Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh:
Odeon. All UCls. I Night On Earth ( 15) (Jim Jarmusch. US. 1992)
Winona Ryder. iBeatrice Daile. Gena Rowiands.
Giancarlo Esposito. 129 mins. Los Angeics. New York. Paris. Rome. Helsinki. Five cities. ﬁve taxi rides. five chance encounters. The director of Mystery Train and Down By Law pushes aside narrative and goes instead for visual uniformity in a claustrophobic setting. Character studies with a mildly philosophical aftertaste. Glasgow: GI’T. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Peter Pan (U) (Hamilton Luske/Clyde Geronimi/Wiifrchackson. US. 1953) With the tvoices 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
Shying away from exploring the material‘s dark desires. it concentrates instead on a slew of childish splatter setpieces. Makes a welter of bloodletting seem less threatening than a cat food commercial. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Spartacus (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).
lauded it while condemning Spielberg's Hook may 1'
well have to eat their words. i suspect. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. All UCls. I The Playboy: ( 12) (Gillies Mackinnon. UK. 1992) Robin Wright. Aidan Quinn. Albert Finney. 108 mins. A young woman causes scandal in her small Irish village when she refuses to name the father of her newborn son: events only get worse when a troupe of travelling actors pitchesits tent and she falls for the leading man. 'I‘enderly acted by a uniformly magnificent cast and handled with care by the Scottish director of acclaimedTV films The Grass Arena and (‘onquestoftheSouth Pole. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Player ( 15) (Robert Altman. US. 1992) Tim Robbins. Greta Scacchi. Fred Ward. Peter (iallacher. 124 mins. Altman‘s satire on the wheeling and dealing of modern day Hollywood is more than just an excuse for cineastes toplay trainspotter with the famous faces in cameo roles. it is also a terrific thriller about a studio exec receiving death threats from a spurned writer. Tim Robbins is magnificent in the lead role.whiie Altman manages to grin as he bites the hand that feeds him. Iiasily the best movie ofthe year. ifnot of the decade so far. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: Magnum. I Prooi(15) (Jocelyn Moorhouse. Australia. 1991 ) Hugo Williams. Genevieve Picot. Russell Crowe. 90mins. A young blind man copes with his disability by taking photographs; he asks his new friend to describe them to him. conﬁrmingthat the world he imagines matches that experienced by the rest of society. But when hisjealous housekeeper intervenes. power games and deceit knock his life out ofbalance. Moorhouse‘s excellent debut feature examines emotional insecurities that affect us all. Glasgow: GET. I Ricochet(l8)(Russell Mulcahy. US. 1991) Denzel Washington. John Lithgow. Ice T. 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. Fife: Adam Smith. I Salmonberriea (12) (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 asan 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 journeys they simultaneously undergo. Terminally slow exposition leads into an interesting second half. but by then most viewers will be deadened by frustration. Also with Sue Clayton's twelve minute short. Heartsongs. Fife: Adam Smith. I Sex. Lies and Videotape (15 ) (Steven Soderbergh. US. 1989) Andie McDowell. Laura San Giacomo. James Spader. Peter Gallagher. 101 mins. The sex: John (Gallagher) is conducting a steamy affair with his sister-in-law Cynthia (San Giacomo). The lies: they neglect to tell hiswife. 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 us to examine our own attitudes toward sex. and won the Palme d‘Or at Cannes. Glasgow: GFT. I Silence DlThe Lamb: (18) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1991) Jodie Foster. Anthony Hopkins. Scott Glenn. 119 mins. Following a series of horrific 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 Manhunter Harris. Dcmme‘s film version is a subtle but scary suspense shocker. with two excellent performances and great narrative drive. Glasgow: GFT. Central: MacRobert. I Sleepwalker: (18) (Mick Garris. US. 1992) Brian Krause. Madchen Amick. Alice Krige.Jim Haynie. 91 mins. The ﬁrst original screenplay by Stephen King concerns a pair ofitinerent. flesh-craving shape~shifters who are the last survivors of the ancient breed of Sleepwalkers.
