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Film index compiled by Alan Morrison.
I The Addams Fatally (PG) (Barry Sonnenfeld. US. 1991) Anjelica Huston. RaulJulia. Christopher Lloyd. Dan Hedaya. 100 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. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I Milt! (U) (Yakov Protazanov. USSR. 1924) Yulia Solntseva. Nikolai Batalov. Igor Ilinsky. 70 mins. Early silent Russian stab at science ﬁction ﬁnds two Russian astronauts on Mars. where they start a revolution against the planet‘s queen. Of
interest as much for its shots of 19205 Moscow as its adventurous set designs. Glasgow: GFT. I The Adventures of lame Ieeeheusee (PG) (Terry Gilliam. US. 1988) John Neville. Sarah Polley. Eric Idle. Robin Williams. 126 mins. Fabulously expensive 18th century fantasia has a beseiged Turkish city entertained by the tall tales of Baron Munchausen, who ﬁnally saves the day. Gilliam‘s extravagant visual sensibility guides this maniac epic through its sticky patches. and there is so much to look at and enough genuine laughs that his relentless campaign against mediocre convention is more than justiﬁed. Glasgow: GFI'. I Alrele elthe Dart ( 18) (Mark Peploe. UK. 1991) James Fox. Fanny Ardant. Paul McGann. Ben Keyworth. 91 mins. A young boy becomes convinced that a serial slasher is attacking blind women and that his mother will be the next victim. But is it all a nightmarish fantasy inspired by his own deteriorating sight? Above-average British thriller that examines the clash between the realities of child and adult. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Apocalypse lien! (18) (Francis Coppola. US. 1980) Martin Sheen. Marlon Brando. Robert Duvail. Dennis Hopper. 153 mins. Vietnam as The Ultimate Trip. We follow US Army assassin Sheen downriver and deeper into the Heart of Darkness ruled over by Brando's mad Colonel Kurtz. Alternater pretentious and visually overpowering (the Valkyries helicOpter attack. for example). its grandiloquent folly somehow pierces right to the bone of the conflict. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. I Antes Le Plele (15) (Camille De Casabianca. France. 1987) Camille De Casabianca. Etienne Chicot. Jacques Penot. 93 mins. A naive young woman enrols in a relief organisation and ﬁnds herself in an African troublespot. While on a convoy mission in the desert. she and her companions are captured by guerillas. A diverting comedy with twists of realism. Glasgow: GFT. IAeterix end The Big Fiﬂt (U) (Keith lngham. UK. 1989) With the voices of Bill Oddie. Michael Elphick. Andrew Sachs. 82 mins. Asterix celebrates his thirtieth anniversary with this new animated feature in which he and his band of plucky Gallic mates take on the might of the Roman army. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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IAtPleyleiheFieleseiteeLere(15)(Hector Babenco. US. 1991)Tom Berenger.John Lithgow. Daryl Hannah. Kathy Bates. 185 mins. Hector (Kiss of the Spider Woman) Babenco's monumental rainforest epic has American mercenaries and fundamentalist missionaries clashing over the future of the primitive Niaruna Indians. Well-meaning. but clumsy adaptation of Peter Matthiessen’s novel falls short of being the cinematic geo-political statement it had hoped to be. See preview. Edinburgh: UCI.
I Come Flo! (15) (Joel Coen. US. 1991)John Turturro. John Goodman. Judy Davis. Michael Lerner. 117 mins. When socially-committed playwright Barton Fink (Turturro) is consigned by the Hollywood machine to write wrestling ﬁlms. he slumps into a writer's block as large as his mysterious next-door neighbour (John Goodman). Unprecedented winner of best ﬁlm. actor and direction awards at 1991's Cannes Film Festival shows the Coen's at their most menacing and absurd best. Fife: New Picture House.
I Basic leetleet(18) (Paul Verhoeven. US. 1992) Michael Douglas. Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehom. Hugely controversial in the States. where gay rights groups picketed screenings over the negative stereotyping of homo- and bisexual characters as deviant killers. Jaded detective falls for murder suspect isn't anything new as far as plots are concerned. but in the hands of Verhoeven (Total Recall. Robocop) it becomes the steamiest celluloid ever to make its way into mainstream cinemas. One-off previews only this issue; full review next issue. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I Bill & Ted's eoeeeJoeteey (PG) (Peter Hewitt. US. 1991) Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. George Carlin. Joss Ackland. 93 mins. Evil 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. Edinburgh: UCI. I em a Ted's Excellent Adventure (15) (Stephen Herek. US. 1990) Keanu Reeves. Alex Winter. 91 mins. Bill and Ted‘s dream of forming a band . called the ‘Wyld Stallyns‘ is haunted by the spectre of flunking their history exams and being packed off to military academy. However. courtesy of a time-travelling telephone booth. the two dudes canter through the centuries on a breakneck refresher course where they meet up with the likes of Genghis Khan and Beethoven. And save the future of the universe. A most excellent cinematic experience. Glasgow: GFI‘. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Black Robe (15) (Bruce Beresford. US. 1991 ) Lothaire Bluteau. Aden Young. Sandrine Holt. Stirring version of Brian Moore‘s tale of a 17th century Jesuit priest travelling across North America to a remote mission takes a realistic view of the savagery of the Indian tribes. Nevertheless. their philosophies and 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Blues Brothers (15) (John Landis. US. 1980) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Carrie Fisher. 130 mins. Bloated. overlong anarchic Chicago comedy with the two stars on a mission from God to salvage the imperilled fortunes of an orphanage. Lots of guest stars. musical numbers and automotive destruction in a typical product of over-emphatic contemporary American humour. Fife: New Picture House.
