off on holiday and leave little Kevin behind. Sounds familiar? More remake than sequel to the 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. Fife: Robins.
I Honey. I Blew Up The Kid (U) (Randal Kleiser. US. 1992) Rick Moranis. Marcia Strassntan. 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. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Howard: End (PG) (James Ivory. UK. 1992) Anthony Hopkins. Vanessa Redgrave. Ilelena Bonham Caner. Entrna Thompson. 142 mins. After a succession of dreary Forster clones. the British ﬁlm industry gets round to tackling his masterpiece. and one of the ntost important novels of the 20th century. The story. centring on the marriage between a wealthy and reactionary old duffer and an emancipated younger woman. is a contplex family chronicle told with clarity and compassion. At last a cinematic period drama that exudes excellence. with some ﬁnely crafted performances to match. Glasgow: Gl-T. Edinburgh: ('anteo. l‘ilmhouse. Central: MacRobert.
I Indecent Propol ( 15) (Adrian Lyne. ('5. I993) Demi Moore. Robert Redford. Woody llan‘elsori. ll7 ntins. Suave bastard Redford offers poverty-stricken yuppies Moore and Ilan'elson a million dollars if he can sleep with the lady and dilemma ensues. Killer base material. btit Lyne makes a toweringly abominable ﬁlrtt out of it. Cavernoust empty stuff. a worse ﬁlm than even The Bodyguard and likely to be every bit as successful. General release.
I Innocent Blood ( I5) (John Landis. US. 1992) Anne Parillatid. Anthony LaPaglia. Robert Loggia. 113 mins. ()r a French Vampire In Pittsburgh. Sexy vampire Marie (Nikita's Parillaud) is environittentally aware enough just to feast on bad guys. btit this has its drawbacks when a new Maﬁa member of the Undead decides that now he's more powerful than ever. Chic and powered by Parillaud's sexual energy. this still isn't one of Landis's best moments. See feature and review. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: MGM. All UCIs.
I .Ianton. Janori ( 18) (Bigas Luna. Spain. 1992) Penelope Cruz. Anna Galiena. Javier Bardem. 94 ntins. ‘Jamon' equals ham; ‘una mulierjamona' equals hot hispanic babe. Ptit them together and you've got this mix of reprehensible depravity and tease of social signiﬁcance. As it tells of the desire of a pregnant woman for the bulgineg becrotched Manuel (with weightly subplots involving various mums). you can't help feeling it's aiming at too many targets. Sex. leering and exploitation. btit not necessarily a ﬁne ﬁlm. Glasgow: GET.
I JFK (15) (Oliver Stone. LS. 1991) Kevin Costner. Joe Pesci. Gary ()ldman. Tommy lee Jones. 190 mins. Based on the controversial theories of New Orleans district attomey Jim Garrison. Stone's epic account of what did or did not happen when President Kennedy made an untimely exit front this world makes for enthralling cinema. A ﬁne perfonnance by ('ostner is supported by one of the ﬁnest casts ever assembled before the camera. Regardless of verity of his argument. this is Stone's most powerful effort to date. Strathclyde: l'Cl Clydebank.
