I Bad Influence From 24—26Jan. Edinburgh Filmhouse is the scene for a wee kend-Iong session of films and discussions examining the influence of the serial killer in the horror film. Rare screenings include Alan Ormsby's [)erunged and feminist fantasy Broken Mirrors. Leading the discussions is Time Out and Sight and Sound journalist Mark Kermode. PhD. Info from and cheques to Edinburgh Film Guild (Education). 88 Lothian Road.
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I Blame It On The Bellboy (12) Dire farce has three men with similar sounding names being confused in a Venetian hotel. Beware anything starring both Dudley Moore and Patsy Kensit.
I Don’t Tell liar It's Me (12) Sad excuse for a comedy has Steve Guttenberg donning leathers and a New Zealand accent in order to win himselfa girlfriend after suffering a serious illness. This ﬁlm has virtually nothing to recommend it.
I Driving Me Crazy ( 12) The ubiquitous John Hughes pens another sub-standard comedy. this time with a businessman driving his fiancee‘s obnoxious son across America.
h I Frankie and Johnny ( 15) The director of Pretty Woman serves up an slightly overdone romance between short-order cook Al Pacino and waitress Michelle Pfeiffer. See feature.
Films screening thistortnight are listed
,helow, with certificate, credits. brief review
' and venue details. Full-length reviews of selected new releases can be found close to the appropriate entry. Programme details appear in the Listings section which follows. Film Index compiled by Alan Morrison.
I m Addams Family (PG) (Barry Sonnenfeld. US. 1991) Anjelica Huston. RaulJulia. Christopher Lloyd. Dan Hedaya. 1(1) mins. When long-lost Uncle Fester returns from 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle. it disrupts the idyllic lifestyle of the Addams clan. But is this Fester a fortune-grabbing imposter? Big budget movie has all of the macabre sense of fun of the TV series and the original New Yorker cartoons. as well as sets and design that any self-respecting ghoulish household would die for. Literally. General release.
I Milt Dark. My Sweet ( 18) (James Foley. US. 1990) Jason Patric. Rachel Ward. Bruce Dem. 114 mins. A faithful ﬁlm version of the book by cult SOs novelist Jim Thompson. The plot centres on an infernal triangle of passion and deceit. involving an exoboxer. his devious lover and her side-kick. Foley's intensely physical ﬁlm is skilfully choreographed throughout. Edinburgh: Cameo. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre.
I All“ Ill The Cities (U) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany. 1974) Rudiger Vogler. Yella Rotlander. Lisa Krczer. 110 mins. A despairing photo-journalist traveling across the United States ﬁnds himself on a journey back to Germany in the company of a 9-year-old girl. In the search for her family. he ﬁnds himselfbecoming surrogate parent and spiritual guide. Wise. perceptive and beautifully shot early Wenders. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I An American Tell 2: Flevel 6008 West (U) (Phil Nibbelink/Simon Wells. US. 1991) With the voices of Phillip Glasser. Dom De Luise. James Stewart. John Cieese. 75 mins. Disillusioned with their New York tenement. the Mousekewitcz family head out to the Wild West. where Fievel teams up with Sheriff Wylie Burp and his friend Tiger in order to clean up the town run by evilCat R. Waul. Not really up to the standard of the original. General release.
