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Glaswegian-in-London Stevie (Carlyle) grinds out a meagre living on a building site and enters into a relationship with Susan (McCourt). who has musical aspirations. The jolly badinage of Stevie's co-workers (among them ex-Brookie Tomlinson) provides an en joyably humorous backdrop. for which the Grim-Down-South message comes over all the more forcefully. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I ﬂuah(18)(LiliFiniZanuck.US.1991)]ennifer Jason Leigh. Jason Patric. Sam Elliot. 110 mins. A sleazy tale . set in the 705. of white cops on dope. An undercover narcotics duo ﬁnd that. to bust the baddies. you've got to play their game. andthat line between criminal and crimeﬁghter is as ﬁne as the strips of coke that fly up their noses. Despite a very unsatisfying ending. it‘s worth seeing for stand-out performances by Leigh and Patric. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Salmonharrlaa ( 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 as an orphan living in a remote Alaskan village. who befriends the local librarian. Both attempt to lay 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. but by then most viewers will be deadened by frustration. Glasgow: GI-T.
I Stapkld: (PG) (Joan Micklin Silver. US. 1992) Hilary Wolf. Griffen Dunne. Margaret Whitton. Adrienne Shelley. 104 mins. Unsettled with her latest set of folks. thirteen-year-old Laura (Wolf) runs off to join her kindly step-brother at a lakeside resort. Soon family and step-family converge on the scene to help her with hercrisis. Resembling a pilot episode for a particularly bland US sitcom and with plenty of platitudes on adolescence. it‘s a film filled with self-satisfied yuppie cutouts who you just don't care about. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odeon Ayr.
I Stralght Talk (I’G) (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. Fife: Adam Smith.
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 marooncd on Earth. whose heroic deeds are threatened by the arrival of a pair of alien bounty hunters. Silly plot and cheapo special effects aside. enough laughs are milked out of the situation to make for a relatively painless cinema sitting. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
ITamtfla (PG) (Jean Meyer. France. l9(i3)Jean Paredes. Anne Vernon. 110 mins. Highly regarded screen version of Moliere's famous comedy. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (PG) (Michael Pressman. US. 1991) Paige Turco. David Warner. Ernie Reyes Jr. 87 mins. A quick return forthe original shell-suits. although with less plot and less violence than the original. The evil Shredder has decided to grow a couple of mutants of his own. and it scents that only our four adolescent amphibians can save the day with the odd piua reference and a truly dire ‘Ninja Rap‘ (with the painfully embarrassing Vanilla Ice). Time to hang up those shells. dudes. Glasgow: GFT.
ITaqulla (15) (Ruben Gamez. Mexico, 1991) Hugo Stiglitz. Yihra Aparicio. Maria Rojo. 90 mins. Over the last 25 years, Gamez has build a reputation through his documentaries ofbeing one of Mexico‘s most controversial filmmakers. This. his feature debut. is a roller-coaster look at life in Mexico City. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I Thelma at Loulaa ( 15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Keitcl. 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: GFI’. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.
I fill: ls Splnal Tap ( 15) (Rob Reiner. US. 1983) Christopher Guest. Michael McKean. Harry Shearer. RJ. Parnell. Ed Begley Jr. 82mins. Certainly the most ingenious. accurate and funny ofall spoof rockumentaries. with wonderfully spontaneous dialogue. convincing fly-on-the-wall camera work. self-penned heavy metal parodies, and of course the amp that goes to I 1.Edinburgh: Cameo.
ITOIII Recall ( 18) (Paul Verhoeven. US. 1990) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sharon Stone. Michael Ironside. 109 mins. In Verhoeven‘s hugely expensive rollcrcoaster ofviolence. Arnie plays a construction worker whose vacational fantasy
(implanted by Rekall Incorporated) is to pitch him into a netherworld of assassins and femmes farales before unleashing the full truth about his nightmares of life on Mars. The crazy Dutchman‘s Martian chronicle. teeming with sicko incident. is powered along by bursts of gee-ain‘t-this-fun-brutality, but scores points for the playful ingenuity of the plotting. and Arnie looks like he's enjoying himself. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride. I Idatana (18) (Luis Bunuel. Spain/Italy/France. 1970) Catherine Deneuve. Fernando Rey. Franco Nero. 105 mins. Toledo in the 19305. and an old guardian seduces his young ward. but is unable to possess her due to surrealist lurchcs in time and reality. Bunuel at his most mockineg sensible and black. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Unbearable thinness of Being ( 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 Unlvaraal Soldier ( 18) (Roland Emmerich. US. 1992) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Dolph Lundgrcn. 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 Untll the End ofthe World (15) (Wim Wenders. Gerrnany/US/Japan/Australia. 1992) Solvcig 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 upin an Aussie underground lab. with nuclear armageddon around the corner. The sci-fi and ‘female Peer (Iynt' elements don't gel. but Wender‘s flawed rock‘n'roll-powered odyssey does have its own kind of fascination. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Vldeodroma (18) (David Cronenberg. Canada. 1983) James Woods. Debbie Harry. 88 mins. Woods is a programmer for a pirate cable station who becomes intrigued and then obsessed with an untraceable porn channel that triggers hallucinogenic fantasies. A nasty but intriguing and ultimately confusing masterpiece with eye-popping special effects. Edinburgh: Cameo. IWIIUM (15) (Jackie McKimmie. Australia, 1990) Noni Hazlehurst. Debona-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. iGlasgow: GI-T. 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 pastichcs. 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! Fife: Adam Smith. All L'Cls. I Whlta Sanda(15) (Roger Donaldson. US. 1992) Willem Dafoe. Mickey Rourke. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. 101 mins. A deputy sheriff in New Mexico finds a corpse beside a suitcase containing halfa million dollars. and the only way to solve the case is for him to assume the dead man's identity and participate in a covert FBI operation. Watchable stuff from stylish performers. See review. Cannons: The Forge. Sauehiehall Street. Edinburgh. All UCIs. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I Wish You Were Here ( 15) (David Leland. UK. 1987) Emily Lloyd. Tom Bell. Geoffrey Hutchings. 92 mins. Amatory misadventures ofa precocious teenager (said to represent the young Cynthia Payne) in a drab 19505 seaside town. Enjoyable. bittersweet comic treatment ofthe sexual mores of times gone by. with an energetic performance from perky Ms Lloyd. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Without You I'm Nottilng ( 18) (John Boskovich. US. 1991) Sandra Bernhard. 90 mins. The filmed version of Bernhard‘s 1990 stage show will be greeted with open-mouthed bewilderment as she embarks on a series ofsatirical monologues. interspersed with her own renditions of soul classics and go-go dancing interludes. Easily one of the most original comic talents of the past decade. Edinburgh: Cameo.
68 List 28 August — 10 September 1992