This time Robocop is caught up in the drug wars precipitated by the popularity of a new designer narcotic Nuke and faces an imposing robotic foe cooked up by the unscrupulous multi-national Omni Consumer Products. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Rouge (15) (Stanley Kwain. Hong Kong. 1987) Anita Mui. 93 mins. A Chinese ghost story that leaps between the 305 and present day Hong Kong. Two lovers fulﬁll their pact to meet again 50 years after their deaths in Hell. thus showing that Kwain can‘t think much of Hong Kong. Stylish love story with a great performance by Mui. Glasgow: GF'T. I Salaam Bombay! (15) (Mira Nair. India/France/UK. 1988) Shafiq Syed. Raghubir Yadav. Aneeta Kanwar. 113 mins. A marvellous movie shot on location in Bombay. which records the lives ofthe city‘s thronging street urchins. focusing on young Krishna's descent into a seedy underworld of prostitution and narcotics as he tries to earn his fare back to his native village. This auspicious debut from lndian woman film-maker Nair avoids the obvious. and makes its moral points through its sympathy for the remarkable children whose indomitable spirit is convincingly captured by the former documentarist's camera. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Shattered (15) (Wolfgang Petersen. US. 1991 ) Tom Berenger. Bob Hoskins. Greta Scaachi. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. 98 mins. Emerging from a car crash with body and mind intact. but with no memory of the events leading up to the ‘aceident‘. Dan Merrick (Berenger) tries to piece together his life using only contradictory scraps ofinformation. By lettingtbe audience know only what Merrick does. Petersen (director of the acclaimed submarine epic Bus 800!) cranks up an intelligent and exciting mystery thriller. See preview. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCl. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride. I Strip Jaclt Naked (18) (Ron Peck. UK. 1991) Peck has reworked footage from his seminal 1978 gay film Nighthawks and the result is a moving and humourous account ofthe British gay scene. New material. photos, twenty-year-old Super 8 footage and student films are pasted together to comment on his previous film and reflect upon the AIDS-ridden years since then. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Talk Radio (15) (Oliver Stone. US. 1988) Eric Bogosian. Ellen Greene. Leslie Hope. 110 mins. Fascists and racists. bigots and rapists. but above all the anonymous run riot over the airwaves every night. Barry Champion (Bogosian) is the DJ confessor pushing his listeners closer to the limits ofexcess. a masterof the put-down and the hang up button. Out ofthe world of late-night radio shows where dangerous prejudices surface. Stone has conjured a taut and thrilling movie. spiced by Bogosian‘s napalm wit. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Tatie Danielle (15) (Etienne Chatiliez. France. 1990)Tsilla Chelton.Catherine Jacob. lsabelle Nanty. 110 mins. The apparently charming old dear with her dog Garde-a-vous and her beleagured housekeeper Odile proves to be far from charming. particularly after her relations decide to move her with them to Paris. Once there. her malicious ways grind their innate bourgeois decency to powder. until she meets her nemesis. . . 1t allsounds rather enjoyable. and Chelton's performance in the title role is ajoyous creation. but a sadly predictable and underwrought structure take the bite out of a promising-looking satire from the director of Life Is A Long Quiet River. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Teen Agent (PG) (William Dear. US. 1991) RiChal’d GrieCO. Linda Hunt. Roger Daltrcy. 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 llsa Grunt and Augustus Steranko. and which will leave
all Roger Moore fans reasonably stirred. if i
not exactly shaken. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. La Scala. UCl Clydebank. UCl East Kilbride.
I Teenage Mutant Nlnia 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 thatonly 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. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Terminator 2: Judgement Day ( 15 ) (James Cameron. US. 1991 ) Arnold Swarzencgger. 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 fighting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element
ofuncontrived human compassion lurking
throughout the gloriously expensive action sequences. as Swarzenegger‘s cyborg develops human feelings. this is more than just a $100 million fairground ride. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclydc: UCi Clydebank.
I To Kill A Mockingbird (PG) (Robert Mulligan. US. 1962) Gregory Peck. Mary Badham. Philip Alford. Brock Peters. 129 mins. Sturdy film adaptation ofthe classic Harper Lee novel won an Oscar for Peck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as he attempts to explain the situation to his children. and Duvall makes his screen debut as their friend. a retarded man. Glasgow: GFT.
I Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (18) (Jacques Becker. France/ltaly. 1953) Jean Gabin. Rene Dary. Lino Ventura. Jeanne Moreau. 94 mins. An ageing and weary gangster attempts to retire after one last robbery. but finds himselfcaught in a world of double-crosses. Becker‘s methodical gangster ﬂick set the tone for many of the French underworld movies that followed. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Touie Une Nuit ( 15) (Chantal Akerman. FrancesBelgium. 1982) Aurore Clement. Jan Decorte. Angelo Abazoglou. 89mins Akerman's experimental vision of a singlt night in Brussels is basically a se riesof brief. unrelated and passionate encounters. On a deeper level. she allows repetition of gestures to show love as a comic mating ritual. full ofcodesand conventions. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Truly, Madly, Deeply (PG) (Anthony Minghella. UK. 1990)Ju|iet 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 Stevenson raise Truly. Madly. Deeply ' above the level of its American counterpart. (#1051. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
ITwenty-Dne ( 15) (Don Boyd. UK. 1991) Patsy Kensit. Jack Shepherd. Patrick Ryecart. Maynard Eziashi. 101 mins. Or Katie‘s Kandid Konfessions. as it might be known. Patsy Kensit stars asa
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. would appear that Depardieu's
come-of—age modern girl. whose intimate details are told in tabloid kiss‘n‘tell fashion straight to the omnipresent camera. Very London in its atomosphere and preoccupations. and with a central character that is really a bit difficult to warm to. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Unbearable Lightness of Being ( 18)
(Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena Olin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation ofMilan [ Kundera's complex novel about a ; womanising Czech brain surgeon who falls .f in love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty. Abandoning his freewheeling existence. he embraces commitment at the time ofthe 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. Otherwise vastly overlong and uninvolving. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Uranus ( 15) (Claude Berri. France. 1990) Michel Blane. Gerard Depardieu. Philippe Noiret. Jean-Pierre Marielle. 100 mins. A small French town in the immediate aftermath of World War Two is the setting for Berri‘s wordy examination of political manoevrings. Tensions are high between the now dominant Communists and those suspected of sheltering a former collaborator. but it
loudmouth barman knows too much about what really went on during the war years. Removed front the relevence of its home country. the plot struggles to raise itself above the uninvolvingly irritating. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I WhatAbout Bob? (PG) (Frank 02. USA. 1991 ) Bill Murray. Richard Dreyfuss. Julie Hagerty. Charlie Korsmo. 107 mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odeon. U('1.Central:Allanpark.Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank.
I Where Angels Fear To Tread (PG) (Charles Sturridge. UK. 1991) Helen Mirren. Helena Bonharn Carter. Judy Davis. Rupert Graves. 113 mins. On a journey to ltaly with her young companion Caroline (Bonham Carter). recently widowed Lilia Herriton (Mirren) falls in love with an impoverished ltalian. but dies giving birth to his child. Family troubles ensue as Herriton‘s mother tries to bring I the baby back to England. This latest EM. Forster adaptation is basically nothing more than Room With/1 View— Part 5. Glasgow: GF'T.
IWhite Dog ( 15) (Sam Fuller. US. 1981) Kirsty McNichol. Paul Winfield. Burl Ives. Paul Bartel. Dick Miller. 90mins. After accidently injuring a white Alsatian with her car. a young girl discovers that it has been trained to attack any black man it encounters. But rather than have it destroyed. she tries to de-condition it. Fuller's indictment of racism is made all the stronger because no overtly rascist character appears on screen; instead the dog becomes a symbol of how confusion and lack of understandingcreates hatred. A finely crafted film. fuelled by genuine anger. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
I Zandalee ( 18) (Sam Pillsbury. US. 1990) Nicolas Cage. Judge Reinhold. Erika Anderson. Viveea Lindfors. Aaron Neville. 104 mins. Complex tanglesof love and lust begin to develop when uneasily married couple Thierry (Reinhold) and Zan (Anderson) receive a visit from sleazy. hedonistic artist Johnny (Cage). after which a passionate affair develops between Zan and Johnny. with both comic and tragic consequences. An attempt at the overworked theme of erotica versus pornography which. despite the charisma of the performers. provesto be a pretty ﬂimsy excuse for a glossy bonk-frenzy. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
WEEK ONE Friday 8—Thursday 14
Cinemas are listed by region. then alphabetically. with commercial cinemas lollowed by repertory arthouses. societies and late night screenings. Times listed are lor complete programmes. which may include advertisements and trailers. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available. though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability otan induction loop, lorthe convenience of hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.
GLASGOW CINEMAS .
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2.90 (Child/()AP£1.90: before 6pm all seats£l .90).
1. Shattered ( 15) 2.25pm (Sat only). 5.25pm. 8.25pm.
2. Dead Again ( 15) 5.30pm (not Sun). 8.30pm.
The Rescuers Down Under (U) Sat only 2.15pm: Sun only 5.30pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E[(screcns 1.3and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.10; after 5.30pm £3.30 (Child £2.10).
1. City Slickers(12) 1.3tlpm.5.35pm. 8.15pm.
2. Dead Again ( 15) 1.10pm. 3.40pm.
6. 10pm. 8.40pm.
3. The Fisher King ( 15) 1.35pm. 5.05pm.
4. Shattered ( 15) 1.20pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.35pm.
5. The Commitments ( 15) 1.45pm (not Sat. Sun). 5.45pm. 8.30pm.
6. Robin Hood: Prince olThieves( PG) 1.30pm. 5pm. 8.05pm.
7. Boyz N The Hood ( 15) 6pm. 8.40pm.
Doc Hollywood ( 12) 1.15pm. 3.40pm.
The Rescuers Down Under (U) Sat. Sun only I 1.10pm.3.30pm. ‘ See also Glasgow Latcs. _' I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. 3 Two bars. £3.20 (Child £2.10;OAP [before 6pm] £2). All tickets for shows commencing 4pm—6pm £2.10(notSat. 1 Sun).
1. Shattered(15) 1.10pm. 3.30pm.5.50pm. 8.30pm.
2. Dead Again ( 15) 1.30pm.4.30pm. 8.15pm.
3. Robin Hood: Prince 01 Thieves (PG) 1.10pm. 4.20pm. 7.45pm.
4. Doc Hollywood (12) 1.20pm.4.3()pm. 8.25pm. ; 5. Jacob's Ladder( 18) Daily. not Sun 1.30pm. 4.50pm. 8.10pm (notSun).
I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and4. £3.35 (Child/OAP £2.35 [£2.60 last show]; Student/UB40 £2.60 [available as advertiscdj). 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 (1 lam—7pm) or by Visa/Access (333
24 The List 8 — 21 November 1991