I Jungle Book (U) (Wolfgang Reitherinan. US. 1967) With the voices of George Sanders. Louis Prima. 78 mins. Growing up in the jungle. young
Mowgli Ieams front the animals around him. Enjoyable Disney. a long way after Kipling. but the songs are wonderful. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. WMR. All UC Is. I The Killing (PG) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1956) Sterling Ilayden. Coleen Gray. Vince Edwards. 83 ntins. 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. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Last Day: of Che: lous(15) (Gillian Armstrong. Australia. 1992) Lisa Harrow. Bruno Ganz. Kerry Fox. 96mins. 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 front Gillian (My Beautiful Career) Arrttstrong 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 ntost underrated movies of the year. Glasgow: GET. I Laughter In Paradise (U) (Mario Zampi. UK. 1951) Alastair Sim. Joyce Grenfell. Ilugh Grifﬁth. 93 mins. The benefactors of an eccentric's will must carry out embarrassing or criminal acts to get their legacies. Ililarious in parts. lacklustre in others. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I life I: Sweet ( 15) (Mike Ieigh. UK. 1991) Alison Steadrnan. Jim Broadbent. Jane llorrocks. Claire Skinner. Timothy Spall. David Thewlis. 102 mins. Domestic cringe-drama which centres on a farttily with mismatched twin daughters (Ilorrocks and Skinner). an inefﬁcient caterer dad (Broadbent) and a generous-spirited ntum (Steadman). Like all Leigh‘s work. the drama is laced with a bleak. almost cruel humour. but it's enjoyable. truthful and surprisingly optimistic. Edinburgh: Cameo. I loaded Weapon 1 (PG) (Gene Qtiintano. US. 1993) Erttilio Estevez. Samuel 1.. Jackson. Tim Curry. 83 ntins. A new low in spoofery which is a good deal less funny than the Lethal Weapon series it's supposed to be sending tip. Sad. overstretched stuff with a welter of embarrassed looking guest stars. Glasgow: Odeon. Central: Allanpark. I Madame Bowery (PG) (Claude Chabrol. France. I991) Isabelle Iltippert. Jean-Francois Balmer. Christophe Malavoy. 140 ntins. The veteran of French cinema's latest is a beautiful. entirely faithful. but slightly dull version of Flaubert's classic. Emma (lluppert) is bored with social conventions and scandalises 19th century bourgeois France with her inﬁdelity. Glasgow: GI-T. I Malcolm X (15) (Spike Lee. US. l992)Denze1 Washington. Angela Bassett. A1 Freeman Jr. 201 rttins. 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 cinerrtatically. as Lee brings the integrity and intelligence of a rttuch-misunderstorxl ﬁgure to the masses. Washington's faultless perfonrtance helps us through sonte of the more weighty passages. Glasgow: GI-‘I'. I Man Bite: Dog(18)(Rcmy Belvaiix/Andre Bonrel/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 tip their graduation ﬁlm. Ilorriﬁcally comic mock-doc on a poetry-
quoting mass-murderer. it soon sharpens its sen'ous edge and becomes truly shocking. A real chin-dropper of a ﬁlm ifever there was one. Glasgow: GFT.
I I” of the m Heart (15) (Vincent Ward. UK/Australia. 1992) Jason Scott Lee. Patrick Bergen. Anne Parillaud. 109 mins. A sweeping romantic epic that begins when an eleven-year- old Inuit boy meets an RAF mapmaker. and later a half-Indian/half-French girl. Separated by culture and circumstance. their paths continually cross. signiﬁcantly during World War 11. Like the shifting ice floes of its Arctic scenes. Ward‘s ﬁlm is in a constant state of flux. A technically astonishing and profoundly moving exploration of how our lives are literally mapped out irt advance. See feature and review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Margaret Tait Shorts Five ﬁlms front 19M and the mid-70s by the director of Blue Black Permanent show Tait as an innovative ﬁlrrtrrtaker with a close eye for detail. Mon 21 only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Matador ( l8) (Pedro Alrrtadovar. Spairt. 1986) Assurnpta Sema. Antonio Banderas. Nancho Martinez. Eva Como. 96 mins. Less uproarious than the works that established his commercial reputation. this is Alntadovar at his most intensely dark and ecstatic. Themes of sex and death merge around a pervy ex-bullﬁghter. his sexually confused pupil and the latter's murderous defence lawyer. Quite delirioust amoral. Glasgow: GE T.
I Matinee (PG) (Joe Dante. US. 1993) John Goodman. Cathy Moriaty. Simon Fenton. 100 mins. A coming-of—age tale set against the Cuban ntissile crisis. as a cinema showman (Goodrrtan) brings his latest ‘2' grade sci-ﬁ thriller to a small Florida town. Dante's latest is really an affectionate tribute to the antics of schlock ﬁlmmakers like William Castle. who stuffed the cinemas with tacky effects like electriﬁed seats. Ilumorous nostalgia with sharply observed in-jokes and sideswipes at complacent suburbians. See review. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: ()deon. UCI. Strathclyde: L'CI Clydebank.
