I The Adventures 0i Milo And Otis (U) Cuter-than-cute animal adventure tells ofthe friendship of Milo the mischievcous cat and Otis the pug-nosed pup. from their early days on the farm to the joysof parenthood. See review. Opens Fri 28.
I La Amiga (15)Thc relationship between two women (Cipe Lincovsky and Liv Ullmann) is disrupted by events in the Argentina of the military junta. A moving portrayal of friendship set against a time of political terror. Opens Sun 7.
I The Ballad Of The Sad Cale (15) Carson MeCullers' story provides the basis for British actor Simon Callow‘s first turn as big-screen director. Vanessa Redgrave is the eccentric owner ofthe small-town cafe whose life is disrupted when her ex-husband comes back for revenge. See review.
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Re-released Disney version of the world's most famous
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the helpofher Fairy Godmother. ('inderella outdoes her Ugly Sisters and gets to the ball. But as the clock strikes midnight . . . Opens HIS.
Films screening thlsiortnlphtare listed
below. with certificate, credits, hriei review
ano venue details. Full-length reviews oi selected new releases can he iound close to
appear in the Listings section which lollows.
. Film Index compiled by Andrew Bumet.
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I The Adventures 0i Milo And 0tis(U) (Masanori Hata. Japan. 1990) A cat. a dog. a bear. several chickens and the voice of Dudley Moore. 80 mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvcnor. I Edinburgh: Cannon. UCl. Central: 1 Allanpark. Calcdonian. Cannon. Strathclydc: Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Akita (12) (Otomo Katsuhiro. Japan. 1989) Animated by Nakamura Takashi. with the voices of lwata Mitsue. Sasaki Nozomu. Koyama Mami. lshida Taro. 124 mins. Based on the multi-volume graphic novel by Otomo. Akira is a mythical. futuristic tale of post-holocaust Tokyo. where pill-popping biker kids begin to I unearth a government project designed to exploit the psychic and telekinetic powers I of a group of laboratory-bound children. I Superbly animated. with a fantastic visual and narrative imagination, but you‘d be well advised to know something of the plot before you see it. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I An American In Paris (U) (Vincente Minnelli. US. 1951) Gene Kelly. Leslie Caron. Oscar Levant. Nina Foch. 113 mins. Splendid — if sometimes garish— romantic musical. with Kelly on top form as a would-be artist kicking up a storm in la belle cite. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I La Amiga (15) (Jeanine Meerapfcl. Argentina/West Germany. 1988) Cipe Lincovsky. Liv Ullmann. 108 mins. The relationship between two woman. one a successful actress. the other a working-class housewife. is set against the backdrop of Argentina at the time ofthe military junta. Raquel (Lincovsky) leaves . the country after being th'eatenedasa ‘ commiech . while Marla (L'llmann) becomes one of the madres — mothers of the disappeared — when her eldest son is arrested by the security forces. Political issues force the women apart. but director _ Mcerapfel never resorts to glib soapbox statements. preferring instead to craft an emotionally satisfying political thriller. Glasgow: OFT.
I Angel Heart ( 18) (Alan Parker. US.
1987) Mickey Rourke. Robert de Niro. Charlotte Rampling. 113 mins. Scruffy. unshaven private eye Harry Angel is hired by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to track 1 down a missing Forties crooner who has I reneged on a life-or-death deal. His investigations lead him to a seedy New Orleans dominated by voodoo cults and extremely dead bodies in this uncomfortable mating of visceral gore and moodyft'lm not'r. with some ingenious if nasty twists in the plot. Edinburgh: Cameo.
IAvalontL‘) (Barry Levinson. L'S. 199(1) Armin Mueller-Stahl. Elizabeth Perkins. Joan Plowright. Aidan Quinn. 128 mins. The forty-year saga of the Krichinsky family. east European immigrants who settle on the east coast of America. and
American culture. Beautifully conceived and shot (in Levinson‘s native Baltimore.
like Diner and Tin Men). it is both a celebration of prosperity and a mournful elegy for traditional family life. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Awakenings ( 12) (Penny Marshall. US. 1991) Robert De Niro. Robin Williams. John Heard. Julie Kavner. Penelope Ann Miller. Max von Sydow. 121 mins. Based on the book by psychiatrist Oliver Sacks. A wakem’ngs tells the story of a reclusive neurologist (Williams) whose new post at Bainbridge Hospital in New York is not the clinical experience he had anticipated. Instead. he finds himselfdrawn toa particular group ofstatue-likc encephalitic patients. among them De Niro's Leonard Lowe. As his obsession with their unexpresscd inner lives grows. he develops a relationship with Lowe which begins to release both Lowe‘s ability to communicate and his own repressed emotions. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Ballad OiThe Sad Cale ( 15) (Simon Callow. USA. 1991) Vanessa Redgrave. Keith Carradine. Rod Steigcr. Cork Hubbert. 100 mins. See review. Glasgow: OFT.
