Don Bluth. the man behind The SecretOf Ninth and All Dogs Go To Heaven. cements his place at the forefront of children‘s animation with this tale ofa boy‘s search for the singing rooster that will save his farm from flood and eternal night. Full of colour and song. Edinburgh: iUCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Rocketeer (PG) (Joe Johnston, US. 1991 ) Bill Campbell. Jennifer Connelly. Alan Arkin. Timothy Dalton. 109mins. After discovering a stolen experimental rocket pack. out-of—luek pilot CliffSecord (Campbell) finds himself assumingthe role ofmystery ﬂying figure The Rocketeer in order to save his girlfriend. battle Nazis and save the civilised world. roughly in that order. Great. old-fashioned. matinee-style adventure. if a little sickly in the all-American apple pie
department. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Odeon. Edinburgh: Dominion. Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Cannon. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Silence Of The Lambs ( 18) (Jonathan Demmc. US. 1991)Jodie Foster. Anthony Hopkins. Scott Glenn. 119mins. Following a series of horrific serial murders. imprisoned psycho-killer Hopkins is released to help Foster and Glenn‘s FBI agents track down the culprit. Adapted from a novel by Thomas Manhunrer Harris. Demme‘s film version is a subtle but scarey suspense shocker. with two excellent performances and great narrative drive. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Soapdlsh ( 15) (Michael Hoffman. US. 1991 ) Sally Field. Kevin Kline. Robert Downey Jnr. Whoopi Goldberg. Elizabeth Shue. Cathy Moriarty. 96mins. Undemanding entertainment is both the subject and nature of this comedy set ina TV studio producing a soap opera. Sally Field plays actress Celeste Talbot facinga reunion with ex-boyfriend Kline. both on and off-screen. Limp.
From Friday 23 Aug. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (PG) (Michael Pressman. US. 1991) Paige Turco, David Warner. Ernie Reyes Jr. 87 mins. A quick return for the original shell-suits. although with less plot and less violence than the original. The evil Shredder has decided to grow a couple of mutants of his own. and it seems that only our four adolescent amphibians can save the day with the odd pizza reference and a truly dire ‘Ninja Rap‘ (with the painfully embarrassing Vanilla Ice). Time to hang up those shells. dudes. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre. I10 Rillington Place ( 18) (Richard Fleischer. UK. 1970) Richard Attenborough. Judy Greeson. John Hurt. Pat Heywood. 111 mins. Fleischer's fascination with real life gore was excited by Ludovic Kennedy‘s book on the murders by Christie and the wrongful execution of Evans. Though Attenborough and Hurt turn in solid perfomances. the attempted evocation of 405' London lets them down. Glasgow: GFT. I Terminator 2: Judgement Day (15) (James Cameron. US. 1991) Arnold Swarzenegger. Linda Hamilton. Edward Furlong. Robert Patrick. 136 mins. The most expensive film ever made. In a reprogrammed role that says much about his changed image since the first movie. Arnie becomes the underdog fightingto protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking
throughout the gloriously expensive [ action sequences. as Schwarzenegger‘s [ cyborg develops human feelings. that
make this more than just a $100million fairground ride. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Salon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Central: Allanpark. Cannon. Strathclyde:. Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.
