stolen gold. hoods. harlots. cons. sexy women and a lovestruck undertaker. The ex-Mrs Tyson isin cracking form as the femme fatale who is duping the innocent Jackson (Whitaker) in order to escape the clutches of her vicious former partner in crime. Edinburgh: Cameo. I liaise The lied Lantern (PG) (Zhang Yimou. China’Japan. 1991) Gong Li. Ma Jingwa. He Caifei. Cao Cuifeng. 125 mins. Zhang. director of la Dou and Red Sorghruri. again combines exquisitely beautiful photography with formalised melodrama. but this time creates one of the most moving films to appear anywhere on the world circuit in recent years. [Essentially the tale ofa young girl forced to become a concubine and the jealousies she encounters in her fortress home. it also acts as a metaphor for the repression of individual passions in post-Tiananmen ('hina. Glasgow: GFT. I liaising Arizona ( 15) (Joel Coen. US. 1987) Nicolas Cage. Holly Hunter. 94 mins. Married ex-con Cage settles down to a life of crime once more and remedies his wife‘s childless state by stealing a millionaire's recently whclped quintuplet. Iixhilirating. live-action cartoon combining non~stop action. crazy situations and deadpan wit. This second feature from the Brothers ( Blood Simple) (‘oen is a joy. Glasgow: GFT. I The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 18 ) (Jim Sharman. UK. 1975) Tim ('urry. Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 101) mins. 'I‘hecult film to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank Furter. Strathclyde: WMR Leisure Centre. I Scanners ( 18) (David (‘ronenberg. Canada. 1981)) Jennifer O'Neill. Stephen Lack. Patrick McGoohan. 103 mins. In (’ronenberg's dark vision of the future. big business plays around with human conception in a bid to produce ever-more powerful telapathic warriors. who then battle it out in set pieces. Excellent cameo appearance from Patrick McGoohan. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Scenes From A Mall ( 15) (Paul Mazursky. US. 1991)) Woody Allen. Bette Midler. Paul Mazursky'. 88 mins. Successful professional couple Allen and Midler are out celebrating their sixteenth wedding anniversary in true American style by shopping together. In a burst ofhonesty. Allen reveals that he's been unfaithful. at which point the proverbial undesirable substance hits

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the air conditioning vent. Mazursky's normally cunning hand with script and direction (as seen in Enemies A Love Story) misfires. leaving little of interest to meet high expectations. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I Sex. Lies and Videotape (15) (Steven Soderbergh. US. 1989) Andie McDowell. Laura San Giacomo. James Spader. Peter Gallagher. 111] mins. The sex: John (Gallagher) is conducting a steamy affair with his sister-in-law Cynthia (San Giacomo). The lies: they neglect to tell his wife. Anne (McDowell). The videotape: John‘s buddy Graham (Spader) gets his kicks by filming women's sexual confessions. 26-year-old Soderbergh‘s first feature is a strikingly assured. funny and thoughtful piece of work. forcing usto examine our own attitudes toward sex. and won the Palme d‘Or at Cannes. Glasgow: GI-‘T.

I The Shining ( 18) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1981)) Jack Nicholson. Shelly Duvall. Philip Stone. 146 mins. Kubrick's overwrought. overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror ofa family turning in on itself. Nicholson. with all the stops out. is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel. and the final scenes are. literally. chilling. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Shining Through ( 15) (1David Seltzer. US. 1991) Melanie Griffith. Michael Douglas. Liam Neeson. John Gielgud. 132 mins. Plucky. half-Jewish secretary Linda Voss (Griffith) replaces a key spy in Berlin and finds herself passing secret documents to US intelligence. In no other respect does intelligence. let alone plausibility. enter into this lavish. old-fashioned and ludicrous World War II melodrama. ltsoniy hope is to become one of those late-night camp classics where the audience chant along with the deliciouslydaft dialogue. Glasgow: ()dcon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Caledonian. All UCls.

I Silence 01 The Lambs ( 18) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1991) Jodie Foster. Anthony Hopkins. Scott Glenn. 119 mins. Following a series ofhorrific serial murders. imprisoned psycho-killer Hopkins is released to help Foster and Glenn’s FBI agents track down the culprit. Adapted from a novel by Thomas Manhunrer Harris. Demme‘s film version is a subtle but scary suspense shocker. with two excellent performances and great narrative drive. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Strathclyde: Magnum. All UCIs.

I Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (U) (Walt

Disney. US. 1937) With the voices ofAdriana Caselotti. Harry Stockwell. Lucille La Verne. 83 mins. One ofthe most enchanting and influential ofanimated features. The central character is a mite wet but the individualistic dwarfs. memorable songs. superbly crafted backdrops and characters make this an essential cinematic experience. General release.

I Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country ( PG) (Nicholas Meyer. US. 1991 ) William Shatner. Leonard Nimoy. DeForrest Kelley. James Doohan. 109 mins. The usual bunch ofold Codgers boldly go in search of new plotlinesbut instead come up with an intergalactic variation on our own superpower peace talks. Throw in a renegade Klingon or two and the old mutual mistrust and tacky dialogue hits ham factor eight. . . and rising. Forget the grandiose aspirationsand enjoy as a piece of undemanding pantomime. General release.

I Suburban Commando (P0) (Burt Kennedy. US. 1991) Hulk Hogan. ('hristopher Lloyd. Shelley Duval. Larry Miller. 91 mins. Professional wrestler and over-the-top star Hulk Hogan is Shep Ramsey. an intergalactic crusader marooncd on Iiarth. whose heroic deeds are threatened by the arrival of a pair ofalien bounty hunters. Sillyplot and cheapo special effects aside. enough laughs are milked out of the situation to make fora relatively painless cinema sitting. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I Testimony ( 15)(Norman Lockhartv'Andy Mackinnon. UK. 1992) Jilmins. A starkand to-the-point documentary on the troubled nations of Guatemala and lil Salvador by the West of Scotland (‘entral America Network. Local people give voice to their repressed \ iews on disappeared relatives. social conditions and political intimidation. A true tcstitnent of personal courage. but you‘d be advised to know something of the political background to the countries before watching. With discussion to follow. Glasgow: GFT.

I Thelma a Louise ( 15) ( Ridley Seoii. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. (icena Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 129 mins. The buddy road movie genres are turned on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail ofmurder and mayhem in their wake. ()n one level. the film is the critical catalyst that had the feminists cheering and put the stars on the cover of Time magazine; just as importantly. it's an accessible piece of entertainment with excellent central


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I True Love ( 15) (Nancy Savoca. US. 1989) Annabella Sciorra. Ron lildard. 11X) mins. The lead-up to their wedding day does not bring bliss for Mikey and Donna in NYL’ graduate Savoca's perfectly observed romantic comedy. Never sentimental and often painfully realistic. her depiction of the minutiae of ltalian-Ariierican daily life is funny and insightful. and benefits from a fine performance by Sciorra iii the days before Jungle Fever and Internal Affairs. (ilasgow: (ii-'1‘. I Les Valseuseu Ls) (Bertrand Blicr. France. 1974) Gerard Depardieu. Patrick Dewacrc. Miou-Miou. Jeanne Morcau. llb‘ mins. Undeniably offensive early feature by lilier that makes for interesting comparisons with his latest. Merci La Vie. Two youths go on a spree that involves sex. car theft. sex. robbery and a bit of sex thrown in for good measure. Halfway between romantic fugativcs and bawdy delinquents. they eventually develop into something approaching human beings. w hile Blier's direction just manages to stay on the right side of controlled mayhem. Iidiiiburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.

I Videodrome ( 18) 1 David (‘roncnberg ('anada. 1983) James Woods. Debbie Harry 88mins. Woods is a programmer for a pirate cable station who becomes intrigued and then obsessed w ith an untraceable porn channel that triggers hallucinogenic fantasies. A nasty but intriguing and ultimately confusing masterpiece with eye-popping special effects. iidiiiburgh: (ameo. I AWoman Underthe Influence ( 15) (John (‘assavetes_ LS. 1975 ) ( iena Rowlands. Peter Palk. Matthew (‘assei 14o mins Domesticdrama centring on a married couple y ery much in love but unable to communicate. When outside confusions intensify. inner emotions escalate to the level of madness. Restrained and closely focussed filmmaking that brought ()scar nominations for (asseyetes and Row lands. (iiasgow: (EFT.

I Women On The Verge 01A Nervous Breakdown (15) (Pedro Almodoyar. Spain. i988)(‘armcn Maura. Antonio Banderas. Julieta Serrano. 98 mins. When Pepa's illicit affair with an older man is abruptly terminated. she sets out for reyengc. but is distracted by a succession of offbeat \ isitors seeking her calming influence. A splendidly bizarre character comedy from the maker of Law Of Desire. with some off-the-w all acting and a plot that pays ironic but affectionate homage to the classic 1 lollywood comediesof the Wills Edinburgh: l-‘ilmhoiise.


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