I Hawks and Sparrows (PG) (Pier Paolo Pasolini.lta1y. 1966) Toto. Ninetto Davoli. Rossano Di Rocco. 88mins. Vagabond father and son Toto and Davoli . deciding to emulate St Francis and talk to the fowl ofthe air. are accompanied on their trek across country by a left-wing intellectual crow and encounter a similarly loquacious cow in this unique parable of Italian life. continually caught between the twin poles of the Church and Marxism. Glasgow: GFT. I Heavy Pettlng (15) (Obie Benz. US. 1990) David Byrne. William S. Burroughs. Laurie Anderson.‘Spa1ding Gray. Abbie Hoffman. Allen Ginsberg. 80 mins. Benz‘s playful and perceptive documentary takes a ruthlessly honest look at sex and sexual attitudes among American teenagers of the late 19505 and early 1960s: those days when Republican senators and Christian fundamentalists thought it might be possible. ifonc prepared the right sort of propaganda. to stem the worrying tide of youth liberation which was beginning to sweep Western civilisation. This film shows you exactly why they failed. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I Henry And June ( 18) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1990) Fred Ward. Uma Thurman. Maria de Maderios. Richard E. Grant. 137 mins. The triangular relationship between the erotic writers Henry Miller and Anais Nin and Miller’s wife June isthe backbone of this well mounted biopic. which suffers from the slightly incongruous explicitness of Kaufman‘s previous Unbearable Lighlness Of Being and the same uncomfortably slow pace. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Home Alone (PG) (Chris Columbus. US. 1990) Macaulay Culkin. Joe Pesci. Daniel Stern. John Heard. Catherine O‘Hara. 103 mins. Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O‘Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely albeit accidentally leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pcsci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly. ifsadistic. scare-comedy antics produced by teenflick veteran John Hughes and geared very obviously to the Christmas market. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Dominion. Odeon. UCI. Central: Allanpark. Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon.Ke1burne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. I The Hot Spot (18) (Dennis Hopper. US. 1990) Don Johnson. Virginia Madsen. Jennifer Connelly. 130 mins. Hopper‘s homage tofilm noir is set in small-town Texas. where Johnson's amoral drifter sweet-talks his way into a job as a car salesman. and soon finds himselftorn between two women. one ofwhom happens to be married to his employer. As tensions begin to rise. it transpires that everyone has a few secrets they‘d rather not share. Suspenseful and astute. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Korezalt (PG) (Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 1989) Wojtek Psoniak. Ewa Dalkowska. Piotr Kozlowski. Marzena Tryblala. 113 mins. The Polish master’s tribute to the heroic Jewish doctor J anusz Korczak (a superb Psoniak) is a simply told and brutally honest portrait of a strong. decent but doomed man. Beginning in 1939. it chronicles the Holocaust years from the German occupation of Warsaw to Korczak‘s death in a concentration camp with pride. dignity and unsentimental sensitivity. The director will be present at this screening. Glasgow: GFT. I The Little Mermaid (U) (John Musker and Ron Clements. US. 1990) With the voices of Rene Auberjonois. Buddy Hackett. Kenneth Mars. 83 mins. Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. the latest Disney animated feature may not quite rank with the glories ofWalt‘s distant past but displays an impressive

attention to detail. bags of humour and a set of truly tacky songs. Our bikini-clad heroine might be a little too eager tofulfil her Barbie-doll destiny. but by and large it‘s embarrassingly en joyablc stuff. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Dominion, Odeon. UCl. Central: Regal. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Lolita (15) (Stanley Kubrick. UK. 1962) James Mason. Shelley Winters. Sue Lyon. 152 mins. Glum version of the Vladimir Nabokov novel in which hapless. middle-aged professor Mason becomes besotted by the charms of precocious nymphet Lyon. A strange blend of murder. lust and obsession with impressive moments and fine acting. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.

I Longtlme Companion ( 15) (Norman Rene. US. 1989) Bruce Davison. Scott Campbell. Dermot Mulroney. 96mins. Taking its title from the somewhat euphemistic phrase favoured by newspaper obituary columns to describe the partners of gay men who die ofAlDS. Norman Rene's humane. witty and moving drama tells the story of a group of friends and their reactions to the changes in their world from the moment in 1981 when they notice a small article in the New York Times warning of a ‘rare cancer‘ apparently attacking male homosexuals. This first mainstream release to chronicle the continuing fatal effects of the AIDS virus on the gay community offers a well-acted and emotionally approachable portrait of courage and support in time of

need. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Mad Max (18) (George Miller. Australia. 1979) Mel Gibson. Joanne Samuel. Steve Bisley. 93 mins. in a bleak. near future the forces of law and order are barely able to suppress a reckless bedlam rampaging on the highways of the state. Weary and disgusted. supercop Gibson retires but returns with a purpose to avenge the murder by marauding bikers of his wife and child. Violent stuffwith death-defying stunt work. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Mad Max 2 ( 18) (George Miller. Australia. 1981) Mel Gibson. Bruce Spence. 94 mins. Exhilarating post-Apocalypse adventure. with plenty grotesque imagery and vicious villians. Pure cinema (count the number ofwords 01‘ Max has to say) and the highpoint of the series. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Magic Flute (U) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1974) Josef Kostlinger. Irma Urrila. Hakan Hagegard. 135 mins. Originally made for Swedish TV. Bergman‘s version of Mozart is set in an actual theatre where a modern audience watch an 18th century performance. The result is sympathetically attuned to the talents of his performers but still a fairly frothy addition to the Swede‘s canon of faithless anguish. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I Metropolitan (15) (Whit Stillman. US. 1989) Carolyn Farina. Edward Clements. Christoper Eigeman. Taylor Nichols. 98 mins. Reworking ofJanc Austen in modern New York. where a collection of ‘ths‘ (Urban Haute Bourgeoisie) exchange urbane. ironic banter on the three Ls life. love and literature. Intelligent. meditative satire from precocious newcomer. Glasgow: GFT. I Miami Blues (18) (George Armitage. US. 1990) Alec Baldwin. Fred Ward. Jennifer Jason Leigh. 97 mins. Formula cop thriller meets social satire in Armitage‘s ambitious but not wholly successful parody. which attempts to expose the shallowness of Florida society and glossy police drama. Enthusiastically quirky performances from Baldwin as the hood. Leigh as his happy hooker and Ward as the exasperated cop on their tail can‘t compensate for a basic lack ofdrivc in the plot and pacing. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.

I Milou In May (15) (Louis Malle. France.

1989) Michel Piccoli. Miou-Miou. Michel Duchaussoy. 108 mins. A rambling estate in the South of France and satyr-like' old reprobatc Piccoli is in for a prolonged bout of domestic discord when the members of his bickering family come together to sort out grandma‘s will. Their discord is increased by the worrisome news emerging from 1968 Paris. Certainly. there‘s a good comedy to be made about the plight of the bourgeoisie duringthis period. but Malle‘s latest. a cross between Brian Rix and Bunuel with settings by Renoir. isn't it. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I Mister Frost ( 15) (Philip Setbon. US. 1990) Jeff Goldblum. Alan Bates. Kathy Baker. Francois Negret. 103 mins. Goldblum's Mister Frost is a sinister figure whose British estate is littered with bloodless corpses. and who initially maintains a stony silence about his motives for their murder. Gradually. Batcs' police inspector and Baker‘s psychiatrist are drawn into a web of intrigue as to Mister Frost‘s real identity— which transpires to be more dangerous than anyone could imagine. Slightly silly demonic psycho-thriller which never quite fulfils its chill potential. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCl.

I My Blue Heaven (PG) (Herbert Ross. US. 1990) Steve Martin. Rick Moranis. Joan Cusack. 96 mins. Jolly but unremarkable pairing of Martin and

Wholly captivating rite of passage tale set in Sweden during the 1950s. Twelve-year-old lngemar copes with his mother‘s terminal illness and his family‘s general indifference to him by indulgingin a high fantasy life. including the pretence that he is a dog. Terrible title.wondcrful. unmissable film. Edinburgh: Filmhousc. I The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter (U) (George Miller. US. 1990) Jonathan Brandis. Kenny Morrison. Clarissa B'urt. John Wesley Shipp. 90 mins. Returning to the mysterious land of Fantasia via the magic book preserved in Mr Coreander‘s bookshop. Bastian Balthazar Bux (Brandis) meets up with friends old and new. and when imagination comes under threat. he once again participates in the struggle between good and evil. Lots of special effects and philosophical intricacies make this an entertaining and absorbing follow-up to the 1984 original. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehali Street. Grosvenor. Salon. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Central: Caledonian. Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. ()deon Ayr.0deonllami1ton. La Scala. UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Hine-And-A-Hall Weeks ( 18) (Adrian Lyne. US. 1985) Mickey Rourke. Kim Basinger. 113 mins. Divorcee Basinger becomes a slave to love and lust when she

Moranis. as a retired gangster and his FBI minder. assigned to keep him straight in a suburban hell. Guess what? It ain't easy. The script by Nora When Harry . . . Ephron helps keep the comedy rolling. though. and all in all it's quite good fun. though too basically safe for any serious belly laughs. Strathclyde: Odeon Hamilton.

I My Life As A Dog (PG) (Lasse l Ialstrom. Sweden. 1985) Anton Glanzelius. Manfred Server. Anki Liden. 101mins.

succumbs to the stubbly charms of commodities broker Rourke. Empty-headed and disturbing designer honking. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. I1900zParl1 (l8) (Bernardo Bertolucci. lt, Fr"W Ger. 1970) Robert De Niro. Gerard Depardieu. Burt Lancaster. Domminique Sanda. Donald Sutherland. Beautiful yetviolent study ofltalian history since the beginning ofthe 20th century told through the lives oftwo childhood chums (De Niro and


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