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“A JOY... TOUCHING, STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL AND SPOT-ON FROM START TO FINISH” .. -
“HIGHLY , RECOMMENDED’ lama
PIERRE DROUOT AND DANY GEYS
WITH MICHEL BOUQUET MIREILLE PERRIER
SHOWING 28 NOVEMBER _ 7 Fl LM H O U S E 88 LorIIIIIII IIII. rnmeunon 228-2633
“ MAGNIFICENT. -- The director’s most stylistically impressive film to date... A MOVIE 0F TRULY EPIC PROPORTIONS”
“FILM OF THE MONTH” i0
“ EXHILARATING... TERRIFIC.--
Sayles’ gloriously smart new film... nothing short of a revelation... one struggles to think of an American film
since Nashville with as comparable an epic vision...” Film Journal
“AMAZINGLY AMBITIOUS. . .
has the sweeping power and scope of such classic
American epics as The Godfather movies” New Yorlt Daily News
A new film by John Saylos
GFT Thurs 28 Nov - Sat 7 Dec Filmhouse Sun 17 - The 26 Nov
! I Hangin’ won The Homeboy: ( 18) (Joseph
B. Vasquez. US. 1991) Doug E. Doug. Mario Joyner. John Leguizamo. Nestor Serrano. 88 mins. See review. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Hidden (18) (Jack Sholden. US. 1987) Michael Nouri. Kyle MacLachlan. Claudia Christian. 96 mins. L.A. cop Nouri tackles the unappealing task of tracking down a nasty alien entity possessed of the alarming capacity to implant itselfinto the bodies ofvictims. whereupon they commit vicious crimes. MacLachlan gets another wierdo role as a rather more benevolent alien who lends Nouri a helping hand. Ambitious combination of high-concept horror and the city-as-jungle movie genres that becomes increasingly implausible and only marginally entertaining. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Hiroshima Mon Amour ( 18) (Alain Resnais. France. 1959) Emmanuelle Riva. Eiji Okada. 91 mins. The romantic liaison between a French actress working in Hiroshima and a Japanese architect awakens the ghosts of her wartime relationship with a German soldier. First major work by a director who has altered the perception of cinematic time. here moving effortlessly through the ﬂashbacks and ﬂashforwards of Marguerite Duras' emotive script. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Home Alone ( PG) (Chris Columbus. US. 1990) Macaulay Culkin. Joe Pcsci. Daniel Stern. John Heard. Catherine O'Hara. 103 mins. Peter and Kate McCallister
(l leard and ()‘l lara) have an cight-year-old brat and wisely — albeit accidentally — leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly. ifsadistic. scare-comedy antics produced by teenﬂick veteran John I lughes. Strathclyde: WMR Film Centre.
I The Hot Spot ( 18) (Dennis Hopper. US. 1990) Don Johnson. Virginia Madsen. Jennifer Connelly. 13(lmins. Hopper's homage tofilm nm'r is set in small-town Texas. where Johnson‘s amoral drifter sweet-talks his way into a job as acar salesman. and soon finds himselftorn between two women. one ofwhom happens to be married to his employer. As tensions begin to rise. it transpiresthat everyone has a few secrets they‘d rather not share. Suspenscful and astute. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I House ol Games ( 15) (David Mamet. US. 1987) Lindsay Crouse. Joe Mantegna. Lilia Skala. 102 mins. A workaholic
psychiatrist. the author of a bestsellcron ‘ compulsive behaviour. develops an obsession with a group of con men and the
seams they perpetrate. Attracted by the
' vicarious thrill of their games. she is eager
to graduate from observer to participant.The movie starts slowly. but becomes a gripping and pleasurable thriller of serpentine twists. hard-boiled Chandleresque dialogue and surprise double-crosses. A Chinese box of a film. Glasgow: GFT.
I Ii ( 18) (Lindsay Anderson. UK. 1968) Malcolm McDowell. David Wood. Richard Warwick. 111 mins. The kids are alright as anarchy and rebellion erupt with all the passion of an explosion at astuffy English public school. Symbolic. allegorical stuff about the breakdown of society which didn‘t seem that far off twenty years ago. The final momentof machine-gun ﬁre at prize day is not too dissimilar to contemporary events in Paris. Glasgow: GFT.
