Movies. to mark the bi-centennial ofhis death. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ( 18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1990) Antonio Banderas. Victoria Abril. Francisco Rabal. 101 mins. It's women on the verge ofexpoloitation time as Almodovar reveals his most provacative confection to date with a bare outline that reads more like mere sexist trash: male loony Bandcras kidnaps porno queen Abril. ties her to the bed. pumps her full ofdrugs and. lo. they fall in love. Look beyond the sordid details however and the film creates its own moral logic based on mutual need j between two very damaged characters. 1n the end. Almodovar manages towring l moments of real emotional resonance out ofthe most unpromising material. so we 9 should give him a little credit even ifsome doubts remain. Edinburgh: ()deon. : ITime OfThe Gypsies(15)(Emir Kusturica. Yugoslavian. 1990) Davor l Dujmovic. Elvira Sali. Ljubica Adzovic. ' Sinolicka Trpkova. 142 mins. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Tremors ( 18) (Ron L'nderwood. L'S. 1990) Kevin Bacon. Fred Ward. Finn Carter. 96 mins. In this spirited homage to Fifties monster movies. the remote Nevada town of Perfection is menaced by huge burrowing worms that gobble up anyone unfortunate to cross their path. lt‘s left to handymen Bacon and Ward plus assorted townsfolk to save the day and get through the plot exposition without cracking up at the agreeably knowing dialogue in this splendid blend of straight faces and off-the Richter-scale daftness. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I The Trip ( 18) (Roger (‘orman. US. 1967) ; Peter Fonda. Susan Strasberg. Bruce Dern. Dennis Hopper. 85 mins. Fonda tunes in. turns on. drops acid and hasa very merry time of it in Corman‘s pro-LSD freak-out scenario scripted by Jack Nicholson. Like. wow, man. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Trop Belle Pour T01! T00 Beautiful For You/(18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1989) Gerard Depardieu. Josiane Balasko. (‘arole Bouquet. 91 mins. Massive French hit offers a characteristic twist on the old I eternal threesome scenario. Dcpardieu plays the succesful owner of a car showroom. envied by all for his beautiful wife (Bouquet). who falls in love with his dumpy secretary (Balasko). A film of commendable openness about the needs ofthe senses and men‘s facility for


achievement is how it turns the stuffof

farce into an intense hybrid ofwistful comedy and romantic passion. Edinburgh: ' Film Guild.

I The Unbearable Lightness Of Being ( 18) (Philip Kaufman. LS. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis.Juliette Binoche. Lena ()lin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundera's complex novel about a womanising (‘zech brain surgeon who falls in love for the first time with adoe-like small-town beauty. Abandoning his freewheeling existence. he embraces commitment at the time of the Russian invasion of 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. ()therwise vastly overlong and uninvolving. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Vampire's Kiss ( 18) (Robert Bierman. US. 1988) Nicolas ('age. Mariafonchita Alonso. Jennifer Beals. Elizabeth Ashley. 103 mins. See review. Edinburgh: CC].

I When Father Was Away On Business

(Emir Kusturica. Yugoslavia. 1985) Moreno de Bartoli. .‘v‘liki Manojlovic. Mirjana Karanovic. Mustafa Nadarevic.

136 mins. In the early 1950s. young [ Malik's father falls from favour and issent to a labour camp. The boy grows up in hardship.and eventually falls in love. Kusturica's sensitive and occasionally brilliant movie was a Cannes

Vampire’s Kiss (18) (Robert Bierman. US, 1988) Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley. 103 mins. Scripted by After Hours writer Joseph Minion. this is not so much a horror movie as another darkly comic yuppie nightmare. Cage gives a manically mannered performance as Peter Loew, a young literary agent whose obsession with a missing contract pushes him overthe edge into insanity. Increasingly alienated from everything around him, Loew alternates between harassing his timid secretary (Alonso), clubbing all night, and visiting his shrink (Ashley), until one night, in a moment of orgasmic pleasure, the mysterious Rachel (Beals) bites his neck. Loew becomes fixated with the idea that Rachel is a vampire, and that he is hervictim.

Atfirst, Loew can handle it, but soon


he starts pulling down shades, or wearing them. And as the obsession takes hold, he hunches over in a gross parody of Max Schreck‘s gaunt, slope-shouldered Nosferatu. Cage’s excessive acting style has been called hen-expressionist, a term that might also be applied to the moody, burnished colours of Stefan Czapsky's photography, which transforms the glass towers of modern New York into the Gothic city of Loew’s distorted imagination. A viciously funny and emotionally coruscating study of yuppie alienation and incipient madness, Bierman's debut feature leaves one trembling between laughter, edgy terror and a residual sadness at Loew's pitiful plight. (Nigel Floyd)

Edinburgh: UCI Craig Park.

prize-winner. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ( PG) (Robert Zemeckis. US. 1988) Bob Iloskins. Joanna (‘assidyx (‘hristopher Lloyd. 92 mins. In 1949 LA. the humans live alongside the Toons. cartoon characters working in movies. Animated star Roger Rabbit hires private dick lloskins to keep tabs on his wife. but he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the future ofToontown itself. An amazing technical achievement for the interaction ofcartoons and live action. this box office winner spoofs theft/m nofr genre while milking the Tex Avery-ster cartoon violence for all it's worth. Edinburgh: 17(‘1.

