Yankees and Sioux Indians. it offers a sensitive and intense analysis ofboth
factions. and of a man caught between two
different cultures. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Dominion. UCI.
I Derkman (15) (Sam Raimi. US. 1990) Liam Neeson. Frances McCormand. Colin Friels. Larry Drake. 91 mins. Mr Evil Dead with major studio funding has a ball. barking back to the Hammer Phantom Of The Opera genre. but still exploiting his distinctively fast-moving. schlock-comedy instincts. Neeson is wonderful. even touching. as the genetic scientist who develops a recipe for temporary faces just in time to avenge
himselfon the gangsters who removed his
own rugged features with acid: and Danny Elfman (who scored Batman and Dick Tracy) provides another great soundtrack. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Days Of Eclipse ( 15) (Alexandr Sokurov, USSR. I988) A newly graduated doctor arrives in 'I'urkmenia from Moscow. but finds his every experience drawing him towards a sense of despair. Disjointed and subversive. Sokurov's Tarkovsky-influenced vision is bleak but handled with warmth. skill and subtlety. Glasgow: (EFT.
I Deed Ringers (18) (David Cronenberg. US. 1988) Jeremy Irons. Genevieve Bujold. Heidi Palleske. l 15 mins. Extraordinary examintion ofsexual jealousy on identical twins. Irons plays gynaecologists. arrogant Elliot and the more studious Beverly Mantle. who fall in love with fading actress Claire Niveau when their clinic treats her infertility. As the emotional turmoils mounts up. the trio become involved in a frightening downward spiral of drug-induced mania. Deeply melancholic. irrationally powerful exercise in wayward psychology. which boasts magnificent and carefully differentiated characterisation from Irons. Glasgow: GET.
I December Bride (PG) (Thaddeus O'Sullivan. Eire. I990) Donal McCann. Saskia Reeves. (‘iaran Hinds. Patrick Malahide. 90 mins. Ilighly unusual romantic drama set in rural Northern Ireland at the turn ofthe century. Reeves plays a woman with two lovers. who happen to be brothers. Despite all social pressures. the three maintain a stable menagc. but conflict is inevitable. Slow but beautifully shot on bleak location. this is a unique and absorbing feature debut for ()‘Sullivan. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I Despair ( 15) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder. West Germany France. 1978) Dirk Bogarde. Andrea Ferrcol. Volker Spengler. 119 mins. Bogarde‘s last filmfor twelve years was written by Tom Stoppard from Nabokov-‘s novel. and he is splendid
in the role of Hermann Hermann. whose
dappelganger fantasy drives him over the brink of insanity. but despite all the talents on board. there's a disappointing lack of consistency and over-indulgence about what might have been a great movie. Glasgow: GET.
1 I Diner(15) (Barry Levinson. US. 1982) Mickey Rourke. Ellen Barkin. Steve 3 Guttenberg. 110 mins. Fresh and acutely
observed rites of passage story focusing on a group of adolescent friends who hangout together in the late 19505. The universality of their growing pains is nicely detailed and affectionately acted by a cast offuture luminaries. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Don’t Look Now (18) (Nicolas Roeg. UK. 1973) Donald Sutherland. Julie Christie. 103 mins. Restoration expert with second sight visits Venice, where he meets up with two old sisters who claim spiritual communication with his recently drowned daughter. Against a Mann-like backdrop ofunexplained deaths, he becomes obsessed with a tiny. red-coated figure he spies scurrying through the city's dark alleys. Splendid supernatural suspense movie, as subtly textured and brilliantly
NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER
Not Without My Daughter (12) (Brian Gilbert, US, 1990) Sally Field, Alfred
Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth. 115 min. Michigan, 1984, and a
true story is just waiting to unfold. Betty
Mahmoody is as happy in her middle-class life as anyone with her dress sense ever could be. Hubby ‘Moody’ ls big, hairy and huggable, her daughter Mahtob is sugar-sweet and while the home may be small, It is choc-a-bioc with wonderful symbols of the consumer society. But trouble is in store, for Moody is Iranian, and he wants to take the iamin home to meet his folks.
From the moment Betty first meets her in-Iaws at Tehran airport, you know that there are going to be misunderstandings. Moody becomes increasingly distant and when he capitulates to his family‘s demands to embrace the Islamic state, Betty finds herself prisoner in an alien society where women are considered to be thelrhusband’s chattels. Betty and Mahtob seem destined fora life of indoctrination and servitude, unless the stereotypical American mom can
~ overcome her dependence on Moody,
accept the help of the one nice (if greasy) Iranian, thwart the dastardly
heathen and get home safely with her daughter.
