dinos to undertake the hazardous journey across country to the safety of the Great Valley. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.

I Lest Tango lll Paris (18) (Bemardo Bertolucci. France/Italy. 1973) Marlon Brando. Maria Schneider. 130 mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she develops an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship. One of the key films of its decade. Bertolucci‘s powerful drama is a meditation on the expression and communication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Little Man Tate ( PG) (Jodie Foster. US. 1991 ) Jodie Foster. Dianne Wiest. Adam Hann-Byrd. Harry Connick Jr. 99 mins. Seven-year-old Fred Tate is ostracised by his schoolmates and generally misunderstood due to the fact that he is a child genius. While succeeding in engaging both adults and children in the audience. Foster‘s directorial debut suffers from thematically one-sided characters - psychologist Wiest is purely academic growth. Foster (as the working-class mum) purely emotional. But Hann-Byrd as the kid is superb. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Lois ( 15) (Jacques Demy. France. 1960) Anouk Aimee. Marc Michel. Jacques Harden. 91 mins. Welcome reissue of Demy‘s marvellous first feature. Aimee stars as a cabaret singer and single mother awaiting the return of her long-absent lover and attracting a horde of suitors in the meantime. This tale ofwistful melancholy is turned to a thing of joy by the sheer lyricism and brio ofthe film-making. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Loni oithe Rings (PG) (Ralph Bakshi. US. 1982) With the voices of Christopher Guard. William Squire. Michael Scholes. John Hurt. 133 mins. Successful animated version of the Tolkien epic covers the first two books of the trilogy only. Sticking closely to the text and using live action tracings to give authenticity to the animation. it manages to avoid Disney cuteness and creates an exciting and enjoyable mythical adventure that only the Tolkien purist will find fault with. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Lost Honour oi Katherine Blunt (15)(Volker Schlondorff/Margarethe Von Tr0tta. Germany. 1975) Angela Winkler. Mario Adorf.Dieter Laser. 106 mins. A young woman discovers that her one night stand is a suspected terrorist; immediately her life is torn apart by the destructive forces of a right-wing police force and the gutter press. A disturbing. but highly recommended version of Heinrich iBoll‘s novel. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Manon Des Sources (PG) (Claude Berri. France/Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. Emmanuelle Beart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise of Jean de Florette. the Soubeyrans run a prosperous carnation farm. Steering this epic rural saga towards the realms of Greek tragedy. this is a full and satisfying second halfthat explores the suffering of the guilty asthey pay a crippling penance for man‘s greed and envy. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Memoirs of an invisible Men (PG) (John Carpenter. US. 1991) Chevy Chase. Daryl Hannah. Sam Neill. 99 mins. As the result ofan experimental mishap Wall Street analyst Nick Halloway (Chase) becomes invisible. Soon he‘s on the run from the secret service and trying to get his documentary filmmaker girlfriend to help him. Computer animation replaces the old standby of unseen bits of string. but the film‘s extended chase narrative is nowhere near as inspired as the trick work. See review. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. All UCls.

I Mobsters: The Evil Empire (18) (Michael Karbelnikoff. US. 1991 ) Christian Slater. Patrick Dempsey. Richard Grieco. 107 mins.



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Youth-oriented spin on familiar gangster fare covers the early days of Siegel. Lansky and Luciano. but never proves distinctive enough to shake off memories of better predecessors. The young cast look right. but the narrative soon dissloves into a series of gratuitously vicious set pieces. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: Cannon. UCl. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.

I Moderate Centshlle (PG) (Peter Brook. France/Italy. 1960) Jeanne Moreau. Jean-Paul Belmondo. 90 mins. Based on a novel by Marguerite Duras and set in a small town in the Gironde. it tells of an unconsummated affair between the restless wife of an industrialist and one of her husband's former employees. who is dog-like in his devotion. Elliptical and hypnotic with a subtle but potent undercurrent ofsexuality. Edinburgh: French Institute.