I em I the Hood (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. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I The Brood (18) (David Cronenberg. Canada. 1979) Samantha Eggar. Oliver Reed. 91 mins. Eggar‘s maternal instincts run wild as she devours her own afterbirth and spawns dozens of midget clones. who turn very nasty if she‘s upset. Pretty unstomachable horror but according to the director it‘s his version of Kramer vs Kramer. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Cape Feer(18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1991) Robert De Niro. Nick Nolte. Jessica Lange. Juliette Lewis. 127 mins. Scorsese's stunning remake of the 196
original leaves Silence of the Lambs pallid by comparison. De Niro is terrifying as white trash psycho Max Cady. out of prison and stalkingthe family of the lawyer who suppressed evidence to put him away. Disturbing sexual undertones. centring on IS-year-old Danny (Lewis). make this an even more uncomfortable. but unmissable. topmotch scare-fest. General release.
I Ceeelt Looking (18) (Constantine Giannaris. UK. 1990) 35 mins. Originally made for Channel
4's Out. this short feature - an exploration of gay male fantasies based around a virtual reality computer game - was deemed too suggestive for mid-evening viewing. Also with Steve Guy‘s wry lesson on life Waiting and John Greyson‘s weird ice hockey movie The Making of Monsters. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Close My Eves(18) (Stephen Poliakoff. UK. 1991) Saskia Reeves. Clive Owens. Alan Rickman. 107 mins. During the long hot London summer of 1990. the affectionate familial bond of brother and sister Richard and Nathalie erupts into a passionate sexual liason. A calming shelter from a society on the verge of falling apart. their relationship is made more addictive by the taboo surrounding it. A troublingly effective and erotic drama. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I the Comfort Oi Strangers (18) (PauiSchrader. US. 1990) Rupert Everett. Natasha Richardson. Christopher Walken. Helen Mirren. 105 mins. lan McEwan's short novel of sexual power games and the perception-warping possibilities of culture shock is inherently hard to ﬁlm. Schrader and his excellent cast give it their best shot. the Venetian locations and sets are luscious and Harold Pinter's screenplay is surprisingly faithful. But the narrative tension and pace on which the novel relies are conspicuously absent. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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IN Commitments (15) (Alan Parker. UK. 1991) Robert Arkins. Michael Aherne. Angeline Bali. 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 music on 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Cosorove liell Animation (U) Two different programmes from the Manchester animation company famed for its work for children‘s television. The ﬁrst programme contains version of the Cinderella and Pied Piper fairy tales and episodes of Cockleshell Bay. Chorlton and the Wheelies and The Magic Ball. The second centres on Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo and The Talking Parcel with TV pieces Captain K remmen and Jamie and the Magic Torch. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Coupe De Ville ( 15) (Joe Roth. US. 1990) Daniel Stern. Patrick Dempsey. Ayre Gross. Alan Arkin. 98 mins. Three mismatched brothers drive a '54 Cadillac from Detroit to Florida for their mother‘s birthday. coming to terms with bruised egos and dented fenders on the way. Ifthe traditional east to west road movie has been given a 90 degree turn here. so has typical American sentimentalism. Nostalgic comedy in the class of Diner and American Graffiti. Don‘t miss. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Cross My lieert (Jacques Fansten. France. 1991) Sylvain Copans. Nicholas Parodi. Cecilia Rouaud. 1(X) mins. In a plot vaguely reminiscent of Iain McEwan's novel The Cement Garden. a young French schoolboy lives at home with the body of his dead mother. afraid to tell anyone in case he is sent to an orphanage. Fansten squeezes an odd sense of humour out of the situation. particularly through the group ofchildren who decide to ‘help' their friend in his predicament. Glasgow: OFT.
