I Romuald and Juliette ((‘oline Scrrcau. France. I989) Daniel Auteuil. Firmine Richard. 118 mins. Winning serio-comic love story in which hard-nosed business exec falls for his black cleaning lady Richard and as their affair breaks dow it both class and racial barriers. her shrewd insight into the absurdity of corporate power-broking helps him to discover a new set of more worthwhile values. Following on from her huge French hit 'l'rur's Hummus 12'! (.‘n ( ‘ouflrn (successfully Americanised as Three Men Ant/.4 Baby) Serreau comes up with another insightful and funny examination of the way we liy c now. though it doesbear a highly coincidental resemblance tothc outline of Pretty Woman! Edinburgh: Eilmhouse.

I Shockert 18) (\\ es (‘rav en. l 'S. l989) Peter Berg. Michael Murphy . Mitch Pilcggi l lllmins. In w hichthe overworked l-‘rcddy Krueger is

rcsut rected by his original creator in a new guise. that of l lorace Pinker. electrical engineer and personal pal of Old Nick. whose spell lll the electric chair only scrv es to increase his appetite and aptitude for gratuitous nicat-cleav ing activities. In a startlingly innovative twist to the genre. ('rav cn has a teenage boy tlrt'umour llorace's murders before they occur. Btit with a positive plethora ol ingenious blood-letting schemes and psychic leaps. thew" mi wsgcsiitm llc'l’c of Mr Slice 'n' Dice's batteries running low . Strathclyde: l '(‘l (‘ly-debank.

I Silence DlThe Lambs t lsi (Jonathan

Dcmme. l'S. l99l lJodie l-‘ostcr.

; Anthony llopkins.Scott(ilenn ll9mins. l‘ollowingascricsolhorrificserial


murders.imprisoned psycho-killer

Hopkins is released to hpr l‘oster and (ilenn's l‘Bl agents track down the culprit

- Adapted from a no\ el by Thomas

.llunliunrer l larris. l)emme's film version is a subtle but scarey suspense shocker.



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28'l‘hc List 2b July -- 8 August l99l



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret DiThe Doze. (PG) (Michael Pressman, US 1991) Paige Turco, David Warner, Ernie Reyes Jr. 87 mins. Do you get the impression the guys in the original shell-suits are on their way out? A tickle public is ignoring store shelves packed with Michelangelo personal hygiene sprays and Donatello edible underwear, and looking around for the next lad. In a few short years Raphael will be found in seedy bars, accosting strangers and telling them ‘I used to be a Turtle, buy me a drink buddy,’ and the rest of the guys will be flogging their reunion tour round the northern club chicken-in-a-basket circuit. That‘s the grim future the loveable adolescent amphibians lace, and with only four hacks showing up for . the press preview of this movie. the . writing is already on the sewer wall. Not that it's a bad lilm. There’s less plot and less violence than the original, but apart from that, all the elements at the winning formula are present and correct. Splinterthe philosophical rat utters his usual stock platitudes, Shredder the baddie is back from the dead, and the stock oi pizza relerences I has been thoroughly replenished. The


. plot, such as it is, concerns a revenge plan by Shredder, who decides to grow a couple oi mutants of his own to give the avocado-hued smartasses a good kicking.

His cunning plan is easily toiled of course, thanks to the help of wacky Prolessor Perry, played by founder member of the RSC David Warner, who delights in saying things like ‘Yo Dudes' in his best Stratlord tones. In fact the only thing that can stop the guys seems to be Vanilla Ice who throws a major spanner into the works with a dire rendition of ‘The Ninja Rap‘.

All in all, it’s a semi-decent sequel that won’t disappoint the remaining iaithlul. Sadly, though, the abiding memory to take from the film is at Proi Perry mixing up his potions in, of all things, 3 Bart Simpson tumbler. The Turtles look suitably chastened as they stare into their nemesis. Cowabunga? Eat my shorts. (Tom Lappin)

From Friday 26 July. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road, Cannon the Forge. Ddeon, Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Ddeon, UCl. Central: Caledonian, Cannon, Regal. Strathclyde: Cannon, Kelburne, Ddeon Ayr. La Scala, UCl Clydebank, UCl East Kilbride.

with two excellent performances and great

narrative drive. (ilasgow : (‘annon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. L'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'(‘l (‘lydebank. C(‘l East Kilbride.

I Sleeping With The Enemy ( 15) (Josepli

Ruben. US. l99())Julia Roberts. Patrick

Bergin. Kevin Anderson. 115 mins. Hollywood's hottest female star isonce

. again the centre of attention in this effective thriller about a woman driven to

desperate steps to avoid her psychopathically violent husband. The delicate —- not to say socially important

: subject matter is approached w ith as much

sensitivity and responsibility as can be expected from Hollywood. but ultimately the film is too light and glossy to be taken seriously as anything other than gripping

, entertainment. (ilasgow': (‘annon

Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: l'('l.

