Wenders‘ coolly dislocating visual sense of combines with writer Sam Shepard‘s version of America‘s desolate heartlands to produce a moving story of personal alienation. Glasgow: GFT.
I Peter Pan (U) (Hamilton Luske/Clyde Geronimi/Wilfred Jackson. US. 1953) With the voices of Bobby Driscoll. Kathryn Beaumont. Hans Conried. 76 mins. Disney version ofthe J.M. Barrie story ﬂies through the air in a well-timed holiday release. Good enough for a cartoon. poor as a version of Barrie. Those who
well have to eat their words. I suspect. General release.
I The Playboy: (12) (Gillies Mackinnon. UK. 1992) Robin Wright. Aidan Ouinn. Albert Finney. 108 mins. A young woman causes scandal in her small lrish village when she refuses to name the father of her newborn son; events only get
tent and she falls for the leading man. Tenderly
with care by the Scottish director of acclaimedTV ﬁlms The Grass Arena and Conquest oftheSoutlt Pole. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl.
I Prince 011160805) (Barbra Streisand. US. 1991) Nick Nolte. Barbra Streisand. Kate Nelligan. Jeroen Krabbe. 131 mins. Glossy. romantic tale ofa 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. Central: MacRobert.
I Repulslon ( 18) (Roman Polanski. UK. 1965) Catherine Deneuve. lan Hendry. John Fraser. 105 mins. Left on her own in her sister's ﬂat fora few days. a sexually repressed young woman gradually deteriorates towards complete mental breakdown. Polanski's ﬁrst English language movie remains one of his best. a genuinely disttirbing exploration of intense paranoia and claustrophobia that unﬂinchingly picks at the audience‘s deepest neuroses. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Biff-88MB) (Ken Loach. UK. 1991) Robert Carlyle. Emer McCourt. Ricky Tomlinson. Jimmy Coleman. 94 mins. A lighter-than-usual investigation of British poverty from our foremos
lauded it while condemning Spielberg's Hook may
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acted by a uniformly magnificent cast and handled
political director. written from first-hand experience by former labourer Bill Jesse. Glaswegian-in-London Stevie (Carlyle) grinds 3 out a meagre living on a building site and enters 2 into a relationship with Susan (MeCourt). who has 3 musical aspirations. The jolly badinage ofStevic's 3 co-workers (among them ex-Brookie Tomlinson) ’ provides an enjoyably humorous backdrop. for which the Grim-Down-South message comes over x all the more forcefully. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. i I ﬁosalyne And The 1.1008(12)(Jean-Jacques Beineix. France. 1989) Isabelle Pasco. Gerard Sandoz. Philippe Clevenot. l30mins. Several 1 years after Betty Blue. Beineix returns with typically stylish and obsessive exercise charting young Isabelle Pasco‘s progress as a lion tamer. Forget the eight out of ten critics who haven't expressed a preference. this is one sleek movie. whiskers and all. Glasgow: GFT. I “081108) (Lili FiniZanuck. US. 1991)]ennifer Jason Leigh. Jason Patric. Sam Elliot. 1 10mins. A sleazy tale. set in the 70s. of white cops on dope. An undercover narcotics duo find that. to bust the baddies. you've got to play their game. and that line between criminal and crimefighter is as fine as the strips ofcoke that ﬂy up their noses. Despite a very unsatisfying ending. it's worth seeing for stand-out performances by Leigh and Patric. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. I Scorsese X 4 (PG) 80 mins. Four shorts from the American moviemeister. The programme includes early efforts What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This f’. It's Notlust You. Murray.’. and 1967‘s The Big Shave. Most revealing. however. is Italianamerit‘an. a 1974 interview with the director‘s parents. which reveals the star potential of Mrs S. . only brieﬂy glimpsed several years later in (Joodfellas. Glasgow: GFT. I A Short Film About Love (18)(Krzysztof Kicslowski. Poland. 1988) Grazyna Szapolowska. Olaf Lubaszenko. Stefania lwinska. 87 mins. The second offering to be developed as a feature film from Kieslowski‘s television Dekalog (Ten Commandments). Teenage postal clerk Tome‘k falls obsessively in love with the enigmatic artist on whom he routinely spies in her apartment. Eventually. he plucks up the courage to approach her. but his notions of love are soon to be dispelled by an experience that is to alter both theirfeelings. Concentrated and probing investigation of the nature of our affections. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Sllonca 01 The Lamb: ( 18) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1991) Jodie Foster. Anthony Hopkins. Scott Glenn. 119 mins. Followingaseriesofhorrific
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I Snot! 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 of animated features. The central character isa mite wet but the individualistic dwarfs. memorable songs. superbly crafted backdrops and characters make this an essential cinematic -cxperience. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclydc: Odeon Ayr.