I Speaking Part: ( 18) (Atom Egoyan. Canada. 1989) Michael McManus. Arsinee Khanjian. Gabrielle Rose. Tony Nardi. 92 mins. Three young residents of a hotel fall victim to the manipulative possiblities of videotape in this mildly surreal story of their desires and fears. Ambiguous. intellectually challenging and passionate study ofsex and the cathode ray tube. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
I Stepkida (PG) (Joan Micklin Silver. us. 1992)
Hilary Wolf. Griffen Dunne. Margaret Whitton. Adrienne Shelley. 104 mins. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Thelma 11. Louise (15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Kcitel. 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Universal Soldier ( 18) (Roland Emmerich. US. 1992) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Dolph Lundgren. Ally Walker. 102 mins. Two soldiers
killed in Vietnam are cryogenically frozen. then turned into prototype versions of the Universal Soldier — an unstoppable fighting force of humanoid electronic warriors. But things begin to go awry and a deadly rivalry begins between the duo. causing a trail of destruction across America. Robocommando Recall might be a better name for it. but this wonderfully daft. sci-fi pulp actioner certainly bounces the mayhem offthe gleeful humour. General release.
I Valmont (12) (Milos Forman. France/GB. 1989) Colin Firth. Annette Bening. Meg Tilly. Fairuza Balk. 140 mins. Not so dangerous screen version of (‘hoderios de Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses. detailing the seductive intrigues of 18th century French aristocracy. Forman successfully emphasises the class aspect ofthe novel. but as a whole. the film is unlikely to receive the same acclaim as Stephen Frears‘ adaptation of the same material — Dangerous Liaisons — some years ago. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Virgin Spring (18) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1959) Max Von Sydow. Birgitta Valberg. Gunnel Lindblom. 88 mins. As in The Seventh Sea! a couple of years earlier. Bergman conjures up a brooding and cruel medieval landscape within which to situate a heavily symbolic morality play. Here. a young virgin is raped and murdered after her elder sister summons up a pagan curse. but when Von Sydow avenges her death by dispatching the swineherds who commited the original atrocity a spring spouts up from the ground on the spot where she died. Glasgow: GFT.
I Waiting (15) (Jackie McKimmie. Australia. 1990) Noni Hazlehurst. Deborra-Lee Furness. Frank Whitten. A surrogate mother awaits the delivery of her child in an isolated farmhouse. surrounded by girlfriends and hangers-on. What on the suface may seem to be a familiar post-feminist treatise on pregnancy becomes a fine slice ofcomic realism in the hands of McKimmie. Glasgow: Gl-‘T.
I Wayne's World (PG) (Penelope Spheeris. US. 1991 ) Mike Myers. Dana Carvey. Rob Lowe.Tia (Tarrere. 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! Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Borders: Kingsway. All UCls.
I White Palace ( 18) (Luis Mandoki. US. 1990) Susan Sarandon. James Spader. Kathy Bates. Jason Alexander. 102 mins. Comedy-romance which begins a St Louis diner. where Jewish yuppie Spader (familiar but successful casting) meets older fast-food waitress Sarandon. An unlikely. cross-class affair ensues. which allows Mandoki not only to indulge in a predictable but stickiiy enjoyable love story. but also provides the backdrop for observant. witty satire on the largely ignored US class system. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Friday 21-Thursday 22
Readers are advised that programme: may be subiect to late change at anytime. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available. though prior notification is advisable. lE] indicates the availability otan induction loop, for the convenience oi hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.
. I CANNON Clarkston Road, Muirend. 637
2641 . £2.90 (Child/OAP£I .90; before 6pm all seats£l .90).
1. Lethal Weapon 3 (15) 2.20pm (Sat only). 5.35pm. 8.20pm.
2. Allen 3 (18) 2.30pm (Sat only). 5.30pm. 8.30pm.
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E](screens 1.3 and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.10; after 5.30pm £3.30 (Child £2.10). Alien3(18)1.15pm.4pm.7pm.9.40pm. Lethal Weapon 3 (15) 12.30pm.1.30pm. 3.20pm. 4.20pm. 6.30pm. 7.20pm. 9.20pm. 10pm.
Beethoven (U) 12.35pm. 2.45pm. 4.55pm. 7.10pm.
My Cousin Vinny (15) 9.35pm.
Peter Pan (U) 1.25pm.
Far and Away (12) 3.30pm. 6.40pm (not Wed). 9.40pm.
Fem Gully (U) 1pm. 2.50pm.
Universal Soldier ( 18) 4.40pm. 7. 10pm. 9.40pm.
Batman Retuma (12) 1.05pm. 3.55pm. 6.45pm. 9.35pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 9513/1592. Two bars. £3.50 (Child £2. 10; CAP [before 6pm]£2.10). All tickets for shows commencing 4pm—6pm £2. 10 (not Sat. Sun).
