Concert footage of the Blond Ambition tour is impressive and tightly edited. but the highlights have to be Beatty and Costner making total prats of themselves. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Jun lie Floretto (PG) (Claude Berri. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. 121 mins. Provence. during the 1920s. Depardieu's indomitable hunehback struggles against impossible odds to make a success of his inherited farmland. unaware that his neighbours are plotting to drive him frotn his land. Beautifully photographed. with flawless performances. this is a towering tribute to the highest aspirations ()f French storytelling. A BAFTA winner for the film of the year. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Killing Floor (18) (Bill Duke. US. 1985) Damien Leake. Alfre thxiard. Clarence Felder. 117 mins. Back before Spike Lee had made a name for himself. Bill (Deep (bi-er) Duke had gotten to grips with that neglected part of American history. the role of the black man in the trade union movement. Beginning during WW1. it follows a sharecropper from the Deep South who comes to Chicago and eventually finds himself persuading his fellow black workers to fight for improved working conditions. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I King Of New York ( 18) (Abel Ferrara. US. 1990) Christopher Walken. David Camso. Larry Fishburne. Victor Argo. Wesley Snipes. 10-1 mins. Extremely violent and amoral account of New York drug lord Frank White (Walken). who kills quite a few people but is really a decent cove. whose dream is to open a hospital for the people of his native South Bronx. A twisted tale of criminal loyalty and glamorised violence which wastes the considerable talents of its leading actor. At least Arnie does it with a sense of humour. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I I league Oi Their 0W (PG) (Penny Marshall. US. 1992) Geena Davis. Lori Petty. Tom Hanks. Madonna. 124 mins. As World War 11 siphons off America's baseball players. attention turns to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Rockford Peaches are one such team and Penny (Big) Marshall's latest chronicles their ups and downs with a richer characterisation than in your average sports movie. Glasgow: ()deon.

I Linoi (15) (Reinhard Hauff. Gennany. 1987) 98 mins. A few years before the Wall came down. Reinhard Hauff adapted this stage musical about the longing for hamiony in Berlin of the 80s for the big screen. Individual stories build up

like stops on a subway line. capturing the spectrum of the city‘s preoccupations in dialogue and lyrics. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The living Elie (18) (Gregg Araki. US. 1992) Craig Gilmore. Mike Dytri. Darcy Mana. 84 mins. Shy. sensitive Jon tests HIV positive and teams up with gun-toting Luke as they take a murderous flight across America. New Queer Cinema. playing out on the level of debate should you respect a society that hates you'.’ - but although there's a lot of anger on display. there‘s no clear idea how to direct it. Glasgow: GF'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I loltta (15) (Stanley Kubrick. UK. 1962) James Mason. Shelley Winters. Sue Lyon. 152 mins. Glum version of the Vladimir Nabokov

I novel in which hapless. middle-aged professor

Mason becomes besottcd by the channs of precocious nymphet Lyon. A strange blend of murder. lust and obsession with impressive moments and fine acting. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Lonnm's Oil (12) (George Miller. US. 1992)

Susan Sarandon. Nick Nolte. Zack ()‘Malley Grecnburg. 135 mins. When the stubbornness ()f science meets the immovable object of parenthood. it's Augusto and Michaela Odone

who win through in order to search for a cure for

their dying son. Based on a true. oil-going story. Lorenzo}: Oil has none of the cutseyness of many sick kiddies movies. mainly because the genuine emotion comes not from images of dying children but from the courage of the adults. Susan Sarandon is magnificent. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. All UCls.

I Malcolm X ( IS) (Spike Lee. US. 1992) Denzcl Washington. Angela Bassett. Al Freeman Jr. 201 mins. long-awaited and much needed biopic of Black political activist Malcolm X charts the life of the man from street hood to Muslem leader. An epic worthy of the name. both thematically and cinematically. as Lee brings the integrity and intelligence of a much-misunderstood figure to the masses. Washington‘s faultless performance helps us through some of the more weighty passages. Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: Cannon. All UCls.

