l I Some Like It Hot (PG) (Billy Wilder. US. 1959) Tony Curtis. Jack Lemrnon. Marilyn Monroe. 121) mins. Two impccunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. an all-female band. Brilliant. brittle. crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in theircareers. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I State 01 Grace ( 18) (Phil Joanou. US. 1990) Sean Penn. Ed Ilarris. Gary Oldman. Robin Wright. 13-1 mins. Undercover cop Terry Noonan (Penn) returns to his old neighbourhood of.\'ew York's Hell's Kitchen to find that his Irish gangster chums have become more violent in his absence. Against a background of potentially bloody war with the Italian mafia. he fights his own inner battles between the loyalties of his youth and his higher sense of right and wrong. Director Joanou moves on from his concert days of U2: Rattle and Hum ably assisted by the performances of his male leads. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Stepping Out (PG) (Lewis Gilbert. L'K. 1991 ) Liza Minnelli. Shelley Winters. Julie Walters. Robyn Stevan. 132 mins. Minnelli is the has-been ex-showbiz dancer (this is fiction. honest). now reduced to teaching a beginner's tap class. In the process of getting her grotipof social misfits ready for their big performance in a charity show. she has to

people. revive her own dream ofthe spotlight. etc. etc. Despite a couple of uptempo set pieces. the film drags along. shackled to Gilbert's lacklustre direction and a plot that seems to demand endless rehearsal scenes. See preview. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Central: Cannon. Strathelyde: Cannon. L'CI Clydebank L'Cl. East Kilbride.

IThe Sting (PG) (George Roy Hill. US. 1973) Paul Newman. Robert Redford.

Kid. and same brand ofcheeky con tricks. The setting is Chicago 1936. and the plot centres on the dynamic duo staging an elaborate revenge on a gangster who caused the death ol a triertd. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Superman (PG) (Richard Lester. US.

k l l l

convince them to work as a team. be better

Robert Shaw. Charles Durning. 129 mins. Same stars. same director. same box office success as Butch (‘usst'dy and the Stmdtmce



1980) Christopher Reeve. Marlon Brando. Mrgot Kidder. Gene Hackman. Susannah York. 142 mins. Patchin realised film version of the famous all-American super-hero. Spawner oftoo many sequels. Strathelyde: UCI East Kilbride.

I Tarzan The Ape Man (w.s. Van Dyke. US. 1933)Johnny Weissmuller. Maureen O'Sullivan. 99mins. A more orless faithful version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. although with less emphasis on Tarzan's aristocratic roots. with Weissmuller in fine alligator-wrestling form. The first ofthe classic MGM series. it sets out the basic storyline before our hero in a loincloth set

out to do important things like find a mate. a son. go to New York and battle the Nazis

all in a day‘s work for the king ofthe jungle. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Teen Agent (PG) (William Dear. US. 1991) Richard Grieco. Linda Hunt. Roger Daltrey. Geraldine James. Michael Siberry. 89 mins. While on a college field trip to France. Richard Grieco (star of TV‘s 21 Jump Street) is mistaken for a top secret service man and finds himself in a world of spies. lies and hi-tech armoury. A creaky Bond spoofthat revels in having adversaries called Ilsa Grunt and Augustus Steranko. and which will leave all Roger Moore fans reasonably stirred. if not exactly shaken. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Central: Caledonian. Cannon. Strathelyde: Cannon. Kelburne. L'Cl Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (PG) (Michael Pressman. US. 1991) Paige Turco. David Warner. Ernie Reyeer. 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. Edinburgh: UCI. Central: Regal. Strathelyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. ITerminatorZ: Judgment Day ( 15) (James Cameron. US. 1991)Arnold Swarzenegger. Linda Hamilton. Edward Furlong. Robert Patrick. 136 mins. The most expensive film ever made. In a


TELEPHONE: O41~429 3838


l l i

reprogrammed role that says much about his changed image since the first movie. Arnie becomes the underdog fighting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking throughout the gloriously expensive action sequences. as Swarzenegger's cyborg develops human feelings. this is more than just a $101) million fairground ride. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. UCI. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian. Cannon. Strathelyde: Kelburrte. ()tleon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton. L'CI Clydebank. L'Cl East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre.

I Telsuo ( l8) (Shinya 'I'sukarnoto. Japan. 1989) 67 mins. Forget all that Cronertberg has taught us concerning body horror— this low budget metal machine monster movie has some incredible scenes ofmale genitalia turning into power drills and the like. The plot has something to do with a young couple who are involved in hit-and-run car collision with a metal fetishist who has been replacing his insides with a new metal flesh. Very dodgystuff indeed. A must-see for the sick cult connoisseur and all the better for remaining uncut by the censor. Glasgow: CtF'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Three Men And A Baby ( PG ) ( Leonard Nimoy. US. 1987) Tom Selleck. Steve Guttenberg. Ted Danson. NancyTravis. Celeste Holme. 103 mins. A trioof swinging bachelors about town get landed with a little'un and much wee-wee arid poo-poo ensues. Large grossing American remake of the French comedy 3 Honmtes E! Un Coujft'n. Glasgow: G ET.

