Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odcon. Salon. Edinburgh: Dominion. Odeon, UCI. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian, Cannon. Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odcon Ayr. Odcon Hamilton. La Scala. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre. I Tie Me Upl Tie Me Down! (18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1990) Antonio Banderas. Victoria Abril. Francisco Rabal. 101 mins. It‘s women on the verge ofexploitation time as Almodovar reveals his most provocative confection to date with a bare outline that reads like sexist trash: male loony Banderas kidnaps porno queen Abri1.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 between two very damaged characters. 1n the end. Almodovar manages creditany to wring moments of emotional resonance out of the most unpromising material. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I To Sleep With Anger ( 12) (Charles Burnett. US. 1990) Danny Glavoer. Paul Butler. Mary Alice. Carl Lumbly. Richard Brooks. 101 mins. See preview. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Tom Thumb (U) (George Pal. US. 1957) Russ Tamblyn. Peter Sellers.Terry Thomas. 90mins. A tiny forest boy gets the better of a pair of incompetent crooks in this efficient. old-style Hollywood effects film for children. Strathclyde1UCl East Kilbride. I Torch Song Trilogy (15) (Paul Bogart. US. 1988). Harvey Fierstein. Anne Bancroft. Matthew Broderick. 119 mins. The story of Arnold. a New York drag queen‘s search for acceptance of his sexual orientation from his mother (Bancroft) and a steady relationship with his lover (Broderick). Adapted from the hit stage show with writer Fierstein taking the lead role. its theatrical roots lead to a sucession of sharp one liners and knock ’em dead musical numbers. The result is a heady mixture of laughter and tears. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Travelling tlorth (PG) (Carl Schultz. Australia. 1987) Leo McKern. Julia Blake. Graham Kennedy. 95 mins. McKern stars as the irascible Frank. who attempts to retire with his younger lover to what he imagines will be an idyllic new life in Queensland. Pleasant enough screen adaptation of David Williamson‘s gently satirical play, whose charm rests easily enough on the shoulders of a splendid McKern. Strathclyde: Haldane Film Society. I Venus Peter (12) (Ian Sellar, UK, 1989) Ray McAnally. Gordon R. Strachan, David Hayman. 92 mins. Affecting adaptation shot on Orkney of Scots writer Christopher Rush‘s impressionistic A Twelvemonth AndA Day. set in a fishing village in the 19505. One ochAnally‘s last roles casts him beautifully as the sympathetic grandfather of Peter. played by nine-year-old Strachan (who is not to be confused with the diminutive Scottish midfield genius) in this moving study of a dying community seen through the eyes of a young boy. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride Film Society. I Wanderers (15) (Ola Solum. Norway. 1989) Trond Peter Stamsamunch, Helge Jordal. 135 mins. When the elderly adventurer August and his extraordinary stories turn up at an isolated village on Norway's northern coast. he not only disrupts the community but gains a disciple in the shape of young Edevart. After a while. however, disillusionment sets in and they part company. But by this time. Edevart has gained an independent taste for adventure . . . Wistfuland myth-like modern folk tale. in the manner of Pelle the Conqueror. Scottish Norwegian Week. Glasgow: GF'T. I Wild At Heart (18) (David Lynch. US.‘ 1990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane


Three Men and a Little Lady (PG) (Emile Ardolino, US, 1990) Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Robin Weisman.104 mins. Three Men and a Little Lady picks up where the three men— Selleck, Guttenberg and Danson as Peter, Michael and Jack respectively— left off, with their baby (now played by Weisman) and her biological mother, Sylvia (Travis). By the time the title credits have finished rolling, lour years have passed and Mary, the little lady, is now live, prefers her bedtime lullabies to be Rap ratherthan 408 and 50s numbers and is facing some pretty tough decisions, like which trendy primary school to attend. No question that the best school around will have her, butwill her unique family environment let her down?

01 course not. The notorious ménage a quatre are just about the most stable family a cute, spoilt, smug little brat like her could want. But exposure to the big wild world has its drawbacks, and she is soon asking such wacky questions as ‘Have you got a penis?’ Such impartinence has a destabilising effect on the grown-ups and Sylvia elopes to England with her lover, taking, shock horror, Mary with her. Of course ourthree lads are heartbroken and rush over to rescue Mary from the clutches of the medieval English



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School system and make sure that Sylvia marries Iunkhead Peter, who should have popped the question in the secondreeL

Although banal, this is sometimes a rather funny movie. TV advert ‘star’ Jack's acting is at one point described as ‘constipated', but there is nothing that Danson (unlike Travis) couldn’t cure with a decent dose of sennapods. Fiona Shaw as the thrusting Miss Lomax, headmistress of the Pilelorth Academy, is particularly good to watch, simply because her character is impossibly over the top. A quote from The Great Escape is nicely played and it is good to see that Danson has another character in the laundry basket. A film to be enjoyed in the darkness of the movie theatre, no matter how cynical you are afterwards. And don't book that post-movie fish supper too early, as the running time is increased by the welcome appearance of the super little Disney Classic, Bumble Boogie. (Thom Dibdin)

From Fri 8 Feb. Glasgow: Cannon, Clarkston Road, Cannon, The Forge, Ddeon, Salon. Edinburgh: Dominion, Ddeon, UCI. Central: Allanpark, Caledonian, Cannon, Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon, Ddeon Ayr, Ddeon Hamilton, La Scala, UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbrlde, WMR Film Centre.