I m M of Animation (PG) The programme includes the work of nine multiple award-winning animators from Western and Eastern Europe and North America. A wide selection of styles are on view. from the computer animated work of John
(Tin Toy) Lasseter to the pop culture references
of Garry Bardin‘s Grey Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. IWﬂUSHRon Howard. US. 1991)William Baldwin. Kurt Russell. Scott Glenn. Robert De Niro. Donald Sutherland. 136 mins. Baldwin and Russell‘s sibling rivalry plays against a backdrop of stunning ﬁre effects and big screen action as the Chicago Fire Department and De Niro‘s arson investigator search for clues amongst the charred remains of several victims with links to the forthcoming civic elections. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Barbarella ( 18) (Roger Vadim. Italy/France. 1967) Jane Fonda. John Philip Law. David Hemmings. 98 mins. 1n the year 40.(X)0 AD. sex kitten Fonda travels to the planet Sorgo to divest herself of much futuristic clothing. fall in love with Law‘s angel and tussle with Hemmings‘ mad scientist character Duran Duran (yes. fact fans. it is he). Dated Vadim romp of interest mostly to kitsch aﬁcionados or horny twelve year-olds. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Ll am liamalne (PG) (Jean Renoir. France. 1938) Jean Gabin. Simone Simon. J ulien Carette. Femand Ledoux. 99 mins. A classic example of pre-war French poetic realism. Renoir's updating of Zola's novel captures all of its naturalistic spirit. Jacques Lantier (Gabin) is a train driver who falls in love with the beautiful wife of his stationmaster. who has already killed her former lover. A wonderful melodrama. shot against the smoke and steam of the Paris-Le Havre railway. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Bill a ted's logos Journey (PG) (Peter Hewitt. US. 1991) Keanu Reeves. Alex Winter. George Carlin. Joss Ackland. 93 mins. tEvil robot versions of that most excellent duo totally kill our heroes. causing them to take on the Grim Reaper at party games. make a quick visit to Heaven and eventually win the day. A triumphant sequel. slightly more coherent than the bodacious original - in Bill and Ted terms. at least. General release. I Billy Iathgate (15) (Robert Benson. US. 1991) Dustin Hoffman. Lorin Dean. Nicole Kidman.
Bruce Willis. 107 mins. Fairly dull adaptation of the Doctorow novel has local kid Lorin Dean suitably impressed by the sophisticated evil ways of gangster Dutch Schqu (Hoffman). Flashes of violence. but suffers from a little too much Grey Suit Syndrome. General release. I III“ Runner (15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1982) Harrison Ford. Rutger Hauer. Sean Young. 117 mins. A tough cop tracks down a group of malfunctioning androids in this gritty hi-tech retread of Raymond Chandler. executed with Scott‘s customary visual flair. and with strong performances. especially from Ford and Hauer. But try following the confusing plot ﬁrst time around. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I llama It On Th0 leilhoy ( 12) (Mark Herman. UK. 1991) Dudley Moore. Bryan Brown. Richard Grifﬁths. Patsy Kensit. Alison Steadman. 79 mins. Three men - mild mannered clerk Mr Orton. lecherous Mr Horton and hit man Mr Lawton — are confused by the bellboy at their Venetian hotel. Hilarious premise. huh? Strained comedy is the cinema equivalent of the local amateur dramatics group's production of the headmaster‘s third-rate farce. General release (week 2). I Ll Mm (PG) (Luigi Comenchini. France/ltaly. 1987) Barbara Hendricks. Jose Carreras. Luca Canonici. 106 mins. Puccini‘s celebrated opera is set in a wintry Paris in 1910. and follows the fortunes of a group of young artists as they freeze in their garret. with only the thought of romance to warm their hearts. Fine opera movie that works on its own terms as well as remaining faithful to the text. because the artiﬁciality of the original perfectly matches Commenchini‘s melodramatic. studio-based style. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I M! I TM flood ( 15) (John Singleton. US. 1991) Cuba Gooding Jr. Larry Fishburne. Ice Cube. Morris Chestnut. 112 mins. A poignant depiction of life in the rundown suburbia of South Central Los Angeles by debut director Singleton. A group of teenage friends try to keep their heads above the never-ending flood of reprisal killings. but ﬁnd that it is all too easy to get sucked into the violence. Ultimately moving and emotionally harrowing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. In. W (12) (Syd Macartney. UK. 1991) Saskia Reeves. David O'Hara. Joss Ackland. tAnthony Higgins. Geraldine James. 