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. General release.
I A River lines through it (PG) (Robert Redford. US. 1992) Craig Sheffcr. 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 Maclcan'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. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Dominion.
I Rumble Fish ( 18) (Francis Ford Coppola. CS. 1983) Mickey Rourke. Dennis Hopper. Matt Dillon. 9-1 ntins. Electrifying expressionist visuals grace this rites of passage parable about the iteed to forge one's own identity and the alienation it can bring. Intense and stylish. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Scent of a Woman (15) (Martin Brest. US. 1992) Al Pacino. (‘hris O'Donnell. James Rebhorn. 156 mins. A blind. alcoholic ex- serviceman and a scholarship college boy spend Thanksgiving Weekend in New York arid find themselves in a series of funny and moving adventures which finally lead them to come to terms with their true selves. ()verlong in its opening and closing scenes. this is still one terrific movie. with what is possibly Pacino‘s best performance it) a distinguished career. Watch out. ()scar night. Glasgow: (irosvenor. MGMs. Edinburgh: Cannon. Strathclyde: ()deon Hamilton. All L'Cls.
I Shadows and Fog ( )5) (Woody Allen. US. 1991 ) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. John
Malkov left. 86 mins. Late release for Allen‘s homage to/pastiche of early Fritz Lang. Allen is the innocent Kleinman. forced tojoin a vigilante group when a serial strangler terrorises an anonymoUs mittel-Europeart town in the 1920s. A showcase for the writer/director‘s talents for dark tragedy arid one-line slapstick. Glasgow: GFT.
I Sherlock Junior (t?) (Buster Keaton. L's, 192-1) Buster Keaton. Kathryn McGuire. Joe Keaton. 45 mins. A cinema projectionist spends
his life daydreaming that he is a great detective. and one day actually finds himself it) the movie he‘s projecting. Shown with the Keaton shorts The Lure .‘v’esr arid The Playhouse. with tiew sound effects and music on the soundtracks. The silent master prov es his knowledge of cinematic form and. it) terms of stunts and laughs. leaves everyone else standing. See review. Edinburgh: Filttthouse.
I Silence Of The Lambs ( 18) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1991 ) Jodie Foster. Anthony Hopkins. Scott Glenn. 1 19 mins. Following a series of horrific serial murders. imprisoned psycho-killer Hopkins is released to help Foster and Glenn‘s FBI agents track down the culprit. Adapted from a novel by Thomas Mun/nutter Harris. Dcmme‘s film version is a subtle but scary suspense shocker. with two excellent performances and great narrative drive. Glasgow: Mercat.
I Single White Female ( 18 ) (Barber Schroeder. US. 1992) Bridget Fonda. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Steven Weber. 107 mins. Flatmate-from-hell scenario is in full force when Leigh moves 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. Edinburgh: Catnco.
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 in 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 watch the ensemble cast find its way around misdirected crushes. parties from hell and crap gigs. Watch your life flash before you. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Filmhouse I Sister Act (PG) (Emile Ardolino. US. 1992) eroopi Goldberg. Maggie Smith. Harvey Keitel. 100 mins. When Nightclub chanteuse Dcloris (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 Slacker ( 15) (Richard Linklater. US. 1991) ()ver 1()() Texans. 97 mins. Unclassifiable piece of independent American moviemaking which doesn't have a plot as such: instead it provides a snapshot of over 100 ‘slackers‘ - young. happy- go-lucky drifters - as they get through their daily lives. Structured as a monumental relay (each character briefly appears. meets the next. and so on). it has a loose. experimental. almost jazzy fonnat that you'll either love or hate. A sure-fire cult hit if it can find its audience in the first place. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Sniper ( 15) (Luis Llosa. US. 19921'I‘om Berenger. Billy Zane. J.T. Walsh. 97 mins. Ari odd situation for another buddy pairing. Berenger and Vane find themselves in the jungles of Panama picking off victims along the sights of a high-powered rifle. The former is the experienced hitman with a conscience. the latter a greenhorn training school graduate. A virtual two-handcr with little to add to the ‘killing is bad' school (if f'tlnrmaking. Edinburgh: UCI.
