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I Singles (12) (Cameron Crowe. US. 1992) Bridget Fonda. Campbell Scott. Kyra Sedgwick. Matt Dillon. 90 mins. The way it‘s been sold you‘d think it was some total guitar hardcore odyssey vibe. but itt fact it's a honey-coated romance that just happens to take place in Seattle. There's a high recognition factor for twentysomethings in the audience as they watclt the ensemble cast find its way around misdirected crushes. parties front hell and crap gigs. Watch your life flash before you. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Cannon. All UCIs.

I Sister Act (PG) (Entile Ardolino. US. 1992) Whoopi Goldberg. Maggie Smith. Harvey Keitel. 1()() ntitts. When Nightclub chanteuse Deloris (Goldberg) sees her gangster boyfriend murder an underling. she goes on the run attd ends up in as the unlikely new member of a nearby Convent. A bit like Some Like It Hot meets The Sound ()fMus-i'r. except the songs hark back to Motown and are by far the best thing about the movie. General release.

I Soft Tm, Hard Shoulder ( 15) (Stefan Schwartz. UK. 1992) Peter (‘apaldi. Elaine Collins. Richard Wilson. 91 mins. A Scot livittg in London has to return home to his native Glasgow fora family pany. but meets various hazards on the road north. not the least of which is the slightly bizarre Yvonne. Capaldi‘s script perfectly captures that typically Scottish balattce of innocent chamt and sly humour. Not in the fast lane. perhaps. but motoring steadily towards its destination. ()deons: Glasgow. Edinburgh. U('ls: Clydebank. East Kilbride.

I Stay Tuned (PG) (Peter Hyants. LS. 1992) John Ritter. Pam Dawber. Jeffrey Jones. 89 mins (‘ouch potato Roy Knable and wife gelled zapped ittto TV Hell attd have to survive 24 hours of deadly game shows arid other broadcast spoofs itt order to return to the real world. Basically an excUse for a succession of latne parodies. it plays to the attention span of TV audiences by never being in one joke situation for ntore than a few minutes. Try another channel. General release.

I la Strode I 15) (Frederico Fellini. Italy. 1954) Guilietta Masina. Anthony Quinn. Richard Basehart. l 15 mitts. Fellini's wife Masina is unforgettable as a simple-minded girl in love with larger-than-life cichs strongman Zampano (Quinn). who dies of a broken heart when he kills the gentle tightrope-walker (Basehart) who had befriended her. Painful story of loneliness and isolation whose vividly seedy small-town backgrounds never allow sentimentality to set in. Edinburgh: Filmltouse.

I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Baz ~l.uhmtann. Australia. 1991) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 94 mins. Dancefloor hopeful Scott Hastings incurs the wrath of the Australian Dance Federation by using his owtt steps itl competition. loses his partner attd his friends. btit finds love and artistic integrity with the local wallflower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music arid spectacle. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Strathclyde: Paisley Arts Centre.

I Tetsuo 2: The Bodyharnnier I I 8) (Shinya Tsukamoto. Japan. 1992) Tomoroh Taguclii. Nobu Kanaoka. Shinya Tsukainoto. 83 ntins. More sophisticated than its eye-opening predecessor. Tsukamoto‘s latest post~m0derll 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Thelma & loulse (15) (Ridley Scott. L's. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geena Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael .‘vladsen. 129 ntins. The buddy/road movie genres are tumed on their heads as Sarandon and Davis grasp the steering wheel attd head off leaving a trail of nturder attd mayhem in their wake. On 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I This ls Spliial Tap I IS) (Rob RCInL‘r. CS. 1983) Christopher Guest. Michael McKean. Harry Shearer. R.J. Parnell. Ed Begley Jr. 82 mins. Certainly the most ingenious. accurate and funny of all spoof rockumentaries. with wonderfully spontaneous dialogue. convincing fly-on-the-wall camera work. self-penned heavy metal parodies. and of course the amp that goes to 11. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.

I Thunderheait (15) (Michael Apicd. US. 1992 Val Kilmer. Sam Shepard. Graham Greene. 1 19 mins. A part-Indian FBI agent (Kilnter) is sent t 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 terrns with his heritage while discovering that the nturder 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.

