movie swept the French Cesar Awards. See preview. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Scottish Short Films Three films made with grants from the Scottish Film Production Fund and BBC Scotland Short Film Award 1992-93: Peter Capaldi‘s F run: K ofko Tr It's/1 Wonderful Life. Eleanor Yule's A Small Deposit. and Jim Shields's Rain. Friday 2 only. Glasgow: GET. I The Sheltering Sky ( 18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. UK/Italy. 1990) Debra Winger. John Malkovich. Campbell Scott. Jill Bennett. 138 mins. The subtlety of Paul Bowles' novel is not fully communicated. and Benolucci's alterations have been frowned upon. but ironically the departures from the text are the source of the most intense cinematic images. In the central roles as the doomed American couple seeking adventure. Winger's Kit may be flawed. but Malkovich's Port is a superbly intuitive characterisation. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Silent Touch ( 15) (Krysztof Zanussi. UK/Poland/Denmark. 1992) Max Von Sydow. Lothaire Bluteau. Sarah Miles. 96mins. A famous conductor (Von Sydow) is coaxed out of retirement when a young musicologist transforms him from senile old git to benevolent genius. A veritable Euro-pudding. were it not for the magnificent ingredient of Von Sydow. Glasgow: GFT. I Single White Female (18) (Barbet Schroeder. US. 1992) Bridget Fonda. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Steven Weber. 107 mins. FIatmate-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: Cameo. I Soil Tm. IIIII Shoulder (15) (Stefan Schwartz. UK. 1992) Peter Capaldi. Elaine Collins. Richard Wilson. 9| mins. A Scot living in London has to return home to his native Glasgow for a family party. 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 balance of innocent charm and sly humour. Not in the fast lane. perhaps. but motoring steadily towards its destination. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Sonnetsby (12) (Jon Amiel. US. 1993) Richard Gere. Jodie Foster. Bill Pullman. 114 mins. The plot of The Return of Martin Guerre goes wandering for a few years before emerging from the mists of the American Civil War in the shape of Jack Sommersby (Gere). who’s not

quite the man his wife (Foster) remembers. She‘s in love. but a court has to decide the genuineness of his claims. As effective as a thriller as the original but the central pairing lacks the spark that would really have set it on fire. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCI.

I Super Mario Bros (PG) (Rocky Morton/Annabel Jankel. US. 1993) Bob Hoskins. John Leguizamo. Dennis Hopper. 105 mins. The film of the video game featuring Italian pipe-menders plumbs new and tedious depths. In a parallel world. they try to rescue a princess from a lizard-like baddie. but our heroes are lost in over-designed sets and variable special effects. More holes than a drain-cover. See review. General release.

I Tango (15) (Patrice Leconte. France. 1992) Philippe Noiret. Richard Bohringer. Thieny Lhermitte. 90mins. A comedy buddy movie from the director of Monsieur Hire and The Hairdresser 's' Husband. centring on an unscrupulousjudge and the crazy pilot whom he persuades to murder the estranged wife of his oversexed nephew. A special List/Cameo screening on Sat 10 July at lpm —just present this issue at the Cameo box office. Patrice Leconte interview in next issue. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Thieves like Us ( I 8) (Robert Altman. US. 1973) Keith (‘arradine. Shelley DuvaII. John Schuck. 123 mins. A trio of bankrobbers try for the big time they read about and see in movies. but prison is always lurking just round the corner. Altman's remake of Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night has more of a bitter-sweet irony to it. while taking a satirical swipe at Depression America and its false promises. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Three of Hearts ( I8) (Yurek Bogayevicz. US. 1993) William Baldwin. Kelly Lynch. Sherilyn Fenn. 110 mins. Girl meets girl. Girl loses girl. Girl hires gigolo to woo girl then break her heart. so she'll come running back. Not your average Ilollywood love triangle. and certainly commendable for bringing a relaxed. comic attitude to sexuality that is nomtally ghettoised. Which means it should be doubly condemned for its cop-out ending. See review. Edinburgh: ()deon. All UCls.

