ITlle Milky Way ( 18) (Luis Bunuel. France. 1968) Laurent Terzieff. Paul Frankeur. Delphine Scyrig. 102 mins. Two tramps make a pilgrimage to a Spanish shrine and. on the way. meet various characters who expound the six central mysteries ofCatholic dogma. This is the fervent athiest director‘s most direct and mischievoust anti-clerical treatment oforganised religion. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘. I Mon Pare Ce Hero: ( PG) (Gerard Latizier. France. 1991 ) Gerard Depardieu. Marie Gillain. Patrick Mille. 102 mins. Father and daughter goto the beach. where she spins a tall tale about him being her lover in order to win the affections ofa local hunk. Lightweight comedy redeemed by the easy comic presence of Depardieu. Glasgow: GF'I'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I My Own Private idaho( 18) ((‘ius Van stint. I'S. 1991) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 mins. Shakespeare's llenrv Il'l’arts land.’ are given a sleazy. contemporary twist in Van Sant's follow-tip to the admirable Drugstore Cow-boy. Screen heart-throbs Phoenix and Reeves make brav e career moves by playing a rent boy and the preppie layabout object of his affections. but to good effect. Strathclyde: I'(‘l (Tydebank. IThe Naked (Sum 15) (David Xueker. is loss) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. Ricardo Montalban. 85 mins. Nielsen plays a disaster-prone LA cop assigned to find the men who shot his colleague in a drugs bust. and protect our dear Queen at the same time. The makers of Airplane here operate on a similar principle. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Naked Gun 21/21 12) (David Zucker.1.'SA 1991) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. Robert Goulet. George Kennedy. 85 mins. The nasty leaders of the coal. oil and nuclear industries have hatched a fiendish plot to trick President Biish into carrying out an extremely unsound energy policy. But they hadn‘t reckoned on the inimitable abilities of Lieutenant Frank Drebin. lidinburgh: Cameo. I Les floces Ranges Blood li't'dtlt'ng ( l5) ((‘laude Chabrol. France. 1973) Stephane Audran. Michel Piccoli. Claude Pieplii. 911 mins. When a small town mayor discovers his wife is having an affair with his deputy. he decides to blackmail the lovers. ('habrol returns to his favourite theme (Les Diaboliqites) with the same detached black humour. Glasgow: GF'I‘. I Northern ireland on the Box ( I 2 ) In conjunction with the Tron's Festival of New Irish Theatre. the GF'Toffers a day of screenings and debate on TV drama from and about Northern Ireland. For ticket details. see GF'I programme. Sat 7 Nov only. Glasgow: GF'I‘. IThe Omen ( 18) (Richard Donner. I'S. 197(1) Gregory Peck. Lee Rernick. David Warner. 111 mins. The young son of the American Ambassador to Britain and his wife turns out to be the Antichrist in this effective and gory horror piece that was popular enough to spawn a succession of secquels. Jerry Goldsmith's Oscar-winning score certainly helps the mood of unease. lidinburgh: Cameo. I Le Pactoie ( 15) (Jean-Pierre Mocky. France. 1985) Richard Bohringer. Pauline Lafont. 88 mins. Middle-aged suburban couple decide to liven up their relationship by dropping otit of work and undertaking a little robbery instead. Edinburgh: French Institute. I Patriot Gameu 15) (Philip Noy-ee.tfs.19<)2) Harrison Ford. Sean Bean. Anne Archer. Patrick Bergin. 121 mins. Follow up to The Hunt For Red October finds Tom (‘lancy's hero Jack Ryan being tracked down by the brother of an Irish terrorist he killed while on holiday in London. Some good. tense set pieces - particularly the hi-tech ‘kill by satellite‘ sequence — but its meddling use of Irish politics and unwillingness to condemn the IRA make it of slightly dubious merit this side ofthe Atlantic. General release. I Peter's Friends ( 15) (Kenneth Branagh. UK. 1992) Kenneth Branagh. Stephen Fry. Iimma Thompson. 102 mins. A decade after their last performance together. a varsity revue team reunite for a New Year break and discover that career security is no match for happy relationships. A highly assured. extremely funny and deceptively touching character drama. whose only fault is that it sends up Branagh's media image a little too knowingly. See preview. Glasgow: MGM. Iidinburgh: Cameo. All I'Cls. IThe Phantom oiLilierty(15)(1.uisBunuel. France. 1974) Monica Vitti. Michel Piccoli. Jean-Claude Brialy. Iii-i mins. Bunuel liiiksa series of episodes from the early 19th century to the present day by coiling them around Karl Marx's phrase. ‘the phantom of liberty". A surreal portrait of a world turned upside down and inside out. Glasgow: GF'T. IPlnk Floydrlie Wai|(l5)(Alan Parker.l.’K. 1982) Bob Geldof. Christine Hargreaves. Bob Hoskins. 95 mins. An ambitious attempt by Parker and the Floyd's Roger Waters to turn the band's album The Wall into a visual. almost dialogue-less story. in which a schoolboy named Pink grows up to be an isolated rock star. The result did not match the ambition. Fife: New
I Point Break( 15) ( Kathryn Bigelow. IS. 1991 ) Keanu Reeves. Patrick Sway/e. Gary Busey. Lori Petty. lZilmiiis. Reeves is an eageryoungl-‘Bl recruit on the trail of a group of latex-masked bank robbers who are known to be surfers. Board under arm. he heads for the waves. Bigelovv tackles cliches of buddy partnerships. macho bullshit and thriller shoot-outs w ill) fresh energy. Iidinburgh: Calico.