I Thelma a Louise (15) (Ridlcy Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 129 mins. The buddy/road movie genresare turned on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail of murder 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‘san
accessible piece ofentertainment with excellent central performances. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I Time OtThe Gypsies ( 15) (Emir Kusturida. Yugoslavia. 1990) Davor Dujmovic. Bora Todorovic. Ljubica Adzovic. Sinolicka Trpkova. Elvira Sali. 142 mins. In a rough but fecund Yugoslavian gypsy community. young Perhan (Dujmovic) lives with his grandma and aspires to marry Azra (Trpkova ). but is too broke. When the mysterious Gypsy Sheik Ahmed (Todorovic) arrives in town. he sees a chance to better himself. and returns with him to Italy fortutoring in dirty dealings. Teeming with life and spectacularly scored. this is a gritty. brutal comedy: epic in scope and hugely enjoyable. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Wings Oi Desire ( 15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. ()tto 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 oferossing 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 Wenders enchantment. Highly recommended. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Yeelen (PG) (Soulemanye (.‘isse. Mali. 1987) lssiaka Kane. Aouta Sangare. Ballamoussa Keita. 105 mins. A young Bambarra boy steals a sacred object from the tribe. an act which breaks centuriesof tradition and leaves his father carrying the burden of atonement. The boy runs offin search of a missing uncle. but tribal shame still hangs over him. Completely enthralling and accessible film. whose framework of tribal rituals and mythologies conjures an innocently magical alternative universe. An enchanting trip through the epic narrative style of a remote but not inhospitable culture. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Yol (15) (Yilmaz Guney/SerifGoren. Switzerland, 1982) Tarik Akan. Halil Ergun. Necmetin Cobanoglu. 114 mins. Guney’s extraordinary Turkish tale offivc prisoners‘ week-long visit to their village was directed via messages smuggled out of prison to Goren. The filmmakers‘ compassion for the suffering oftheir compatriots serves as a strong condemnation of their homeland‘s regime. Glasgow: GFI‘. I Young Soul Rebels (18) (IsaacJulien. UK. 1991) Valentine Nonyela. Mo Sesay. Dorian Healy. Frances Barber. 105 mins. Part buddy movie. part murder story. part socio-political tapestry. Julien's film follows the fortunes of two black friends who run a pirate radio station and who are investigating the death of a young. gay friend. Meanwhile the long. hot summer of 1977 and the jingoistic fervour ofthe Silver Jubilee look set to bring racial tensions to a violent head. A welcome sign of life in an ailing British film industry. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Cinemas enlisted by region. then alphabetically. with commercial cinemas followed by repertory arthouses. societies and late night screenings. Times listed are tor complete programmes. which may include advertisements and trailers. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available. though prior notilication is advisable. [E] indicates the availability otan induction loop. lorthe convenience 01 hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Sue Wilson.
Friday 23—Thursday 29 GLASGOW CINEMAS
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641 . £2.90 (Child/CAP“ .90; before 6pm all seats£1.90).
1. Terminator 2-JudgmentDay(15) 1.50pm (Sat only). 4.50pm. 7.50pm.
2. Racketeer (PG) 2. 15pm (Sat only). 5.15pm.8.15pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. (screens 1.3 and5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.10; after 5.30pm £3.30 (Child £2. 10). 1.&2.TenninatorZ-JudgmentDay(15) (two screens) 1.15pm. 2.15pm.4.25pm. 5.35pm. 7.45pm. 8.35pm.
3. Robin Hood: Prince olThieves(PG) 1.25pm. 5pm. 8. 10pm.
4. Soapdish ( 12) 1.20pm. 3.35pm. 6. 10an 8.40pm.
5. Backdratt(15)1.40pm.5.11)pm.8.15pm. 6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2(1’0) 1.20pm.
Edward Scissorhands (P0) 3.40pm. 6.05pm. 8.40pm.
7. Cinderella (U) 1.15pm.
Alice ( 12) 3.20pm. 5.50pm. 8.35pm
See also Glasgow Lates.
I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. £3.20 (Child £2.10; OAPlbefore 6pm] £2). All tickets for shows commencing 4pm—opm £2. 10 (not Sat. Sun). Two bars open 5—9.30pm (Mon-Sat ): 6.30—9.3(1pm (Sun).