102 mins. A young woman (Reeves) arrives for a holiday at a Suffolk resort. meets an artist (O‘Hara) on his annual trip and. hey presto!. falls in love. But then her husband arrives. Prettily photographed. but underneath it seems to be yet another British tale of (Victorian) ladies breaking out of social repression. a la Forster. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Mlﬂln Up III! (PG) (Howard Hawks. US. 1938) Cary Grant. Katharine Hepburn. Charles Ruggles. 102 mins. Zany gal Hepburn causes timid zoology professor Grant to lose a valuable dinosaur bone and mislay a pet leopard within the course of one screwball evening. Archetypal Thirties crazy comedy with one outlandishly hilarious scene following another within the progression of an unerringly logical narrative. Both stars at their charismatic best. Glasgow: GET. I“. m (PG) (David Macdonald. UK. 1947) Patricia Roe. Maxwell Reed. Duncan Macrae. Will Fyffe. 91 mins. When an orphan girl arrives in a Skye ﬁshing village. she begins a family feud. Dark story that oozes superstition while beneﬁting from good use of outdoor locations and a certain ambivalence towards the central female role. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. ITIO Cabinet 0| DoctorCaIlgari (PG) (Robert Wiene. Germany. 1919) Werner Krauss. Conrad Veidt. Lil Dagover. 90 mins. A landmark of expressionist cinema. feasting the eyes with bizarre. angular visuals despite its technical crudity. The acting and directing are superb. and the story of a fairground hypnotist who uses a Sleepwalker to carry out murders still retains a unique sense of horror. Glasgow: GFT. I City Of Hope (15) (John Sayles. US. 1991) Vincent Spano. Tony Lo Bianco. Joe Morton. 129 mins. Eleven years after The Return of the Secaucus Seven . John Sayles is still at the forefront of the American independent ﬁlm movement. His latest work examines the urban dynamics of a 19905 working-class community. centring on the civic corruption and old-style blue-collar honesty that surrounds the construction industry. Edinburgh: Cameo. I CM.“ ( 15) (Radha Bharadwaj. US. 1991) Alan Rickman. Madeleine Stowe. 94 mins. A state prosecutor and a writer ﬁnd themselves at odds with each other in this harrowing depiction of a futuristic society ruled by censorship and mistrust. Glasgow: GFT. In. Cornmtunuts (15) (Alan Parker. UK.1991) Robert Arkins. Michael Aheme. Angeline Ball. Maria Doyle. 118 mins. Sod U2 - when would-be manager Jimmy Rabbitte (Atkins) puts together The Commitments. soul comes to Dublin and the band become the force to really put Irish music on
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i Freddy's Dead: The Final
Nightmare ( 18) Robert Englund dons the striped jumper and bladed gloves for supposedly the last time in the already dead and buried Elm Street series. Tacky 3D ending also included.
I Hearts olDarltness(15) Documentary footage and recent interviews combine to create an absorbing account of Francis Coppola's own battles with man and the elements during the filming of Apocalypse Now. See review.
I JFK ( 15) Oliver Stone's version of the events surrounding the Kennedy assassination. coming down on the side of conspiracy and cover-up. Cast reads like a cinema Who‘s Who ~ Costner. Spacek. Pesci. Lemmon. Matthau. See preview.
offensive and funny French road movie from Bertrand Blier has a female duo on the run. Misogyny. sexually transmitted diseases. the Occupation and immoral ethics are encountered on the way. See review. I Mississippi Masala (15) An exiled Asian family ﬁnd themselves caught up in racial disharmony in the Deep South when the daughter falls for a struggling black carpet cleaner. Although the film doesn’t open until 31 Jan. lucky List readers can catch a special preview by taking this copy to Edinburgh‘s Cameo cinema at 1pm on Sat 25 Jan. See review. I Yves Montand The French cine-club begins a short series of ﬁlms as tribute to the late Yves Montand. star ofas diverse works as Jean de Florette and How To Marry/1 Millionaire. First on the bill is melodrama Les Portes de la Nut't. All screenings at the French institute. Randolph Place. Edinburgh.
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