the Best Actress Oscar for the role).

Gradually. he becomes aware ofher

psychosis. and is forced to hide his time

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until he can contrive an escape. More than a whiff of Scorsese's excellent King Of Comedy about this project. but the talents of all concerned are employed to superb effect. to produce a movie ofgreat originality. subtlety and entertainment value. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl. Central: Cannon. Strathelyde: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.

I Monsieur Hire (15) (Patrice Lceonte. France. 1989) Michel Blane. Sandrine Bonnaire. 82 mins. An elusive neighbourhood recluse (Blane). whiles away his evenings spying on his alluring neighbour Alice (Bonnaire). Gradually. he becomes entangled in an unsolved murder and a passionate romance. Based on a Simenon novel this sensitive and enthralling film. which was almost overlooked in Britain. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I New York, New York ( 15) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1977) LizaMinnelli. Robert De Niro. Lionel Stander. 153 mins. Winning combination of satirical parody and heartfelt tribute. as Scorsese tries his hand at big-budget musical comedy. The two stars are outstanding as a warring couple. De Niro‘s downbeat jazz saxophinist perfectly counterpoising Minnelli‘s struggling singer in an affecting rags-to-riches yarn. Glasgow: GFT.

I Noce Blanche (15) (Jean-Claude Brisseau. France. 1989) Vanessa Paradis. Bruno Cremer. 92 mins. Onc-offpreview screening of Brisseau‘s variation on the Lolita plot. starring pouting pop-singer Paradis as a troublesome but desirable high-school student and Cremer as the married tutor who gives her extra-mural lessons. Etc. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Offence (18) (Sidney Lumet. UK. 1972) Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen. Vivian Merchant. 113 mins. Tortured by the awfulness of his past experiences. police inspector Connery develops an explosive desire to break the spirit of a suspected child molester in for questioning. which culminates in disaster. Excellent performances dominate a slightly overwrought psychological thriller. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Predator 2 (18) (Stephen Hopkins. US. 1990) Danny Glover. Kevin Peter Hall. Gary Busey. Maria Conchita Alonso. Ruben Blades. 108 mins. The chameleon-like monster first encountered

; match the selt-parodlc ultra-violence of the unassailable Schwarzenegger.

confederate out of the window- he

= the other thought he could fly. . . They 3 were both wrong.’

1 Enforcement Agency, Seagal moves g Into his sister’s suburban Chicago

; returned thirty times to the orphanage. Junior is a troublesome child, a monster

5 going to descend upon them. Flippant if

byArnieinthe Vietnamjungieisback. , ;

but this time its hunger for human flesh has brought it to Los Angeles. where the Police Department begins to receive unexpected assistance in its struggle against the gangleaders. Glover is the new star, a cop who finds his new ally to be even more dangerous than his old enemies. and the cat 'n‘ mouse gore-chase




l hands. be a serious topic. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street.

f Strathelyde: Cannon. Kelburne.UC1 Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. ' I Raging Bull (18) (Martin Scorsese. L'S.


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Marked For Death (18) (Dwight H. \ _ g g. \

Little, US, 1990) Steven Seagal,

Joanna Pacula, Keith David. 98 mins. The latest Steven Seagal vehicle features the familiar martial arts

moves, with some Samurai swordplay thrown in for good measure. Disappointingly though, Seagal has so far failed to hone his screen persona to a line edge. Stranded in an Action Man limbo, he avoids the sadistic

narcissism of Jean-Claude Van

Damme, but often seems in danger of falling into the sensitive, family-man wholesomeness of Chuck Norris. More damagingly, he is quite unable to l

The nearest Seagal gets to an Arnie-style one-liner is when-having disposed of Colombian drug lord Jimmy Fingers and launched his

.. e Screwtace’s flight to Jamaica seemsto = be motivated by nothing more than a desire for some exotic locations. Already a big hit with video renters, Seagal ls Improving all the time; but Is not yet marked for big screen greatness. (Nigel Floyd)

young niece, Seagal reluctantly agrees to help his old army buddy Max (David) clean up the neighbourhood.

From this point on, Marked For Death delivers exactly what we’ve come to expect: some clinically vicious close-quarter fighting, a spectacular stunt in which a car crashes through a Nieman-Marcus showroom window, and some seriously destructive firepower. Sadly, the stop-start plot is long on contrivance and short on pace: the potential love interest introduced I by Joanna Pacula’s unlikely

anthropologist comes to nothing, and

quips: ‘Dne thought he was invincible, Having retired from the Drug

home, but soon gets caught in the crossfire between Jamaican crack gangs run by Fingers and newcomer Screwtace. After a bunch of Black Magic-worshipping Jamaicans shoot up his sister's house and wound his

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which (let's face it) was good fun in part Joe Pcsci. 129 mins. Middleweight boxing one is soon to follow. . . Competentand j champJake La Motta finds it difficult to sporadically thrilling sequel. Glasgow: i sustain his early success and as his career Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: ! fades, he declines into a travesty ofhis UCI. Central: Caledonian. Strathelyde: former self. De Niro‘s stunning physical UCl Clydebank. presence dominates Scorsese‘s savagely I Problem Child (PG) (Dennis Dugan. bleak study of self-destructive machismo. US. 1990) John Ritter. Michael Oliver. Strathelyde: L'Cl Clydebank.

Michael Richards. Gilbert Gottfried. I Recollections Of The Yellow House ( 15 ) Amy Yasbeek. 81 mins. Adopted and (Joao Cesar Monteiro. Portugal. 1989) Joao Cesar Monteiro. 120 mins. Preview screening of an unusual. deadpan black for foster parents. Now yet another . comedy. starring its director as a sleazy hapless couple (Ritter and Yasbeek) have i hypochondriac who harbours undesirable taken him into their home. and all hell is ailments and suppressed desires for his stern landlady's daughter in almostequal measure. Glasgow: GET.

I Reversal of Fortune ( 15) (Barth Schroeder. US. 1990) Jeremy Irons. Glenn Close. Ron Silver. lllmins. Dramatic reconstruction. via Jewish American defence lawyer Alan Dershowitz' book. of the famous Von Bulow ease. in which the European aristocrat (played with typical detachment

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by Irons) was convicted ofattcmpting to murder his fantastically rich wife (Close).

. The film follows his appeal. led by the

' exaggeratedly flamboyant Silver as Dershowitz. but for legal reasons is unable to offer any judgement on his guilt or innocence. and does little more than

. intrigue and eventually frustrate the

audience. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh:


I Robin Hood (12) (John Irvin. LS. 1991)

Patrick Bergin. Uma Thurman. Jurgen !

Prochnow. Edward Fox. 104 mins.

Raunchy but unsatisfying version ofthe

much-filmed myth about medieval

English rabble-rouser. with Thurman

" exudingpost-feministsensualityand Bergin revelling in the rakish rebel

persona. Will it take the wind out of Costncr's sails. or will we forget all about

' it come July? Edinburgh: L'Cl.

Strathelyde: UCI Clydebank. UCl East


I Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

(PG) (Tom Stoppard. UK. 1991 )Tim


funny - comedy on what would. in other

Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI.

1980) Robert de Niro. Cathy Moriarty.

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