I Dances With Wolves ( 12) (Kevin Costner, US, 1990) Kevin Costner. Mary McDonnell. Graham Greene. Rodney Grant. 179 mins. Costner‘s debut as director and co-producer. in which he also stars. has already been widely praised for its epic scale and its sympathetic depiction of Red Indian culture in the 1860s. Itwon seven Oscars including Best Film and Best Director. with no less than twelve nominations. Set at a remote outpost during the American Civil War. a time of violent struggle between pioneering Yankees and Sioux Indians. it offers a sensitive and intense analysis of both factions. and of a man caught between two different cultures. Glasgow: GF'I'.
I Dead Again (15) (Kenneth Branagh. US. 1991) Kenneth Branagh. Emma Thomson. Andy Garcia. 101 mins. A notable shift away from the Bard for the golden boy of British theatre in his ﬁrst Hollywood outing. Branagh plays cynical. Los iAngeles-bascd private detective Mike Church. an expert at trancing heirs and missing persons. His latest case involves discovering the identity ofa beautiful young woman who has no memory of her own, but has nightmare's of someone else‘s. This preview screening will be attended by the man himself. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Die Hard (18) (John McTiernan. US. 1988) Bruce Willis. Alan Rickman. Bonnie Bedelia. 131 mins. Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists. so it’s left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearany tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets. while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I Die Hard 2: Die Harder (18) (Renny Harlin, US, 1990) Bruce Willis. Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton. 122 mins. Detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is spending Christmas in Washington, but as he waits at the airport for his wife‘s ﬂight to get in the whole place is taken overby terrorists. Needless to say action man Bruce jumps in there to sort them out. but he‘d better be quick because the baddies are refusing to let his missus‘s plane land. Usual patterned sequel that’s like the original. only more so with much moolah spent on the explosions and superhero Willis battling a screenplay oftowering mediocrity. Glasgow: GFT.
I Do The Right Thing (18) (Spike Lee. US. 1989) Spike Lee, Danny Aiello. Ossie Davis, John Turturro. 119 mins. New York‘s deprived Bedford-Stuyvesant
ior N spoxes (The Lnthian Cycling Campaign) for fun rides and events and help make Edinburgh the cycling city
SAE to I3 Lochrin Place Edinburgh EH3 for our latest leaflet
Dying Young (15) (Joel Schumacher, US, 1991) Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D’Dnoirio, Ellen Burstyn. 112 mins. it may be a bit oi a contradiction, but Hollywood has a healthy obsession with disease and disability. Let someone struggle along in a wheelchair, and soon they’ll be bounding onto the platiorrn to collect their Oscar. Bring together two young lovers and a terminal illness, and the audiences’ tears will stream like Niagara Falls. At least, that’s supposed to be the idea, but there is an overriding impression that, in the attempt to make Dying Young the periect ‘serious actress’ vehicle ior Julia Roberts. the studio execs have chipped away at the material ior so long that there really is very little substance left. This may be Hollywood's vision oi a strong, modern woman (the iact that Sally Field is one oi the producers hasn’t gone unnoticed), but it’s still too stiiIed by cliche to oiier itseli as a worthwhile role model ior real liie.
Roberts is the ordinary but beauiiiul (those lips just get bigger with every movie) young woman who becomes the live-in personal nurse at Victor Geddes, a rich college graduate who is undergoing chemotherapy ior leukemia. During a period oi remission irom the illness, the two go oii to a
dream cottage by the sea, where inevitably they tell in love. it’s supposed to be against the odds - she’s irom a working-class background, he eats nouvelle cuisine in the best restaurants; she’s been brought up on TV gameshows, he’s iinlshing oil his Art History thesis on the German Impressionists- but when she jokes that his terminal disease is really ‘asshoie-itis', it's not lar irom the truth. The only endearing quality we are shown to counter his arrogance and intellectual condescension is the tact that he could shuiile oil to meet his maker at any moment.
Joel (Flatliners) Schumacher keeps his iavourite actress in the irame ior virtually all oi the movie, with the result that all the other characters, excluding Victor, are pushed out to an undeveloped wilderness on the periphery. The locus on the central pair would be iorgivable ii it led to a poweriul resolution, but this time it only scores hall a hanky on the weepie scale. Dying Young? Hot soon enough. (Alan Morrison)
From Friday 30 August. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge, Ddeon, Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Ddeon, UCI. Central: Alianpark. Strathclyde: Kelburn, Ddeon Ayr. Ddeon Hamilton, La Scala, UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride, WMR Film Centre.