1. Robin hood: Prince olThievesli’G) 1.10pm. 4.20pm. 7.40pm.
2. Backdratt(15) 1.15pm. 4.25pm.7.50pm. 3. Soapdish ( 12) 1.10pm. 3.30pm.5.55pm. 8.30pm.
4. Nothing But Trouble ( 12) 1.10pm. 3.30pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm.
5. NakedGun21h(12)2pm. 5. 15pm. Thelma and Louise ( 15) 7.55pm.
I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. £3.35 (Child/‘()Al’£2.35 [£2.601ast show]; Student/UB40 £2.60 [available as advertised]). Pullman seats also available in screen 1 £3.85. All tickets for shows commencing before 1.30pm £2.35. Advance booking available from box office (I 1am—7pm) or by Visa/Access (333 9551 ). Terminator 2-Judgmenl Day ( 15) 1pm. 4.30pm.8.15pm. Rocketeer(PG)2.15pm.5.15pm.8.3(1pm. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 ( PG ) 12.30pm. 3pm. The Silence ol the Lambs ( 18) 5.30pm. 8.30pm. Alice ( 12) 2pm. 5.45pm. 8.40pm. Edward Scissorhands ( PG ) 12.30pm. 3pm. 5.30pm. 8.40pm.
In Bed With Madonna ( 18) 2pm. 5. 15pm. 8.30pm.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298/7814. £3 (Student/UB40£2.5(); Child/OAP£1.50: lates all £3). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office is open 2—7pm. 1. Edward Scissorhands (PG) 2.30pm (not Sun) 6.05pm. 8.35pm.
2. Backdrait ( 15) 2.30pm (not Sun). 5.20pm. 8.05pm.
I SALON Vinicombe Street. 339 4256. £3 (Student/UB40£2.50; Child/()AP £2). All tickets for Sunday matinees£l .50. Terminator 2-Judgment Day( 15)2pm. 4.45pm.7.~15pm.
Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar open 30 mins prior to evening shows: closes 9pm. All performances are bookable.[D]. Matinces Mon—I‘ri £2 (Child/GAI’i’Sttident/LIB40 £1 ). Early evening shows Sun—Fri £3 (Student:UB40 £2: (‘hild OAP'disabledi‘l .30). Main evening and Saturday shows £3.30 (Student UB40£2.(»0: Child/0AP’disabled £1.70).
1 FRIDAY 23
1. Presumed lnnocentl 1513.15pm. AlterDarlr. My SWBBH18)(ipm.8.30pm. 2. Circus ODYSl15)~Ipm.
Le Chateau de ma Mere (1’)(i.3()pm. 8.45pm.
1. The Boston Strangler( 18) and 1D Hillington Place ( 18) 1.15pm. AlterDark, My Sweet(18)npni.8.3()pm. 2. The Neverending Story(1:)1.3(1pm. 3.30pm.
Le Chateau de ma Mere ( 1;) (1.30pm. 8.45pm.
1. Young Soul Rebels ( 18) 6.30pm. 8.45pm. .2. Rocco and His Brothers ( 18) 7.30pm. MONDAY 26
1. American Friends (PG) 6.30pm. Young Soul Rebels ( 18) 8.45pm.
2. Rocco and His Brothers ( 18) 2.30pm. DiangO(18)(ipm.8.3lipm.
1. American Friends (PG) 3.30pm . b.30pm. Young Soul Rebels ( 18) 8.45pm.
2. Anatomy of a MurdererSeminar(18)6pm. Diang0(18)9pm.
1. Awakening“ 12)3.45pm.b.15pm. Young Soul Rebels ( 18) 8.45pm.
2. YDI ( 15) 3.30pm.
Django ( 18 ) (ipm.
«$599 1 The Captive oi the Desert ( 15) 8.30pm. THURSDAY 29 1.AwakeningS(12)n.15pm.
Young Soul Rebels ( 18)8.-15pm.
YDI ( 15) 6pm.
The Captive oi the Desert ( 15) 8.30pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead
1 .812. Terminator2 -Judgment Day (15) (two screens) 10.45pm. 11.35pm.
3. Robin Hood: Prince 01 Thieves (PG ) Sat only 11.10pm.
4. Soapdish ( 12) Sat only 1 1.40pm.
5. Backdrait(15) 11.15pm.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane
No late shows until October.
I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. [D]. Bar open Mon—Sato—l 1.30pm; Sun 6—1 1pm. Performances commencing before 6pm £2.75 (£1.80); afteropm £3.25 (no concessions). Lates and matinees £3.25 (£2.75).
45TH EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Continues until Sunday 25 August. See Festival section for details and listings.
74 The List 23 — 29 August 1991