OFT. Ediburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Detective ( 15) (Gordon Douglas. US. 1968) Frank Sinatra. Lee Remick. Jacqueline Bisset. 114 mins. Following on the heels of Tony Rome. Sinatra plays a good cop in a corrupt city investigating the murder of a homosexual. Tough and outspoken for its time. some of the attitudes have dated. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Evil Dead ( 18) (Sam Riami. US. 1982) Bruce Campbell. Ellen Sandweiss. Betsy Baker. 85 mins. Five unsuspecting youngsters head off for a healthy weekend in a mountain cabin. only to fall foul of wicked demons whose purpose is
wholesale slaughter. Strathclyde: UCI
I The £le Dead 2: Dead Betore Dawn (18 ) (Sam Riami. US. 1987) Bruce Campbell. Sarah Berry. Dan Hicks. 84 mins. Same as above. only slicker. sicker and funnier. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I The Exorcist (18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. 110 mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Robins.
I Exorcist 2: The Heretic ( 18) (John Boorman. US. 1977) Richard Burton. Louise Fletcher. Linda Blair. 110 mins. The horror film that once turned heads receives an unworthy sequel in this silly mumbo-jumbo about priest Burton trying to understand the demons still lurking within the hapless Ms Blair. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Exorcist 3 (18) (William Peter Biatty. US. 1990) 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Flirting (12) (John Duigan. Australia. 1991) Noah Taylor. Thandie Newton. Nicole Kidman. 100 mins. The second part ofwriter/director Duigan's trilogy. which began with 1987‘s The Year My Voice Broke. relates the continuinglife of Danny Embling (Taylor). now at a remote Australian boys‘ boarding school. Wonderfully evocative writing and characterisations lift this gem above other. more slushy. tales of first love. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I 1492: Conquest of Paradise ( 15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1992) Gerard Depardieu. Sigourney Weaver. Armand Assante. 150 mins. The best ofthe Columbus ﬂeet casts its protagonist in tragic idealist mode. a man whose dream of a egalitarian paradise is set against the harsher dictates ofthe Spanish imperialists. A visual masterpiece by Scott; a performance of truly heroic proportions by Depardieu. General release.
I Frida (15) (Berit Nesheim. Norway. 1991)9() mins. When she discovers a book called The Art of Loving'. a teenage girl starts meddling in the affairs and relationships of her friends and family. Scandanavian Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I From Here To Eternity (PG) (Fred Zinnemann. US. 1953) Burt Lancaster. Deborah Kerr. Frank Sinatra. 118 mins. Cinematic soap opera with all the necessary love and jealousy set in a Pearl Harbour army base before the Japanese bombing. Frank won an Oscar. while Burt and Debbie tangled with more than the seaweed on the beach. Glasgow: GFT.
I From Here To Prosperity (U) An archive night organised by the Scottish Film Council consisting of Scottish ﬁlms from the early 19005 up to 1930. With live piano accompaniment. Central: MacRobert.
I Gas Food Lodging (15) (Allison Anders. USA. 1991 ) Fairuza Balk. lone Skye. Brooke Adams. 102 mins. A waitress mother and her two teenage daughters suffer family upsets while being continually charmed and disappointed by the men in their lives. A world away from the typical
Real Estate ofﬁce. The cast are magniﬁcent.
' Pacino and Lemmon outstanding. Not easy going. but an unforgetable achievement. Glasgow:
Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I Good Evening Mr Wallenbero (15) (KjellGrede.