Ladd, Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch‘s much-hyped Cannes prize-winner turns out to be weird and wondrous in its own way, if not quite as cohesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of Oz. Aside from lovingly detailing the pernicious influence of pop kitsch upon our very consciousness however. the movie isn‘t really about anything. even ifit is a helluvatrip. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Wings Of Desire (15) (Wim Wenders. w Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. Otto Sander. Solveig Dommartin. Peter Falk. 127 mins. Restless angel Ganz on duty over Berlin takes a tip from American mOvie star and former angel Falk on the possibilities of crossing over. and follows his mentor‘s path to consummate his relationship with beautiful circus acrobat Dommartin. Gorgeous black-and-white

photography and a sensitive feel for the people and places of Berlin grace this thematically rich and uncharacteristically optimistic slice of Wonders enehantment. Glasgow: GF'I‘.

I A led and Two Noughts ( 15) (Peter Greenaway. UK/Netherlands, 1985) Brian Deacon, Eric Deacon. Andrea Ferreol. 115 mins. Wracked with grief following the deaths of their wives in a freak accident, a pair of twin brothers become obsessed with the cycle of of birth. death, decay and putrefaction. An early indication of Greenaway‘s extraordinary visual qualities. and his unwholesome interest in decay. . . Edinburgh: Cameo. I Les Zozos (PG) (Pascal Thomas. France. 1972) Frederic Duru. Daniel Ceccaldi. Edmond Raillard, Jean Marc Cholet. 110 mins. Archetypal French tcen comedy. in which two youngsters bunk off from boarding school to seek fun and adventure in Sweden. but eventually become disillusioned and return to their studies. Edinburgh: French Institute.

Llsrlrrcs WEEK ONE;

Friday 8—Thursday 14

Readers are advised that programmes may be sublect to late change at anytime. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop, torthe convenience of hearing aid users.


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend , 637 2641. £2.50(Child/OAP£1.5()).

1. Kindergarten Cop (12) 2. 10pm (Sat only), 5.10pm. 8. 10pm.

2. Three Men and a Little Lady (PG)2. 10pm (Sat only). 5. 10pm. 8. 10pm.

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E] (screens 1,3 and5). Shows commencing before 6pm £2; after 6pm £3.20 (Child £2).

1. Kindergarten Cop ( 12) 1.10pm.3.45pm. 6.10pm. 8.40pm.

2. Three Men and a Little Lady( PG) 1.05pm, 3.30pm. 6.05pm. 8.30pm.

3. Home Alone (PG) l.10pm.3.45pm.

6. 15pm. 8.45pm.

4. Rocky V (PG) 1.05pm, 3.30pm, 6.05pm. 8.30pm.

5. Arachnophobia (PG) 1.10pm. 3.40pm. 6.05pm. 8.35pm.

6. The Little Mermaid (U) 1.15pm, 3.30pm The Rookie (15) 6. 10pm. 8.35pm.

7. Fantasia (U) 1.15pm. 3.45pm.6.15pm. 8.45pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I CANNON Sauchiehall Street, 332 1592. £3.20 (Child £2; OAP [before 6pm]£2). All tickets for shows commencing 4-6pm £2 (not Sat. Sun). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon-Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun).

1. Kindergarten Cop (12) 1.55pm. 4.50pm. 8.10pm. 2.6host(12)1.30pm.4.40pm.7.55pm.

3. Kick Boxer2 (18) l.10pm,3.25pm, 5.45pm, 8.25pm.

4. Narrow Margin (15) 1.10pm,3.30pm. 6pm, 8.30pm.

5. Havana (15) 1.10pm (not Sat).4.25pm. I 7.40pm. The Neverending Story ll (U) Sat only 2pm. ' I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. [D] screens 2, 3 i and 4. £3.25 (Child/OAP £2.25 [£2.50 last 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).

Three Men and a Little Lady (PG) noon. 2.45pm, 5.30pm, 8.40pm.

Fantasia (U) 2pm. 5.30pm, 8.30pm. RockyV(PG)12.20pm.3pm.5.45pm, : 8.45pm. i Arachnophobia (PG) 12.15pm, 3pm. 5.40pm, 8.40pm.

Home Alone (PG) 12.05pm,2.45pm, 5.45pm, 8.45pm.

Reversal of Fortune ( 15) 12. 15pm, 2.45pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm.

I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane, Hillhead, 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. Kindergarten Cop ( 12) 2pm (not Sun). 5.45pm. 8.15pm.

2. The Comfort of Strangers (18) 2. 15pm (not Sun), 5.50pm, 8.25pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I SALON Vinicombc Street. 3394256. Circle £2.75; Stalls £2.50(Student/UB40 £2; Child/OAP£1.50).

Three Men and a Little Lady (PG) 2pm. 5.30pm. 8pm.

26 The List 8 21 February 1991