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I Tickets For The Zoo (Brian Crumlish. UK. 1991) Alice Bree. Micky McPherson. Tom Smith. 90mins. Hard-hitting drama from Edinburgh-based Cormorant Films. bom front years of documentary film-making. The central . love story plays against a background of homelessness and unemployment in a way that. although genuinely thought-provoking. does not thnist the politics down the audience's throat. Excellent perfonnances from the young cast adt to the power of this committed film that gets to the heart of sonte unpalatable social truths. Glasgow: GET.

I Tous to: Matt»: Ilii Mantle ( 12) (Alain ('orneau. Frattce. 1992) Gerard Depardieu. Guillaume Depardieu. Anne Brocltet. I 14 ntins. The story of 17th century viol de gantba virtuos- Marin Marais (told in flashback using Depardicl perv erfils) acts as a background for conflicts between music and musician. art aitd artiste. Hugely successful on home territory. it marks at impressive debut for young Guillaume. who‘s likely to set hearts racing from Toulouse to Tollcross. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Twin Peaks: Fire Walk Vllth Me I 18) (David Lynch. US. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLachlan. Ray Wise. 135 mins. The move to the big screct to chronicle last seven days in the life of [aura Palmer allows Lynch to go to greater excesses than in the TV series. A dark-hued and disturbing ntiasma of slitall-town corruption anc perversity. filled with Peakie faves and new cameos. Glasgow: Gl’l'. Edinburgh: Filnthouse. Fife: Adam Smith.

I Video: The Passing I 18) (Bill Viola. (75. I991 ) 54 ntitts. The Filmhotise‘s season of recet video works continues with the latest front Viola. an impressive personal view of the world between dream attd reality. Tue 23 only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Vltleo: Wax ( 18) (David Blair. US. 1991) 85 mins. Not that its subtitle The Dist-awry of Television Among Beet helps to make this less obscure. The Filntltouse's video season continues with this ambitions Use of new electronic technology. iii which the main character divides his time between designing hi- tech weapons systems and bee-keeping. With Willialit Burroughs. Tue 16 only. Edinburgh: Filnthotlse.

I LBS VISIIBIII'S Du Soir (PG) (Marcel ('arnC. France. 1942) Arlctty. Jules Berry. Alaiit ('luny. I 10 mins. In medieval France the Devil attempts btit fails to comipt tltc hearts of two young lovers. attd when he turns them to stone their hearts still beat. Portetttous offering made durin; the Occupation as all obvious allegory for the situation then facing tltc country. and very beautiful to behold it is too. Edinburgh: French Institute.

I The Waterdance I 15) (Neal JitttinCI/Michael Steinberg. LS. 1992) Eric Stoltz. Wesley Snipes Williant Forsythe. 106 mins. After a climbing accident which leaves him iii a wheelcltair. a young writer is transferred to a reltabilitation centre where he contes to temts with his disability and his fellow paticttts. A powerful buddy movie which gives any latent sentimentality iti tltc stibject a hefty wheel- swerve and which combines moving scenes will gallows humour. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.

I Waterland ( 15) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. UK/L'S 1992) Jeremy Irons. Sincad (‘tisack. Ethan Hawke. 95 mins. An English schoolteacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown confronts his troubled past by tuming it ittto a history lesson for his tecttage pupils. Gyllenhaal's version mshes the pace of the story a little too quickly but. by rentaitting true to the broader intentions of Graham Swift's ntuch acclaimed novel. it should intrigue newcomers without insulting tht original‘s many fans. Edinburgh: l’ilIIthoUse.

I White Palace I 18) (I.uis Mandoki. ES. 1990) Susan Sarandon. James Spader. Kathy Bates. Jason Alexander. 102 mins. Comedy-romance which begins a St Louis diner. where Jewish 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 stickily enjoyable love story. but also provides the backdrop for observant. witty satire on the largely ignored US class system. Edinburgh: ('ameo.

I The Wild Bunch (Salli Peckinpah. L's. I969)

William Holden. Emest Borgitine. Robert Ryan.

1-35 mins. The bloody but emotionally sensitive tale of a battle to the death between rough-riding Texans and Mexican revolutionaries. A classic and highly influential Westem. which creates a paradoxical beauty frotn explicitly violent ingredients. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Yolanda and the Thlet (L') (Vincente Minnelli. US. 1945) Fred Astaire. Lucille Brenter. 108 ntins. lttteresting. but unsuccessful. musical fatttasy iii which a con triatt poses as the guardian angel of a naive heiress. Sonic okay dancing. though. Edinburgh: Filmhotise.