I Soft Top, liard Shoulder ( 15) (Stefan Schwartz. UK. 1992) Peter Capaldi. Elaine Collins. Richard Wilson. 91 mins. A Scot living it) London has to return home to his native Glasgow for a family party. btit meets various ha/ards on the road north. not the least of which is the slightly bizarre Yvonne. Capaldi's script perfectly captures that typically Scottish balance of innocent charm and sly humour. Not in the fast lane. perhaps. but motoring steadily towards its destination. Fife: Cannon. New Picture IIoUse. Strathclyde: WMR.
I Stay Tuned (PG) (Peter Hyams. US. 1992) John Ritter. Patti Dawber. Jeffrey Jones. 89 mins. (‘ouch potato Roy Knable and wife getted lapped itrto TV Hell and have to survive 24 hours of deadly game shows and other broadcast spoofs in order to retum to the real world. Basically an excuse for a succession of lame parodies. it plays to the attention span ofTV audiences by never being in one joke situation for more than a few minutes. Try another channel. Borders: Kirrgsway. Fife: Glenrothes. All UCls.
I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Bax ~Luhmiann. Australia. 1991 ) Paul Mercurio. Tara Moricc. Bill Hunter. 9-1 mins Dancefloor hopeful Scott Hastings itteurs the wrath of the Australian Dance Federation by using his own steps in competition. loses his partner arid his friends. bur finds love and artistic integrity with the local wallflower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. Glasgow: GI’I‘. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.
I Sweet Smell 0t Success(15)(Atcxuuuc-r Mackendrick. L'S. 1957) Burt Lancaster. Tony Curtis. Susan Harrison. Martin Milner. 96 mins. Iialing comedy director Maekendrick's first American movie is a dark-centred conspiracy thriller with a superb evocation of fear and
paranoia. shot on the streets of New York. Lancaster stars as a powerful journalist obsessed with destroying his sister‘s marriage. while Curtis is the gossip hack whose willingness to oblige leads him into a web of trouble. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Thelma a Louise ( 15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1991) Susan Sarandon. Geerra Davis. Harvey Keitel. Michael Madsen. 129 tnitis. Tlte 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. (in one level. the film is the critical catalyst that had the feminists cheering arid put the stars on the cover of 'I‘r'nu- magazine: jast as importantly. it's an accessible piece of entertainment with excellent central perfonnances. Glasgow: Gl’l‘.
I The Thing (18) (John Carpenter. US. 1982) Kurt Russell. Wilford Brimley. David Cletinon. 109 mins. Scientists on at) Antarctic research station thaw otit an alien creature able to change its shape and horribly murder humans. Extraordinary effects in this tense shocker. which utilises the central gimmick front the original short story iii a way the 1951 version did not. Edinburgh: Filnihouse.
I To Sleep With Anger ( 12) (Charles Burnett. US. 1990) Danny Glover. l’atil Butler. Mary Alice. (‘arl Lumbly. Richard Brooks. 101 mins. An ambitious and charming attempt by black director Burnett to confront racial tensions it) the US. Based on an old Georgian legend. it tells tltc story of traditionalist shit-stirrer Trickster. who visits friends in LA and causes everyone a for ()f bother. Keenly political yet wartri-hcarted. this is a kind of Southern/West Coast response to Spike Lee‘s I)“ the Right Thing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Tous les Matias du Monde ( )2) (Alarm Corneau. France. 1992) Gerard Depardieu. Guillaume Depardieu. Anne Broehet. l 14 turns. The story of 17th century viol dc garrrba \ irtuoso Marin Marais (told iii flashback Using Depardicu perv (’lﬁls‘) acts as a background for conflicts between music and musician. art and artiste. Hugely successful on home territory. it marks an impressive debut for young Guillaume. who‘s likely to set hearts racing from 'I‘oulouse to Tollcross. Glasgow: (ii-'1'.
I Toys (PG) (Barry Levinson. LS. 1992) Robin Williams. Michael Gambon. Robin Wright. 1.71 mins. When their father dies. Leslie Zevo and his sister Alsatia are left his utopian toy factory. btit their nasty uncle decides instead to turn out war toys: it's militaristic madness against childish lunacy. Nice sets btit. wow. is this a piece or gross self-indulgence froin Levinson w ho doesn't seem to know if this is a kids' film for adults or an adults‘ film for kids. See review. Glasgow: ()deon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: ()deon. All liCls.