Fairy-tale stuff for Sally Field, who stars as Betty—the story of one woman's struggle against adversity. Or it could have been. But this was made at a time when Iran was still the big bad wolf of the Middle East and is
unsophisticated and parochial. Where the Mahmoody character could have grown through the film,
, Fieldremainsresolutelylimp, gaining i nota smidgenfrom herexperiences. t Any opportunity to examine the most
insignificant of insights to the Islamic culture is discarded in favour of the sort of detail designed to provoke ' prejudice. The Israeli locations, ironically substituting for Iran, are
' poorly shot. And while ‘certain events ; have been Iictionalised forthe purpose 3 of dramatic clarity’, the film has about
as much narrative drive as a Sinclair C5. (Thom Dibdln)
i From Fri 21 June. Glasgow: Cannon
Sauchiehall Street, Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: Cannon, UCI. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon, UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride.
edited as any of Roeg's work. with the added advantage that it's a rather good yarn. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Doors ( 18) (Oliver Stone. US. 1990) i
Val Kilmer. Meg Ryan. Kyle MacLachlan. Kevin Dillon. Frank Whalley. 141 mins. It's 1966. andJim Morrison. aspiring poet and film-maker. joins a band ad transforms himself into the Dionysus of the Love Generation. From that point on. there's no let-up until his bathtime demise as an overweight alcoholic. aged 27. Kilmcr‘s superb characterisation as Morrison dominates to such an extent that the other actors struggle to assert themselves even one-dimensionally. and little insight is given into what fired Morrison's self-destructive genius. Still. Stone's ‘tits 'n' acid' version ofThe Doors' history. while selective and highly inaccurate. is never boring. Glasgow: ()deon.
Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: La Scala.
I DrNo(PG) (Terence Young. UK. 1962) Sean Connery. Ursula Andress. Joseph Wiseman. Jack Lord. 105 mins. The first Bond movie. and a vintage one at that. A very young-looking and Scots-sounding Connery works his charming (and — in hindsight — somewhat camp) way through the diabolical back passageways of Dr No's evil empire and the requisite number of ﬂoozies. pausing only to take out the occasional tarantula and take in the Caribbean scenery. To say nothing of Ms Andress' spectacular appearance on the beach with that conch shell. . .Theydon't make 'em like they used to. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Dusi(18) (Marion Hansel. Belgium/France. 1985) Jane Birkin.
Trevor Howard, John Matshikiza. Nadine
Uwampa. 87 mins. Based on J . M. Coetzee‘s novel In The Heart Of The Country. Hanscl's film tells the story of
Magda (Birkin) an agonisingly introverted '
and sexually frustrated woman who lives with her father on an isolated farm in South Africa. When a new black maid arrives. the hopelessly stagnated situation is brutally ruptured. with appalling
consequences. Highly atmospheric and occasionally shocking. with a teasing ambiguity astowhether lheeventstake place in reality or in Magda'sobsessive mind. Glasgow: GI’I‘.
I The Exorcist ( 18) (William Iiriedkin. ITS. 1973)I inda Blair. lillen Burstyn. Max \"on Sydow l 10mins. liarnest priest \'on Sydow steps in to save poor little obsessed
girl in this hugely effective searefest. Dead ;
good. dead scarey . dead priest. Iidinburgh: l.'(‘l. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.
I Field of Dreams ( PU) (Phil Alden
Robinson. US. 1989) Kevin Costner. Amy
Madigan. Burt Lancaster. James Iiarl Jones. 106 mins. An unlikely winnerfrom writer director Robinson has (‘ostner asa hard-working. hard-pressed farmer who risks financial rain and builds the baseball diamond of his dreams lil one of his fields in an attempt to recapture the innocence of his boyhood. And lo. out of the corn fields come his childhood heroes ready to toss the old ball around. Gee. it sortagets you right here ~ the baseball equivalent of soft porn. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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I Filolax ( 12) (Arthur Hiller. US. 1991) James Belushi. Charles Grodin. Anne DeSalvo. Mako. 108 mins. ()n gettingout ofjail. petty crook Jimmy (Belushi) hasa lucky break: he happens upon the I-‘ilofax belonging to upmarket executive Spencer Barnes (Grodin). Without further ado. he assumes Barnes' identity and embarks upon a spree ofgood living. at great cost— financial. emotional and logistical w tothe former. Iinjoy able but unremarkable Hollywood pulp comedy. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: Cannon.
I Freedom ls Paradise ( 12) (Sergei Bodrov. lfSSR. 1989) Volodya Kozyrev. Alexander Bureyev. Svetlana Gaitan. Vitautus 'I'omkus. 75 mins. The bleak story of a thirteen-ycar-old lad (Kozyrev) who is an inmate in a special school for ‘difficult' children. His mother dead.he yearns to find his imprisoned father l (Bureyev). whom he has never met. When he finds out by chance where his father is being held. he resolves to escape fromthe school and makes a hazardousjourney across the USSR to the prison in Arkhangelsk. An excellent and moving
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