cocaine cartel finds his very integrity threateri7ed as he is seduced by a life of crime. A highly recommended. uncompromising urban thriller. penned by Michael (The Player) Tolkin and featuring a disturbingly outstanding performance from Goldblum. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: UCI.

I ma Honor of Dracula ( l8) (Teremce Fisher. UK. 1958) Peter Cushing. Christopher Lee. Michael Gough. 82 mins. The film that set

count. Lee's Dracula is very much the seductive aristocrat. whose influence extends over the entire film. A rare chance to see it on the big screen. as this is probably the only print left in the country. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Mb, Prince Of Mass: ( I 8) (Terence Fisher. UK. 1965) Christopher Lee. Andrew Keir. Barbara Shelley. 90 mins. Picks up from where the Hammer original left off. with unwitting travellers providing the necessary blood to bring the Count back to un-life. A worthy successor. made when the company was at its height. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I W COIN] (18) (Gus Van Sant Jr.. US. 1989) Matt Dillon. Kelly Lynch. James Remar.

William S. Burroughs. 100 mins. A gang of dope 1

fiends. headed by our Matt. blithely rip off a series of drugstores in Gus Van Sant’s recreation of 1971 Oregon. Complete with its halucinatory visions of flying cows. the film created a stir stateside for presenting the theft and use of narcotics as an alluring pastime. It marks a new and more creditable milestone in Hollywood drug movies. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I the Euro” (18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. l 10 mins. Eamest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scarcy. dead priest. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Glenrothes. New Picture House.

I Exorcist 2: The Heretic ( 18) (John Boorman. US. 1977) Richard Burton. Louise Fletcher. Linda Blair. 1 10 mins. The horror film that once turned heads receives an unworthy sequel in this silly mumbo-jumbo about priest Burton trying to understand the demons still lurking within the hapless Ms Blair. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I I POI 8001! Ion ( 15) (Rob Reincr. US. 1992) Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson. Demi Moore. Keifer Sutherland. 138 mins. Navy lawyers Cruise and Moore are called upon to defend two suspected murders. but as the case develops. it becomes clear that their superior officers (Nicholson and Sutherland) may have had a role in the affair. A fine return to real acting for Nicholson and yet another engrossing piece of work from Reiner. General release.

I POI: (15) (Ted Kotcheff. US. 1992) Tom Selleck. Don Ameche. Anne Jackson. 100 mins. Excrutiatingly uncomfortable blend of family sentimentality and black humour has Tom Selleck on the receiving end of some cruel and humiliating slapstick injuries as he is framed for insider trading while trying to look after his senile father. Any film in which Selleck is the best thing is undoubtedly in trouble so. as you might have guessed. this is the worst film ever. ever. Edinburgh: UCI.

Irmmrmnmomuuosrop ctr-(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. Edinburgh: Cameo. I 388 F0“ WI. (15) (Allison Anders. USA. 1991) Fairuza Balk. lone Skye. Brooke Adams. 102 mins. A waitress mother and her two teenage daughters suffer family upsets while being continually charmed and disappointed by the men in their lives. A world away from the typical Hollywood attempt to make a women’s issues movie. Anders debut is as full of humour as it is integrity. with characters who have a resonance far beyond their screen lives. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Elli 0!!!! (U) (Norman Taurog. US. 1943) Judy Garland. Mickey Rooney. ~Guy Kibbee. 99 mins. Eastern boy Rooney is sent west to college. where he meets up with Garland. Based on the Gershwin Broadway hit. the songs are great and the Busby Berkeley-directed rodeo finale ‘1 Got Rhythm‘ isjust fab. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Ole-guy 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I 30.. Will! "to Wild (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-three-year-old tale that brings alive the era of the civil war through gripping

: narrative and characterisation. remaining faithful the Hammer standard and revitalised the vampire

to Margaret Mitchell's powerful novel. Edinburgh: UCI.

I MFHIII (18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1990) Robert De Niro. Ray Liotta. Joe Pesci. Lorraine Braco. Paul Sorvino. 145 mins. Liotta plays Henry Hill. a real-life mafioso. with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets. fists and carving knives fly. Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question - yes. it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way. but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film. director and screenplay. and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci. Glasgow: GET.

I Hamlet (U) (Franco Zeffirelli. US. 1990) Mel Gibson. Alan Bates. Glenn Close. Paul Scofield. Helena Bonham-Carter. Ian Holm. 135 mins. A

3 young man returns home from university to find

his father dead and his mother marrying his uncle. Then Hamlet senior’s ghost shows up. whispering to him of murder most foul. and it's all downhill after that. More than twenty years after Zeffirelli‘s Romeo And Juliet comes this colourful and lively production of Shakespeare's greatest play. with a very strong. mostly British cast and the best performance in years from Gibson in the title role. Edinburgh: National Museum. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.