I Prague ( PG) ( laii Sellar. I‘ls' France Czech. 1992) Alan ('umming. Sandrine Bonnaire. Bruno Ganz. S7 mins. A young Scot with (‘zechancestry goes to Prague in search of a missing piece of newsrcel that contains footage of his family. There he falls iii love with a filtii archiv ist.despite her ongoing relationship with an older colleague. An atmospheric. deceptively simple film with a truly iiuropeaii heart. Glasgow: (il’l'. lidinburgh: (’ameo.
I The Princess Bride (PG) (Rob Reilicr. t ‘.s‘. 1987). (‘ary Iilwes. Robin Wright. Mandy Patinkin. 99mins. The kidnapping of Princess Buttercup prompts the return of her lost love. Westley . who has becotiie a pirate. and launcliesa series of swashbuckling adv ciitnres. after winch true love can prev ail. William Goldman's lieav ily
ironic fairy tale is given a spirited treatment by an )
enthusiastic troupe. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Read My Lips ( IS) Two diverse programmes of films aiitl videos examining the AIDS crisis. and linking in with the Tramway ’siiiulti-niedia exhibition of the same title. liicludes work by Marion Riggs. Tom (SHUUIII Kalin and Isaac (Young Soul Relier ) Jtilicn. Glasgow: Gi’l‘.
I The Rocky Horror Picture Shovvt la 1 ( Jim Sharman.1'K. 1975 ) Tim ('urry . Susan Sarandon Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. liltimins. 'I'hecult film to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Ilorror crazies. and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. aiid(‘urry is splendidly cariip as the bisexual Frank .\'. Furter. Glasgow: Grosvenor
I A Room With a View ( l’ti ) (James Ivory. t ‘is’. 1985) Ileletia Bonham(‘arter. Maggie Smith. Julian Sands. Denholm Iilliot. 117 mins. (’lassy adaptation of the 1"..M. Forster novel about a prissy young Iinglish girl who falls in his e in romantic Italy. but with an iinconv entional young man who seems not quite the right thing at all. Respectful btit funny adaptation dissecting the emotional paucity of the linglish middle classes.
Strathclyde: I.'('l lias‘t Kilbride.
IRUDY( 15) (John MacKcn/ic. ITS. I992)I)aniiy Aiello. Sherlyn Fenn. Arliss Iloward. 111mins. Less ati investigative treatment of the events in Dallas 1903 than an atmospheric character study of marginalised dreamers. Ruby is ultimately more satisfying than Oliver Stone's hectoring JFK. Helped by a gritty performance by Aiello as the club owner whose Mafia connections allow him one (literal ) shot at glory. Strathclyde: ('annon.
I The Secret oi Santa Vittoria ( I’( i ) ( Stanley Kramer. IS. 1969) Anthony Quinn. Anna Magnani. Virna I.isi. 1411 mins. Broad wartime comedy in which an Italian village liidesa million bottles of wine from the occupying ( ierinans. Saved by the enthusiasm of the cast. lidinburgh: St Bride's.