I In ihe Heat oiihe Night (PG) (Norman Jewison. US. 1967) Rod Steiger. Sydney Poitier. Warren Oates. Quentin Dean. 109 mins. The recent spate ofbuddy movies has not lessened the impact ofthis multi-Oscar winning original. Steigeris the Mississippi sheriff forced to overcome his own inherent bigotry when Poitier. an
arrogant black homicide expert. comes to his small redneck backwater to help with a murder investigation. Enough character tension to overcome occasional forays into liberal soapbox territory. Glasgow: GFT. I Jacob's Ladder ( 18) (Adrian Lyne. US.
1990)Tim Robbins. Elizabeth Pena. i Danny Aiello. 113 mins. Vietnam vet i Jacob Singer is seeing some very strange
things. like nurses with demons‘ horns and pe0ple with faces straight out of a Francis Bacon painting. As his grip on the reality
of his present life begins to slip. he has
recurring ﬂashbacks to the night his platoon was wiped out during the war. The director of Fara/Attraction and the writer of Ghost combine to pull off one ofthe most terrifying. yet ultimately moving.
paranoiathrillers of recentyears.
T I Jimi Hendrix At The Isle Of Wighi( 12)
(Murray Lerner. UK. 1990) Tthimi
Hendrix Experience. 55 mins. Filmedjust : two weeks before Jimi‘s death in 197(l.this ;
unique footage reveals evidence ofthe great man in decline: confused. irritable and struggling to keep a grip on himself. A depressing testimony to the destructive
effect of rock ‘n‘ roll excesses. Central:
; MacRobertArts Centre.
5 IJimiilendrix Plays Monterey(U)(D.A.
i Pennebaker. US. I967)TheJimiHendrix Experience. 49 mins. The concertwhich
really put Jimi into the big time. faithfully recorded to show the man at the peak of
his powers: sexual charisma. technical : brilliance. wild aggression and that unique . inventiveness that — for the few years until ‘ his untimely demise — made him - indisputed king of rock 'n‘ roll. Central: MacRobcrtArtsCentre. I Le Jour Se Leve (PG) (Marcel Carrie. . France. 1939)Jean Gabin. Arletty.Jules f Berry. Jacqueline Laurent. 87 mins. . Standout performance by Gabin asa
doomed factory worker. holed up with a gun in an attic. surrounded by police.
rememberingin ﬂashbackthe circumstances ofjealousy and murder that
brought him there. One ofthe most memorable examples of French poetic realism. Glasgow: GFT.
; I Jungle Fever ( 18) (Spike Lee. US. 1991) : Wesley Snipes. Annabella SciorraJohn
? Turturro, Spike Lee. Anthony Quinn. 132 : mins. Black yuppie Flipper Purify
(Snipes) launches into an ill-fated affair with his Italian-American secretary
(Seiorra) and adds fuel to the fire of I inter-racial tensions. Spike Lee‘slatest
controversial work also includes a major subplot on drug addiction. which leaves the audience wondering if he has tackled too many ‘big' issues at once. Still. it'sa stylish piece with some good performances. even if the director‘s message is not exactly positive. Glasgow: GFT.
I Kill Me Again (18) (John Dahl. US. 1990) Val Kilmer. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. Michael Madsen. Jonathan Gries. 96 mins. All the markers of a 40sfilm noir are set against the bright.
neon-washed landscapes of8ils Nevada. as
Whalley-Kilmer fakes her death to escape the clutches of her ex-boyfriend and the mafia. both ofwhom lay claim to the suitcase of money that is her favourite possession. N0 classic. but a passable double-cross special that should keep crime thriller addicts more than amused. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Koyaanisqatsl (U) (Godfrey Reggio. US. 1983) 86 mins. Rather vacuous exploration of the beauty of our planet and the nastiness ofour modern civilisation which is in the process of destroyingit. I Beautifully shot. and with an apocalyptic Philip Glass score to boot. it ends up looking like a spectacular advert for something or other. Edinburgh: Cameo. I LAStory (15) (Mick Jackson. US. 1991) Steve Martin. Victoria Tennant. Richard E. Grant. Marilu Henner. 95 mins. Written by Martin himself. this affectionate satire on the world centre of