I MyGIrl (PG) (Howard Zieff. US. 1991) Macaulay Culkin. Dan Aykroyd. Jamie Lee Curtis. Anna Chlumsky. 102 mins. A millionaire and not yet in his teens don't you just love Macaulay Culkin (he said through clenched teeth). This time he's sorting out the lives ofhis tomboy neighbour and her widowed mortician dad. A kiddies‘ romance with a (literal) sting in the tail. Also with the best character name in recent months (can you imagine admitting to knowing someone called Vada Sultenfuss'.’). Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. All UCls.

I My M Private ideho (18) (Gus Van Sant. US. 1991 ) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 mins. Shakespeare‘s Henry lVParts Iand2 are given a sleazy. contemporary twist in Van Sant‘s follow-up to the admirable Drugstore Cowboy. Screen heart-throbs Phoenix and Reeves make brave career moves by playing a rent boy and the preppie layabout object ofhis affections. but to good effect. A compelling. idiosyncratic. left-field gem. Edinburgh: Cameo. I linked Lunch (18) (David Cronenberg. US. 1992) Peter Weller. Judy Davis. lan Holm. Roy Scheider. 121 mins. Body horror maestro takes on the near impossible task offilming William Burroughs‘ controversial novel The Naked Lunch and comes out with a cinematic masterpiece. Elements from Burroughs‘ own life merge with a surreal narrative and the book‘s bizarre. drug-induced sexual imagery. leaving a bewildered. but impressed. audience in their wake. By no means easy watching. but well worth the effort. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo. All UCls.

I Perionnence ( l8) (Nic Roeg & Donald Cammell. UK. 1970) James Fox. Mick Jagger. Anita Pallenberg. 105 mins. A gangster on the run and a famous rock star in seclusion hole up in a London mansion. and amidst a welter ofsex and drugs their two lives begin to intertwine. Fascinating avanr garde-ish mosaic that announced the arrival of two unique directorial talents. though the fragmentary narrative and visual overload make it an uneasy experience. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Prince oiTltles (15) (Barbra Streisand. US. 1991) Nick Nolte. Barbra Streisand. Kate Nelligan. Jeroen Krabbe. 131 mins. Glossy. romantic tale of a Southern boy in New York. falling in love with his sister‘s psychiatrist while revealing his traumatic childhood in order to help bring his twin back to health. While Streisand‘s direction is sometimes shaky and her own performance is a little too self-conscious. there is no doubt that she encourages career-best performances from her co-stars. Nolte. in particular. is worth the price of admission on his own. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Borders: Kingsway.

I Prohlem Chlltl 2 (PG) (Brian Levant. US. 1991) John Ritter. Michael Oliver. Laraine Newman. lvyann Schwan. Ho hum. No sooner have we got over suffering the stomach-churning sweetness of


My Girl and Curly Sue than it‘s time for the return of the pre-pubescent. b0wtie-c1ad Junior (Oliver) from 1990‘s Problem Child. This time he and his

surrogate father are trying to come to terms with the excess of single women in their new home town. As ifwe cared. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: WMR.

I liaise The lied Lentem (PG) (thang Yimou. China/Japan. 1991 ) Gong Li. Ma Jingwa. He Caifci. Cao Cuifeng. 125 mins. Zhang. director of In Dou and Red Sorghum. again combines exquisitely beautiful photography with formalised melodrama. but this time creates one ofthe 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 China. Fife: Adam Smith.

Illlcochet(18) (Russell Mulcahy. US. 1991) Denzcl Washington. John Lithgow. lce '1'. More over-the-top nonsense from the director ofthe Highlander saga. Washington is an ambitious cop, stalked by deadly prison escapee Lithgow . whose subtle methods of wrecking his prey's life and career lead towards an outrageously action-packed ending. A big crowd-pleaser. even if it does blatantly rip off Die Hard. Silence ofthe Lambs and Cape Fear. Glasgow: (‘annon Sauchiehall Street. A11 UCls.