I Mediterraneo (15) (Gabriele Salvatores. Italy. 1992) Diego Abatantuono. Claudio Bigagli. Guiseppe Cedema. 90mins. 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I My Beatitltul Motto ( 15) (Stephen Frears. UK. 1985) Daniel Day Iewis. Roshan Seth. Gordon Wamecke. Shirley Anne Field. 97 ntins. A young Asian front South London is given the chance to manage his uncle's laundrette. which he and his ex-skinhead boyfriend transform into the latest word in laundromats. Made for TV. the ﬁlm nevertheless attracted sonte critical acclaim. though it has proved something of a puzzle to those neither homosexual nor Asian. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I My Old Private Idaho ( l8) (Gus Van Sant. US. 1991) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 rrtins. 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 gent. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I lovrhete To Ilun ( 15) (Robert llarmon. LS. 1992) Jean-Claude Van Damme. Rosanna Arquette. Kieran ('ulkin. 95 ntins. Van Damme's
biggest movie to date isn't his best. maybe
because it tries to load hirtt with too many traditional Hollywood hero traits while barely 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 90s. Borders: Kingsway. Certtral: Cannon. Fife: MGM.
I Orlando (PG) (Sally Potter. UK. 1992) Tilda Swirtton. Billy Zane. Quentin Crisp. 92 rrtins. A ntale Elizabethan courtier begins a joumey of self-discovery that involves four centuries and a sex chartge. Sw intori's simple btit unique beauty captures the androgyny of the perfect Everyman/woman. while director Potter creates front Virginia Woolf's 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. Fife: Adant Smith.
I Out on the Box ( 15) The series of programmes of archive TV material highlighting gay and lesbian issues continues. Programme 3 consists of Silvio Narizzano's ()n Trial: Oscar Wilde and Blasphemy at the Old Bailey. an edition of Everyman. Introduced. with an illustrated talk. by Stephen Bourne. Programme 4 concludes the series with screenings of The Other Side: ()nly Connect arid extracts from three other productions. Glasgow: GI-‘l'.
I The 0! ( l 2) (Sven Nykvist. Sweden. 1992) Max Von Sydow. Liv Ullman. Stellan Skarsgard. 92 mins. At a time of severe famine in I9th century Sweden. a poor farmer kills a rich neighbour's ox in order to feed his family. btit eventually is transported to a hard labour cantp. A mix of moral dilemmas and costume drama. this directorial debut by Bergman's celebrated cinematographer is a rather more profound than depressing experience. See review. Glasgow: Gl-T.
I The Party (PG) (Cynthia Beatt. Germany. 1992) Tilda Swinton. 93 mins. A cliic young hostess meanders front guest to guest at a arty house party. pickirtg up snatches of pretentious conversations. Bean's debut has a sortinambtilistic air. which is about as far front Hollywood as you could hope to get. See Screen Test. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Passenger 57 (15) (Kevin llooks. US. I992) Wesley Snipes. Bruce Payne. Tom Sizemore. 84 rttins. Ilijack 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. accidently on the same ﬂight. That's the set-up. but it's the action that matters and llook delivers it pretty well. using the conﬁnes of the setting and the comic book traits of his characters to advantage. Edinburgh: (7C1. Borders: Roxy. Central: Regal.
I The Princess and the Goblin (U) (Josef Gemes. L'K/llungary. 1991) With the voices of Rik Mayall. Claire Bloom. Joss Ackland. 75 mins. Pretty poor piece of children‘s animation takes only the fairy tale cliches front a good original novel and has nothing other than Mayall's ()T'l‘ voice performance as the Goblin Prince to give it arty life. I suspect that today's audiences will be a little too sophisticated for this offering. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.
I Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder. West Gerrrtany/l-‘rance. 1982) Brad Davis. Franco Nero. Jeanne Moreaii. Gunther Kaufrrtann. 108 mins. I‘assbinder‘s last ﬁlm is a sweat-heavy nightmare-vision of Genet's novel. steeped in homosexual eroticism arid Teutonic despair. Lots of fun if you're a gay. German nihilist; otherwise more than a little tiresome. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Quince Tree Sun (If) (Victor Erice. Spain. 1992) Antonio Lopez. Enrique Gran. Maria Moreno. 13‘) mins. A grouchy old artist sets out
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