old hat but Walt Disnae. Fife: Robins. I W W (15) (Adrian Lyne. US. 1993) Demi Moore. Robert Redford. Woody Harrelson. 117 mins. Suave bastard Redford offers poverty-stricken yuppies Moore and Harrelson a million dollars if he can sleep with the lady and dilemma ensues. Killer base material. but Lyne makes a towerineg abominable film out of it. Cavemously empty stuff. a worse film than even The Bodyguard and likely to be every bit as successful. General release. I Machine (12) (Regis Wargnier. France. 1992) Catherine Deneuve. Vincent Perez. Lihn Dan Pham. 156 mins. Lush. irresistably romantic tale ofa French colonial (Deneuve) running a nibber plantation in I930s Vietnam. who falls in love with a naval officer while the country borders on rebellion. Reminiscent of Gone With The Wind and the great epics of David Lean. its music is by GIasgow-bom composer Patrick Doyle (Henry V). Edinburgh: Cameo. I Jack The Bear (PG) (Marshall Herskovitz. US. 1993) Danny DeVito. Robert J. Steinmiller Jnr. Miko Hughes. 98 mins. Set in the early I970s. this downbeat but appealing tale centres on a 12-year-old boy trying to come to terms with his mother‘s recent death and his father's blend of alcoholic mourning and working as host on a late-night horror show. The kids are refreshineg free from the sentimentality of other would-be weepies. and DeVito is given a bit more space to extend his range. Just manages to stay this side of the TV movie divide. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. AII UCIs. I Mic Book (U) (Wolfgang Reithemian. US. 1967) With the voices of George Sanders. Louis Prima. 78 mins. Growing up in the jungle. young Mowgli learns from the animals around him. Enjoyable Disney. a long way after Kipling. but the songs are wonderful. General release. I mm C! This Land 1: Ours (PG) (Saddik Balewa. Nigeria/UK. 1991) African filrnrnaking in the colourful storytelling tradition of Yeelen and Tilat'. An Islamic settlement in Northern Nigeria fights to protect its land. which is rich in mineral wealth. Glasgow: GFT. I [WW (U) (Godfrey Reggio. US. 1983) 86 mins. Rather vacuous exploration of the beauty of our planet and the nastiness of our modern civilisation which is in the process of destroying it. Beautifully shot. and with an apocalyptic Philip Glass score to boot. it ends up looking like a spectacular advert for something or other. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The last of his THIN (PG) (Harry Hook. US. 1992) Jon Voigt. Graham Greene. 90 mins. Harry (Kitchen Toto. Lord of the Flies) Hook just hasn‘t ever made it to the mainstream with his environmentally aware movies. Here he retells the true story of the friendship between the lone survivor of Califomia‘s Yahi people and the Berkeley anthropologist who studied him. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I last You It Ilia“ (U) (Alain Resnais. France/Italy. I961) Delphine Seyrig. Giorgio Albertazzi. Sacha Pitoeff. 93 mins. Evocative and enigmatic tale of a man who meets a woman in a rambling hotel. and believes he had an affair with her the previous year. Past blends with present to the point where they are indistinguishable. and you can only really enjoy it if you don't worry too much whether they did or didn‘t. Not one for Blind Date enthusiasts. Glasgow: GFI‘. I 1.6010 (18) (Jean-Claude Lauzon. Canada. 1992) Maxime Collin. Ginette Reno. Gilbert Sicotte. 107 mins. A French Canadian boy escapes from the increasing insanity of his family life into a bizarre series of fantasies. in which he is the offspring of his mother and a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato. Lauzon dives deeper into the darkly funny and painfully sad aspects of sexual awareness and adolescence. A unique. beautifully visual treat. Glasgow: GF'I‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Living End (18) (Greg Araki. US. 1992) Craig Gilmore. Mike Dytri. Darcy Marta. 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. Edinburgh: Cameo. I loaded W1 (PG) (Gene Quintano. US. 1993) Emilio Estevez. Samuel L. Jackson. Tim Curry. 83 mins. A new low in spoofery which is a good deal less funny than the Lethal Weapon series it‘s supposed to be sending up. Sad. overstretched stuff with a welter of embarrassed looking guest stars. General release. I “3’: Oil (12) (George Miller. US. 1992) Susan Sarandon. Nick Nolte. Zack O'Malley Greenburg. 135 mins. When the stubbornness of science meets the immovable object of parenthood. it's Augusto and Michaela Odone who win through in order to seareh for a cure for their dying son. Based on a true. on-going story.