I Roselle Goes Shopping ( 15) (Percy Aldon. France. 1989) Marieanne Sagebreeht. Brad Davis. Judge Reinhold. 94 mins. Third and apparently final film in the Percy Aldon’Marianne Sagebreeht series which also lxmstsSugarbahy and Bagdad Cafe. has the hefty hatesfrau off on a credit card spree as she tries to cope with the temptationsofthe States‘ consumer paradise. In the same spirit she gets herself a computer and hacks into a local bank to clear her debts. 'lhis may be your last chance to catch the celebrated team in action. Glasgow: GET.

I Run of the Arrow (15) (Sam Fuller. US. 1957) Rod Steiger. Sarita Montiel. Brian Keith. 85 mins. Steiger undergoes a cultural identity crisis when he is accepted into a Sioux tribe. but findsit difficult to live with their barbarism. An intelligent western that goes far beyond genre restrictions in terms of political and psychological content. while concluding that the lndians‘ code ofethics and religious beliefs are just as valid as the white man’s. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Selmonherrles (l2) (Percy Adlon. Germany. 1991) kd lang. Rosel Zech Chuck Conners. 94 mins. In her film debut. lang uses her androgynous looks to their best ability as an orphan living in a remote Alaskan village. who befriends the local librarian. Both attempt tolay their ghosts to rest on a journey to Berlin. a metaphor for the inner journeysthey simultaneously undergo. Terminally slow exposition leads into an interesting second half. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Searchers ( 18) (David Beaird. US. 1991 ) Faye Dunaway. Denholm Elliot. James Earl Jones. Emily Lloyd. 81 mins. At first glance. it'san impressive cast. But look again. and try to remember the last time any of them were in a Grade A movie. That‘s just one of the symptoms of this second rate snapshot of sweaty desire in the Deep South. Much lacking in Cajun spice. Edinburgh: UCL

I Singin' In The Rain (U) (Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen. US. 1950) Gene Kelly. Donald O‘Connor. Debbie Reynolds. Cyd Charisse. 102 mins. Hollywood undergoes the transition from the silent era to the talkies and reputations rise and fall. Absolutely wonderful musical entertainment. with the slickcst ofsnappy dialogue. endurineg catchy numbers. a cast of genuine charisma. and an engaging picture ofthe industry in transition into the bargain. Quite splendid. Edinburgh: St Brides.

I Snow White and the Seven Divert: (U) ( Walt Disney. US. 1937) With the voices ofAdriana Caselotti. Harry Stockwell. Lucille La Verne. 83 mins. One ofthe most enchanting andinfluential of animated features. The central character isa mite wct but the individualistic dwarfs. memorable songs. superbly crafted backdrops and characters make this an essential cinematic experience. General release.

I Spertecus(15) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1960) Kirk Douglas. Laurence Olivier. Jean Simmons. Tony Curtis. 196 mins. Terrific. restored version of Kubrick‘s epic account of a slave revolt in Ancient Rome. Fights. lust. political intrigue. romance - it's got the lot. Screened here in a new 70mm print with previously unseen footage (Olivier making a pass at Curtis. no less). and with the Filmhousc‘s stunningly impressive new sound system. this promises to be a truly memorable cinema experience. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Stepping Dill (PG) (Lewis Gilbert. UK. 1991) Liza Minnelli. Shelley Winters. Julie Walters. Robyn Stevan. 132 mins. Minnelli is the has-been cx-showbiz dancer (this is fiction. honest). now reduced to teaching tap to a group of social misfits while convincing them to work as a team. be

I Sunset Boulevard(P(i)(Billy Wilder. US. 1950) Gloria Swanson. William Holden. Erich Von

perfectly handled by Wilder. ()ne ofllollywtxxl‘s blackest and hence one of its best piecesof

i Robert De Niro. (‘ybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster.

better people . and help revive her own dream of the spotlight. etc. etc. Despite a couple of

uptempo set pieces. the film drags along. shackled to Gilbert‘s lacklustre direction and a plot that seems to demand endless rehearsal scenes. Strathclyde: WMR.

