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18 The List 14 - 27 February 1992
IThe Commitments(15) (Alan Parker. UK. 1991) Robert Atkins. Michael Aherne. Angeline Bail. Maria Doyle. 118 mins. Sod U2 — when would-be manager Jimmy Rabbitte (Arkins) puts together The Commitments. soul comes to Dublin and the band become the force to really put Irish musicoii the map. Alan Parker delivers a hilarious. down-to-earth.close-to-home movie. stuffed full of good music and with some relevent social comment to boot. (ilasgow: ('annon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cameo. Strathclyde: ()deon Hamilton. WMR Film Centre.
I Curly Sue ( PG) (John Hughes. US. 1991 ) James Belushi. Kelly Lynch. Alisan Porter. John (ietz. 102 mins. Father and daughter con team (with hearts of gold. naturally) trick an uptight lady attorney into taking care of them and end tip mending every'body's wicked ways. 'l‘ow-eriiigly predictable. with a leading lady who's the best advert for infant euthanasia since the good ship Lollipop weighed anchor in Peppermint Bay. (ilasgow: (‘annon The Forge. Strathclyde: ()deoii Ayr. All U('l.s.
I Delicatessen ( 15) (Jean-Pierre Jeunet Marc (‘aro. France. 1991 ) Dominique Pinon. Marie-Laure Dougnac. Jeaii-(‘laude Dreyius. 99 mins. in a sepia wasteland somewhere in the future. a butcher feeds his neighbours with the juicy joints ofhis lodgers. But when former clow ii Louison (Pinon) arrives and falls ior his daughter. an underground vegetarian resistance group come to the rescue. Hilarious blend of bizarre characters. slapstick and comic tension makes for the first true cult item of the ‘911s. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘ lidinburgh: Cameo.
I Dersu Uzalait') (Akira Kurosawa.
Japan: L'SSR. 1975) Maksini Munzak. Yuri Solomiii. 141 mins. Unusual project lor Kurosawa. who went to Russia due to lack of work in his native country. The film is beatititully shot. especially the eerie Siberian landscapes. but the plot - concerning the meeting between a ‘ciy ilised' Russian military captain and a 'primitive' ()rieiital trapper - smacks of simplistic Mosfilm party litte. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Don Giovanni ( PG) (Joseph Losey.
Italy France West (iermany. 1979) Rtiggero Raimondi. John Macurdy. lidda More. Kiri 'l‘e Kawana. Kenneth Riegel. 17(imiiis. Radicaland colourful interpretation of Mozart's great opera. with Rainiondi's Don presented in an overwrought and highly unattractive light. indulging himselfofthe fruitsofothers' labour. Fdinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Double lmpacti 18) (Sheldon Lettich. t's. 1991) Jean-Claude Van Damme. (ieoffrey' Lew is. Alaii Scarfe. Alonna Shaw. 108 mins. Our favourite kick boxer is back. this time as identical twins one nice. one nasty — who team up afterliaving been separated for 25 years in order to beat the living crap out of the killer of their parents. Highlight is a tightly edited sequence when Jean-(‘latide the First takes on Jean-('laude the Second. btit even then it only amounts to a predictable whole interrupted by choreographed violence. (ieneral release.
I Douglas Dunn: Poetry and Film (PG ) A special event on Monday 24 February at 6.30pm at which acclaimed poet Douglas Dunn will read from his collected works. Following a screening of BBCZ documentary Dressed To Kill — an exploration of the Scottish military tradition with averse commentary by Dunn — the writer will discuss his work with the audience. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Edward 11 ( 18) (Derek Jarman. UK. 1991 ) Steven Waddington. Tilda Swinton. Andrew Tiernan. Nigel Terry. 90 mins. Christopher Marlowe's 16th century play was a tale of illicit love. jealousy and regicide. Jarman's reworking of the script makes the central themes more relevant to the present day. with particular emphasis on the repressed love between lidward and his friend Gaveston. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Exiled Programme 4 ( 15) Fragile Siam. four films examining notionsof sexuality. includesa screening of Derek Jarman's 1986 short Imagining ()etober. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
IThe Exorcist ( 18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. lillcn Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. 1 11) mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in tosave poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Exorcist 2: The Heretic ( 18) (John Boorman. 118. 1977) Richard Burton. Louise Fletcher. Linda Blair. 111) mins. The horror film that once turned heads receives an unworthy sequel in this silly mumbo-jumbo about priest Burton trying to understand the demons still lurking within the hapless Ms Blair. Iidiiiburgh': Cameo.
I Father 011118 Bride (PG) ((‘harles Sliyer. LS. 1991 ) Steve Martin. Diane Keaton. Kimberly Williams. Martin Short. 105 mins. See review. (ieneral release (Week 2).
I The Favour. the Watch and the Very Big Fish(15) Ben Lewin. L'K France. 1991 ) Bob lloskiiis. Jeff (ioldblum. Natasha Richardson. Michel Blane. S9 mins. See review. (ilasgow: (‘aiinon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. L7(‘l.
wallow is crammed witii dance numbers and emotional highs'ii'lows. Ry'tlell's direction
: recaptures the panache oi yesteryear's 1 lolly'wood while the leads. as a entertainment diiow owing
1 ~13 mins. A muse t'i'li'lm' at the time ol its New
IThe Fisher King( 15) (Terry (iilliam. US. 1991 )1 Robin Williams. Jeff Bridges. Amanda Plumme . Mercedes Riielil. 137 mins. A suicidal former radio DJ (Bridges) and a drop-out former professor oi medieval history go in search of the Hon (irail iii contemporary New York. The visual splendour of (iilliaiii‘s previous movies 'l‘imc Bandits and Baron .lliuicliuusen is more restrained here. but the blend of myth. satire and romance is strong. l'iilortunately . the wonderlul central performances by Williams and Bridgesare let down by a cop-out. tip-beat ending. lltlllihtlrglli Filmhouse.
