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that he has died from some unspecmeo cause.

then spends the rest of the film watching his wife's attempts to come to terms with his death. Imaginative blend of the supernatural with

2 domestic observation . and based around a core of political dissent. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. }

f I IIoaa Balm m (15) (Frank Sinatra. us.

1965) Clint Walker. Tatsuya Mihashi. Frank

Sinatra. 105 mins. Sinatra's only stab at directing concerns a planeload of WW2 US marines

stranded on a tiny island with marooned J apanesc soldiers. A bit heavy on the anti-war message. but the action scenes are terrific and the tense mood i

works well. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

: I OI Ilca Md Ill (PG) (Gary Sinisc. US. 1992) .' John Malkovich. Gary Sinise. Sherilyn Fenn. 111 3 mins. A slow-witted. gentle giant and his resourceful. protective side-kick search for work in Depression-hit America. Sinise the director marries the themes of Steinbeck's classic novel to

vibrant landscapes of rural farm life. American 1 tragedy in its purest form. See review. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. I ParallIaa Hawaiian Style (PG) (Michael Moore. US. 1965) Elvis Presley. Suzanna Leigh. James

Shigeta. 91 mins. Things weren‘t going to great for

the legendary hip-swinger when he made this movie about an amorous would-be teenager who sets up a helicopter service. Not to be mistaken for

. the (slightly) superior Blue Hawaii. Edinburgh: St

Bride's. I Patriot Game: (15) (Philip Noyce. US. 1992) Harrison Ford. Sean Bean. Anne Archer. Patrick Bergin. 121 mins. Follow up to The Hunt ForRed October finds Tom C 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 of the Atlantic. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. All UCIs. I Patar'a Friends (15) (Kenneth Branagh. UK. 1992) Kenneth Branagh. Stephen Fry, Emma 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. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Cameo. All UCIs. I The Playboys (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 pitches its tent and she falls for the leading man. Tenderly acted by a uniformly magnificent cast and handled with care by the Scottish director of acclaimedTV films The Grass Arena and Conquest of the South Pole. Strathclyde: Cannon Kilmamock. I Pram (PG) (Ian Sellar. UK/France/Czech. 1992) Alan Cumming, Sandrine Bonnaire. Bruno Ganz. 87 mins. A young Scot with Czech ancestry goes to Prague in search of a missing piece of newsreel that contains footage of his family. There he falls in love with a film archivist. despite her ongoing relationship with an older colleague. An atmospheric. deceptively simple film with a truly European heart. Glasgow: GFI'. I MIC Flu (18) (Dwight H. Little. US. 1992) Brandon Lee. Powers Boothe. Nick Mancuso. 95 mins. The son of kung fu legend Bruce Lee stars as a mild-mannered college student forced onto the witness protection programme when he stumbles on a mob slaying. Absolutely standard action fare with inventive action scenes but wooden characterisation. See review. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. All UCIs. I‘lla Ram (18) (Michael Tolkin. US. 1992) Mimi Rogers. David Duchovny. Patrick Bauchau. Will Patton. 102 mins. A telephone operator tires of unsatisfying casual sex and embraces a newfound belief that the world is facing imminent destruction. Tolkin‘s debut as writer-director is a flawed but provocative offering that never lets us dismiss the protagonist as a bible-bashing nutcase. Central: MacRobert. I Read Iy Up: (18) Two diverse programmes of films and videos examining the AIDS crisis. and linking in with the Tramway’s multi-media exhibition of the same title. Includes work by Marlon Riggs. Tom (Swoon) Kalin and Isaac (Young Soul Rebels) Julien. Glasgow: GFI‘. I Lea Rhona (18) (Claude Zidi. France. 1984) Philippe Noiret. Thierry Lhermitte. 106 mins. A mildly corrupt plain clothes policeman teaches his new partner the tricks of the trade. An amiable view of police corruption that has Noiret more of a Ioveable rogue than danger to law and order. Also known as Le Cap. Glasgow: GF’I‘. I Shula Wilt. Female (18) (Barbet Schroeder. US, 1992) Bridget Fonda. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Steven Weber. 107 mins. FIatmate-from-hcll scenario is in full force when Leigh moves intothe appartment of Fonda and gadually starts taking over her looks. life and boyfriend. An intriguing character drama and rousing genre piece that

