health deteriorates. he becomes convinced that his faithless. pregnant wife is trying to poison him. A majestic performance by burly Dennehy adds a brutal emotional streak to this typically elegant Grecnaway maze. which makes excellent use of sumptuous Roman locations. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Betsy's Wedding (15) (Alan Alda. US. 1990) Alan Alda. Molly Ringwald. Ally Sheedy. Joe Pesci. 98 mins. See preview. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I The Big Man (18) (David Leland. UK. 1990) Liam Neeson. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. Ian Bannen. Billy Connolly. 116 mins. In this screen adaptation of William McIlvanney‘s novel. Liam Neeson turns in a powerful performance as unemployed ex-miner Danny Scoular. who takes up underworld kingpin Ian Bannen‘s offer ofa potentially lucrative bare-knuckle bout in one last effort to retain his dignity. The momentum towards the fight and the central theme ofsmall town naivety versus big city corruption lend the film a thrust and a scope that the overstressed subplotting; romantic (spouse Whalley-Kilmer's secondary affair) and comedic (Connolly and canine). unfortunately tends to nulify. Strathclyde: La Scala.
I Bill Douglas In what amounts to something of a coup for the Glasgow Film Theatre. the retiring Scottish filmmaker currently developing a new project to follow 1986‘s Comrades. will introduce the first two parts of his celebrated S705 autobiographical trilogy. My Childhood and My Ain Folk. Glasgow: GFT.
I Bird 0n AWire (12) (John Badham. US. 1990) Mel Gibson. Goldie Hawn. David Carradine. 107 mins. Formula film-making at its most bloated and least inventive has Gibson on the run from a couple of crooked drug-smuggling cops he turned in a few years back and Hawn as the old girlfriend about to blow his cover. Less-than-enthralling chase flick will probably pass a couple of hours ifthe alternative is having your toenails pulled out. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Salon. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Birdy (Alan Parker. us. 1984) Matthew Modinc. Nicholas Cage. John Harkins. 120 mins. Atmospheric adaptation of William Wharton‘s novel about a boy passionately enthralled by birds. and his beefcake high school buddy. who form an unlikely teenage bond. Birdy (Modine) is so traumatised in Vietnam that he retreats into bird behaviour. and the military psychiatrist calls in Cage to sort him out. Trouble is. he ain‘t come through ‘Nam so good himself. Superbly acted. with some exhilarating ‘ﬂight‘ sequences. this is a daring. witty. moving and largely successful film. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Blue Velvet ( 18) (David Lynch. US. 1986) Kyle MacLachlan. DennisHopper. Isabella Rossellini. 120 mins. In small-town Middle America. would-be boy detective MacLachlan finds a severed car on some waste ground. When the police shoo him away he decides todo some investigating of his own. A singular fusion of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare. B-movie
detection and brutal sex to deconstruct our
complacent vision of normal society. This is film-making of remarkable imagination and skill. Edinburgh: UCI.
I Body Heal ( 18) (Lawrence Kasdan. US. 1981 ) William Hurt. Kathleen Turner. Richard Crenna.116 mins. Hurt has the hots for Turner so her hubby Crenna is set for an early grave and the insurance company for a big pay-out. Splendid update of Double Indemnity with a ' drenchingly sweaty atmosphere (the sex has a lot to do with it) and a script that leaves teethmarks. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Born On The Fourth OlJuly ( 18) (Oliver Stone. US. 1989) Tom Cruise. Willem Dafoe. Raymond J. Barry. Kyra Sedgwick. 144 mins. Stone's Oscar-winning second trip to ‘Nam features Cruise as disabled veteran Ron Kovic. in a biographical depiction of ambition. disillusionment and national betrayal. as the lad grows up. joins up. gets wounded and finds his country doesn‘t want to know him anymore. Kovic's plight is rendered symbolic of state-of-the-nation dismay. and Cruise brings an unprecendented degree of integrity to the part. giving easily his best performance to date. Stone's usual lack of subtlety is offset here by Kovic’s own involvement in making the movie. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I BullelFroid (15) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1979) Bernard Blier. Gerard Depardieu. Micehl Serrault. 93 mins. Crooked police inspector Blierpere. a man with an alarming tendency toshoot suspects on sight. suspects Depardieu of an unsolved murder and thus a blackly comic chase begins. Freewheeling post-Bunuel caper in the best Blier (fils) style. which should be eagerly sought out by those who know him only for the arthouse smash Trap Belle Pour T01. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Cadillac Man ( 15) (Roger Donaldson. US. 1990) Robin Williams. Tim Robbins. Fran Drescher. 98 mins. What could have been another comic vehicle for Williams badly misfires. ()nce vengance seeking boyfriend. Robbins. invades the premises
of Williams‘ motor-mouthed car salesman things the movie loses its way as our Robin tries to persuade him to give up his mission. About as funny as a flat-tyre in the rain. Glasgow: Odeon. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I Cat People ( 18) (Paul Schrader. US. 1982) Nastassja Kinski. Malcolm McDowell. John Heard. 118 mins. Visceral. obsessive and occasionally rather stylish remake of the Val Lewton classic. with Kinski and McDowell brother and sister from an ancient caste who turn into felines when sexually aroused. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Cold Feet (15) (Robert Dornhelm. US. 1989) Keith Carradine. Tom Waits. Sally Kirkland. 91 mins. Flungtogether by co-writer buddies Thomas McGuane and Jim Harrison over a 13-year period. this is a shaggy dog story as contemporary Western. Carradine's rancher joins floozie Kirkland and dangerously psychopathic gunman Waits in a wacko scheme to smuggle some stolen emeralds inside a horse over the border into the US. As filmed by the European Dornhelm. the result is an amiany post-modern melangc of Sam Shepard and Jim Jarmusch. Just don‘t expect a rattlin‘ good story. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I Common Threads: Stories From The Guilt (PG) (Robert Epstein andJeffrey Friedman. US. 1989) Narrated by Dustin Hoffman. 75 mins. Winner ofthe documentary ()scar. this important film cuts through the ignorance and hypocrisy surrounding the AIDS epidemic by looking at the cases offive verydifferent individuals who have died from the disease and since been remembered in the Memorial Quilt. Usinginterviews. photographs. home movies and the memories of the living. Common Threads is at once a celebration of the lives ofthose five people and an indictment of the way that AIDS has been reported in the media. Glasgow: GF'I'.
I‘l’he Cook. The Thief. His Wife and Her Lover( 18) (Peter (ireenaway. UK. 1989) Richard Bohringer. Michael (iambon. Helen Mirren. Alan Howard. Tim Roth. 120 mins. Grecnaway 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: Filmhouse.
I The Creature From The Black Lagoon ( 18) (Jack Arnold. US. 1954) RichardCarlson. Julia Adams. Ricou Browning. 79mins. Fifties‘ monster movie classic has a party of scientists on an Amazon expedition discovering a strange amphibious creature. the gill man. who proceedsto threaten the safety of the entire group. Impressive underwater camerawork and some sympathy for the big green fella mark this out as far superior to most ofthe
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