I The H8101 EMS (U) (George Sidney. US. 1946) Judy Garland. John Hodiak. Ray Bolger. 101 mins. Musical set in frontier times. when a restaurant chain followed the railroad and came into conflict with the old saloons. Interesting setting. but dud songs and staid characterisations make it pretty flat. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I llellralser Ill: Hell on Elli! (18) (Anthony Hickox. US. 1992) Terry Farrell. Doug Bradley. Paula Marshall. 93 mins. Pinhead and Cenobite chums take to the streets of New York in this admirable third outing for Clive Barker's creations. A capital blend of sado-masochistic imagery. stunning special effects and meaningful characters raises the movie above standard horror fare. and in Doug Bradley we have an actor who really can bring some depth to the lead monster. See review. General release.

I Ilene Alone 2: Lost In It! York (U) (Chris Columbus. US. 1992) Macaulay Culkin. Joe Pesci. Daniel Stern. The McCallister family heat off on holiday and leave little Kevin behind. Sounds familiar? More remake than sequel to lht 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. General release.

I Honey, I BIO! lb “to Kill (U) (Randal Kleiser. US. 1992) Rick Moranis. Marcia Strassman. Robert Oliveri. 90 mins. This time accident- prone scientist Moranis changes the size of his beloved offspring in the opposite direction. with the effect that baby Adam becomes a titanic tot terrorising Las Vegas. Very much aimed at the young children's market. and brought to you by the man who directed Grease. General release. I W and m (15) (Woody Allen. US. 1992) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. Sidney Pollack. Judy Davis. 107 mins. The Roths (Aller. 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 dalIiance 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 is a searching and incisive character comedy. his bes since Hannah and her Sisters. Glasgow: GET. I Jason and The Argonauts (U) (Don Chaffey. UK. 1964) Todd Annstrong. Nancy Kovack. Gary Raymond. 103 mins. Totally brill adventure yarn as our hero Jason sets out to retrieve the legendary golden fleece and is helped by a number of the gods on Olympus along the way. Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion effects remain among the best of his career. most notably the final conflict with an army of skeletal soldiers. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Klllllg (PG) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1956) Sterling Hayden. Coleen Gray. Vince Edwards. 83 mins. Kubrick‘s partially abstract vision of Jim Thompson‘s novel creates classic film noir with its perfectly cast and rawly vivid depiction of greed and corruption. An ex-con recruits the help of small time crooks to rob two million from a race track. and the tightly structured narrative follows the ensuing chaos as the plan falls apart. A harsh. clinical piece that did the director‘s growing reputation no harm at all Glasgow: GET.

8 L»... Lac". {lays of the: Nous ( 15) (Gillian Armstrong. Australia. 1992) Lisa Harrow. Bruno

Ganz. Kerry Fox. 96 mins. A Sydney household. peopled by a successful novelist. her French husband and her daughter. is thrown out of balance by the arrival of the woman‘s sister. The latest from Gillian (My Beautiful Career) Armstrong has some of the most believable characters you'll have seen on screen for ages. while script. cast and director chime in resonant harmony. Sure to be one of the most underrated movies of the year. See preview. Glasgow: GET. I TN Ltd 01 ll. mm (15) (Michael Mann. US. 1992) Daniel Day-Lewis. Madeleine Stowe. Russell Means. Steven Waddington. 122 mins. James Fenimore Cooper‘s' tale of the 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 memorablt. hero. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street.

I last Tm. II P83 (18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. France/Italy. I973) 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 communicatior of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Llll 0| 8 Still] (15) (Chen Kaigc. China/UKlGermany. 1991) Liu Zhongyuan. Huang Lei. Xu Qing. 103 mins. An old blind musician and his young blind disciple find love and violence in a village they happen upon in their travels. Poetic and magical filmmaking from the director of Yellow Earth. with essential themes of obedience and self-denial that can be interpreted on many levels. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I III Ill“ no. ( 18) (Remy Bclvaux/Andre Bonzel/Benoit Poelvoorde. Belgium. 1992) Benoit Poelvoorde. Remy Belvaux. Jenny Drye. 96 mins. Somewhere in the unexplored hinterland between Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and This Is Spinal Tap came three young Belgians. who spruced up their graduation film. Horrifically comic mock-doc on a poetry- quoting mass-murderer. it soon sharpens its serious edge and becomes truly shocking. A real chin-dropper of a film if ever there was one. Glasgow: GET.

I Pure 00 m (PG) (Gerard Lauzier. France. 1991) Gerard Depardieu. Marie Gillain. Patrick Mille. 102 mins. Father and daughter go to the beach. where she spins a tall tale about him being her lover in order to win the affections of a local hunk. Lightweight comedy redeemed by the easy comic presence of Depardieu. Glasgow: GET.

I m Wm M (U) (Brian Henson. US/UK. 1992) Michael Caine. Kermit. Miss Piggy and other bits of foam. It‘s Christmas time. and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. La Scala. All UCls.