22 The List 20 November— 3 December 1992

packs a visceral punch without neglecting to keep one‘s grey matter engaged. See feature. General release. IMIACNPG) (Emile Ardolino. US.1992) Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith. Harvey Keitel. 100 mins. When Nightclub chanteuse Deloris (Goldberg) sees her gangster boyfriend murder an underling. she goes on the run and ends up in as the unlikely new member of a nearby convent. A bit like Some Like It Hot meets The Sound Of Music, except the songs hark back to Motown and are by far the best thing about the movie. See review. General release. I Sutton ( 12) (Phil Alden Robinson. US. 1992) Robert Redford. Mary McDonnell. Ben Kingsley. River Phoenix. 126 mins. A computer hacker (Redford) and his team are forced by the government to steal a revolutionary new Soviet code-breaking device. Tortuously technological plotting leaves the stellar cast with virtually nothing to do. so despite a few insights about power and information. it‘s really rather disappointing. General release. I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Baz Luhrmann. Australia. 1991) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 94 mins. Dancel'loor hopeful Scott Hastings incurs the wrath ofthe 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 wallfiower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. General release. I SIM (15) (Luc Besson. France. 1985) Christophe Lambert. Isabelle Adjani. Richard Bohringer. 104 mins. Would-be stylish thriller set in the Paris Metro with jewel thiefLambert courting the attractive Ms Adjani while tryingto stay out of the way of cop Bohringer. Far too pleased with itself. Glasgow: GFT. I Sunday In The Country (PG) (Bertrand Tavernier. France. 1984) Louis Ducreux. Sabine Azema. Michel Aumont. 94 mins. In rural France at the turn of the century. an ageing painter invites his family to his house. and in the course ofone summer day. their relationships. gricfs and fleeting moments of happiness are explored in tender detail. A lilting. contemplative movie which reveals a good deal about Tavemicr's own outlook on his life and work. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I TIMI (U) (Gerard Depardieu. France. 1984) 140 mins. Moliere‘s famous play becomes the directorial debut ofthe prolific Depardicu in a full version that captures the spirit of the original. Glasgow: GFI". I Tetauo 2: The Booyhammar(18)(5hinya Tsukamoto. Japan. 1992) Tomoroh Taguchi. Nobu Kanaoka. Shinya Tsukamoto. 83 mins. More sophisticated than its eye-opening predecessor. Tsukamoto‘s latest post-modern body horror does have a plot something to do with the murder of a child and the father‘s subsequent mutations through rage. However. it is the relentlessly violent imagery that most sticks in the mind. See preview. Glasgow: GFT. Imlm a Lottlu(15) (Ridley Scott. us. 1991) l Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 129 mins. The buddy/road ? movie genres are turned on their heads as i Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and : head off leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. Onone level. the film isthecritical j catalyst that had the feminists cheering and put I l l l

the stars on the cover of Time magazine; just as importantly. it‘s an accessible piece of entertainment with excellent central performances. Edinburgh: Cameo. Filmhouse. I The TIM Ian (PG) (Carol Reed. UK. 1949) Joseph Cotten. Alida Valli. Trevor Howard. Orson Welles. 104 mins. Post-war Vienna and pulp writer Joseph Cotten moves through corruption on every corner to try to find his old rnate Harry Lime. who turns out to be not everything he expected. Nigh-perfect screen experience with strong plotting and characterisation from Graham Greene‘s screenplay. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Toni Song Trilogy ( 15) (Paul Bogart. US. 1988). Harvey Fierstcin. Anne Bancroft. Matthew Broderick. 119 mins. The story of Arnold. a New York drag queen's search for acceptance of his sexual orientation from his mother (Bancroft) and a steady relationship with his lover (Broderick). Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.

I TIMI Peaks: FIra Walk With la (18) (David Lynch. US. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLachlan. Ray Wise. 135 mins. The move to the big screen to chronicle last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer allows Lynch to go to greater excesses than in the TV series. A dark-hued and disturbing miasma of small-town corruption and perversity. filled with Peakie faves and new cameos. See review. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchichall Street. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI.