I 'Mtt Peaks: Fire Walk With hie ( 18) (David Lynch. US. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLachlan. Ray Wise. 135 trtins. The move to the big screen to chronicle last seven days it) the life of Laura Palmer allows Lynch to go to greater excesses than in the TV series. A dark-hued and disturbing rniastna ()f striall-town corruption and perversity. filled with Peakic faves and riew cameos. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Cameo. I 2001: A Space Odyssey (L7) (Stanley Kubrick. [IS/UK. 1968) Keir Dullea. Gary Lockwood. 141 mins. Celebrated visionary epic about the history and future of the human race. srtperbly crafted and directed by Kubrick. It needs the big screen to do real justice to the famous sequences on the development of man arid the landing of the mysterious monolith. One of the great classics of tnodem cinema. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Unbearable lightness of Being ( 18) (Philip Kaufman. CS. 1987) Daniel Day-Lew is. Juliette Binoche. Lelia ()lin. 167 mins.
Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundera's complex novel about a womanising C zcch brain surgeon who falls in love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time of the Russian invasion of 1908. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague arid gorgeous photography. Edinburgh: Canteo. I Under Siege ( 18) (Andrew Davis. US. 1992) Steven Seagal. Tommy Lee Jones. Gary BUsey. 103 mitts. Dre [fun] on a boat. with ntartial arts ace Seagal as the ship's cook and the only man who can take on a group of terrorist revolutionaries who have taken over its nuclear arsenal. A kind of ultra-violent comedy. it should take Seagal otit (if the video ranks and ittto the big lcagttc. as he's simply a better anti-hero arid actor than Jean-Claude. Arnie arid Dolph put i together. General release. | I Unforgiven ( 15) (Clint Eastwood. us. r992) ‘ (‘litit Eastwood. Gene Hackman. Morgan 1 Freernatr. 123 mins. Clint returns to the saddle asl l
a former killer. tamed by his late wife. but pressed intojoining a bounty hunt which takes liitti to the town of Big Whiskey arid itrto the presence ()1 its sadistic sheriff(Hackrnan). A ' darkly disturbing western which destroys the l genre's traditional notions of clear-cut good and j evil. instead presenting v toletit acts as physically i and psychologically painful for victim attd perpetrator alike. Strathclyde: Cannon. I I Until the End of the World ( )5) (Wim Wenders. Germany/l 'S/J:iparr/AUstralia. 1992i Solveig Dorrimartin. William Hurt. Sam Neill. 158 mins. After having been chased across the world by various nefarious types. (‘lairc ’l'ourncur (Dorrirnartin) and lover Trevor (Hurt) end tip in an Attssic underground lab. with nttclcar arrriageddori around the corner. The sci— 1'1 and 'lcmalc l’m'r (ivnr' elements don‘t gel. but Wender's flawed rock'n'roll» powered ody sscy does have its own kind of fascination. ladinburgh' Filrrthouse.
I Video: To Camera — Action The second 111 a series of programmes that charts the link
betw ccn video and performance across more than two decades. with emphasis on light. action and sound. This hour-long package includes i work by Neil Bartlett. Williarti Wegman and Moria llatoum. Tue to only. lidiriburgh: l'iltiihouse. I Video: TV interventions This progratitttre it) the Filrithousc's innovative weekly video series I draws on a rtiulti-faccted project consisting of a series of corritriiss‘ions to artists to produce work for television. a youth project and a touring exhibition. Artists include Alistair Maclcnnan. Bruce Mcl can and Raul Rodriguu. Tue 23 only 1 Edinburgh: 1‘i1tnhouse.
I the Waterdance ( 15) (Neal JimineIIMichael Sternberg. I'S. 1992)1iricStolt/. Wesley Snipes. . William Forsythe. l()() nuns. After a climbing accident which leaves him in a wheelchair. a young writer is transferred to a rehabilitation centre w here he comes to terms with his disability and his fellow patients. A powerful bttddy movie winch gives any latent sentimentality in the subject a hefty wheel~ swerve and which combines moving scenes with gallows humour. Central: MacRobert. i I Wild At Heart ( is) (David Lynch. US. 1900) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dertt. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoc. 127 mins. Ly nch's much-hyped Cannes pri/e-w inner turns out to be weird and wondrous in its own way. if not quite as cohesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Derit are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange httrnan Dafoe or) a sotttctirites
comic. somettriies disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rende/vous with Elvis and the Wi/ard off)! lidiiiburgh: ('atrreo.
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