I Three Men And A Little Lady (PG) (Emile Ardolino. US. 1991)) Tom Selleck. Steve Guttenberg. Ted Danson. Nancy Travis. Robin Weisman. 104 mins. Sequel tothe dispensable but hugely popular 'l'ltree .llen AridA Baby brings back our hunky trio and the child‘s mother Travis. together with Weisman as the horrid child. now five years ofage. Family crises like which trendy primary school to attend and whether Selleck should marry Travis keep the action ticking along at a reasonable rate. and it‘s actually a lot of fun. Ifyou like that sort ofthing. Glasgow : GF'IL

I TI’Op Belle Pour Toi! Ton Beautiful For Y0u.'( 18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1989) Gerard Depardieu. Josiane Balasko. Carole Bouquet. 91 mins. Massive French hit offers a characteristic twist on theold eternal threesome scenario. Depardieu plays the succesful owner of a car showroom. envied by all for his beautiful wife (Bouquet). who falls in love with his dumpy secretary (Balasko). A film of commendable openness about the needs of the senses and men‘s facility for emotional expression. its true achievement is how it turns the stuffof farce into an intense hybrid ofwistful comedy and romantic passion. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I True Identity ( 15) (Charles Lane. US. 1991) Lenny Henry. Frank I..angella.J.'I‘. Walsh. Anne-Marie Johnson. Andreas Katsulas. 95 mins. Struggling actor Miles Pope (Henry) finds himselfon the run from the mafia after discoy ering the identity of a mob boss. Disguised as a caucasian honky. he learns about racial prejudice. being true to yourself. and all the usual Touchstone guff. Art awkward hybrid of comedy and gangster movie that is about as credible as our Lenny‘s make-up job. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Odeon. Salon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathelyde: Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Truly. Madly. Deeply (PG ) (Anthony Minghella. UK. 199(1) Juliet Stevenson. Alan Rickman. Bill Paterson. 103 mins. Nina. a young translator. thinks her life is falling apart when her lover dies. But when he returns. albeit with a cold and looking a little paler. she begins to question her previous notions of

happiness. A wonderfully literate ' screenplay by first-time director

Minghella and a faultless performance by l Stevenson raise Truly. Madly. Deeply above the level of its American counterpart. (iltost. Glasgow;(i1’l‘.

ITl’tlsI(15)(llalIlartley.US. 1991)) i

Adrienne Shelly. Martin Donovan. Merritt Nelson. 91) mitts. In suburban Middle America. a rebellious high-school dropout (Shelly) leaves home after causing her father's fatal heart attack by announcing she’s pregnant. Bychance. she meets the dangerous btit intelligent Matthew. who has also rebelled arid lost his job. As their :‘elationshipdevelops, they gain a new and valuable sense of themselves. A highly unusual black comedy with sex eral unexpected twists from the writer director of The (,'nhe/iet'tthlt’ Trill/l. Glasgow: (il’l'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Unbelievable Truth ( 15) (1 Ial Hartley. CS. 1989) Adriertne Shelly. Robert Burke. Christopher Cooke. Julia McNeal. 89mins. Enigmatic and charismatically performed independent small-town romance. which looks like a cross between Jarmusch and early Godard. Young. impressionable Audry (Shelly ) falls for shy ex-con Josh ( Burke). a mart whose saintly atira belies rumours ofa violent past. As his dark history is unveiled. and Audry embarks on a lucrative career in modelling. I Iartley explores the implications of ‘truth' in the multi-faceted but platitudinotts context of modern American society and beyond. Glasgow: (if-'1‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Under Suspicion ( 18) (Simon Moore. UK. 1990) Liam .\'eeson. LauraSan Giocomo. Kenneth Cranham. Alphonsia Emmanuel. 101) mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. L'CI. Strathelyde: ()deort Ayt'. ()deon Hamilton. L'Cl Clydebank. [ICI East Kilbride.

I Videodrome ( 18) (David Cronenberg. Canada. 1983) James Woods. Debbie Harry. 88 mins. Woods is a programmer for a pirate cable station who becomes intrigued and then obsessed with an untraccable porn channel that triggers hallucinogenic fantasies in this initially intriguing but nasty and ultimately unsatisfactory film with eye-popping special effects. Edinburgh University Film Society .

I Vroomt1s)(Beebanthrtm.L'K. 1988) Clive Owen. Diana ()uick. David

I Thewlis. 89mins. Two Lancashire lads go

offon a joyride to nowhere. The first half has sortie effectively atmospheric photography and directorial zip to match. btit before long the tank dries up and the script putters along as a series ofroad movie cliches. Glasgow: GI’I'.

I Watership Down ( 1)) (Martin Rosen. UK. 1978) With the voices ofJohn I lurt. Richard Briers. Ralph Richardson. Roy Kinnear. 92 mins. Richard Adam‘s best-seller is transformed into this pretty animation adventure that lacks most oftlte tension arid unique viewpoint of the book. When their warren is threatened by man.a group of rabbits decide to find a new home many miles away. Remembered (unfortunately ) for Art Garfunkel's Number ()ne hit. ‘Bright Iiyes‘. Glasgow: GI’I‘.

I Wings Of Desire 1 15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. ()tto Sander. Solveig Dommartin. Peter Falk. 127 mitts. Restless angel Ganz on duty over Berlin takes a tip from American movie star and former angel Falk on the possibilities of crossing 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 uneharacteristically optimistic slice of Wendersenchantment. Highly recommended. Edinburgh: Cameo.

22 The List 27 September— 10 October 1991