I I! OI! Print. It. (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. A compelling. idiosyncratic. left-field gem. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I m and the City (15) (Irwin Winkler. US. 1992) Robert De Niro. Jessica Lange. Alan King. 105 mins. A dead-end lawyer uies to set up a boxing night. borrowing money from his lover. In his second outing as director. famed producer Winkler fails to exploit the material. never knowing whether to play it as comedy. drama or violent urban thriller. And as for De Niro. it‘s a performance in search of a movie. See review. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCI. IMMAMIINIMUS) (Sergio Leone. US. 1968) Henry Fonda. Charles Bronson. Claudia Cardinale. Jason Robards. 165 mins. Probably Leone's best film. this classic western details in operatic fashion the drive of crooked railroad magnate Fonda to cheat widow Cardinale out of her land. until lone stranger Bronson comes to town. Brilliant Morricone score. achineg slow pacing. and an enthusiastic use of the wide screen mark this out as an idiosyncratic gem. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I 0'! at the Win. A season of dramas and documentaries highlighting portrayals of gay and lesbian characters on British television during the l960s and 19703. Programme 1 (Fri 12 only) consists of a 1968 version of Joe Orton‘s Entertaining Mr Sloane and the untransmitted satire The British Situation: A Comedy.

Programme 2 (Wed 17 only). titled ‘Agony and Ecstasy‘. includes the HE Bates story Country Manners: Breeze Ansley. Second City Firsts: Girl (in which a female army recruit is seduced by a WRAC). The London Weekend Show: Young Lesbians. and an extract from 1979's Agony. Programme 3 (Mon 22 only) consists of Michael MacLiammoir in Granada's On Trial.- Oscar Wilde and a reconstruction of the Gay News blasphemy trial in the BBC 's Blasphemy at the Old Bailey. Stephen Boume. film critic for The Pink Paper and programmer of the series. will a lecture after the evening screening of Programme 3. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Point Bl“ ( 18) (John Boorman. US. 1967) Lee Marvin. Angie Dickinson. Keenan Wynn. 92 mins. Revenge-ridden Marvin is bent on justifying his dreamlike existence and turning the tables on the mysterious criminal Organisation which employed him in this tense. well crafted thriller that boasts an imaginitive and influential treatment of time. Boorman's impressive first American feature is made memorable by Marvin‘s brilliant portrayal of an outmoded gunman cdnfusedly taking on a world overrun by technology. Glasgow: GI’T.

I Prague (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: GET. Fife: Adam Smith.

I "I. Public 510(15) (Howard Franklin. US. 1992) Joe Pesci. Barbara Hershey. Stanley Tucci. 99 mins. Pesci adds another dimension to his varied repertoire as an ambulance-chasing l940s press photographer who gets caught up in a gangland black market scam. The moody photography gives period authenticity and the film is at its best when showcasing the work of real-life snappers. but the crime plot seems tacked on and underwritten. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.

I 30‘ Ill!" (PG) (Howard Hawks. US. 1948) John Wayne. Montgomery (‘lift. Walter Brennan. 133 mins. A classic Western about the establishing of the Chisholm Trail. which closely examines Wayne's heroic image by pitting him against the more liberal viewpoint of surrogate son Clifl. On another level. it pre-dates all those 80s male bonding movies and also has the benefits of an epic backdrop. A must-see. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I limit 0095 (18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. 100 mins. A gang of hoods. known only to each other by colour-coded nicknames. meets at an abandoned warehouse to figure how out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. The best debut in years from writer-director Tarantino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: GET. Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo. All UCIs.

I A River Runs Though 1t (PG) (Roben Redford. US. 1992) Craig Sheffer. Brad Pitt. Tom Skcrritt. 124 mins. A fine. lyrical piece by director Redford describing the love and loyalty of two contrasting brothers in Montana early this century. Based on Norman Maclean's semi- autobiographical novel. it fuses the Scots Presbyterian lifestyle of American settlers with an true understanding of nature. Wonderful performances. beautiful photography: altogether a perfectly crafted film about human relationships. Sec preview. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. Dominion. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank. IMMWPIMSIIWlm) (Jim Shannan. UK. 1975) Tim Curry. Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 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. Funer. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.

I 31W (PG) (Lawrence Kasdan. US. 1985) Scott Glenn. Kevin Kline. Danny Glover. Kevin Costner. 132 mins. Major I980s Western tries too hard with a plot that throws in everything but the kitchen sink as the gang of good guys try to sort out a group of no-good business types. John Clecse pops up as a gruff English sheriff for about five minutes. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Shle White Female ( l8) (Barbet Schroeder. US. 1992) Bridget Fonda. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Steven Weber. 107 mins. Hatmate-from-hcll scenario is in full force when Leigh m0ves into the appartment of Fonda and gradually starts taking 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. Strathclyde: Magnum.

22 The List 12—25 February 1993