I Split Second ( 18) (Tony Maylam. UK. 1992) Rutger Hauer. Kim Cattrall. Neil Duncan. lan Duty. 90 mins. Hauer is out to avenge the deathof his partner — the killer is somewhere out there amongst the lakes ofsewage and some other futuristic sets. Unfortunately. nobody mentioned to the cast that visuals are one thing and acting another. Ambitious home-grown attempt at creating a sci~fi thriller which looks great in silken black and white. but runs out ofsteam well before the credits. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclydc: Kelburne. UCl Clydebank.
I The Stepfather ( 18) (Joseph Ruben. US.1987) Terry ()‘Ouinn. Shelley Hack. Jill Schoelen. 89 mins. O'Ouinn is a deceptively mild-mannered fellow hoping to establish the perfect all-American family. However. he turns out tobe a sick psycho with a penchant for marrying and dicing vulnerable widows. Taut and humorous with the familiar mastery of Hitchcock always within sight. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Stone Cold ( 18) (Craig R. Baxley. US. 1991) Brian Bosworth. Lance Henriksen. William Forsythe. 90mins. Violence is golden for former American footballer Brian Bosworth. In his big screen debut. the 802 is a suspended cop who is seconded by the FBI to inﬁltrate a gang of homicidal bikers. A morally dubious. ‘blast everything' movie that is as entertaining as it is offensive. Next week. Ally McCoist in Die Hard 3. See review. General release.
I Straight Talk (PG) (Barnet Kellman. US. 1992)
. Dolly Parton. James Woods. Griffen Dunne. 90
mins. Good-hearted girl (Parton) fakes a PhD and takes to the airwaves as a radio phone-in therapist. Entirely predictable stuff from the entirely predictable Touchstone stable. redeemed by Parton's ﬂair for light comedy. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. All UCls.
I Suburban Commando (PG) (Burt Kennedy. US. 1991) Hulk Hogan. Christopher Lloyd. Shelley Duval. Larry Miller. 91 mins. Professional wrestler and over-the-top star Hulk Hogan is Shep Ramsey. an intergalactic crusader marooned on Earth. whose heroic deeds are threatened by the arrival ofa pair ofalien bounty hunters. Strathclydc: La Scala.
I Swallows and Amazon: (U) (Claude Whatham. UK. 1974) Virginia McKenna. Ronald Fraser. Sophie Neville. 92 mins. The adventures offour children in the lake district ofthe 19205.1dyllic screen incarnation of the Arthur Ransome that is very much an adult‘s idea of what children‘s entertainment should be. About as exciting as a steady downpour of drizzle. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The lennlnator ( 18) (James Cameron. US. 1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Michael Biehn. Linda Hamilton. 107 mins. In 2029 machines have all but conquered the planet but a saviour is at hand in the form ofa new human leader. The machines respond by sending Schwarze negger‘s cyborg back in time to 1984 on a mission to kill the future leader‘s mother. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Tonnlnatot 2: Judgement Day ( 15) (James Cameron. US. 1991 ) Arnold Swarzeneggcr. Linda Hamilton. Edward Furlong. Robert Patrick. 136 mins. The most expensive ﬁlm ever made. In a reprogrammed role that says much about his changed image since the first movie. Arnie becomes the underdog ﬁghting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking throughout the gloriously expensive action sequences. as Swarzeneggcr‘s cyborg develops human feelings. this is more than just a $100 million fairground ride. Edinburgh: Cameo.
ITlnlma a Loulu (15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena 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 of murder and mayhem in their wake. On 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 performances. Glasgow: GF'T.
