and so are able to carry their mutual jealousyto outrageous extremes. A comedy that is surprisingly black. given the stars involved and the pressures on its $40 million budget. but which tends to get carried away with its distractineg impressive special effects. See preview. General release.
I Demon 6-10 (Krzysztof Kieslowski. Poland. 1989) The second half of Kieslowski‘s remarkable set of hour-long ﬁlms. loosely based on the Ten Commandments. forms a diverse and profound look at the lives of ordinary people in a Polish housing block. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Delicatessen (15) (Jean-PierreJeunct/Marc Caro. France. 1991) Dominique Pinon. Marie-Laure Dougnac. Jean-Claude Dreyfus. 99 mins. In a sepia wasteland somewhere in the future. a butcher feeds his neighbours with the juicy joints of his lodgers. But when former clown Louison (Pinon) arrives and falls for his daughter. an underground vegetarian resistance group com to the rescue. Hilarious blend of bizarre characters. slapstick and comic tension makes for the ﬁrst true cult item of the '90s. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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. Glasgow: GFT.
I Eatleu Raoul (18) (Paul Bartel. US. 1982) Paul Bartel. Mary Woronov. Robert Beltran. Susan Saiger. Ed Begley Jnr. 83 mins. Excellent. deadpan black comedy. incorporating a wide range of themes to do with materialism. sex and bourgeois fastidiousness. as ordinary Paul and Mary Bland (Bartel and Womonov) are distracted from their plans to escape L.A . 's madness by a scheme which combines catering with homicide. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Emperor's Naked Anny Marches On (15) (Kazuo Hara. Japan. 1987) Kenzo Okuzaki. Shizumi Okuzaki. Kichitaro Yamada. 123 mins. Hara‘s doumentary on Kenzo Okuzaki. who staged a one-man campaign to lay the blame for Japan‘s conduct in WWII at the feet ofthe Emperor. deﬁes the conventions of the genre and touched on so many of the country's taboos that no major Japanese distributor would handle it. Rough and raw. but undoubtedly compulsive. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Femoullr. The Last Ralntorest (U) (Bill Kroyer. US. 1992) With the voices of Tim Curry. Samantha Mathis. Jonathan Ward. Robin Williams. Christian Slater. 76 mins. In a secret forest world touched by magic. a young fairy shrinks a human lumberjack. who then has to help save the rainforest from destruction. Eco-edged animation has a lot to recommend it other than its well-meaning intentions: lush colour. sweeping computer-aided cameras. and a decent set of songs. One for the grown-ups as well as the kids. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I 1492: Conquest of Paradise (15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1992) Gerard Depardieu. Sigourney Weaver. Armand Assante. 150 mins. The best of the 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. Fife: New Picture House.
I Freddie As F.R.O.7. (U) (Jon Acevski. UK. 1992) With the voices of Ben Kingsley. Jenny Agutter. Brian Blessed. Nigel Hawthorn. A French prince turned into a frog becomes F.R.O.7. . the toast of the secret service. A quick hop and he‘s over in Britain. trying to find out why top national monuments are disappearing. The ﬁrst in a planned series of animated features is certainly well cast in the voice department. but the animation reminds you more of the substandard world of Dangermouse than the wonderful world of Disney. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Frled Green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cate (12) (Jon Avnet. US. 1991) Kathy Bates.Jessica Tandy. Mary Stuart Masterson. Mary-Louise Parker. 130 mins. After the local Ku Klux Klan threatens the busy cafe in Whistle Stop. Alabama for serving coloured customers. the female owner and her black handyman ﬁnd themselves on trial for an unsolved murder. A chronicle of courage and ingenuity that avoids becoming as overwhelmingly heart-warming as one might have feared. Not the most tantalising item on the menu. but a flavoursome little dish nonetheless. Glasgow: GFT.
I Fringe Film Festival Despite initial ﬁnancial worries. the Eighth Fringe Film and Video Festival is back with a vengeance at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. Watch out for goings-on in the backroom cafe-bar.
Independents New! Ten ﬁlms made independently in Scotland. some with a political bent. others setting out simply to entertain.
the Body Politic A barrage of images examining the human body in various contexts - from pregnant women to tightrope walkers.
Tacklleg the Issues 1 Dutch director Olivier Koning‘s Sao Paulo. S. P. paints. without commentary. a picture of South America’s largest city and its inhabitants.
First Reels A selection of short works made with grants from the Scottish Film Council/Scottish Television‘s innovative scheme. Followed by a special forum on the wider implications of the scheme. chaired by journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove.
Electronic Art From Berlin German computer art and animation. with selections from Berlin‘s Electronic Arts Syndrom ‘92.
State at the station Or ‘animation‘ to give the word its full. pun-free form. Animated shorts from across Europe. principally the UK.
