and her chauffeur Freeman. The narrative spans several decades of gradually shifting attitudes and developing racial consciousness. An affecting mosaic of everyday pride and prejuduce which reveals a deeply-laid insight into human behaviour. presented throughout with wonderful pacing. Edinburgh: Film Guild. I Dumbo (U) (Ben Sharpsteen. US. 1941) 64 mins. The rest of the circus animals make fun of the little elephant with the huge ears. but he discovers they have ausc after all. Classic Disney: timeless entertainment. Edinburgh University Film Society.
I The Empire Strikes Back (U) (Irvin Kershncr. US. 1980) Mark Hamill. Harrison Ford. Carrie Fisher. Anthony Daniels. Alec Guinness. 124 mins. Second and least surprising instalment ofthe George Lucas sequence (still a trilogy - so far); with readily recognized characters and-predictably great special effects. But the intrigue of family riddles is only really interesting in the light ofthe third serving. Return Of The Jedi. Paisley Arts Centre. I Enemies. A Love Story ( 15) (Paul Mazursky. US. 1989) Ron Silver. Lena Olin. Anjelica Huston. Margaret Sophie Stein. 120 mins. Adapted from the novel by Isaac Bashcvis Singer. Enemies follows the fortunes of hapless philanderer Herman Broder who made it to 1949 New York after surviving the concentration camps. only to find his romantic life distressingly complicated by a new marriage to his cx-maid (Stein). a demanding affair with fellow holocaust survivor Olin. and the shock reappearance of spouse Huston. whom he‘d long believed murdered at the hands ofthe Nazis. Mazursky brings a knowing. humane quality to his tangled paroxysms of human emotion and presents a satisfying look at the conﬂict between the sexes to rank with his best work. A marvellous picture. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Exorcist ( 18) (William Friedkin. US.
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Saturday Jan 26th Dark Angel 1: The Punisher 1. Thursday Jan 31”
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1973) Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. 110 mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little obsessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good, dead scarey, dead priest. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I Fantasia (U) (Ben Sharpsteen. US, 1940) The voice of Deems Taylor; music played by the Philadelphia Orchestra. conducted by Leopold Stokowski. 135 mins. Fully restored to mark its 50th anniversary. Walt Disney‘s semi-abstract feature remains a unique and astonishing achievement. Almost equally lauded and loathed. it contains some visually stunning material as well as some rather embarrassing kitsch, but surely the most memorable sequence is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Mickey Mouse (endowed for the first time with pupils instead of button eyes). Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon, UCI. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. I Une Femme Est Une Femme (18) (Jean-Luc Godard. France. 1961) Anna Karina. Jean-Paul Belmondo. Jean-Claude Brialy. 80 mins. Godard‘s wife Karina plays a stripper seeking security and motherhood in this gritty - mid-Sixties exercise in Gallic strectwise style that went through some censorship trouble in Britain on account of its sexual content. In its attempts at hard-edged economic analysis. there is perhaps also an indication of the director‘s politicised excesses to come. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Field (12) (Jim Sheridan. lreland. 1990) Richard Harris. Brenda Fricker. Tom Berenger. John Hurt. 1 10mins. Remaining in his native Emerald lsle. Sheridan follows up the phenomenal success of My Left Foot with a ruraldrama set in the 1930s. Harris stars as tyrannical farmer Bull McCabe. defending his land against the inﬂux of new. post-famine thinking. He is ably supported by acast that includes Fricker. whose performance as Christy Brown‘s mother was one ofthe triumphs of My Left Foot. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Flatliners ( 18) (Joel Schumacher. US. 1991)) Keifer Sutherland. Julia Roberts. Kevin Bacon. lllmins. An arresting new adventure ﬂick in which the bankablc Julia Pretty Woman Roberts plus Messrs Sutherland Jnr and Bacon play a band of medical students exploring the fine line between life and death. By tampering with life support machines they‘re able to reach the moment when all the vital signs have stopped and the monitors are showing flat lines (hence the title). before being brought back by their associates but the side-effects of the process are to prove dangerously unexpected. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: Motherwell Theatre. UCI Clydebank. I The Fool (U) (Christine Edzard. UK. 1990) Derek Jacobi. Maria Aitken. lrina Brook. Paul Brooke. (‘yril Cusack. \ Michael llordern. 141) mins. See preview. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Friday the Thirteenth Part 3 ( 18) (Steve Miner. US. 1982) Dan Kimmell. Richard Brooker. Catherine Parks. Paul Kratka. 95 mins. Boy. will those kids never learn? 1f the last instalment skewered enough bums to seats then ol' Jason just ain‘t gonna die. Part Two. also directed by Miner. made 511) million. so they just had to pull that ice-hockey mask out ofthe wardrobe department again. This time the slicing and dieing is in spectacular 3-D. but take a tip from me. kids: ifyou‘re feeling horny . steer clear of Camp Crystal Lake. okay? Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre. I The Garden ( 18) (Derek Jarman. UK. 1990) Tilda Swinton. Johnny Mills. Kevin ('ollins. Roger Cook. 92 mins. Jarman's latest film. shot partly in his own garden in Dungeness. preserves the extra-narrative direction of his earlier work. but bears witness to a growing intensity. The story that gradually emerges parallels the sufferingol'Christ with a lattcrday passion story about the oppression ofhomosexuals