I La Belle et La Bete (PG) (Jean Cocteau. France. 1946) Jean Marais. Josette Day. Marcel Andre. 92 mins. Sombre. magical and extravagant rendition of the fairytale with Day as Beauty and Marais as her shepherd lover and the Beast. A haunting fantasy. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Blade Bunner(15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1982) Harrison Ford. Rutger Hauer. Sean Young. 117 mins. A tough cop tracks down a group of malfunctioning androids in this gritty hi-tech rctread of Raymond Chandler. executed with Scott‘s customary visual ﬂair. and with strong performances. especially from Ford and Hauer. But try following the confusing plot first time around. Glasgow: GF’T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Blood Simple ( 18) (Joel Coen. US. 1983) John Getz. Francis McDormand. M. Emmet Walsh. 99 mins. Auspicious debut from the Coen brothers‘ dierction/production team. Walsh excels as the seedy Sheriff investigating a simple murder whose devilish Texan chronicle of double-crossing is anything but simple. An enthusiastic attempt at contemporary film noir. which keeps everyone guessing even after the final frame. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Blue Velvel(18) (David Lynch. US. 1986) Kyle MacLachlan. Dennis Hopper. Isabella Rossellini. 120 mins. In small-town Middle America. would-be boy detective MacLachlan finds a severed car on some waste ground. When the police shoo him away he decides to do some investigating of his own. A singular fusion of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare. B-movie detection and brutal sex to deconstruct our complacent vision of normal society. This is film-making of remarkable imagination and skill. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Blues Brothers ( 15) (John Landis. US. 1980) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Carrie Fisher. 130 mins. Bloated. overlong anarchic Chicago comedy with the two stars on a mission from God to salvage the imperilled fortunes ofan orphanage. Lots of guest stars. musical numbers and automotive destruction in a typical product ofovcr-emphatic contemporary American humour. Glasgow: OFT.
I The Brave Little Toaster ( U) (Jerry Rees. US. 1990) 94 mins. Fun animated adventure as a group of pluckyelectrical appliances go off in search of their master who's moved to the big city. Yet for Toaster. Lampy the lamp. Kirby the vacuum cleaner and Blankey the electric blanket there are many dangers to face alongthe way. Glasgow: OFT.
I Bugsy Malone (U) (Alan Parker. UK. 1976) Scott Baio. Jodie Foster. Martin
. review. Opens Fri 28.
'9. T A I Mlpnon llas Lell(12) Into the chaotic life ofthc Forbicioni family comes 14-year-old French cousin Mignon (Celine Beauvallct). The result is a funny and touching portrayal of developing emotions. Opens Wed 3.
I The Naked Gun 2%( 12) Criminals everywhere shake in fear asthc intrepid Lieutenant Frank Drebin returns. Leslie Nielsen is the bungling cop who uncovers a plot to hoodwink President Bush into an environmentally unsound energy policy. See preview. page 25. Opens Fri 28.
I Navy Seals (15) Boys‘ Own action adventure has the US Navy‘s crack commando unit up against nasty Arab terrorists. Squad leaders Michael Biehn and Charlie Sheen must recover a stash of Stinger missiles in Beiiut before the A1 Shuhada faction uses them. See
I Night Sun ( 12)Ju1ian Sands decides to lead the life ofa hermitafter discovering on his wedding night that his fiancee had been the king‘s mistress. But his peace is disrupted as his . reputation as a saint grows throughout Europe. Opens Tue 9.
I Too Hot To Handle ( 15) Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger star asa l lust-struck couple forced 1 into a shotgun marriage by I her gangster boyfriend. I Neil Simon's script adds x colour to a familiar story of falling in love against the odds. See review. Opens Fri 5.