I T0l0 The Hero ( IS ) (Jaco Van [)ormael. Belgium. 199] ) Michel Bouquet. Mireille Perrier. Jo De Backer. 90 mins. Iilderly Thomas believes that his rescue as a baby from a hospital fire caused him to be mixed up with anotherchild. with the result that he feels that he shouldbe enjoying the comfortable existence of rich neighbour Alfred. Past and present. childhood and adulthood. are edited together to createa wonderfully absorbing whole. Van [)ormael's debut scooped several of l9‘)l 's film awards around Iiuropc (ilasgow; (iF'I‘. I I The Towering Inferno ( PU I (John (iuillermin. IS 197.“ Steve McQueen. Paul Newman. William Holden. Faye Dunaway. Fred Astaire. le. Stylish disaster movie with starry cast. set in a blazing skyscraper. Mounting catastrophes and outlandish rescues are the order of the day. lidlnburgh: ('ameo.
I Trap Della P00! Toll Tm; Beautiful For Ynu.’( 18) (Bertrand Blier. France. I989) (ierard Depardieu. Josiane Balasko. Carole Bouquet. 91 mins. Depardieu plays the succesful owner of a car show room. envied by all for his beautiful wife 3 (Bouquet I. who falls in love with his dumpy secretary ( Balasko), A film ofcommendable openness about the needs of the senses and men's facility for emotional expression. its true achievement is how it turns the stuff of farce into an intense hybrid of wistful Comedy and romantic passion. lidinburgh: Cameo.
I Truly. Madly. Deeply ( PG) (Anthony Minghella. L'K. I990) Juliet Stevenson. Alan Rickman. Bill Paterson. IIIJ mins. Nina. a youngtrarlslator. thinks her life is falling apart w hen her loverdies. But w hen 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. (ihosi. lidinburgh: Filmhouse. Central: MacRobert Arts
I 21 ( 15) (Don Boyd. UK. 1991 ) Patsy Kensit. Jack Shepherd. Patrick Ryecart. Maynard Iizlashi. 101 mins. ()r Katie's Kandid Konfessions. as it might be known. Patsy Kensit stars as a 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. Glasgow: Urosvenor.
ITIla Two Jaus ( 15) (Jack Nicholson. US. 1990) Jack Nicholson. Harvey Keitel. MegTilly. Madeleine Stowe. 132 mins. Troubled sequel to Roman Polanski's ('hi‘riumwri sees Nicholson's private eye J .J. (iittes caught up in murder case involving sleazy LA corruption and a few uncomfortable memories for the drawling one. Intelligent script. again by Robert Towne. ﬂeshes out the original characters but builds a plot that is just too damn complicated. Nevertheless. it makes for a stylish and intriguing alternative to typically formulaic sequels. Edinburgh: Cameo. IWIIIIADDDIBOD? (PG) (Frank ()2.USA.1991) Bill Murray. Richard Dreyfuss. Julie Hagerty. Charlie Korsmo. 107 mins. Dreyfuss and Murray return to top form with this lunatic comedy about a multi-phobie patient who drives his anal-retentive shrink to distraction. The suggestion of something a little more disturbing threatens to rear its head every now and then. but is restrained by the strait-jacket of the Touchstone formula — as it was in Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Still. the duo generate laughs aplenty in one of the year's more successful comedy outings. Central: Regal.
IWhIlD Fang (PCi) (Randal Kleiser. L'S. 1990) Klaus Maria Brandauer. Ethan Hawke. Jed the dog. Bart the bear. 109 mins. Jack London's classic adventure yarn set in the cold wastes ofthe Klondike. brought to the screen again by Disney‘s Touchstone subsidiary. A satisfying version with a strong cast and excellent use of bleak Alaskan locations. Glasgow: (iF'I'.
I Wlld At Heart ( 18) (David Lynch. US. 199(1) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch's much-hyped Cannes prize-winner turns out to be weird and wondrous in its own way. if not quite as cohesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes comic.
rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of()z. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I The Your My Volco Broke ( 15) (John Duigan. Australia. 1987) Noah Taylor. Loene Carmen. Ben Mendelsohn. 105 mins. Small town boy in 1962 New South Wales grows up to understand his soulless environment through typical teenage disillusionment. But Duigan's great strength here is the dark. unpredictable irony which offsetsthe cliches inherent in adolescence movies. (ilasgow: (EFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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