Media in Mlnd Sixteen shorts inspired by various media icons. from James Dean to Man Ray. Straitgate A selection of shorts grouped around the twin themes of eroticism and sexuality. Tackllng the Issues 2 Two documentaries talking about women. their past. present and future. Progress of Beauty looks at changes in Eastern Europe; The Journey follows the friendship of three women who met while in care.
Artist's Eye A programme of works by artists. performers and musicians. followed by a second forum. this time debating the future of ﬁlm and video art in Scotland.
Seelng Clearly A mixed bag of shorts which draw particular attention to their visual content and composition.
Best of the Fest The shortlist of films selected by audience vote throughout the festival receives a ﬁnal screening before the Awards Ceremony. Prizes this year consist of the Most Popular Short Award. sponsored by The Post Ofﬁce; the Hammerhead Lighting and Camerawork Award; the Art Direction Award and the Critic's Award. I The Ghost Goes West (PG) (Rene Clair. UK. 1936) Robert Donat. Jean Parker. Eugene Pallette. 90 mins. When a Scottish castle is transported brick by brick to America. its resident ghost travels too. The rougher aspects of the satire on US behaviour are more than compensated by the charming. romantic humour of the whole. Glasgow: GF'T.
I Glengatry 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 real estate ofﬁce. The cast are magnificent. Pacino and Lemmon outstanding. Underrated director Foley does wonders to break out of the stageplay format. Not easy going. but an unforgetable achievement. Strathclydc: La Scala.
I Gone With The Wind (PG) (Victor Fleming. US. 1939) Clark Gable. Vivien Leigh. Olivia de Havilland. Leslie Howard. 220 mins. This new print has restored the original colour to the classic. ﬁfty-threc-year-old tale that brings alive the era of the civil war through gripping narrative and characterisation. remaining faithful to Margaret Mitchell‘s powerful novel. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclydc: UCl Clydebank.
I Grease (PG) (Randal Kleiser. US. 1978)John Travolta. Stockard Channing. Olivia Newton John. 110 mins. The long-running broadway show arrives on screen dripping with Fifties‘ nostalgia. cheery tunes. a high camp value and the winsome charms of the plastic NewtonJohn and the toothy Travolta. A nice collection of old timers enhance the cast. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Heathers ( 15) (Michael Lehman. US. 1989) Winona Ryder. Christian Slater. Lisanne Falk.
102 mins. An ultrablack parody of the high school teenﬂick. Lehman‘s first feature film managesto
combine box office success with artistic merit. This cult hip hit of its year has Slater and Ryder starting a suicide craze to muscle in on the cliquey
Heathers running the joint. Tune in. turn on. drop
dead. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Hellralset(18) (Clive Barker. UK. 1987) Andy Robinson. Claire Higgins. Ashley Laurence. 92 mins. A horror picture with a well constructed plot. strong characters. haunting images and special effects that actually serve the storyline. Directorial debut for top genre writer Barker. it's a twisted morality tale with strong sado-masochistic overtones. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Hellbouml: Hellralser2(18) (Tony Randei. UK. 1988) Ashley Laurence. Kenneth Cranham. Claire Higgins. 93 mins. After the eventsof Hellraiser Kirsty (Laurence) is detained in Dr Channard‘s psychiatric hospital. but Hell is unleashed once more and as the Cenobites and the now skinless Julia (Higgins) return to prey on our heroine. Hell hath no fury like a woman skinned. Redundant sequel that never recaptures the verve ofthe original. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Hollywood and Lesbians Dr Andrea Weiss gives an illustrated lecture on ‘A Queer Feeling When 1 Look At You: Hollywood Stars and Spectatorship in the 19305. Linking Dietrich. Garbo and Hepburn to the rising lesbian subcultures. Dr Weiss will illustrate her talk with ﬁlm clips from the period. Wed 16 Dec only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
h‘ 5A2. FOR MAIL ORDER LlST
I Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (U) (Chris Columbus. US. 1992) Macaulay Culkin. Joe Pesci. Daniel Stern. The McCallister family head off on holiday and leave little Kevin behind. Sounds familiar? More remake than sequel to the 1990 box ofﬁce sensation. this time the brat ends up battling with his favourite burglars in New York City. Crass slapstick. uninspired writing. If you loved/hated the ﬁrst one. you‘ll love/hate this one. See review. General release (week 2).
I The Honeymoon Killers ( 18) (Leonard Kastle. US. 1969) Shirley Stoler. Tony Lo Bianco. Mary Jane Higby. 108 mins. Surely one of the most unusual entries in the serial killer genre. An overweight nurse and her Latin gigolo bump off a succession of spinsters and widows. Based on a true story and ﬁlmed in shady black and white. it is a bleak. but overlooked. oddity. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I House 01 cm: ( 12) (Paul Seed. UK. 1990) Ian Richardson. 200 mins. Devious chief whip Francis Urquhart (Richardson) makes his Machiavellian way up the political ranks. using and abusing his position of power. First shown as aTV four-parter. this is a rare chance to see Andrew Davies‘s wonderful satire on the big screen. Glasgow: GFT.
