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Films screening this fortnight are listed below, with certificate, credits. brief review and venue details. Full-length reviews of selected new releases can be found closeto the appropriate entry. Programme details appear in the Listings section which follows. Film Index compiled by Alan Morrison. ,

I The Addams Family ( PU) ( Barry Sottttettfeld. CS.19911AnjelicaHuston.RaulJulia. Cltristoplter Lloyd. Dart lledaya. ltll tttitts. When long-lost l’ttclc Fester returns frotn 25 years iii the Bertttttda Triangle. it disrttpts tlte idyllic lifestyle of the Addatnsclan. But is this Fester a fortune-grabbing itttposter'.’ Big budget ntovie has all of the ntacabre sense of fun of the TV seriesand the original New Yorker cartoons. as well as sets attd design that any self-respectingghoulish hoUsehold would die for. Literally. lidinburgh: CCl. Strathclyde: Magnunt. ()deon Ayr. L'Cl (lydebank.

I L'Adolescente( l5) (Jeanttc Moreau. France. 1979) 91) tnitts. The Sintone Sigrtoret season continues witlt her role as a woman copittg witlt her granddaughter while on a fatnin holidayort the eve of the Sccottd World War. (ilasgow: (’rl’l'. I An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West ( t ' ) ( Phil Nibbelink Sitttott Wells. CS. 1991 ) With the voices of Phillip(ilasser. Dom l)cl.uise.Jatttes Stewart.Joltn ('leese. 75 tttitts. Disillusiotted with their New York tenement. the Mousekewitcz fatttily head out to the Wild West. wltere Fievel teattts up with Sheriff Wylie Bttrp attd his friend Tiger itt order to clean up the town run by ev'thai R. Waul. Not really up to the standard ofthe original. lidinburglt: l'Cl. Strathclyde: Magnum. ()deon Ayr.

I Au Revolt Les Eniants ( P( t) t l .ouis Malle. li'rance W. (iertnany. 1987) (iaspatd Mattesse. Raphael Fejito. Philippe Morier-(ienoud. 113 tttitts. low -key . ('llit'nitl-i't’rift’ influenced portrayal of incidents front Malle'sown boyhood. Set during the ( iertnan occupation. the film follows the developing friendship betweett two boys at a stttall school rtttt by monks. one of whose secret Jewish idetttity proves dangerous to botlt boys as the Nazi presence looms. Sintple. subtle. attd very moving film. which avoids the clichesof the contipg-of-age genre. attd makes its larger political points firmly bttt unobtrusively. lidittburgh: Filmhouse.

I Barton Flilk( 15) (Joel Coett. US. 1991 )John Turturro. John (ioodmatt. Judy Davis. Michael Lerner. 11’7 tttitts. When socially-Committed playwright Barton Fittk (Turturro) is consigned by the Hollywood machine to write wrestling films. he slumps ittto a writer's block as large as his mysterious next-door neighbour (John Goodman). Cnprecedented winner of best film. actor attd direction awards at 1991's Cannes Film Festival sltows the Coen’s at their most hilarious. menacing attd absurd best. lidinburgh: Cattteo. I Batman ( l') (Leslie 11. Martinson. CS. 196(1) Adattt West. Burt Ward. Burgess Meredith. 1(15 tttttts. Holy Bat-originals? This big screen version of the Sixties TV Bat-capers piles on the Bat-camp artd Bat-innuendo artd sports wonderful

'l‘l 1W()K! effects for the fight sequences. arid the fact that there is indeed a (gasp? ) plot is otte thing it has over the darker. more expensive 1989 incarnation. Strathclyde: L'Cl liast Kilbride.

I Bill a Ted's ExcellentAdventure ( l’(i)(Steplten llerek. l'S. 199(1) Keanu Reeves. Alex Winter. 91 tttitts. Bill attd Ted's dream of forntittg a battd called the ‘Wyld Stallyns' is haunted by the spectre of flunking their history exams and being packed off to military academy. However. courtesy ofa time-travelling telephone booth. the two dudes cattter through the centuries on a breakneck refresher course where they meet up with the likes of (iengltis Khan attd Beethoven. And save the future of the universe. A most excellent cinematic experience. lidinburgh: Cameo.

I Bill a Ted's Bogus Journey ( PG) ( Peter Hewitt. CS. 1991) Keanu Reeves. Alex Winter. (ieorge Carlin. Joss Acklattd. 93 ntins. ilivil 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 es etttually win the day. A triumphant sequel. slightly ntore coherent than the bodacious original 7 in Bill and Ted terms. at least. (ietteral release. I Black Robe ( 15) (Bruce Beresford. US. 1991) l.othaire Bluteau. Aden Young. Sattdrine Holt. Stirring version of Brian Moore’s tale ofa 17th century Jesuit priest travelling across North America to a remote mission takes a realistic view of the savagery of the lttdian tribes. Nevertheless. their philosophies attd way of life are treated with

the same respect as those of the Christians. Bluteau's anguished looks are perfect for the Conscience-stricken priest who gradually comes to terms with the harsh landscapes and opposing cultures. (ilasgow: Cattttort Sattcltiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCl.