ISimple Merit 151(Ilal llartley. IS. 1993) William Sage. Robert Burke. Karen Sillas. 111-1 mins. 'I‘wo mismatched brothers go in search of their athlete-turned-radical iatlicr. whose absent presence acts like Godot to their Iistragon and Vladimir. And. as iii the stage piece. it'sthc wordplay ( I Iartley's patented ear for quirky dialogue) and wayward pliilosophising en route that becomes more important than the Journey itself. See preview and Screen Test. liidnburgh: Filmhouse.
I Sneakers ( 12) ( Phil Alden Robinson. LS. 1992) Robert Redford. Mary McDonnell. Ben Kingsley. River Phoenix. 120 mins. A computer hacker ( Redford) and his team are forced by the government to steal a revolutionary new Soviet code-breaking device. 'I'ortuously technological plotting leaves the stellar cast with virtually nothing to (it). so despite a few itisiglitsabout power and information. it's really rather disappointing. See review. General release.
I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Bax Luhrmann. Australia. 1991) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 9-1mins. Dancefloor hopeful Scott llastings incurs the wrath of the Australian Dance Federation by using his own steps in competition. loses his partner and his friends. but finds love and artistic integrity with the local wallllower. The ultimate ‘eelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. General release.
I Swoon(18)('l‘om Kalin.1.'S. 1992)Danicl Schlachet. ('raig Chester. Ron Vawter. 82 mins. Monochrome retelling of the murder of a young boy in 1924 ('hicago by two wealthy Jewish students and their subsequent trial in which their homosexuality was brought to the fore. Kalin uses the episode to examine how history 7 here the demonisation of homosexuals was written. but
restrains frotii exctising their brutality. I5dinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Tefsuo: Iron Man ( 11S) ($11111inIStlkiliilUIO. Japan. 1989 1 (17 mins. This low budget metal machine monster movie has some incredible scenes of male genitalia turning into power drills and the like. Very dodgy stuffiiideed. A must-see for the sick cult connoisseur and all the better for remaining uncut by the censor. Glasgow: GF'l‘. I Thelma a Louise ( 15) ( Ridley Scott. vs. 1991) Siisan 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 leav ing a trail of murder and mayhem iii their wake. Strathclvde: I'(‘l ('lydebank.
I The Third Man (I’( i ) ((‘arol Reed. UK. 1949) Joseph ('otten. Alida Valli. Trevor Howard. Orson Welles. III-imms. Post-war Vienna and piin w riter Joseph (‘otten moves through corruption on every corner to try to find liisold mate llarry Lime. who tiirnsout to be not
ev erythiiig he expected. Nigh-perfect screen experience w illi strong plottingand characterisation from Graham Greene's screenplav Glasgow: (il’l‘.
I To Kill A Mockingbird (PG) 1 Robert Mulligan. IS. 1902) Gregory Peck. Mary Badham. Philip Alford. Brock Peters, 129 iiiitis. Sturdy fiiiii adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel won an Oscar for Peck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as lie attempts to explain the situation to his children. and Duvall makes his screen debut as their friend. a retarded man. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
ITouch of Evil ( is) (Orson Welles. t ‘s. 1958) Orson Welles. (‘liarlton lleston. Marlene Dietrich. Janet Leigh. 1(lb‘iiiins. In a sleazy border tow ii. the murder of a Mexican bigwig causes friction between corrupt local detective I iaiik ()iiiiilaii (Welles) and upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas ( l Icston). Amidst a galleryof Wellesian grotesqties and expressionist canierawork the dialogue between truth and illSIICC becomes progressively more garbled. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Trop Belle Pour Toi! ’I'oo Beautiful ["1" )‘ou.’( 111) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1989) Gerard Depardieu. Josiaiie Balasko. ('arole Bouquet. 91 mins. Massive French hit offers a characteristic twist on the old eternal threesome scenario. lidinburgh: l’(‘I.
I Uniorgiventl5itt‘lintlinstwood.t's.1993) ('lint Iiastvvood. Gene llackman. Morgan Freeman. 133mins (‘lint retuinstothe saddle asa former killer. tamed by his late wife. but pressed into joining a bounty hunt which takes him tothe town of Big Whiskey and into the presence of its sadisticsheriff (llackman). A darkly disturbing western which destroys the genre's traditional notions of clear-cut good and evil. (ieiicral release.
I Unlawful Entryt lb’) (Jonathan Kaplaii. I'S. 1993) Ray I.iotta. Kurt Rtissell. Madeleine Stowe. 111 mins. The helpful cop who becomesa family friend after a burglary is not all he seems tobe. Michael and Karen (’arr are about todiscover. While touching a few suburbanite nerves. Kaplan's predictable shocker is really |tls1 aiiothci ‘yuppies in peril' thriller. yawned through already iii The Hand That Rocks The ( 'rarl/e. See feature and review. General release.
