O'Brien. Charles Dance. 122 mins. Young Danny gets a magical movie ticket which catapults him into a screen world of villains and heroes. the world of Jack Slater. But when the ticket falls into the wrong hands. the real world comes under threat. A feisty parody of Amie's all-action heroics and self-referential as hell. this has summer blockbuster written all over it. See review. General release.

I laiirrence or Arabia (PG) (David Lean. UK. 1962) Peter O'Toole. Alec Guinness. Jack Hawkins. ()mar Sharif. 222 mins. Lean‘s mammoth desert epic. restored to its director's original cut and the big screen. where film- making on this scale belongs. Edinburgh: Cameo, I [onto (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. Lanzon dives deeper into the darkly funny and painfully sad aspects of sexual awareness and adolescence. A unique. beautifully visual treat. Glasgow: Gl-‘l‘. I Mad Dog Md Glory (15) (John McNaughton. US. 1992) Robert De Niro. Bill Murray. Uma Thurman. 97 mins. After saving the life of a loan shark. a cop is ‘given' a beautiful barmaid for a week; but when he falls for her. he has to fight for his love. Casting the major stars against type works well in a film that is at times disconcerting but consistcnly enjoyable. See review. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Madame Bovary (PG) (Claude Chabrol. France. 1991) Isabelle lluppert. Jean-Francois Balmer. Christophe Malavoy. 140 mins. 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Malcolm X (15) (Spike Lee. US. 1992) Denzel Washington. Angela Bassett. A1 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-riiisunderstow figure to the masses. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Man Bites Dog (18) (Remy Belvaux/Andre Bonzel/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 7ap came three young Belgians. who spniced up their graduation film. llotrifically comic mock-doc on a poetry- quoting mass-murderer. it soon sharpens its serious edge and becomes trulv shocking. Strathclyde: L’Cl Clydebank.

I Halted lunch ( 18) (David Cronenberg. l’S. 1992) Peter Weller. Judy Davis. lan llolm. Roy Scheider. I21 mitts. Body horror maestro takes on the near impossible task of filming William Burroughs‘ controversial novel The Naked Lunch and comes otit with a cinematic masterpiece. Elements from Biiirouglis' own life merge with a surreal narrative and the book's bizarre. drug-induced sexual imagery. leaving a bewildered. but ittipr‘esscd. audience iii their wake. By no means easy watching. btit well worth the effort. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea ( 18) (Laurent lleynemann. France. 1992) Jeanne Moreau. Michel Serraiilt. 1.iic 'l‘hullicr. 95 mins. Ari upper-class lady swindler swans around Guadaloupe pulling off devious capers until she falls for a beach-bum toy-boy. Jeanne Moreau stands out as the only worthwhile attraction iti this leaden. contrived comedy. Glasgow: (ii-'1’. I Olivier Olivier ( 15) (Agniesrka llolland. France. 1992) Francois Cluzet. Brigitte Roiian. Gregoire Colin. 105 mins. The latest from the director of Europa Europa is based on a true French newspaper story of a boy who went missing. only to turn tip six years later as a Parisian rent boy. An intriguing. evokatively photographed depiction of family tensions. Bizarre bizarre. Glasgow: Gl’l‘.

I The 0! ( l2) (Sven Nykvist. Sweden. 1992) Max Von Sydow. Liv l'llman. Stellan Skarsgard 92 mins. At a time of severe famine in 19th century Sweden. a poor farmer kills a rich neighbour's ox in order to feed his family. but eventually is transported to a hard labour camp. A mix of moral dilemmas and costume drama. this directorial debut by Bergman's celebrated cinematographer is a rather more profound than depressing experience. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Parents ( 18) (Bob Balabati. LS. 1988) Randy Qtiaid. Mary Beth lltrrt. Sandy Dennis. 90 tiiitis An imaginative blend of Hairspray. Happy Day.- and the Hills Have Eyes. it follows the suburban lives of two couples. the son of one pair suspecting the other couple of cannibalism. Afte an hour of increasingly weird sitcom antics. the film changes gear for a distinctly grim ending.


A cop who‘d rather be an artist. A mobster who‘d rather be a comic.

