for detail. Part of the BFl‘s Accent on Design series. Glasgow: GFI‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Patriot Games (15) (Philip Noyce. US. 1992) Harrison Ford. Sean Bean. Anne Archer. Patrick Bergin. 121 mins. Follow up to The Hunt For Red October ﬁnds Tom Clancy‘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-tcch ‘kill by satellite‘ sequence — but its meddling use of Irish politics and unwillingness to condemn the IRA make it ofslightly dubious merit this side ofthe Atlantic. Edinburgh: UC1.Strathclyde: UCI Clydcbank.
I Peeping Tom (18) (Michael Powell. UK. 1960) Karl Boehm. Moira Shearer. Anna Massey. A movie studio focus puller equips his camera with a spike and sets out to murder young women while ﬁlming the fear on their faces. Utterly reviled upon its initial release. Powell‘s daring examination of voyeurism as a metaphor for the cinema itself is now regarded as one of the most intelligent British films ever made. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Pepi. Luci. eom And A Whole Lot Oi OtherGirls (18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1980) Carmen Maura. Eva Silva. ()lvida Gara. 80mins. Written while Almodovar still had his day job at the National Telephone Company. this is the work of a young director at his wildest. An advertising exec (Maura) who masterminded a campaign for a revolutionary pair of panties introduces a mild-mannered housewife to a spikey-haired chanteuse. and the two begin a sado-masochistic relationship. A must for Pedrophiles everywhere. Central: MacRobert.
I Peter's 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: ()deon. MGM. Edinburgh: Cameo. All UCIs.
I The Player ( 15) (Robert Altman. US. 1992) Tim Robbins. Greta Scacchi. Fred Ward. Peter Gallacher. 124 mins. Altman's satire on the wheeling and dealing of modern day Hollywood is more than just an excuse for cineastes to play trainspotter with the famous faces in cameo roles. It is also a terriﬁc thriller about a studio exec receiving death threats from a spurned writer.
Tim Robbins is magniﬁcent in the lead role. while Altman manages to grin as he bites the hand that
feeds him. Easily the best movie of the year. ifnot
ofthe decade so far. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Prospero': Book:(18) (Peter Greenaway. UK. 1991 ) John Gielgud. Michael Clark. Isabelle Pasco. Michel Blanc. 125 mins. Greenaway transforms Shakespeare‘s The Tempest into a visual feast by using groundbreaking High Deﬁnition Television technology. Gielgud
delivers a near-definitive Prospero. backed up by
an impressive European cast. and Michael Nyman's score is perhaps his best yet. A film like no other. immersed in illusion as both subject
matter and form. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.
I Rocco And His Brothers ( 18) (Luchino Visconti. ItalyT-‘rance. 1960) Alain Delon. Renato Salvatori. Annie Girardot. Katina Paxinou. 180
mins. Depressing neo-realism as a peasant family
moves to the city. where nothing but trouble awaits them. Initially. the film dwells perverser on gloom. but as it gathers pace a more poetic quality emerges. and the ending is trulyclirnactic cinema. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Rocky Honor Picture Show ( 18) (Jim Sharman. UK. 1975) Tim Curry. Susan Sarandon Barry Bostwick. 100 mins. The cult film to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N. Furter. Strathclyde: L'CI East Kilbride.
I Simple Men ( 15) (Hal Hartley. US. 1992) William Sage. Robert Burke. Karen Sillas. 104 mins. Two mismatched brothers go in search of their athlete-turned-radical father. whose absent presence acts like Godot to their Iistragon and Vladimir. And. as in the stage piece. it’sthe wordplay (Hartley's patented ear for quirky dialogue) and wayward philosophising en route that becomes more important than the journey itself. Glasgow: GET.
I Single White Female ( I8) (Barbet Schroeder. US. 1992) Bridget Fonda. JenniferJason Leigh. Steven Weber. 107 mins. Flatmate-from-hell scenario is in full force when Icigh moves intothc appartment of Fonda and gradually startstaking over her looks. life and boyfriend. An intriguing character drama and rousing genre piece that
packs a visceral punch without neglecting to keep
one‘s grey matter engaged. General release.
I Sister Act(PG) (Emile Ardolino. US. 1992) Whoopi Goldberg. Maggie Smith. Harvey Kcitel. 100 mins. When Nightclub chanteuse Deloris
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(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 I! Hot meets The Sound Of Music. except the songs hark back to Motown and are by far the best thing about the movie. General release.
I Smiles 01A Summer Night ( PG) ( Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1955) Gunnar Bjornstrand. Eva Dahlbeck. Una Jacobson. 105 mins. The cx-mistress of a provincial lawyer bumps into her old flame after a number of years and invites both him and his new young wife to her mother‘s Country home for a weekend. Elegant comedy of genteel period manners. which is handled with a good deal of detached wit and sophistication. It was. of course. the model for Woody Allen's .tfidsummer Night's Sex Comedy. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Sneakers ( 12) (Phil Alden Robinson. US. 1992) Robert Redford. Mary McDonnell. Ben Kingsley. River Phoenix. 12omins. Acomputer hacker ( Redford) and his teatn are forced by the government to steal a revolutionary new Soviet code-breaking device.Tortuousttechnological plotting leaves the stellar cast withvirtually nothing to do. so despite a few insightsabout power and information. it‘s really rather disappointing. General release.
I Some Like It Hot (PG) ( Billy Wilder. CS. 1959) Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon. Marilyn Monroe. 12( mins. Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge in Florida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. an all-female band. Brilliant. brittle. crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Baz Luhrmann. Australia. 1991 ) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill IIunter. 9-1 mins. Dancef‘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 wallflower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Fife: Glenrothes.