I Stop 0r My Mom Will Shoot ( PG) (Roger Spottiswoode. US. 1991) Sylvester Stallone. Estelle Getty. JoBeth Williams. 87 mins. The cinematic error that is Stallone‘s comdey career continues apace. This time he's an LA copwhose mother becomes the key witness to a murder. Cue. lots of shots of an old lady in a jogging suit with a big gun. Ha. ha. ha. as they say. Believe it or not. British-born director Spottiswoode once made the excellent Sandinista revolution drama Under Fire. General release.

Stroheim. 111 mins. Broken dreamson Sunset.

introspection. Watch out for the some old 'l‘inseltown luminaries in a cameocard-game. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Taxi Driver ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1976)

114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalor and the moral decay around hint that he is driven to terrible violence. ()ne of the key films of the Seventies with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak. Edinburgh: St Brides.

I That's Entertainment ( P0) (Jack Haley Jr. US. 1974) 137 mins. Vibrant collection ofMGM musical faves. with admittedly skimpy narration given by the likes of Fred Astaire. Gene Kelly. Bing('rosby and Liza Minnelli. While never quite capturing the impact of any of the complete innsicals. it works well as a companion piece. and is worth tracking down for the rarities it contains. Edinburgh: St Brides.

I Thelma & Louise ( 15) (Ridlcy Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Gccna Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 129 mins. The buddy/road movie genres are turned on their heads as Sarandon anti Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. ()n one level. the film is thecritical 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 performances. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

ITlme Will Tell (15) (Declan Lowney. UK. 1991) TV interviews and 23 songs filmed at live performances and rehearsals between 1973 and 1980 reveal the great Bob Marley as musician. politician anti Rastafarian. The reggae superstar‘s words and music tell the tale without additional commentary. rendering some scenes a tad confusing. but it's worth it to see and hear Marley deliver classics like ‘1 Shot 'lhe Sheriff" and Redemption Song' in a big screen setting. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I To Be Or Not To Be (PG) (Alan Johnson. US. 1983) Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft.(‘har1es Durning. 108 mins. Scene-for-scene remake of Ernst Lubitsch‘s classic 1942 comedy which hasa group of Polish actors involved in both thespian and espionage activity during the Nazi occupation. Brooks and Bancroft are both superb: watch out for their Polish version ofSweer Georgia Brown. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Tommy Trictter and the Stamp Traveller ( U) (Michael Rubbo. Canada/China. 1988) Lucas Evans. Anthony Rogers. Jill Stanley. 105 mins. When our hero Ralph is tricked by the dastardly Tommy 'l'ricker into giving away the jewel ofhis father's philatelic collection. he decides to miniaturise himself into the design ofa stamp and setsoff to China in hot pursuit of the villain. ()vcrlong but charmingly conceived children's adventure. Glasgow: G FL.

I Up in Smoke (Lou Adler. L'S. 1978) Cheech Marin. Tommy Chong. Stacy Keach. 117 mins. Two LA dopeheads attempt to drive a van made entirely out of marijuana back home from Mexico. Shambling festival ofdrug-relatcd humour. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Vixen ( 18) (Russ Meyer. US. 1968) Erica Gavin. Harrison Page. Garth Pillsbury. Michael Donovan O'Donnell. 71 mitts. Social. political and sexual satire with the bounciest bustlines in the business from the mammarymeistcr himself. (‘herishable. if you have the right sense of humour. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Volere Volare(15) (Maurizio Nichctti/Guido Manuli. Italy. 1991) Maurizio Nichetti. Angela Finocchiaro. Mariella Valentina. 92 mins. A sound effects man turns into a cartoon parody of himself because he's too shy to face up to the responsibility of his blossoming romance. An insipid love plot and some lame slapstick gags provide barely enough material to clothe the animated tricks. Imagine Kafka meets Walt Disney via Buster Keaton. but don‘t expect it to be as inventive as Nichetti‘s previous offering. The Icicle Thief. See review. Glasgow: GF'T.