I Les Valseusest lfs') (Bertrand Blier. France. l974)(ierard Depardieu. Patrick Dew aerc. Miou-Miou. Jeanne Moreau. llb‘ mins. Undeniably offensive early feature by Blier in which two youths go on a spree that involves sex. car theft. sex. robbery and a bit of sex thrown in for good measure. Just on the right side of controlled mayhem. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
I A Very British Coup ( 12) (Mick Jackson. L'Is’. 1988) Ray McAnally. ion mins. Rare cinema screeningofJackson's acclaimed TV adaptation
of (‘hris Mullin's political thriller. McAnally is a radical btit charismatic Labour Prime Minister who becomes something of a Messiah to the British people. Glasgow: GF'I‘. IV.I. Warshawskl ( lis‘) (Jeff Kanew. US. 1991) Kathleen Turner. Jay 0. Sanders. (‘harles Durning. Angela Goethals. 91 mins. False startto what was supposedly the first in an on-going series based on Sarah Paretsky's feisty female detective. Turner gives a reasonabel impersonation of strectwise toughness. but the script is too busy hedging its feminist bets. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Voyager ( 15) ( \I'olker Schloendorff. France Germany. 1991 ) Sam Shepard. Julie Delpy. Barbara Sukowa. 1211 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 Iiuropean locations offers food for thought and much nourishment for the eve. lidinburgh: (‘ameo ' I Wayne's World ( PG) ( Penelope Spheeris. US. 1991 ) Mike Myers. Dana ('arvey. Rob Lowc.Tia (‘arrere. 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 primetinie. ('raninied full of TV and film pastichcs. Wayne and Garth revel in an even wackier vocabulary than cinematic first cousins Bill and Ted. They've shot. they‘ve scored? Glasgow: (il’l'. ('entrai: Allan Park. I White Men Can't Jump ( 15) (Ron Sheldon. tis. 1992) Wesley Snipes. Woody llarrclson. Rosie Perez. Tyra Farrell. 112 mins. The Hustler meets the Harlem Globe Trotters as basketball Cons Snipes and llarrclson team tip to win themselves some easy cash. Problems of race. male ego and domestic happiness are there. but are never developed as writer director Sheldon seems to prefer concentrating on the sweat building upon his stars' rippling muscles during the repetitive games sequences. General release. I Winter Wart I5) (Pekka Parikka. Finland. 1989) 195 mins. Duringthe winterof1939 194(I.the small Finnish army beat off the advances of the all-powerful Soviets. This movie follows the fortunes of a group of men from the same v illage whose endurance and sense of duty totheir country made possible a remarkable victory. Scandanavian Film Festival. Glasgow: GF'I‘. lidinburgh: Filmhouse. I Without You I'm Nothing ( 18) (John Boskov'ich. IS. 1991 ) Sandra Bernhard. 9(1 mins. The filmed version of Bernhard‘s 19911 stage show will be greeted with open-mouthed bewilderment as she embarks on a series of satirical monologues. interspersed with her own renditions ofsoul classics and go-go dancing interludes. Iiasily one of the most original comic talents of the past decade. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I The Wolves of Willoughliy Chase (I’( i ) (Stuart ()rinc.1,'K. 1989) Stephanie Beacham. Mel Smith. Geraldine James. 93 mins. Based on the eponymous book by Joan Aitkcn the film is set in a wolf-infested Victorian Britain. Beacham isthe villainess iii charge of the mansion to which the young heroes are sent. A rather scarey adaptation is brightened considerably by superb production
design by Derek Jarman‘s regular chum and
collaborator (‘hris llobbs. Iidinburgh:
I Young A1 Heart (PG) (Gordon Douglas. US. 1955) Frank Sinatra. Doris Dav. Iithcl
Barrymore. 117 mins. Polished musical version of The Four Daughters. with two composers fighting over the one girl (Day). Marvellous songs. old-fashioned melodrama. Glasgow: GF'I'.
I Young German Filmmakers A welcome attempt
by Glasgow'sGoethe Institute to find a wider audience for sortie of the diverse multitude of
short films made by German film studentsevery
year. Free admission. Glasgow: Goethe Institute.
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