I Manon Dos Source: (PC) (Claude Berri. France/Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. Emmanuelle Bean. 1 14 mins. Ten years after the demise ()f Jean de Florette. the Soubeyrans run a prosperous carnation farm. Steering this epic rural saga towards the realms of Greek tragedy. this is a full and satisfying second half that explores the suffering ()f the

guilty as they pay a crippling penance for man's greed and envy. The production values are as high as ever and Auteuil assumes Depardieu‘s mantle in his development from glaikit idiot to broken-hearted suitor. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Mean Streets (18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1973) Harvey Keitel. Robert de Niro. David Proval. l 10 mins. Tony‘s Bar is the base for four young italian-Americans. whose increasingly illegal activities lead to tragedy. Vividly observed character study which combines breathtaking technique with a pervasive sense of corruption. Keitel and de Niro give of their very best. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Mon Pm on Home (PG) (Gerard Lauzicr. France. 1991) Gerard Depardieu. Marie Gillain. Patrick Mille. 102 mins. Father and daughter go to the beach. where she spins a tall tale about hitn being her lover in order to win the affections of a local hunk. Lightweight comedy redeemed by the easy comic presence of Depardieu. Fife: Adam Smith.

I The Muppet: Christmas Carol (U) (Brian Henson. US/L'K. 1992) Michael Caine. Kennit. 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. Strathclyde: ()dcon Ayr.

I In York. lieu York (15) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1977) Liza Minnelli. Robert De Niro. Lionel Slander. 153 mins. Winning combination of satirical parody and heartfelt tribute. as Scorsese tries his hand at big-budget musical comedy. The two stars are outstanding as a waning couple. Dc Niro‘s downbeat jazz saxophinist perfectly counterpoising Minnelli‘s struggling singer in an affecting rags-to-richcs yarn. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Of Mice And Men (PG) (Gary Sinise. US. 1992) John Malkovich. Gary Sinise. Sherilyn Fenn. 111 mins. A slow-wilted. 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 fann life. American tragedy in its purest fonn. Glasgow: Odeon.

I Orlando (PG) (Sally Potter. 13K. 1992) Tilda Swinton. Billy Zane. Quentin Crisp. 92 mins. A male Elizabethan counier begins a journey ()f self-discovery that involves four centuries and a sex change. Swinton's simple but unique beauty

captures the androgyny of the perfect Everyman/woman. while director Potter creates from Virginia Woolf ‘3 novel a humorous and visually splendid succession of episodes that is a constant joy to watch. At last. a literary film rather than a literature substitute. See feature. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo. IPatoarrattanIleIIlynloKid(ls)(Sam Peckinpah. US. 1973) James Coburn. Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan. 106 mins. Bloody version of the Weslem legend. with Peckinpah and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer reaching for a moody. brutal American tragedy. only to have their work re-edited by the studio. Dylan fans will want to catch him in a decent stab at acting. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Playboy: ( 12) (Gillies Mackinnon. UK. 1992) Robin Wright. Aidan Quinn. Albert Finney. 108 mins. A young woman causes scandal in her small lrish village when she refuses to name the father of her newbom son; events only get worse when a troupe of travelling actors pitches its tent and she falls for the leading man. Tenderly acted by a unifonnly magnificent cast and handled with care by the Scottish director of acclaimed TV films The Grass: A renu and Conquest oft/1e South Pole. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Raging Bull ( l8) (Martin Scorsese. US. I980) Robert de Niro. Cathy Moriarty. Joe Pesci. 129 mins. Middleweight boxing champ Jake La Motta finds it difficult to sustain his early success and as his career fades. he declines into a travesty (if his fonner self. De Niro‘s stunning physical presence dominates Scorsese’s savagely bleak study of self-destructive machismo. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Rebel Without I Came ( 18) (Nicholas Ray. US. 1956) James Dean. Natalie Wood. Jim Backus. Sal Mineo. 1 1 1 mins. Seminal youth movie has Dean as a sensitive but misunderstmd kid battling to communicate with his parents and caught in the violent struggle for self-definition. Though irTevocably dated by now. this is still notable as the film that articulated the until-then unrecognised experiences and aspirations of a whole generation and does of course contain our favourite nostalgia icon in full flow. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Reservoir 0098 ( 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






“Witty, intelligent, ORLANDO bursts

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onto the screen of glory.” screen international “Tilda Swinton is pedecflon”. Potter’s

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