I Cyrano De Bergerac (U) (Jean-Paul Rappeneau. France. 1990) Gerard Depardieu. Jacques Weber. Anne Brochet. Vincent Perez. 135 mins. A stirring adaptation of Rostand's classic. romantic tragi-comedy. Full of grandly mounted. bustling crowd scenes. it revolves around typically superb performance from Depardieu as the large-nosed hero. Although performed in rhyming verse throughout (with subtitles by Anthony Burgess). and a touch overlong. the ﬁlm‘s dramatic and cinematic qualities are outstanding. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Dances With Wolves: Speelel Edition ( IS) ( Kevin Costner. US. 1991) Kevin Costner. Grahame Greene. Mary McDonnell. 235 mins. Costner‘s epic tale of a US soldier. coming to terms with the nobility of the native American tribes before their massacre by his people. regains the 52 minutes cut at the editing stage. New material adds surprisingly little to the overall impact ofthe story. although some more confusing issues — the abandonment of Fort Sedgewick — are cleared up. On the whole. however. it has nothing that the
three-hour long Oscar winner didn‘t have already. Edinburgh: Odeon. I Danton (15) (Andrezj Wajda. France. 1982) Gerard Depardieu. Wojciech Pszoniak. Anne Alvaro. Most critics read this treatment of the ideological tussles between idealistic Danton (Depardieu) and pragmatic Robespierre (onniak) as analogous to the then conflict in Poland between Lech Walesa and General Jaruzelski. because it certainly makes a very conventional historical piece seem a good deal more exciting. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Dark lieitits (18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1984) Christina S. Pascual. Julieta Serrano. Carmen Maura. 95 mins. Thoroughly reprehensible and very funny early Almodovar has nightclub chanteuse Pascal fleeing her drug-addled existence to seek refuge in a rather unorthodox convent. where the nuns share out liberal amounts of controlled substances and the sexual peccadillo quotient is running high. The Sound of Music it ain't. but even if the joke is stretched a little thin and the pacing uncertain. Pedro's aim as usual is to prick the complacencies ofour everyday morality. Glasgow: OFT. I Deceived (15) (Damian Harris. US. 1991) Goldie Hawn. John Heard. Ashley Peldon. 108 mins. Given the title. it‘s fairly obviousthat Hawn‘s sweet and loving hubby (Heard) will turn out to be a raving psycho. and guess what? A suspense-free thriller centring on a happily married art dealer who finds out that her husband and his supposed death in a car crash ain‘twhat they seemed to be. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Caledonian. All UCls. I Delicatessen (15) (Jean-Pierre Jeunet/Marc (Taro. France. 1991) Dominique Pinon. Marie-Laure Dougnac. Jean-Claude Dreyfus. 99 mins. in a sepia wasteland somewhere in the future. a butcher feeds his neighbours with the juicy joints ofhis lodgers. But when former clown Louison (Pinon) arrives and fails for 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 ‘90s. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Adam Smith. I The Doctor (15) (Randa Haines. US. 1991) William Hurt. Christine Lahti. Mandy Patinkin. Elizabeth Perkins. 123 mins. A top surgeon develops throat cancer and is given a taste ofhis own medicine. Soft but not sickly examination of the bureaucratic insensitivity of the hospital system. coupled with a Total Bastard Becomes Caring Human Being sub-plot. well handled by William Hurt. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I The Evil Dead (18) (Sam Riami. US. 1982) Bruce Campbell. Ellen Sandweiss. Betsy Baker. 85 mins. Five unsuspecting youngsters head off fora healthy weekend in a mountain cabin. only to fall foul of wicked demons whose purpose is — wait for it — wholesale slaughter. Every horror cliche is exploited and subverted in this stylish. cheapo schlocker-shocker made with imagination by an inventive young team. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I Evil Dead 2: Dead Before Devin ( 18) (Sam Riami. US. 1987) Bruce Campbell. Sarah Berry. Dan Hicks. 84 mins. Bruce ‘fastest axe in the West‘ Campbell and another selection of hardy citizens gird their loins and set their Chainsaws running for another ding-dong battle with the evil forces in the woods. Less gruellingiy relentless than the original. this was the smart trash hip hit ofthe year. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I Exorcist 3 ( 18) (William Peter Blatty. US. 1991)) George C. Scott. Jason Miller. Brad Dourif. 110 mins. The ‘official‘ sequel to the ﬁrst ﬁlm. written and directed by its screenwriter. is a superﬂuous and disappointing effort with nothing new to offer and far too much long-winded dialogue. The events are discussed rather than shown forth. and as a result the terror factor is pretty feeble. at least until the climactic exorcism itself. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Ferendl ( 15) (Sabine Prenczina. France. 1990) Tim Roth. Marie Matheron. Matthias Habich. 80 mins. Ethiopia is a strange place to suffer writer's block. so Anton (Roth) visits a house formerly occupied by French poet Rimbaud. where he becomes caught up in an ancestral feud. Events become more bizarre when his search for the poet ends up with his own disappearance. An intriguing and subtly unnerving debut from writer/director Prcnczina. who will attend this premiere. Glasgow: GFT. I Father of the Bride (PG) (Charles Shyer. US. 1991)Steve Martin. Diane Keaton. Kimberly Williams. Martin Short. 105 mins. Stepping into the shoes worn by Spencer Tracy in the 1950 original. Steve Martin is nauseating as the over-protective father. unwilling to accept that his baby girl is all grown up. Slushy and barely funny. it's another step by Martin along the caring comic route of Parenthood rather than the inspired madness of his early days. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Central: Regal. All UCIs. I FlneiAneiyslstiS)(Philloanou.US.1992) Richard Gere. Kim Basinger. Uma Thurman.
24 The List 24 April - 7 May 1992