Lorenzo's 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:


I III Bites Dog (18) (Remy Belvaux/Andre BonzeI/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 spnrced 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. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.

I MW (15) (Gabriele Salvatores. Italy. 1992) Diego Abatantuono. Claudio Bigagli. Guiseppe Cedema. 90 mins. A group of WW2 Italian sailors find themselves stranded in the Greek village they were supposed to be ransacking. and settle down to an idyllic life with the locals. A tribute to the kinship of the Mediterranean peoples. this 1992 Oscar winner carries sentimentality and knowing humour in equal amounts. See review. Glasgow: GFT.

I * My (PG) (Michael Gottlieb. US. 1992) Hulk Hogan. Sherman Hemsley. Austin Pendleton. 84 mins. Hulk Hogan follows the successful Suburban Commando with a film that owes something to Home Alone. This time he's a bodyguard roped into looking after two destructive kids who like nothing better than setting booby-traps for their nannies. For the kids only. General release.

llhe WMNUHBfian 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. Fife: New Picture House.

I The “Vim!!! (15) (Vincent Ward. NZ. 1988) Bruce Lyons. Chris Haywood. Hamish McFarlane. Marshall Napier. 92 mins. In medieval Cumbria. a lad named Griffin dreams up a mysterious mission to save his fellow villagers from the Plague. The answer is simple: dig a hole to New Zealand. On arrival on the other side of the world. the bewildered villagers find themselves in the present day. and must confront a nightmare world of cars. televisions and post-industrial cynicism. Ward's extravagant imagination will not please everyone. but for those willing to suspend belief and accept this film's ambiguity. it is a delightful tour defort'e. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Him If the living Dead (18) (Tom Savini. US. 1991) Tony Todd. Patricia Tallman. Tom Towles. 96 mins. Not as influential as Romero's original. but this remake by horror sfx grandmeister Savini is more intelligent and terrifying than the other zombie ripoffs that have oozed their rotting flesh onto the market. With a heroine in the Ripley mould. it's toughened up for an apocalyptic scenario. Central: Allanpark.

I W 1'. Bill (15) (Robert Ilarrnon. US. 1992) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rosanna Arquette. Kieran Culkin. 95 mins. Van Damme‘s biggest movie to date isn‘t his best. maybe because it tries to load him with too many traditional Hollywood hero traits while barer keeping the fans happy with the violent stuff. As an escaped prisoner who comes to the aid of a widow and her kids caught in a battle with land developers. he's weighed down a lack-lustre story. and can only prove that he‘s no Steve McQueen for the 903. See feature. General release.

I One False m (18) (Carl Franklin. US. 1992) Bill Paxton. Cynda Williams. Billy Bob Thornton. 106 mins. Tight li'l crime thriller in the Jim Thomson mould begins with a brutal set of drugs-related slayings. but soon becomes a fascinating character study as a trio of crooks head towards a small town in Arkansas and the cops who await them. Excellent performances all round. particularly Paxton as the over-zealous. but not wholly innocent. Southern sheriff holding his own against the boys from LA. Glasgow: Odeon.

I PM 57 (15) (Kevin Hooks. US. 1992) Wesley Snipes. Bruce Payne. Torn Sizemore. 84 mins. Hijack specialist Payne kills his guards while flying to trial and takes over the plane. Disaster! But wait - isn't that terrorist expert Snipes sitting over there. accidentally on the same flight. That‘s the set-up. but it‘s the action that matters and Hook delivers it pretty well. using the confines of the setting and the comic book traits of his characters to advantage. See review. General release.

I Peter's m (15) (Kenneth Branagh. UK. 1992) Kenneth Branagh. Stephen Fry. Emma Thompson. 102 mins. A decade after their last performance together. a varsity revue team

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