down a group of malfunctioning androids in this gritty hi-tech retread of Raymond Chandler. executed with Scott’s customary visual ﬂair. and with strong performances. especially from Ford and Hauer. But try following the confusing plot first time around. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Boudu Saved From Drowning (PG) (Jean Renoir. France. 1932) Michel Simon. Charles Grandval, Marcelle Hainia. 87
mins. The extraordinary confrontation of :
moral outlook between a tramp saved from drowning. and his well-to-do rescuer who becomes his host is both charming and disturbing. as Renoir explores relationships between opposite sectors of apolarised community. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Breakfast At Tiffany’s ( 15) (Blake Edwards, US. 1961) Audrey Hepburn. George Peppard, Patricia Neal. Buddy Ebsen. Mickey Rooney. 115 mins. Truman Capote cleaned up fora respectable audience. in this enjoyably light but rather empty-headed romantic tangle set among the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Brighton Beach Memoirs ( 15) (Gene Saks, US. 1986) Blythe Danner. Bob Dishy, Jonathan Silverman. 110 mins. 1937 Brooklyn. and the young Neil Simon is preoccupied with baseball. the mysteries of sex. and the diary in which the future writer records the chronicle ofhis adolescence. Passable adaptation of one of Simon‘s more reflective pieces ofwork. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Bullseye! (15) (Michael Winner. UK/US, 1990) Michael Caine. Roger Moore. Sally Kirkland. Derren Nesbitt. 102 mins. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Ode t Ayr. Odeon Hamilton.
I Bye Bye Blues (15) (Anne Wheeler. Canada. 1989) Rebecca Jenkins. Luke Reilly. Stuart Margolin. 116mins. Warming tale of a housewife keeping up her spirits during the depressed World War Two years by joining a touring dance band as singer and piano player. The film was a deserving audience winner at the 1989 London Film Festival and is further evidence of the breadth of talent currently working in Canada. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Cabaret (18) (Bob Fosse. US. 1972) Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Michael York. 124 mins. ln divinely decadent early 1930s Berlin. singer Sally Bowles wows them at the notorious Kit Kat Klub. encounters the beginnings of Nazism and shares her pretty English boyfriend with a gay baron. Stylish and invigorating Broadway musical turned Oscar-winning cinematic landmark. Edinburgh University Film Society.
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. Once venganee 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: Salon.
I Canadian Animation: The McLaren Legacy (PG) (Donald McWilliams, Caroline Leaf. Jacques Drouin, Ryan Larkin. Arthur Lipsett, Canada. various years) Donald McWilliams introduces an examination of the influence ochLaren on Canadian animated ﬁlms since 1942. when he set up an animation studio at the National Film Board of Canada. Work by some of the young artists who were inﬂuenced by his revolutionary ideas is included in the programme. Glasgow: GFT.
I Casablanca (PG) (Michael Curtiz. US. 1942) Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Dooley Wilson. 102 mins. You must remember this. . . Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between
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two lovers. Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle. devious Nazis. a fogbound airport. a piano-player tinkling that tune. . . A wonderful hill ofbeans. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.
I Celia ( 18) (Anne Turner. Australia. 1989) Rebecca Smart. Nicholas Eadie. Maryanne Fahey. 103 mins. Set in the 1950s in Australian suburbia.Turner‘s excellent debut feature (similar in spirit to My Life as a Dog) follows the bitter rites of passage of nine-year-old (‘elia from the death of relatives and pets to doling out cruelty and violence on ‘Communist' neighbours. A unique blend ofehildhood paranoia and political nous. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I Do ChienAndalou (18) (Luis Bunuel. France. 1928) Simone Mareuil. Pierre
Batcheff. Jaime Miravilles. Salvador Dali.