I Houseslttet (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 herself off 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. Edinburgh: UCl.
I Husbands 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 (Cape Fear‘s Juliette Lewis). More than a life-initating-art movie. given the recent allegations about the Allen household: it isa searching and incisive character comedy. his best since Hannah and her Sisters. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Odeon.
I late The West (PG) (Mike Newell. Eire/UK. 1992) Gabriel Byrne. Ellen Barkin. Ciaran Fitzgerald. Ruaidhri Conroy. 102 mins. Following the death of his wife. a former traveller (Byrne) sets up home with his two sons in a Dublin slum. But when a mystical white horse appears and the boys head off into the Irish countryside with it. he is forced to come to terms with his present life and past culture. A wonderful piece of family storytelling. blending ancient and modern myths. See feature. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. I Ivanhoe (U) (Richard Thorpe. UK. 1952) Robert Taylor. Elizabeth Taylor. Joan Fontaine. 107 mins. Great costume epic with the leads in dashing form. Okay. so it unashamedly Americanises Scott and countless other literary inspirations - just sit back and descend into matinee mentality. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Last ofthe Hohleans (15) (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 hands of 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. General release.
I Last Tango In Patls(18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. France/Italv. 1973) Marlon Brando. Maria
Schneider. 130 mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she develops an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship. One of the key ﬁlms of its decade. Bertolucci‘s powerful drama is a meditation on the expression and mmmunication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Noelle Bee's (PG) (E.A. Dupont. UK. 1928) Olga Tschechova. Eve Gray. Jean Bradin. 110 mins. This backstage drama about Parisian revue star has a simple romantic triangle story. but its staging is tremendous. The work of European art director Alfred J unge transforms every frame. making it one of the most important early British movies. Part of the BFI‘s Accent on Design series. Glasgow: GF’T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I My OII Private tom (18) (Gus Van Sant. US. 1991) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 mins. Shakespeare‘s Henry IV Parts I and 2 are given a sleazy. contemporary twist in Van Sant‘s follow-up to the admirable Drugstore Cowboy. Screen heart-throbs Phoenix and Reeves make brave career moves by playing a rent boy and the preppie layabout object of his affections. but to good effect. Glasgow: GFT. I ﬂight On Earth (15) (Jim Jarmusch. US. 1992) Winona Ryder. Beatrice Dalle. Gena Rowlands. Giancarlo Esposito. 129 mins. Los Angeles. 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: GF'T. Edinburgh: Cameo. I lose "the leave (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 Japanese soldiers. A bit heavy on the anti-war message. but the action scenes are terriﬁc and the tense mood works well. Glasgow: GFT. I 0t Ilse m lea (PG) (Gary Sinise.US.1992) John Malkovich. Gary Sinise. Sherilyn Fenn. 111 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 tragedy in its purest form. Edinburgh: Cameo. I 0! Resallaaal (PG) (Michael Powell & Erneric Pressburger. UK. 1955) Anton Walbrook, Anthony Quayle. Michael Redgrave. 101 mins. The famous duo‘s ﬁrst collaboration in CinemascOpe is a modernised version of Strauss's Die Fledennaus. and was attacked at the time for self-indulgence on a grand scale. While rarely reaching the heights of their 19405 output. the ﬁlm is still strongly cast and its eye-catching washes of colour make it an enjoyable. if insubstantial. cinematic confection. With Red Shoes Sketches as part of the BFl‘s Accent on Design series. Glasgow: GFT. I Othello (PG) (Orson Welles. US/France. 1951) Orson Welles. Michael MacLiammoir. Fay Compton. 91 mins. Shakespeare‘s moor as interpreted by Welles. on a miniature budget and in various European locations. over several years. Technical quality very variable. but set-pieces like the murder in the Turkish bath show flashes of brilliance. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Outcast of the Islands (PG) (Carol Reed. UK. 1951) Ralph Richardson. Trevor Howard. Robert Morley. 102 mins. Apart from Coppola's Apocalypse Now. cinema has always had problems trying to adapt Joseph Conrad and here his moral complexities are pushed aside leaving an admittedly enjoyable tropical adventure. Scenes ofvillage life in Ceylon are certainly authentic. due to designer Vincent Korda‘s immaculate eye
3’ 8 BROUGHAM ST.‘TOLLCRO$5 :031 228 l65| ‘:
x as» . R i D FKUt
PUNCH A ~1er - R0
4’ Git-'ka EL‘C’OUSACPA. git-Kr
MUTS'DKANDts Burrtkmmzmh CH R‘ 51— M A5 Pﬁsrwiqtuam PUD MEAL. magi“ ‘ Di 0 TA MINCENéEA'ﬁéaAN\C
WWI-:53, bcmsmokfoi- D NUTS a. s mmVCl-tD W62 “Was coma.-
51 bROUGHTON $T$ELT :051 5:51 min
EVERYTH lNCi FOR A GRELN
:- 91.30st mm no innoosm
TheList4— 17 December 1992"