I The Black Stallion (Carroll Ballard. US. 1979) Kelly Reno. Micket Rooney . Terri (iarr. 1113 mitts. Widely held to be one of the beslchildrett's films ever made. this story of how a young boy befriends a black Arabian stallion. and their subsequettt adventures. retttaitts a perennial favourite. 1t spawned a disappointing sequel- the chemistry only worked once. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Blood Simpiet is) (Joel then. its. 19831John (ietz. Frattcis Mc1)ortnand.1\l. limmet Walsh. 99 ntins. Auspicious debut frottt the Coen brothers' direction production teattt. Walsh excels as the seedy Sheriff investigating a simple ttturder whose devilish Texan chronicle of double-crossing is anything but sitttplc. Att enthusiastic attetnpt at contetnporary film ttoir. which keeps everyone guessing even after the final frame. (ilasgow: (iFl‘.

I Boyz N The Hoodt 15) (John Singleton. CS. 1991) Cuba (iooding Jr. I.arry Fishburne. Ice Cube. Morris Chestnut. 112 mins. A poigttantdepictiott of life itt the rundown sttburbta of South Central l.os Attgeles by debut director Singleton. A group of teenage friends try to keep their headsabove the never-ending flood of reprisal killittgs. but find that it is all too easy to get sucked intothe violence. Ultimately tttoving and etttotiottally harrowing. Strathclyde: La Scala.

I Cape Feat( 18) (Martin Scorsese. CS. 1991) Robert De Niro. Nick Nolte. Jessica Lange. Juliette Lewis. 1277 tttitts. Scorsese's stunning remake of the 1962 original leaves Silence nflht’ Lambs pallid by comparison. De .\'iro is terrifying as white trash psycho Max ( ‘ady. ottt of prisott and stalking the family of the law yer who suppressed evidence to put him away. Disturbittg sexual undertones. centring on 15-year-old Danny (Lewis). make this an evett rttore uncomfortable. but unmissable. top-notch scare-fest. Previews: (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. Salott. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. All lfCls.

I Cinema Paradiso ( P0) ((iiuseppe 'l‘ornatorc. ltaly France.l988) Pltilltpe Noiretdacques Pcrritt. Salvatore Cascio. 123 mitts. Told largely itt flashback. the winner of the 1990 Oscar for Best Foreign Film traces yottttg Salv atore‘s infatuation with his village cinema. attd his grow ing fricttdslttp with its projectionist (played to perfection by Noiret). lissentially. it's'I‘ornatore‘s lament for the joyous movie-going experiertce of his yottth attd a recognition of the price we pay for our maturity. lidinburglt: Cameo.

IThe Commitmentst 15) (Alart Parker. tiK. 1991) Robert Arkins. Michael Ahertte. Angeline Ball. Maria Doyle. lleins. Sod [f2 whenwouId-be manager Jintmy Rabbitte (Arkitts) puts together The Commitments. soul comes to Dublin arid the band beconte the force to really put Irish tttusicon the map. Alatt Parker delivers a hilariotts. down-to-earth. close-to-home movie. stuffed full ofgood ntusic and with sottte relevcnt social comment to boot. (ilasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Iidinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: WMR Filtn Centre.

I Curly Sue (PG) (John Hughes. CS. 1991 )James Beluslti. Kelly Lynch. Alisan Porter. John (tel; 1112 ntins. Father attd daugltter con team (with hearts ofgoid. naturally) trick an uptight lady attorney ittto takittg care of them and ettd up mending every'body's wicked ways. 'l‘oweringly predictable. with a leadittg lady who's the best advert for infant euthanasia strtce the goodsltip l.ollipop weighed attchor itt Peppermint Bay. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I Darlt Habits ( 18) (Pedro Altnodovar. Spain. 1984)Christina S. Pascual. Julieta Serrano. Carmen Maura. 95 mins. Thoroughly reprehensible and very funny early Almodovar has nightclub chanteuse Pascal fleeittg her drug-addled existence to seek refuge in a rather unorthodox convent. where the nuns share out liberal amounts ofcontrolled substances and the sexual peccadillo quotient is running high. The Sound ofMiLtic it ain't. but even if the joke is stretched a little thin attd the pacittg uncertain. Pedro‘s aim as usual is to prick the complacettcies ofour everyday morality. lidittburgh: Filmhouse. I Death in Brunswick ( 15) (Johrt Ruane. Australia. 1991) Sam Neill. Zoe Carides. John Clarke. 105 mins. Carl. a cook in a sleazy Melbourne dive. gets involved in a crazy ntix of sex‘n'drugs'n‘rock'n'roll when he falls for a fellow waitress. Falsely suspected of nturder and arson. he ends up on the run in what ltas to be the strangest. blackest. tnost hilarious oddity tocome front Dowrt L'nder in recent years. See review. Glasgow: (iFl‘.

I Deilcatessen(15) (Jean-PierreJeunct Marc Caro. France. 1991 ) Dominique Pinon.

Marie-1 .aure Dougnac. Jean-Claude Dreyfus. 99 mins. In a sepia wasteland somewhere iii the future. a butcher feeds his tteighbours with the juicy joints ofhis lodgers. But when fortnerclow n

16 The List 28 February ~ 12 Marc 1992