Luis Bunuel, sundry dead donkeys. 1'7 mins. Classic Spanish surrealism. with famous eyeball-slitting scene and a great deal of bizarre imagery ofobscure meaning. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I Choose Me (15) (Alan Rudolph. US. 1984) Keith Carradine, Genevieve Bujold, Lesley Ann Warren. Rae Dawn
Chong. lilomins. A slightly unreal LA bar
is the setting for this classic series of vignettes chronicling the quest for love and fulfilment of numerous protagonists. all ofwhom find it just the wrong side of possible to get what they‘re looking for. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Cook. The Thief. His Wife and Her Lover( 18) (Peter Greenaway.1,'K.1989) Richard Bohringer. Michael (iambon. Helen Mirren. Alan Howard. Tim Roth. 120 mins. Greenaway has made a film guaranteed to offend everybody. Though beautifully art-directed. photograpth. produced and acted. it deals with the kind ofsubject matter normally only found under the counter at y ideo nasty stores. Compulsive and unforgettable but you‘d be hard pressed to like the thing. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride Film Society. I Creative Process: Norman McLaren (Donald McWilliams. Canada. 1989)'1‘he Scottish premiere of a documentary tribute to Norman McLaren. a Scot best known for his work in Canadian animation. Here are recorded McLaren's ideas about creativity. narcissism. surrealism and cinematic art. which McWilliams experienced at firsthand when he collaborated on Mel .aren‘s last film Narcissus. Glasgow: (iFl‘. I Darkman (15) (Sam Raimi. L'S. 199(1) Liam Neeson. Frances McCormand. Colin Friels. Larry Drake. 91 mins. See preview. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchichall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCl. Strathclyde: L'Cl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride. I Die Hard 2: Die Harder ( 18) (Benny Harlin, US. 1991)) Bruce Willis. Bonnie Bedelia. William Atherton. 1221mm. Detective John McClanc (Bruce Willis) is spending Christmas in Washington. but as he waits at the airport for his wife'sflight to get in the whole place is taken overby terrorists. Needless to say action man Bruce jumps in there to sort them out. but he‘d better be quick because the baddtes are refusing to let his ntissus‘s plane land. Usual patterned sequel that‘s like the original. only more so with much moolah spent on the explosions and superhero Willis battling a screenplay oftowcriltg mediocrity. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre. I Dogs in Space (18)( Richard Lowenstcin. Australia. 1986) Michael Hutchence. Saskia Post. Chris 1 laywood. 109 mins. The young and infuriatineg talented director of Strike/mural returns with something completely different; a punk-era version of Nashville brimming with raw energy. a multiplicity of characters and the expected interlocking stories. The ramshackle plot celllrcs around Sam. the lead singer in a punk
band. and his girlfriend Anna. who are two inhabitants ofa drop-in-anytime house populated by punks. vegetarians. students and anyone else interested in parties. gigs. TV. random discussions and loadsa drugs. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Enchantment ( 18) (Nagasaki Shunichi. Japan. 19891AkiyoshiKumiko. Harada Kiwako. Naito'l'akeshi. Kusakari Masao. 109 mins. Tokyo psychiatrist Dr Sotomura becomes obsessed with the mysterious past of a beautiful patient. Miyako. whose unhealthy relationship with her ﬂatmate is just the beginning. What follows is a dreamy and constantly surprising suspense mystery involving murder. serious injury. sexual intrigue and outrageously Improbable twists of the plot. Subtle and subversive. Glasgow: (il’l‘.
I The Exorcism lh‘) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow 111) mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little obsessed girl in this hugely effective searel'est. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Edinburgh: Cameo. Edinburgh 1'nivcrsity Film Society. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.
I Exorcist 2: The Heretic ( 18) (John Boorman. LS. 1977) Richard Burton. Louise Fletcher. linda Blair. llllmins. The horror film that once turned heads receives an unworthy sequel in this silly mtlmbo-jumbo about priest Burton trying to understand the demons still lurking within the hapless Ms Blair. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Fabulous Baker Boys ( 15) (Steve Kloves. US. 1989) Jeff-Bridges. Beau Bridges. Michelle Pfeiffer. 113 mitts. 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 Jeffand 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 ofthc sharpest dialogue in years. this is a moody, mature picture. beautifully shot and scored. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Flatliners ( 15) (Joel Schumacher. US, 199(1) Keifer Sutherland, Julia Roberts. Kevin Bacon. William Baldwin. 112mins. See preview. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Dominion. Odeon. UCI. Central: Allanpark. Cannon. Strathclyde: Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. La Scala. UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.
I The Freshman (PG) (Andrew Bergman. l'S. 1990) Matthew Broderick. Bruno Kirby. Marlon Brando. Maximilian Schell. 102 mins. The youthful-looking Broderick arrives in New York to begin a course in film studies, and immediately falls prey to Kirby‘s hustler. Worse isto come. though, when Kirby makes amends by introducing him to Uncle Brando, a wealthy but shady figure. who makes him an offer he can‘t readily refuse. The Godfather parodies are of course deliberate (Broderick's course even includes a seminar on the film) andthe movie's knowing humour, spot-on casting and escalating suspense give it an irresistible charm. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: Odeon.UC1. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ( PG)
(1 ioward Hawks. US. 1953) Marilyn Monroe. Jane Russell. Charles Coburn. 91 mins. Two girls from Little Rock make it big in Paris. inconsequential comedy musical from the Anita Loos novel. made watchable by the ebullient stars and the production number ‘Diamonds Are A Girl‘s Best Friend‘. Edinburgh University Film Society.
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