Hollywood attempt to make a women‘s issues m0vie. Anders debut is as full of humour as it is integrity. with characters who have a resonance far beyond their screen lives. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I Ghosts OI The Civlloead (18) (John Hillcoat. Australia. 1988) Dave Field. Mike Bishop. Nick Cave. 93 mins. Brutal Australian prison movie adopts an approach somewhere between hard-edged realism and futuristic stylishness as it unravels an episodic narrative of growing tension and escalating violence between the staffand inmates of a high-security correctional facility. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Glengarry Glen Ross (15) (James Foley. US. 1992) Al Pacino. Jack Lemmon. Ed Harris. Alan Arkin. 100 mins. The combination of Foley‘s camera and Mamet's dialogue makes for verbal choreography in this hard-hitting. word-heavy account of the bonding and back-stabbing in a US
Sweden. 1990) Stellan Skarsgard. Katharine Thalbach. 118 mins. For the second haifof1944. a successful businessman dedicates his life to saving Jews from the gas chamber. But as the Red Army sweeps west. authority breaks down and even bribery isn't so easy any more. Scandanavian Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Guardian Angel Skyddsangeln (15) (Suzanne Ostman. Sweden. 1990) Philip Zanden. Bjorn Kjellman. Malin Ek. 94 mins. Eight nominations for European Film Awards including Film OfThe Year. but only one prize — Supporting Actress Of The Year for Malin Ek. The story concernsitself with the enigmatic bodyguard hired by an unpopular politician. who mysteriously charms the whole family. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The handmald'a Tale (18) (Volker Schlondorff. ( US. 1989) Natasha Richardson. Elizabeth McGovern. Faye Dunaway. Robert Duvall. 108 mins. Despite the excellent cast and the screenplay by Harold Pinter. Schlondorff‘s adaptation of Margaret Atwood's anti-Utopian novel disappoints. Set in near-future America. the plot revolves around the tribulations of fertile white women. who are forced to act as child-bearers for the ruling elite. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Henry: Portrait OIASerial Killer(l8) (John McNaughton. US. 1986) Michael Rooker.Tom Towles. Tracey Arnold. 80 mins. Based loosely on the true life (and subsequently recanted) confessions of Henry Lee Lucas. McNaughton's exemplary ﬁlm is a harrowing account ofan amoral mass murderer. Scenes of rape and mutilation transcend the usual titillation ofthe genre and force the audience to question the use of murder as entertainment. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Herman (12) (Erik Gustavson. Norway. 1991) 100 mins. An eleven-year-old boy ﬁnds an extra stumbling block on the path to puberty when he suddenly becomes bald. With no medical help available and a bunch of schoolfriends who are unnecessarily cruel. things look glum until he meets a red-haired clarinetist. Scandanavian Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I High Heels (15) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1991) Victoria Abril. Miguel Bose. Marisa Paredes. 115 mins. More melodramatic frolics from Spain‘s ﬁnest. this time in the shape ofa murderous triangle between a mother. her daughter and the latter‘s husband. While Almodovar isn't quite at his best. Abril excels as the TV news presenter who admits on air to her hubby's killing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Hitcher ( 18) (Robert Mandel. US.1986) Rutger Hauer. C. Thomas Howell. JenniferJason Leigh. 98 mins. Drowsy driver Howell gets more
than he bargained for when he picks up
psycho-hitcher Hauer in this genuinely edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.
I Houaeaitter(PG) (Frank 02. US. 1992) Steve Martin. Goldie Hawn. Dana Delany. Spurned by his childhood sweetheart. architect Newton Davis (Martin) finds his life turned upside down when one-night-stand Gwen (Hawn) moves into his house and passes herselfoff to parents and neighbours as his new wife. The lies they tell to protect and exploit each other snowball with a sparky unpredictability. making this a more welcome comedy than any of both stars‘ more recent attempts. Glasgow: MGM. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. All UCIs.
I Howard: End (PG) (James Ivory. UK. 1992) Anthony Hopkins. Vanessa Redgrave. Helena Bonham Carter. Emma Thompson. 142 mins. The story. centring on the marriage between a wealthy and reactionary old duffer and an emancipated younger woman. is a complex family chronicle told with clarity and compassion. At last a cinematic period drama that exudes excellence. with some finely crafted performances to match. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (PG) (William Dieterle. US. 1939) Charles Laughton. Maureen O‘Hara. Cedric Hardwicke. 117 ntins. Not exactly pin-up material. Laughton woos his gypsy love in and around the Notre Dame and wins much audience sympathy in the process. Stylishly and atmospherically directed. You might not remember Ouasimodo's name. but his face rings a bell. Edinburgh: St Bride‘s.
I Husband: and Wives (15) (Woody Allen. US. 1992) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. Sidney Pollack. Judy Davis. 107 mins. The Roths (Allen and Farrow) find their domestic life rocked by the news that their best friends are splitting up. Doubts about their marriage are heightened by Mr R‘s half-innocent dalliance with a young student. More than a life-initating-art movie. it is a searching and incisive character comedy. his best since Hannah and her Sisters. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I In The Realm 01 The Senses Ai No (‘mn‘da( 18) (Nagisa Oshima. Japan. 1976) Tatsuya Fuji. Iiiko Matsuda. 105 mins. At last deemed fit for certiﬁcation. Oshima‘s shockingly erotic film can now be publicly screened. In the militarist Japan of 1936. a couple enclose themselves in theirown sensual world. their passion escalating until only death can provide the next orgasm. Masterly though necessarily extremely explicit look at the power ofsexual arousal. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Jean De Florette (PG) (Claude Berri. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Yves Montand.1)aniei Auteuii. 121 mins. Provence. duringthe 1920s. Depardieu‘s indomitable hunchback struggles against impossible odds to make a success of his inherited farmland. unaware that his neighbours are plotting to drive him from his land. Beautifully photographed. with flawless performances. this is a towering tribute to the highest aspirationsof French storytelling. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Glenrothes.