Formica fear was never more functional or so much fun. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Prospero's Books ( 18) (Peter Greenaway. UK. 1991) John Gielgud. Michael Clark. Isabelle Pasco. Michel Blane. 125 mins. Greenaway transforms Shakespeare‘s The Tempest into a visual feast by using groundbreaking High Definition Television technology. Gielgtid delivers a near-definitive Prospero. backed tip by an impressive European cast. and Michael Nyman‘s score is perhaps his best yet. A film like no other. immersed in illusion as both subject matter and form. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Ouince Tree Sun (t?) (Victor Erice. Spain. 1992) Antonio Lopez. Enrique Gran. Maria Moreno. 139 mins. A grouchy old artist sets out to paint the quince tree in his garden and a couple of his mates come round. Sounds pretty deadly. btit the viewer soon finds watching the artist at work utterly compelling. to the extent that the tiniest event becomes a crucial incident. A majestic film experience. ()r the Emperor‘s new clothes syndrome. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Red Rock West (15) (John Dahl. (is. 1992) Nicolas Cage. Lara Flynn Boyle. Dennis Hopper. 98 mins. Mistaken for a Texas hitman. Nicolas Cage is offered $5.0(X) by a smalltown sheriff to kill his wife . . . and then double the amount by her if he‘ll reverse the hit. Scooting otit of town with the money and the job undone. he bumps into the real killer. and his problems begin. A slick tale of double. triple and quadruple dealing that adds a comic twist to the tight Blood Simple atmosphere. Glasgow: (irosvenor. I Repulsion ( 18) (Roman Polanski. l'K. 1965) Catherine Deneuve. lati llendty. John Fraser. 105 mins. Left on her own in her sister's fiat for a few days. a sexually repressed young woman gradually deteriorates towards complete mental breakdown. Polanski's first English language movie remains one of his best. a genuinely disturbing exploration of intense paranoia and claustrophobia that unflinchingly picks at the audience's deepest neuroses. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Reservoir 0095(18) (Quentin 'l'arantino. LS. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. IQO mins. A gang of hoods. known only to each other by colour-coded nicknames. meets at an abatidoned warehouse to figure how out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. The best debut iti years from writer-director 'l’arantirio, whose stylish violence scdtrccs the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon.

I Riff-Raft ( 15) (Ken Loach. UK. 1991) Robert Carlyle. Emer McCourt. Ricky Tomlinson. 94 mins. A lighter-than-usual investigation of British poverty from our foremost political director. written from first-hand experience by former labourer Bill Jesse. Glaswegian-in- London Stevie (Carlyle) grinds out a meagre living on a building site and enters into a relationship with Susan (McCourt). who has musical aspirations. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I A River Runs Through It (PG) (Robert Redford. US. 1992) Craig Sheffer. Brad Pitt. Tom Skerritt. 12-1 mins. A fine. lyrical piece by director Redford describing the love and loyalty of two contrasting brothers in Montana early this century. Based on Noririan Maclean'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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Savage lights I.e.\' Matt Fain-m- ( 18 ) ((‘yril Collard. France. 1993) Cyril Collard. Romaine Bohringer. Carlos Lopez. 126 mins. This story of an lllV+ photographer who has unsafe sex with both his male and female lovers is much more than an ‘AlDS movie': it is a staggering paean to being alive and in love. This is life and death stuff: life. as it is really lived on an irresponsible edge; death. as tragically took actor/director/ writer Collard only days before his movie swept the French Cesar Awards. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Searchers (PG) (John Ford. 1'8. (956) John Wayne. Vera Miles. Jeffrey lliinter. Natalie Wood. 119 mins. ()ne of Ford‘s finest Westerns has Wayne as the obsessive Ethan Edwards. a man whose five-year quest to hunt down the Indians who murdered his wife and captured his young daughter has developed into a thirst for murderous revenge. With Wayne at his most intense. this is one of old Hollywood's darker. richer moments. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Sherlock Junior (1') (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 in the movie he's projecting. Shown with the Keaton shorts The Love Nest and The l’ltrvliouse. with new sound effects and music on the soundtracks. The silent master proves his knowledge of cinematic form and. in terms of stunts and laughs. leaves everyone else standing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Soer ( 15) (Liv l'llmann. Swe/Nor/Ikn. 1992)


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The List 30 July—12 August 199319