I Flaming Creatures i la) (Jack Smith. t '8. I963)
York premiere. Smith‘s contentious example of American as aiit-garde has been unavailable in the [K since the ‘(vlis lts black and white imagesof traiisv estite y ampires and polymorphous sexuality are far lroiii pornographic. and lit more intothe liiie of shock cinema that goes back to Dali and Bunuel's l 'n (lilt’ll.'1llti(l/t)ll. Willi Iilomle ( ‘oliru. Ken Jacob's short portrait ol Smith. who died in 1989. 12diiiburgh: Filmhouse. I Flirting ( 12) (John Dutgan. Australia. 1991) Noah 'l'aylor. 'l'liandic Newton. Nicole Kidiiiaii. 1111) mins. The second part oi writer director , Dutgaii's trilogy . which began with 1987's The : Yi'uer l'oii'i' Broke. relatestlie coiitinuinglife l l
of Danny initibliiig (‘1';iy'1or). now at a remote Australian boys' boardtiig school. Wonderfully evocative w ritiiig and cliaracterisatioiis lift this gem aboy e other. more slushy . tales of lirst love. I (ilasgow ; (irosvenor.
I FoiThe Boys 1 iii (Mark Ryitelt. [S 1991) Bette Midler. James ( 'aan. (ieorge Segal. Patrick ()‘Neal. 145 iiiiiis. Part traditional showbizbiopic. part cotiiiticntary on the l 'S's changing perceptionsoi war. Midler and (‘aaii‘s~ nostalgic
the troops over tour decades. act their socksolt. (ilasgow (‘aiiiioii The Forge. ()deon. lidinburgli: ()deon. [(1
I Frankie and Johnny 1 15) ((iarry Marshall. (S. 1991 ) Al Pacino. Michelle l’leiifer. Hector liliroiido. Kate Nelligaii. 117 mins. Despite some feminine resistance. lov e begins to sizzle between disillUsioned waitress Frankie (Pfeiffei) and short order cook Johnny (Pacino). Warm-hearted romance. with side orders of cliche and diner realism. from the man who brought you Pretty Woman. (ieiieral release.
I Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare ( its) ( Rachel 'I'alalay. l "S. 1991 ) Robert linglund. Lisa Zane. Shoii (ireenblatt. Yapliet Kotto. 91) mins. Dearly beloved. we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Freddy Kruger. child killer and dream stalker. Btit the titan whose bladed gloves put the rip in R.1.P. doesn't leave tis before a tiiialtand disappointing) 3D climax. Plot'.’ Be serious. A
very poor epitaph indeed. Borders Kingsway'. All [7(‘ls.
IIlIO Gardeni 1b) (Derek Jarman. ['K. 1991)) Tilda Swiiiton. Johnny Mills. Kevin Collins.
Roger Cook. 92 mins. Shot partly in his own garden in Dungeness. Jarman parallels the suffering of (‘hrist with a latterday passion story about the oppression of homosexuals in modern Britain. linking (‘hrist's impending death loosely with Jarman's own HIV-positive status. The film has aii emotional —‘ even spiritual — quality that is both typical Jarman and genuinely transceiidant
of the normal limits ofcinematic art. lidinburgh: Cameo.
I Ghosts 01 The Civil Dead ( 18) (John Hillcoat. Australia. 1988) Dave Field. Mike Bishop. Nick ('ave. 93 mins. Brutal Australian prison movie adopts an approach somewhere between hard-edged realism and futuristic stylishness
(most readily apparent in the production design)
as it unravels an episodic narrative ofgrowing tension and escalating violence between the staff and inmates of a high-security correctional
facility. Watch out for cult rocker (‘ave (w'hoalso had a haiid in the script). Comfortably cast asa disruptive psycho. [Edinburgh Cameo.
I Hearts olDariiness( 15) (Fax Bahr (ieorge ; Hickeiilooper. US. 1991)) Francis Coppola. Eleanor Coppola. Martin Sheen. Marlon Brando. 97 mins. Compelling mixture ofdocumentary footage and recent interviews concerning the troubled production of Francis Coppola's Apocalypse Now. Artistic vision battles with escalating budget. typhoons arid heart attacks deep in the Philippine jungle. As important and fascinating as the film it portrays. (ilasgow (iF'l I Henry: Portrait 0111 Serial Killer( is) (John McNaughton. LS. 1986) Michael Rooker. 'l‘om 'l’owles. Tracey Arnold. 811 mins. Based loosely on the true life (and subsequently recanted) confessionsof Henry Lee Lucas. McNaughton's exemplary film is a harrowing account of an amoral mass murderer. Scenes of rape and mutilation transcend the usual titillation of the genre and force the audience to question the use ofmurder as entertainment. SimultaneouslyoneJ