I Three Ninja Kid: (U) (Jon Tuneltaub. US. 1993) Victor Wong. Michael Treanor. Chad Power. 84 mins. Three mini-martial anists use their grandfather's training to help their FBI agent dad nail a baddie. Sort of Home Alone

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I ton and Jerry: The Movie (U) (Phil Roman. US. 1992) With the voices of Richard Kind. Dana Hill. Charlotte Rae. 84 mins. That's right: ‘with the voices of‘. The world's greatest cat ant mouse act not only talk. but sing and dance their way through their first feature. as they cope with leaving home and being out on the streets. It will divert the kids. certainly. but life-long fans will be disappointed to see (and hear) these cultural icons expand beyond sublime five-minute burst of mayhem. General release.

I The Trial (12) (David Jones. UK. 1992) Kyle McLachlan. Jason Robards. Anthony Hopkins. 120 mins. ~This Pinter-scripted version of Kafka's paranoid classic suffers from an inappropriately cast Kyle McLachlan and a feeling that the film as a whole hasn't escaped its BBC literary adaptation roots. That said. the Prague locations add authenticity and a cavalcade of British thesps deliver the goods in supporting roles. But it's just not Kafkaesque enough. See review. Glasgow: GFT.

I Triple Booey on a Par Five Hole (15) (Amos Poe. US. 1992) Eric Mitchell. Daisy Hall. Alba Clemente. 88 mins. A scriptwriter is hired by a Japanese-owned studio to write a screenplay about a Jewish-American family. whose orphaned children live on a motor yacht. Self- referential as hell. but a good if odd laugh. A genuine American weirdie. With David Mackenzie's Edinburgh-set film noir. Dirty Diamonds. Glasgow: GF'T.

I Trouble in Mind (15) (Alan Rudolph. US. 1985) Kris Kristofferson. Keith Canadine. Genevieve Bujold. 112 mins. Rudolph‘s phantasmagorical blend of gangster movie. fantasy melodrama and modern day western with desperate characters trying to go straight in the moral playground of Rain City. Glasgow: GFT

I The llnbearahle lighting: of Being ( l8) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena Olin. 167 mins. Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundera's complex novel about a womanising Czech 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 1968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. Edinburgh: Cameo.

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I llrrtorgiven (15) (Clint Eastwood. US. 1992) Clint Eastwood. Gene Hackman. Morgan Freeman. 123 mins. Clint returns to the saddle as a former killer. tamed by his late wife. but pressed into joining a bounty hunt which takes him to the town of Big Whiskey and into the presence of its sadistic sheriff (Ilackman). A darkly disturbing western which destroys the genre‘s traditional notions ofclear-cut good and evil. instead presenting violent acts as physically and psychologically painful for victim and perpetrator alike. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Untamed HearttlS) (Tony Bill. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Marisa Tomei. Rosie Perez. 102 mins. Tomei and Perez were the discoveries of 1992. stealing My Cousin Vinny and White Men C on 't Jump from under the noses of the stars. with Tomei going on to win an Oscar. Here. she is a waitress who falls for the dishwasher who suffers from a dodgy ticker. You'll'11 cry. you'll snuggle up together. Glasgow: MGM Sauchiehall Street.

I The Vanishing (15) (George Sluizer. US. 1993) Jeff Bridges. Kiefer Sutherland. Nancy Travis. 110 mins. Throwing subsequent credibility out of the window. Dutch director Sluizer goes to Hollywood to remake his own classic. but agrees to a screenplay that removes all of the subtleties of his original chiller. Boyfriend searches for girlfriend who disappeared at shopping centre. only to come into contact with abductor that much is the same. but one can only compare the disasterous American decisions with the elements that made them want to do it again in the first place. General release.

I Vrootet18) (Beeban Kidron. UK. 1988) Clive Owen. Diana Quick. David Thewlis. 89 mins. Two Lancashire lads go off on a joyridc to nowhere. The first half has some effectiver atmospheric photography and directorial zip to match. but before long the tank dries up and the script putters along as a series of road movie cliches. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Wild West (15) (David Attwood. UK. 1992) Naveen Andrews. Sarita Choudhury. Ronny Jhutti. 85 mins. You've got to have hopes to survive life in Southall. even if you're up against friends. family and the British record industry just because you're the world's first Asian country and western band. Very funny. continuously upbeat British comedy that takes an unusual look at an odd slice of life. This

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