1. LethalWeapon3(15) 12.10pm.2.50pm. 5.35pm. 8.20pm.
2. Farand Away(12) 1.50pm.4.55pm. 8pm.
3. Batman Retuma (12) 1.25pm. 5.25pm. 8.15pm.
4. Beethoven (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm.6pm. 8.55pm.
5.Wayne'aWorid (PG) 1.10pm.3.30pm. 6pm. 8.40pm.
I CITY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and4. Adults£3.60. £3.90. £4.20(Chi1d/OAP £2.60. £2.90. £3.20; Student/UB40£2.60 [Mon—Thurs before 6.30pm.]). All Stalls seats for shows commencing before 1.30pm £2.60. Advance booking available from box office (1 lam—7pm) or by Visa/Access (333 9551).
1. Alien3(18) 12.15pm. 2.45pm.5.15pm. 8.35pm.
2. FemGully(U)1.15pm.3.30pm.5.45pm. Basic Instinct ( 18) 8.25pm.
3. Peter Pan (U) 1pm. 3.30pm.6pm.
The Hand That Rock: The Cradle (15) 8.35pm.
4. The Player (15) 2pm, 5pm. 8.25pm.
5. My Cousin Vinny (15) 2pm. 5. 15pm. 8.30pm.
6. Universal Soldier ( 18) 1.15pm, 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.50pm.
I GROSVENOB Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298/7814. £3 (Student/U840 £2.50; Child/GAP £1.50; lates all £3). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box ofﬁce is open 2—7pm. 1. Alien3(18) 2.10pm. 5.10pm.8.10pm. 2. Universal Soldier ( 18) 2.20pm. 5.20pm. 8.20pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I SALON Vinicombe Street. 3394256. £3.20 (Student/U840 £2.50; Child/CAP
£1.60). All tickets for Sunday matinees £1.60.
Lethal Weapon 3 ( 15) 2pm. 5. 10pm. 8pm.
Rose Street. 332 6535. Cafe/bar. open 30 mins prior to evening shows; closes 9pm. All performances are bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinees £2.70 (Child/OAP/Student /UB40£1.40). Evening shows£3.50 (Student/U340 £2.70: Child/OAP/ disabled £1.80). Children‘s Saturday matinees£l .40. All double bills —evening prices apply.
1. Death in Brunswick ( 15) 3.30pm. 8.45pm. Night on Earth (15) 6.30pm.
2. Europa (15) 3.30pm. 8. 15pm.
In the Realm of the Senses ( 18) 6pm. SATURDAY 22
1. Jean de Florette (PG) and Manon des Sources (PG) 2pm.
Night on Earth (15) 6.30pm.
Death in Brunewiclt(15)8.45pm. 2. Sex, Lies and Videotape ( 18) and Speaking Parts(18)2.15pm.
Europa (15) 6pm. 8. 15pm.
1. The Silence of the Lambs ( 18) 5.45pm. Howard: End (PG) 8. 15pm. 2. The Mambo Kings (15)6.30pm.
Last Tango in Paris (18) 8.30pm.
1. The Silence of the Lambs (18)3.30pm. Prool(15)6.15pm.
Howard: End‘(PG)8.15pm. 2. Last Tango in Paris (18)3.30pm.
The Mambo Kings (15)6.3()pm. Waiting(15) 8.45pm. TUESDAY 25
Howard: End (PG)8.15pm.
2. Can-Asian Shorts: prog 2 (15)2pm. The Mambo Kings (15) 4pm. 6.30pm. Waiting (15) 8.45pm.
1. The Commitments (15) 1.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.
2. Waiting (15) 2.30pm. 7pm. Can-Asian Shorts: prog 2 (15) 9pm. THURSDAY 27
1. The Commitments (15) 5.45pm. Howard: End (PG)8.15pm.
2. Virgin Spring (18) 3.30pm. 6.30pm. Waiting (15) 8.45pm.
Fri 21/Sat 22:
I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead 556 4282 Allen3 (18) 12.30am.
Lethal Weapon 3 (15) 12.15am.
Universal Soldier ( 18) 12.10am.
I GROSVENOB Ashton Lane. 3394298. 1.Alien3(18)11pm.
I CAMEO Home Street. 228 4141. Bar. [D]. First afternoon performance £2.75 (99p); all evening performances £3.25 (no concessions). Lates and matinees £3.25 (£2.75).
1. Night on Earth (15) 3pm. 6.30pm.9pm. 2. The PlathyS(12)3.15pm.6.15pm. 8.30pm.
7B The List 21 — 27 August 1992