district on the hottest day of the summer, and racial tension escalates between Italian-American Sal (Aiello). his two sons and the mainly black local community who make up the bulk ofhis customers. As the situation worsens and violence looks a possibility. Sal‘s black delivery boy Mookie (Lee) ponders how to do the right thing. A forceful exploration of the socio-economic and cultural causes behind white racism. Lee's film also operates as a tightly controlled multi-character drama. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Drowning By Numbers ( 18) (Peter Greenaway. UK. 1988) Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill. Jocly Richardson. 118 mins. In a narrative as straightforward and complicated as the title. three generations of women. all of them called Cissie Colpitts. dispose of their husbands in a series of aquatic murders. whilst the numbers 1 to 100 run through the filmin the backgrounds. Full ofGreenaway‘s ravishing visual symmetries and with a highly developed sense ofthe
incongruous, the movie sports a number of polished, sympathetic performances. Besides the enjoyable pastime ofnumber spotting, this is among his most accessible and pleasurable films. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Dumbo (U) (Ben Sharpsteen, US. 1941) 64 mins. The rest of the circus animals make fun of the little elephant with the huge ears. but he discovers they have a use after all. Classic Disney: timeless entertainment. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Dying Young ( 15) (Joel Schumacher, US. 1991)Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott. Vincent D'Onofrio. David Selby. 112 mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odeon.UC1. Centralelianpark. Strathclyde: Kelburne, Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. La Scala. UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Edward Scissorhadds (PG) (Tim Burton. US. 1991 ) Johnny Depp. Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Vincent Price. 105 mins. Burton follows up the excesses of Batman
with this fairy tale for the 905. which works as a welcome return to the darker side of the genre. Depp is the unfinished creation ofThe Inventor (Price), who lives alone in a crumbling mansion. unable to even scratch his nose without needing stitches. Discoverd by a friendly Avon lady. his talent for coiffurc and topiary makes him a neighbourhood favourite until tragedy strikes. Beautifully shot. tenderly acted and full of hidden depths. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon, UCI. Central: Caledonian. Cannon. Strathclyde: Kclburnc. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.
I Everybody’s Fine ( 12) (Giuseppe Tornatorc. Italy. 1990) Marcello Mastroianni, Michele Morgan. Marino Cenna. 126 mins. See review. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Fabulous Baker Boys ( 15) (Steve Kloves. US. 1989) Jeff Bridges. Beau Bridges. Michelle Pfeiffcr. 113 mins. Writer/director Kloves makes an auspicious debut with this evocative tale of broken dreams. fraternal jealousy and slowly awakening passion among three very ordinary cabaret performers. Veteran piano duo Jeff and Beau draft in Ms Pfeiffer's smokey chanteuse to save their act's declining fortunes. but as the trio go on the road together. romantic and professional relationships are soon in turmoil. Crackling with some ofthe sharpest dialogue in years. this is a moody. mature picture. beautifully shot and scored. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I GoodFelIas ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1990) Robert De Niro. Ray Liotta. Joe Pesci. Lorraine Braco. Paul Sorvino. 145 mins. A return for Scorsese and De Niro to the creed of amoral violence seen in Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. Liotta plays Henry Hill, a real-life mafioso, while De Niro is his mentor in crime. And while the bullets, fists and carving knives fly. Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question — yes. it‘s glamorous and lucrative to live this way, but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAF'TA awards for best film. director and screenplay. and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Green Card (12) (Peter Weir. US, 1991) Gerard Depardieu. Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth. Gregg Edelman. 107 mins. The hugely amiable figure of Depardieu dominates this. his Hollywood debut. He plays a French composer living illegally in New York and in desperate need of a work permit. MacDowell‘s horticulturalist is in love with a conservatory apartment. but needs a husband to get the lease. A marriage of convenience is arranged. but the authorities are not convinced. so the mismatched couple are forced to invent a history for themselves. In doing so. of course. they fall for each other. Funny, charming. and not without profundity. but suspend your disbelief for the denoument. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Guilty 8y Suspicion (15) (Irwin Winklcr. US. 1990) Robert De Niro. Annette Bening, George Wendt. Sam Wannamaker. 105 mins. A new attempt by the American film industry to come to terms with the McCarthy era. when Hollywood was purged of anyone deemed to have communist connections. with devastating effects. De Niro stars as a highly successful director destroyed by rumours. with Bening as his supportive ex-wife. Wannamaker — who was himself blacklisted — as an attorney. and Martin Scorsese in a minor role as another harassed director. Despite cumbersome pacing. the performances and good intentions are strong enough to make this a very watchable movie. and the courtroom climax is well worth waiting for. Glasgow: GFT.
I Hamlet (U) (Franco Zeffirclli, US.
24 The List 30 August — 12 September 1991