ISlstorAct (PG) (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 I the unlikely new member ofa nearby convent. A bit like Some Like It Hot meets The Sound Of Music. except the songs hark back to Motown and l are by far the best thing about the movie. General release. I Sol! Top. Hard Shoulder ( 15) (Stefan Schwartz. I UK. 1992) Peter (Iapaldi. Elaine Collins. Richard Wilson. 91 mins. A Scot living in London has to ' return home to his native Glasgow for a family party. but meets various hazards on the road north. not the least of which is the slightlybizarre Yvonne. Capaldi's script perfectly capturesthat typically Scottish balance of innocent charm and sly humour. Not in the fast lane. perhaps.but é motoring steadily towards its destination. See feature. General release. f I Spike Lee Double ( 12)Joe's Bed-Silly . Barbershop: We Cu! Heads was Lee's master thesis. made in 1983 at film school. and is asharp slice-of-life of a black community. This fictionalised neighbourhood also created the background for [)0 The Right Thing. and the second half of this bill consists of a documentary on the making of that film. Also with Lee‘s Nike commercials. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Tale of a Vamplro(18)(Shimziko 5810. UK. l992)Julian Sands. Suzanna Hamilton. Kenneth Cranham. 1le mins. Beautifully paced. l hauntingly poetic vampire movie with Julian f Sands at his detached and noble best as a vampire living in London and searching for the reincarnation of his lost love. No less worthy for eschewing the opulence of Coppola or the goriness of its pee rs. it is probably the best screen portrait yet of the vampire as the most tragic and lonely of monsters. See preview. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. ITaxl Drlvor( 18) ( Martin Scorsese. US. 1976) Robert De Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is i 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Thelma & Loul:o( 15) (Ridley- Scott. US. 1991)

1 Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Keitel. I

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 leaving a trail of murder and mayhem in their wake. ()n one level. the film is the critical i 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

performances. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. IThunderheart ( 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 ()f 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 ofa wider picture of corruption. The film‘s basis in fact makes for consistently absorbing viewing. showing the pligh i

of Native Americans today rather than in some idealised Costnerland past. Central: Cannon.

MacRobert. I Tlma To Learn (U) A film on the distinctive

education system practiced by the 500 Rudolf ' Steiner schools around the world. focussing on four of the twenty six in Britain. Edinburgh:


I Tout los Matlns du Honda (12) (Alain Corneau. France. 1992) GerardDepardieu. Guillaume

Depardieu. Anne Brochet. 114 mins. The storyof

17th century viol de gamba virtuoso Marin Marais

' (told in flashback using Depardieupere erfils) acts as a background for conflicts between music and

musician. art and artiste. Hugely successfulon

home territory. it marks an impressive debut for

; young Guillaume. who‘s likely to set hearts racing i from Toulouse to Tollcross. Glasgow: GET.

Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Truly. Madly. Deeply (PG) (Anthony Minghclla.

UK. 1990) Juliet Stevenson. Alan Rickman. Bill Paterson. 103 mins. Nina. a young translator. thinks her life is falling apart when her lover dies. But when he returns. albeit with a cold and looking a little paler. she begins to question her previous notions of happiness. A wonderfully literate screenplay by first-time director Minghclla and a faultless performance by Stevenson raise Truly. Madly. Deeply above the level of its American counterpart. Ghost. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Mn Pom: Flro Wallt With Me ( 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-hucd and disturbing miasma ofsmall-town corruption and perversity.

filled with Peakie faves and new cameos. Fife: New Picture House. I Unforgiven (15) (Clint Eastwood. US. 1992) Clint Eastwood. Gene Hackman. Morgan Freeman. 123 mins. Clint returns to the saddle asa former killer. tamed by his late wife. but pressed into joining a bounty hunt which takes him to the town of Big Whiskey and into the presence of its sadistic sheriff (Hackman). A darkly disturbing western which destroys the genre‘s traditional notions of clear-cut good and evil. instead presenting violent acts as physically and psychologically painful for victim and perpetrator alike. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Untll the End of the World ( 15) (Wim Wonders. Gennany/US/Japan/Australia. 1992) Solveig Dommartin. William Hurt. Sam Neill. l58 mins. After having been chased across the world by various nefarious types. Claire Tourneur (Dommartin) and lover Trevor (Hurt) end up in an Aussie underground lab. with nuclear armageddon around the corner. The sci-fi and ‘female Peer Gynt' elements don‘t gel. but Wender‘s flawed rock‘n'roll-powcred odyssey does have its own kind of fascination. Edinburgh: Cameo. Filmhouse. I Waterlaod (15) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. UK/US. 1992) Jeremy Irons. Sinead Cusaclt. 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. Gyllenhaal‘s version rushes lh( pace of the story a little too 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. Central: MacRobert. 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. this US phenomenon has far more hits than misses. while Wayne and Garth revel in an even wackier vocabulary than cinematic first cousins Bill and Ted. They‘ve shot. they‘ve scored! Edinburgh: Cameo. I Whigs clown (15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. Otto Sander. Solveig Dommartin. Peter Falk. 127 mins. Restless angel Ganz on duty over Berlin takes a tip from American movie star and former angel Falk on the possibilities of crossing over. and follows his mentor‘s path to consummate his relationship with beautiful circus acrobat Dommartin. Gorgeous black-and-white photography and a sensitive feel for the people and places of Berlin grace this thematically rich and uncharacteristically optimistic slice of Wendersenchantment. Highly recommended. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Without You I’m llothlno (18) (John Boskovich. US. 1991) Sandra Bernhard. 90 mins. The filmed version of Bernhard‘s 1990 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. Easily one of the most original comic talents of the past decade. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Wuthorlng Holghtx (U) (Peter Kosminsky. UK. 1992) Ralph Fiennes. Juliette Binoche. Janet McTeer. 87 mins. A visually splendid version of Emily Bronte‘s classic. capturing the original‘s sense of destructive. violent love. The decision to follow the book to the end will split audiences. as will the decision to cast French actress Binoche (Les Amaan du Pont-Neuf) as the English heroine. but in terms of costume. set design and the spark between the leads. it is a fine achievement that breaks from the stuffy British tradition of literary period dramas. Glasgow: GFT. Central: MacRobert. I You. Me and Marloy(15) (Richard Spence. UK. 1992) Marc O'Shea. Bronagh Gallagher. Michael Liebmann. 85 mins. Well deserved winner ofthe Best British Film Award at the 1992 Edinburgh International Film Festival has an all-too-rare cinema outing. It sharply depicts the lives of a group of young joyriders in Belfast and the community that hammers in on them from all sides. Glasgow: GET. I Young ankonxtoln ( 15) (Mel Brooks. US. 1974) Gene Wilder. Gene Hackman. Peter Boyle. 108 mins. A splendidly accurate James Whale pastiche choc-full of memorable one-liners and crazee situations. Brooks‘ most affectionate and consistently humorous film. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Young Scottlsh Filmmaker: ( 15) The NFrS graduation films of three of Scotland‘s most promising film talents makes for fascinating viewing. Albert's Memorial by Ian (Prague) Sellar tells of a woman sifting through memories of her dead husband; in Gillies (The Playboys) Mackinnon's Passing Glory. a family fight over the funeral of their politically committed granny: and The Riveter by Michael Scandal Caton-Jones finds a newly redundant father heading to the Western Isles with his son. Glasgow: GET.








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