I The Witches (PG) (Nicholas Roeg. US. 1990) Anjelica Huston. Mai Zetterling. Rowan Atkinson. 92 mins. Nine year-old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the everpresent threat posed by the existence of witches. which isn't much help actually because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himselfchanged into a mouse for his pains. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl's children‘s story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner)


creating a superior kids movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way. Lotsof fun. Glasgow: (.‘annon The Forge. GFI‘. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I Withnail & l ( 15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1987) Paul McGann. Richard E. Grant. Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. Two out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage. where one ofthem suffers the attentionsofthe ageing homosexual owner. Reasonably entertaining British comedy with a

tendency to rely on the all-too-easy targets

ofdrug—taking and gay stereotyping for its humour. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Yaaba (PG) (ldrissa ()uedraogo. Burkina Faso. 1989) Fatimata Sanga. Notifou ()uedraogo. Roukietou Barry. 90 mins. Yaaba is a lonely old woman who has been rejected by the villagers ofthe small desert community. but young Bila. a boy who treats the local scrub as hisown adventure playground. is soon to break through the aura of mystery and suspicion that surrounds her. Inventive African feature whose narrative charm has won a wide international reputation and audience. Recommended. (‘entralz MacRobert Arts Centre.


Friday 7—Thursday 13

Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [0] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability ofan induction loop.


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641. £2.50 (Child/OAP£1 .50).

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG) 2.25pm (Sat only). 5.25pm. 8.25pm.

2. Ghost(12) 4.50pm. 7.50pm.

The Little Mermaid (U) Sat only 2.45pm.

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556

1 4282/4343. [D]. [E] (screens 1, 3 andS).

Shows commencing before 6pm £2; after 6pm £3 (Child £2).

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(PG) 12.10pm (Sat.Tue, Wed only).2.20pm. 4.30pm. 6.35pm. 8.50pm.

2. Ghost(12) 1.45pm. 5.25pm.8.20pm. 3. Flalliners ( 15) 1.05pm. 3.40pm,6.05pm. 8.40pm.

4. Repossessed ( 15) 1.45pm. 3.55pm. 6.30pm. 8.45pm.

5. The Little Mermaid (U) 1.15pm; Sat. Sun only 3.20pm.

6. The Exorcist ill (18) 3.40pm (not Sat. Sun). 6.10pm. 8.40pm.

7. Bird ona Wire(12)l.1(1pm.3.40pm. 6.05pm. 8.35pm.

The Witches (PG) Sat only 1.30pm.

The H01 Spot (18) 2pm (not Sat). 5.25pm. 8.25pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 3321592. £3 (Child £1 .60; CAP [before 6pm] £1.60). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun).

1. Ghosl(12) 1.30pm.4.40pm. 7.55pm. 2. The Exorcist Ill ( 18) 1.30pm. 5.05pm. 8.05pm.

3. Nenryand June(18) l.15pm.4.20pm. 7.45pm. 4.GoodFellas(18)1.10pm.4.2()pm. 7.40pm.

5. Presumed Innocent (15) 1.30pm. 4.40pm. 7.55pm.

I CITY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. [1)] screens 2.3 and 4. £3.25 (Child/()AP £2.25 [£2.501ast show]; Student/U840 £2.50 [available as advertised]). Luxury seats also available in screen 1 £3.75. All tickets for shows commencing before 1.30pm £2.25. Advance booking available from box office (1 lam—7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotline (333 9551).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG ) noon. 3pm. 6pm. 9pm.

The Little Mermaid (1)) 1pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. Flatliners(15) 12.40pm. 3.10pm.5.45pm. 8.35pm.

The Hot Spot ( 18) 2.20pm. 5.20pm. 8.20pm.

Repossessed (15) 1.25pm. 3.30pm. 6.30pm (not Wed). 9pm.

Blue Steel ( 18) 1pm. 3.30pm.6pm. 8.45pm.

I GNOSVENOR Ashton Lane. 1 lillhead. 339 4298/7814. £2.50 (Student/UB40£2; Child/OAP£1.50). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office is open 2— 7pm. 1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( PG) 2.10pm. 5.40pm. 8.30pm.

2. GoodFellas( l8)2. 15pm (not Sat). 7.45pm. The Little Mermaid ( L') Sal only 1 .40pm. 3.40an

See also Glasgow Lates.

I SALON Vinicombe Street. 339-1256. (‘ircle £2.75: Stalls £2.50(Studcnt 1'1140 £2; (‘hiltL’()Al’£l.50). The Exorcist Ill ( 18) 2pm. 5.30pm.8piii.

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