I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 ( PU)

' (Michael Pressman. 138. 1991 i Paige Turco. David Warner. Ernie Reyeer. S7 ; mins. See review. Glasgow: (‘annon

('larkston Road. (‘annon The Forge.

()deon. (irosvenor. Edinburgh: ()deon. U(‘l. ('entral: (‘aledoniarL Regal.

(‘annon Strathclyde: (‘annon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. La Scala. l'(‘l (‘lydebank.

lJ(‘l East Kilbride. :

' I Thelma 8. Louise ( l 5) ( Riuley Scott.

L'S. I991 ) Susan Sarandon. (ieena Davis.

Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 1.19 mins. 'l'hc buddy road movie genresare turned on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head offleaving a trail ofrnurder and mayhem in their wake. On one level. the film isthe critical catalyst that had the feminists cheering and put the stars on the coverof Time magazine; just as importantly. it‘s an accessible piece ofentertainrncnt with excellent central performances. (ilasgow: ('annon The Forge. (’annon Sauchiehall Street. (irosvenor. Edinburgh: ('annon. l.'(‘l. Strathclyde: [3(‘1 Clydebank. l '(‘l East Kilbride.

I Theorem (18) (Pier Paulo Pasolini. ltaly. 1968) Terence Stamp. Silvana Mangano. Massimo (iirotti. Anne Wiazemsky. 98 mins. Pasolini's twin obsessions which Christianity and Marxism are brought searingly to life in this intense fable. featuring our Tel as a mysterious (‘hrist figure. who creates spiritual. sexual and emotional upheavals within a wealthy family when he stays for a short time in their home. Enigmatic and powerful. Edinburgh: Eilmhouse.

I Three Men And A Little Lady ( PG ) ( Emile Ardolino. US. 1990) Tom Sellcck.Steve (iuttenberg. Ted Danson. Nancy Travis. Robin Weisman. Ill-4 mins. Sequel tothe dispensable but hugely popular Three Men And/l Baby brings back our hunky trio and the child's mother Travis, together

with Weisman as the horrid child. now five years of age. Family crises like which trendy primary school to attend and whether Selleek should marry Travis keep the action ticking along at a reasonable rate. and it's actually a lot of fun. lfyou

like that sort ofthing. Edinburgh: UCI.

I The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( 18) I (Philip Kaufman. us. 1987) Daniel I Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena ()lin. i, 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation ofMilan Kundera's complex novel about a womanising (‘zech brain surgeon who lalls in love for the first time with adoe-like small-town beauty. Abandoninghis freewheeling existence. he embraces commitment at the time of the Russian invasion of 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. ()therwisc vastly overlong and uninvolving. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Water Babies ([1) (Lionel Jeffries. L'K Poland. 1978) James Mason. Billie I Whitelaw. Bernard (‘ribbins. 92 mins. 3 linexceptional children's fantasy mixing animation and live action. in Kingsley"s story of a young chimney sweep in Victorian London who runs away to a magic pool and a series of underwater adventures. Edinburgh: Eilmhouse.

I White Fang (PU) (Randal Kleiscr. US. 1990) Klaus Maria Brandaucr. Ethan llawkc. Jed the dog. Bart the bear. 109 mins. Jack London's classic adventure i yarn set in the cold wastes of the Klondike. I brought to the screen again by Disney’s Touchstone subsidiary. A satisfying version with a strong cast and excellent use of bleak Alaskan locations. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I While Palace ( 18) (Luis Mandoki. US. 1990) Susan Sarandon. James Spader. Kathy Bates. Jason Alexander. 102 mins. (‘omedy-romance which begins a St Louis l diner. where Jewish yuppie Spader l (familiar but successful casting) meets older fast-food waitress Sarandon. An unlikely. cross-class affair ensues. which allows Mandoki not only to indulge in a predictable but stickily enjoyable love story. btit also provides the backdrop for observant. witty satire on the largely ignored US class system. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Whore ( lts') ( Ken Russell. US. 1991) Theresa Russell. Benjamin Mouton. Antonio Eargas. Elizabeth Morehead. 8] mins. Sec feature. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: L'Cl Clydebank, [SCI East Kilbride.

I Wild Al Heart ( 18) (David Lynch. LIS. I990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch's much-hyped (‘annes prize-winner turns

' out to be weird and wondrous in itsown l way. if not quite as cohesive as the earlier

Blue Vt’ll'r’l. (‘age and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitrnan Dafoe on a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of()z. Aside from

. lovingly detailing the perniciousinfluence

of pop kitsch upon our veryconsciousncss however. the movie isn't really about anything. even ifit is a helluvatrip. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

; I The Witches (PG) (Nicholas Roeg. L75.

l99ll) Anjelica Huston. Mai Zetterling. Rowan Atkinson. 92 mins. Nine year-old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the everpresent threat posed by the existence of witches. which isn‘t much f help actually because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual i convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse for his pains. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl‘s children's story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids movie that has yot rooting for the mice all the way. Lotsof fun. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.