IJFK (15) (Oliver Stone. US. 1991) Kevin Costner. Joe Pcsci. Gary Oldman. Tommy Lee Jones. 190 mins. Based on the controversial theories of New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. Stone‘s epic account of what did or did not happen when President Kennedy made an untimely exit from this world makes for enthralling cinema. Regardless of verity ofhis argument. this is Stone‘s most powerful effort to date. Glasgow: GFI”.
I King 01 Comedy (PG) (Martin Scorcese. US 1983) Robert de Niro. Jerry Lewis. Sandra Bernhard. 109 mins. Full-time schmuck Rupert Pupkin (dc Niro) dearly wants to be a successful television entertainer. so he puts together a plan to kidnap glum chat show host Lewis and force his way onto the box. Desperate comic capers. with a
1962) Peter O‘Toole. Alec Guinness. Jack
bitter edge to de Niro‘s manic. hilarious and somehow involving performance. Fife: Adam Smith.
I The Last of the Mohlcan: ( 12) (Michael Mann. US. 1992) Daniel Day-Lewis. Madeleine Stowe. Russell Means. Steven Waddington. 122 mins. James Fenimore Cooper‘s tale ofthe English/French colonial wars in America becomes the most thrilling movie of the year in the handsof Mann (Manhunter) and a splendid cast. Day-Lewis makes a fine Hawkeye. blending Native American and European nobility to create a sympathetic. truly memorable hero. See review. General release.
I Lawrence OiArahla (PG) (David Lean. UK.
Hawkins. Omar Sharif. 222 mins. Lean‘s mammoth desert epic. restored to its director‘s original cut and the big screen. O'Toole's debut as the enigmatic adventurer still impresses. as do the majestic action sequences. Strathclyde: Cannon. I A League 01Thelr0wn (PG) (Penny Marshall. US. 1992) Geena Davis. Lori Petty. Tom Hanks. Madonna. 124 mins. As World War 11 siphons off America‘s baseball players. attention turns to the i All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Rockford Peaches. Penny ( Big)
Marshall's latest chronicles their ups and downs with a richer characterisation than in your average sports movie. Edinburgh: ()deon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI (.‘lydebank.
I Lethal Weapons (15) (Richard Donner. US. 1992) Mel Gibson. Danny Glover. Joe Pcsci. 118 mins. Gibson and Glover team up for the third time. going though the usual motions to track
down a crooked real estate and narcotics boss. Dazzlineg original it is not. but the spectacular explosions. car chases. shoot-outs and comic relief from Pcsci mean this one could run and run. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: La Scala.
I The Littlest Rebel (U) (David Butler. US. 1935) Shirley Temple. John Boles. Jack Holt. 7(lmins.
A small girl from the southern states travels north to persuade President Lincoln to release her
father. Plausible. ldon‘t think. But then who
could resist curly-mopped. soft focus Shirley Temple at the best of times. Glasgow: GFT.
I Loulou (15) (Maurice Pialat. France. 1980) Isabelle Huppert. Gerard Depardieu. Guy Marchand. 105 mins. Pialat casts Depardieu as a blue-collar drifter. whose uncultured tenderness
is more attractive to Nelly (Huppert) than her bourgeois background. But despite itsoverriding bleakness about French society‘s outmoded stagnation. the film is strong on detail. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Manchurian Candidate ( 15) (John Frankenheimer. US. 1962) Frank Sinatra. Laurence Harvey. Angela Lansbury. 126 mins. In his most convincing screen role. Harvey plays a Korean war hero brainwashed bv the communists. who becomes a pawn in the sinister mission
planned for him on his return home. Brilliant political satire-cum-thriller. Edinburgh: St
I Manon Des Sources (PG) ((‘laude Berri.
France. Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuii. Emmanuelle Beart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise ofJean dc Horette. 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 half that explores the suffering of the guilty asthey I pay a crippling penance for man‘s greed and envy. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Lea Maridede I'An Deux(15) (Jean-Paul ! Rappeneau. France. 197l)Jean-Paul Beimondo. Marlene Jobert. Michel Auclair. 1(leins. Almost 211 years be fore Cyrano de Bergerac. l Rappeneau was delving into French history. this time to tell of an anti-Royalist who returns from exile to find his wife living with another man. Edinburgh: French Institute.
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