I Swoon ( 18) (Tom Kalin. US. 1992) Daniel Schlachct. Craig Chester. Ron V’awter. 82 mins. Visually splendid monochrome retelling of the murder of a young boy in 1924 Chicago by two wealthyJewish students and their subsequent trial in which their homosexuality was brought tothc fore. Kalin uses the episode to examine how history — here the demonisation of homosexuals — was written. but restrains from cxcusing their brutality. Central: MacRobert.
I Taxi Driver( 18) (Martin Seorsesc. L'S. 1976) Robert De Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. ()ne of the key films of the Seventies with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak. Glasgow: (if-T. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Tetsuo 2: The Bodyhemmer ( 18) (Shinya Tsukamoto. Japan. 1992) Tomoroh Taguchi. Nobu Kanaoka. Shinya 'I'sukamoto. 83 mins. More sophisticated than its eye-opening predecessor. 'I‘sukamoto'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. II is the relentlessly violent imagery that most sticks in the mind. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I Tex Avery Cartoons ( t ') Violence. sexual undercurrents and an almost anarchic love of irreverancc - all on a If certificate. Cartoon maestro Avery. creator of Daffy Duck and Droopy. has a classic oeuvre that has not diminished over the years. This rare big-screen outing for his work includes the wonderful Red Hot Red Riding Hood. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Thelma 5. Louise ( 15 i ( Ridley Scott. tis. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Kcitel. Michael Madsen. 129 mins. The buddy road movie genres are turned on their headsas Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel and head off leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. ()n 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: (ii-'1.
I Things To Come (PG) (William Cameron Menzies. UK. 1936) Raymond Massey. Ralph Richardson. Margaretta Scott. 113 mins. Silly but visually impressive early British sci-fi film (based on Wells' 'I'heShupe of Things to Come) aims fora philosophical ‘science v art‘ plotline. Wonderful ultra-modernist sets by Vincent Korda. Part ofthe BFI's Accent on Design seiies. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Thundertieart ( 15) (Michael Apted. US. 1992) Val Kilmer. Sam Shepard. Graham Greene. 119 mins. A part-Indian FBI agent (Kilmer) is sent to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation to investigate the unsolved murder of a local Sioux.
Locals both help and hinder him. forcing him to come to terms with his heritage while discovering that the murder is only part of a wider picture of corruption. The film‘s basis in fact makes for
consistently absorbing viewing. showing the plight
of Native Americans today rather than in some idealised Costnerland past. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
ITraces of Red ( 15) (Andy Wolk. US. 1991) James Belushi. Lorraine Bracco. Tony Goldwyn.
A cop on a routine murder case tries to cope with a
dead girlfriend. a would-be senator brother with too many skeletons in the closet and an affair with a hormonally hyperactive heiress. But this does
not a Basic Instinct make. Traces ofintelligence.
maybe. but strictly video rental fodder. See review. Edinburgh: UCI.
I Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With hie ( 18) (David Lynch. US. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLachlan.
Ray Wise. 135 mins. The move to the big screento
chronicle last seven days in the life of1.aura 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.
Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: ()deon.AllUCIs.
I Unlawful Entry ( 18) (Jonathan Kaplan. US.
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 tobe. Michael and Karen Carr are about todiscovcr. While touching a few suburbanite nerves.
Kaplan‘s predictable shocker is really just another
‘yuppies in peril' thriller. yawned through already in The Hand That Rocks The ( 'radle. Glasgow: ()deon. All UCIs.
I The Untouchables (PG) (Brian De Palma. US.
1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Connery. Robert De Niro. Charles Martin Smith. Patricia Clarkson. 119 mins. David Mamet's highly entertaining
update of the old TV series. Eliot Ness learnsthc hard way how to deal with underworld crime and
police corruption in Chicago during the Prohibition years. An Oscar-winning
performance from Connery as the seasoned Irish
Cop with a Scots accent. and De Niro turns in a grandiose Capone. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Voyager ( 15) (Volker Schloendorff.
France Germany. 1991) Sam Shepard.Julie Delpy. Barbara Sukowa. 120 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 European locations offersfood for thought and much nourishment for the eye. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wateriand ( 15) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. UK/US.
1992) Jeremy Irons. Sinead Cusack. Ethan
ilawke. 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. Gyllenhaal's version rushesthc
pace of the story a little too quickly but.by remaining true to the broader intentionsof Graham Swift's much acclaimed novel. it should
intrigue newcomers without insulting the
originals many fans. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wayward Girls and Wicked Women 1 ( 15) The first of two programmes celebrating the work of women in the animation industry includes four new British works from Sarah Kennedy. Ruth Lingtord. and Joanna Dunn. Glasgow: GET.
I Wayward Girls and Wicked Women 2 ( 15) 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 West Side Story (PG) ( Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins. US. 1961) Natalie Wood. Richard
Beymer. Russ Tamblyn. Rita Moreno. 155 mins.
I Romeo AndJuliet revisited against a background
of New York gangs. Great songs of course. but the playing of the stylised dancing against a realistic
background contrives to make it all look rather cam these davs. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride. P . .
I Wild At 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 asthe earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard ofOz. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Withnall & l (15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1987) Paul McGann. Richard E. Grant. Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. Two out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage. where one of them suffers the attentions of the ageing homosexual owner. Reasonably entertaining British comedy with a tendency to rely on the all-too-easy targets ofdrug-taking and gay stereotyping for its humour. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.