Glasgow: GET.

I Jailhouse Rock (PG) (Richard Thorpe. US. 1957) Elvis Presley. Judy Tyler. Vaughn Taylor. 96 mins. Our Elv spends some time in the local penitentiary. where he learns to mime to a backing track. wave a guitar around and swivel his pro-cheeseburger hips. On his release it’s not long before he's The King Of Rock ‘n‘

Roll. Art it ain‘t. but there’s a great Leiber

and Stoller score in this early not-too-bad Presley screen outing. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.

I Jason and The Argonauts (U) (Don Chaffey. UK. 1964) Todd Armstrong. Nancy Kovack. Gary Raymond. 103 mins. Totally brill adventure yarn as our hero Jason sets out to retrieve the legendary golden fleece and is helped by a numberof the gods on Olympus along the way. Ray Harryhausen‘s stop-motion effects remain among the best of his career. most notably the final conflict with an army ofskeletal soldiers. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Kickboxer2(18) (Albert Pyun. US. 1990) Sasha Mitchell. Peter Boyle. 90 mins. A supposedly funny and exciting ‘comedy thriller‘ in which the owner ofa downmarket gym (who happens to be a martial arts expert) refuses to fight in anger. until his best mate gets done in. Thereafter. needless to say. hold on to your bats. Utter. utter crap. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.

I The Killing (PG) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1956) Sterling Hayden. Coleen Gray. Vince Edwards. 83 mins. Kubrick’s partially abstract vision ofJim Thompson‘s novel creates classicfilm noir with its perfectly cast and rawly vivid depiction of greed and corruption. An ex-con recruits the help ofsmall time crooks to rob two million from a race track. and the tightly structured narrative follows the ensuing chaos as the plan falls apart. A harsh. clinical piece that did the director‘s growing reputation no harm at all. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Kindergarten Cop ( 12) (Ivan Reitman. US. 1990) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Penelope Ann Miller. Pamela Reed. Richard Tyson. 111 mins. The large fellow is the poiis in question, taking up the reins in a nursery class when he goes undercover to track down the wife and child ofa murder suspect. This is a sleazy. exploitative mishmash ofgenre-blending. family comedy spliced clumsily with bloodthirsty thriller. and a spot ofchild abuse thrown in for cheap pathos and a veneer of social concern. Since Twins. we‘ve known Arnold has a sense of

humour. but can he play the new man'.’ On

this evidence. no. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. Dominion. UCl. Central: (‘aledonian. Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCi East Kilbride.

I Kings Of The Road ( 15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany. 1976) Rudiger Vogler. Bruno Ganz. 176 mins. A businessman escaping from his domestic responsibilities joins up with a travelling cinema equipment repairman in an odyssey round the rural movie houses of Germany. Brilliant road movie more than bearing comparison with its American models. The episodic narrative and bleak monochrome cinematography emanate an almost palpable sense of despair. Highly recommended. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Last Metro (PG) (Francois Truffaut. France. 1980) Catherine DeneUVe. Gerard Depardieu. Jean Poiret. 131 mins. 1n the occupied Paris of 1942. Dcneuve takes over the running ofa Montmartre theatre while her Jewish husband is in hiding. Meanwhile the company includes a number of performers who are also in their own ways under threat from the Nazis. Glossy and well cast wartime drama. with Truffaut working in his most


entertaining and commercial vein. Glasgow: GF’T.

I The Last Movie (18) (DennisHopper. US. 1971) Dennis Hopper. Stella Garcia. Julie Adams. Tomas Milian. Kris Kristofferson. Peter Fonda. Dean Stockwell. 108 mins. Staying on with his favourite hooker in Peru after shootinga Western on location. stuntman Hopper becomes involved with the local peasants‘ plans to make a movie using wickerwork cameras. From his aloof perspective. he fails to recognise that he will be portraying the central role as sacrificial victim. As chaotic as you’d expect from early-19705 Hopper. but still a feast for the eyes and the psyche. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Life and Nothing But (PG) (Bertrand Tavernier. France. 1988) Philippe Noiret. Sabine Azema. Pascale Vignal. 134 mins. France 1918. and Major Dellaplane (Noiret) has the grisly task ofidentifying unknown soldiers' corpses. Among the relatives who come to seek their loved ones are Irene (Azema) and Alice (Vignal). The sense of a bruised and battered people quietly coming to terms with life‘s continuity despite their griefis splendidly evoked. though the central romance. all suppressed passion and meaningful glances. is mini-series stuff and the humour may have lost something in translation. Edinburgh: Film Guild.

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 oftruly tacky songs. Our bikini-clad heroine might be a little too eager to fulfil her Barbie-doll destiny. but by and large it‘s embarrassingly enjoyable stuff. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Strathclyde: Motherwell Theatre. Odeon Ayr.

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. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I The Magic Flute (U) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1974) Josef Kostlinger. Irma Urrila.l-1akanliagegard. 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. Glasgow: GF'I".

I The Man with the Movie Camera (U) (Dziga Vertov. USSR. 1929) 60mins. Vertov's unforgettable documentary is a portrait ofday-to-day Muscovite life. which not only employs every device available to the cinematographer ofthe time, but does so with irresistible charm. humour and intelligence. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Motewan ( 15) (John Sayles. US. 1987) Chris Cooper. Will Oldham. James Earl Jones. 130 mins. Matewan. West Virginia. 1920. The entire town is owned by the mining company. and the men‘s working conditions are harsh enough to provoke a walk-out by the immigrant workers. While the bosses try to break the strike. the arrival of a union organiser leads to violent conflict. Sayles‘ modestly budgeted account of a key moment from American labour history has an extraordinary feeling of authenticity. derived from fine performances. splendid photography and a precise eye for detail. A tad overlong perhaps. but a rousing. humane and worthwhile piece ofwork. Edinburgh: Film Guild.

9: AM. E9.

NOW SHOWING Derek Jacobi


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FROM FRI 15TH FEB Angelica Huston

THE Germans .8

Directed by STEPHEN FREARS 1.25, 3.50, 6. is a. 8.45 pm


Gala Sereening 01 THE Germans Followed By THE SOTSMAN LECTURE Sheena MacDonald

in conversation WIIII



at 11.15pm

Thu 7th Feb Die Hard 18 Die Hard II 18

Fri 8th Feb Spinal Tap 1s The Song Remains The Same 18 Thu 14th Feb Flatliners 15 Brainstorm 15 Fri 15th Feb Betty Blue 13 Blue Velvet 18 Sat 16th Feb Hardware 18 The Terminator 18 * t t t *


at 2.00pm Sun 10th Feb Drowning By Numbers 13

A Zed And Two Noughts 18

SPECIAL 3+!) DOUBLE ——fi Sat 9th Feb at 11.15pm and Sun 17th Feb at 2.00 pm The Creature From The Black Lagoon 96 It Came From Outer Space 96


The highly acclaimed new thriller from Stephen Hears. A Martin Scorsese Production.


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