ITotoTle Hero ( 15) (Jaco Van Dormacl. Belgium. 1991) Michel Bouquet. Mireille Perrier.
Jo De Backer. 90 mins. Elderly Thomas believes that his rescue as a baby from a hospital ﬁre caused him to be mixed up with another child. with the result that he feels that he should be enjoying the comfortable existence of rich neighbour Alfred. Past and present. childhood and adulthood. are edited together to create a wonderfully absorbing whole. Van Dorrnael's debut scooped several of 1991‘s ﬁlm awards around Europe. Glasgow: GFT.
I m Unbearable tightness of Delay (18) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena Olin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundera‘s complex novel about a womanising Czech brain surgeon who falls in love for the ﬁrst time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time of the Russian invasion of 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Under The Glacier ( 12) (Gudny Halldorsdottir. Iceland. 1989) 91 mins. Absurd comedy based on a novel by the director's Nobel Prize-winning father. Halldor Laxness. A young divinity student is bewildered by the people he meets in and around an isolated Vicarage that lies in the shadow of a glacier. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Until the End ofthe World (15) (Wim Wenders. Gennany/US/Japan/Australia. 1992) Solveig Dommartin. William Hurt. Sam Neill. 158 mins. After having been chased across the world by various nefarious types. Claire Tourneur (Dommartin) and lover Trevor (Hurt) end up in an Aussie underground lab. with nuclear armageddon around the comer. The sci-ﬂ and ‘female Peer Gynr' elements don‘t gel. but Wender‘s ﬂawed rock‘n'roll-powercd odyssey does have its own kind of fascination. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Lu Valance: (18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1974) Gerard Depardieu. Patrick Dewaere. Miou-Miou. Jeanne Moreau. 118mins. Undeniably offensive early feature by Blier 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 bitof sex thrown in for good measure. Halfway between romantic fugatives and bawdy delinquents. they eventually develop into something approaching human beings. while Blier‘s direction just manages to stay on the right side ofcontrolled mayhem. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Voyager ( 15) (Volker Schloendorff. France/Germany. 1991) Sam Shepard. Julie Delpy. Barbara Sukowa. 120 mins. A respected American engineer re-examines his coldly rationalist outlook on life when he survivesa plane crash and subsequently meets a beautiful young woman. Shepard‘s gruff underplaying brings conviction to well-structured literary ideas. while an array of European locations offers food for thought and much nourishment for the eye. Glasgow: GFT.
I Wayne's World (PG) (Penelope Spheeris. US. 1991) Mike Myers. Dana Carvey. Rob Lowe.Tia Carrere. 95 mins. Two heavy metal dorks hit the big time when their public access cable show is snapped up by a greedy TV exec for national primetime. Crammed full ofTV and film pastiches. this US phenomenon has far more hits than misses. while Wayne and Garth revel in an even wackier vocabulary than cinematic first cousins Bill and Ted. They've shot. they‘ve scored! General release.
I Wlld Atlloart (18) (David Lynch. US. 1990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch‘s much-hyped Cannes prize-winner turns out to be weird and wondrous in its own way. if not quite as cohesive asthe earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dem are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by I ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes come. sometimes disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard of Oz. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wings Of Desire ( 15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. Otto Sander. Solveig Dommartin. Peter Falk. 127 mins. Restless angel Ganz on duty over Berlin takes a tip from American movie star and former angel Fallt on the possibilities of crossing over. and follows his mentor‘s path to consummate his relationship with beautiful circus acrobat Dommartin. Gorgeous black~and-white photography and a sensitive feel for the people and places of Berlin grace this thematically rich and uncharacteristically optimistic slice of Wenders enchantment. Highly recommended. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Zero de Conduit. (Jean Vigo. France. 1933) Louis Lefevre. Gilbert Pluchon. Gerard de Bedarieux. 44 mins. Hugely inﬂuencial piece which remained banned until 1945 due to its anarchistic view of boarding school life. Always seen through the boys“ eyes. it attacks mindless discipline head on. Filled with a subversive charm. Glasgow: GF'T.
20The List 19June—21uly 1992