I Tho Two Jake: ( 15) (Jack Nicholson. US. 1990) Jack Nicholson. Harvey Keitel. Meg Tilly. Madeleine Stowe. 132 mins. Troubled sequel to Roman Polanski‘s Chinatown sees Nicholson's private eye J .J . Gittes caught up in murder case

. I Unlawful Entry ( 18) (Jonathan Kaplan. US.

release. ' I Up In Smoke (Lou Adler. US. 1978)Cheech

involving sleazy LA corruption and a few uncomfortable memories for the drawling one. Intelligent script. again by Robert Townc. fleshes out the original characters but builds a plot that is just too damn complicated. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Unbearable nghtnm oI Bolus (18) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis.Julictte Binoche. Lena Olin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundcra‘s complex novel about a womanising Czech brain surgeon who fall: in love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time ofthe 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.

1992) Ray Liotta. Kurt Russell. Madeleine Stowe 111 mins. The helpful cop who becomes a family friend after a burglary is not all he seems tobc. Michael and Karen Carr are about to discover. While touching a few suburbanite nerves. Kaplan's predictable shocker is really just another ‘yuppies in peril' thriller. yawncd through already in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle. General

Marin. Tommy Chong. Stacy Keaeh. 117 mins. Two LA dopehcads attempt to drive a van made entirely out of marijuana back home from

Mexico. Shambling festival of drug-related humour. Edinburgh: Cameo.

IVam Peter(12) (Ian Sellar. UK. 1989) Ray McAnally. Gordon R. Strachan. David Hayman. 92 mins. Affecting adaptation shot on Orkney of Scots writer Christopher Rush‘s impressionisticA Twelvemonth And A Day. set in a fishing village in the 1950s. One of McAnally's last roles casts him beautifully as the sympathetic grandfather of Peter. played by nine-year-old Strachan in this moving study of a dying community seen through the eyes ofa young boy. Glasgow: GFT.

I Waterlaud (15) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. UK/US. 1992) Jeremy Irons. Sinead Cusack. Ethan Hawke. 95 mins. An English schoolteacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown confronts his troubled past by turning it into a history lesson for his teenage pupils. Gyllcnhaal‘s version rushes the pace of the story a little I00 quickly but . by remaining true to the broader intentions of Graham Swift‘s much acclaimed novel. it should intrigue newcomers without insulting the original's many fans. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

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. Wayne and Garth revel in an even wackier vocabulary than cinematic first cousins Bill and Ted. They‘ve shot. they've scored! Glasgow: GI’I‘. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Wayward GIrIa and Wind Womanl (15)Thc first of two programmes celebrating the work of women in the animation industry includes four new British works from Sarah Kennedy. Ruth Lingford. and Joanna Dunn. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Wayward old: and Wlekad Woman 2 ( 1 5) The second of two programmes celebrating the work of women in the animation industry consists ofa range of short works from the UK. North America and the CIS. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Whlto Mon Can't Jump ( 15) (Ron Sheldon. US. 1992) Wesley Snipes. Woody Harrelson. Rosie j Perez. Tyra Farrell. 112 mins. The Hustler meets the Harlem Globe Trotters as basketball cons Snipes and Harrelson team up 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 up on his stars' rippling muscles duringthe repetitive games sequences. All UCIs. ; IWIllto PIIICHIS) (Luis Mandoki. US. 1990) j Susan Sarandon. James Spader. Kathy Bates. j Jason Alexander. 102 mins. Comedy-romance which begins a St Louis diner. where Jewish 1 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 stickin enjoyable love story. but also provides the backdrop for observant witty satire Cameo. I wutm Heart (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 as the

earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dem are the energetic young lovers on a sometimes comic. I sometimes disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard ofOz. Glasgow: GET.

I Young Barman Filmmakers A welcome attempt

by Glasgow's Goethe Institute to find a wider audience for some of the diverse multitude of

short films made by German film students every year. Free admission. Glasgow: Goethe Institute.