Kindergarten Cop (12) (Ivan Reitman, US, 1990) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Richard Tyson. 111 mins. It must have seemed a good comedy idea: Arnie undercover as a kindergarten teacher. It might have worked too had director Ivan Reitman had the faintest grasp of his intended audience. Brilliantly opening like some Dirty Harry parody, the initial ‘party-pooper' setpiece should go down in the Amie's Greatest Moments catalogue; yet having captured the action-man crowd Reltman’s attention shifts to the family market that lapped up Twins, and a mind-staggerineg contrived plot soon has the big lad surrounded by a bunch of relentlessly cute toddlers. There’s more to come though, for before it’s all over we've returned to hard violence - Total Recall had nothing on this one for schizophrenia.
For all that, it’s predictable as hell. LA cop Kimble has to locate the long-missing wife and child of a killer named Crisp (Tyson) and get herto testify against him. Trouble is, there are no recent pictures and all the fuzz know is that the little boy goes to school in smalltown Oregon, but unfortunately the baddie’s on the case too and he and
his momma (Caroll Baker) want the kid back. Still. despite initial disasters Arnie naturally proves a born teacher, turning the problem class into the school's pride and (yes, you guessed) falling in love with the very mum he's supposed to be tracking down.
The obvious slapstick humour is enjoyable enough, but what really rankles is Reitman’s way with serious issues. The broken families angle gets a sentimentally trite and simplistic treatment but even that palls beside the reprehensible exploitation of child abuse for an easy emotional charge. Such unpalatable touches aside, Scwarzenegger is on excellent form as tough cop and romantic lead, while Pamela Reed as his cop sidekick works wonders with a role that starts as a plot device and works down. End of term report: attention has a tendency to ; wander, could do better. (Mike Davies) ;
From Frlt Feb. Glasgow:.Cannon The Forge, Cannon Sauchiehall Street, Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Dominion, Odeon, UCI. Central: Allanpark, Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon,
.Kelburne, Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton, :
UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride.
in modern Britain. with mortality a palpable presence. linking Christ‘s impending death loosely with Jarman‘s own HIV-positive status. The film will of course be damned by the Whitehouse contingent. but has an emotional — even spiritual — quality that is both typical Jarman and genuinely transcendant ofthe normal limits of cinematic art. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I Ghost(12) (Gerry Zucker. US. 1991)) Patrick Swayze. Demi Moore. Whoopi Goldberg. Tony Goldwyn. 126 mins. An crsthwile happy couple are split up when Patrick Swayze falls victim to a late night mugging. Not content merely to pass-on however. he returns to try and get back in touch with Demi Moore. via medium Whoopi Goldberg in order to warn her about some financial shenanigans. Jerry Zuckcr’s amiable supernatural. comedy-drama has been the surprise box-office success of the year and is charming audiences here. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Gleaming The Cube (PG) (Graeme Clifford. US. 1989) Christian Slater. Steven Bauer. Richard Herd. 105 mins. Set in Orange County. California. the seemingly cryptic title coming from skateboarders‘ slang. Slater playsthe archetypal teen skate rebel convinced that 1 his brother‘s death was not. as the police believe. suicide. While the youngster conducts his own investigation. detective Bauer advises him to leave matters to the proper authorities. From the director of Frances. this gritty look at death. youth and authority has been shorn ofits violence to become a somewhat sanitised skateboard adventure for those in their early teens. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I GoodFellas(18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1990) Robert De Niro. Ray Liotta.Joe Pesci. Lorraine Braco. Paul Sorvino. 145 mins. A return for Scorsese and De Niro to the creed of amoral violence seen in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Liotta plays Henry Hill. a real-life mufioso. while De Niro is his mentor in crime. And while the bullets. fists and carving knives fly. Scorsese brings us back to that
22'l‘he List 25 January — 7 February 1991