I End of the I!“ (IS) (Olegario Barrera. Venezuela. I992) Raul Vasquez. Karl Hofman. Gisvel Ascanio. l07 mins. After moving from the country to a city slum. Pemcho discovers he has a talent for boxing. but is shattered when he kills an opponent. More than just a boxing movie. End of the Round weaves together several stories into an engaging ensemble piece. latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. I Em: (l5) (Alan Rudolph. US. 1992) Matthew Modine. Lara Flynn Boyle. Fred Ward. I 10 mins. Another carefully constructed. subtly mannered exercise in symbolic storytelling from Alan (Tmuble In Mind) Rudolph. This time Matthew Modine plays separated-at-birth twins. one a shy mechanic. the other a rising hitrnan. A labyrinthine thriller with existential yearnings. Central: MacRobert. Fife: Adam Smith. I The Ends! (18) (William Friedkin. US. I973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. llO mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Fife: Robins. I The Forcing Master (l2) (Pedro Oleo. Spain. I993) Assumpta Sema. Omero Antonutti. Joaquim de Almeida. 88 mins. Madrid in the l860s. and life is turbulent under the decadent Queen Isabella. particularly for swordsman Don Jaime de Astarloa. who is asked by the sultry Adela to be her teacher. A fully-ﬂedged political thriller. with its romance and melodrama restrained by more elevated concerns. Highly recommended. Glasgow: GFT. I The Flt. (l5) (Sydney Pollack. US. I993) Tom Cruise. Jeanne Tripplehom. Gene Hackman. ISS mins. John Grisham's best-selling novel undergoes a few changes to become a star- studded. but somewhat overlong thriller. with Cruise well cast and convincing as the young graduate lawyer. seduced by a less-than-legal Memphis law ﬁrm. However. a uniformly excellent supporting cast can't hide the lapses in pace and implausible narrative jumps that are made in the name of compact plotting. See preview. General release. I The Fisher Kill. (15) (Terry Gilliam. US. l99l) Robin Williams. Jeff Bridges. Amanda Plummer. Mercedes Ruehl. 137 mins. A suicidal former radio DJ (Bridges) and a drop-out former professor of medieval history go in search of the Holy Grail in contemporary New York. The visual splendour of Gilliam‘s previous movies — Time Bandits and Bamn Munchausen — is more restrained here. but the blend of myth. satire and
romance is strong. Unfortunately. the wonderful central performances by Williams and Bridges are let down by a cop-out. up-beat ending. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Being Ilene (I8) (Jorge Polaco. Argentina. I992) Miguel Torres del Sel. Dady Brieva. Daniel Miglioranza. 83 mins. Accomplished fourth feature from Polaco is a fast-paced black comedy surrounding a group of losers who carry out a bank robbery and their desperater hopeless attempts to escape. Latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT.
I llellralcerUS) (Clive Barker. UK. l987) Andy Robinson. Claire Higgins. Ashley Laurence. 92 mins. A horror picture with a well constructed plot. strong characters. haunting images and special effects that actually serve the storyline. Directorial debut for top genre writer Barker. it's a twisted morality tale with strong sado-masochistic overtones. Central: MacRobert.
I Horizon: life Story (PG) 90 mins. Jana Bennett. editor of the BBC TV science series Horizon. presents a feature-length film on the discovery of DNA. which features Juliet Stevenson and Jeff Goldblum. Tue 21 only. Glasgow: GFT.
I Not Shot: Part Door (12) (Jim Abrahams. US. I993) Charlie Sheen. Lloyd Bridges. Valeria Golino. 87 mins. More cinema parody than Cinema Paradiso. this time it's boys' own action movies that are in the sights. as Charlie Sheen tries to rescue the POWs from the Gulf. The jokes race past so quickly that if one stumbles and falls. another hurdles it immediately. If you're familiar with the targets. it‘s a satisfying enough sitting. General release.
I I Was A Male War Bride (PG) (Howard Hawks. US. I949) Cary Grant. Ann Sheridan. Marion Marshall. IO6 mins. Grant plays a priggish French army ofﬁcer who discovers — to his dismay and increasing fnistration - that to follow his American lieutenant back to the States. he has to battle all the forces of bureaucracy. a struggle that is eventually to lead him into disguise by cross-dressing. Rumbustious Ilawksian romantic comedy set against realistic backgrounds. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I h The Line 01 Fire ( IS) (Wolfgang Petersen. US. I993) Clint Eastwood. John Malkovich. Rene Russo. I28 mins. A Secret Service veteran in the twilight of his career is haunted by the Kennedy assassination. so when a former government killer threatens the life of the current
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I W (I2) (Regis Wargnier. France. I992) Catherine Deneuve. Vincent Perez. Lihn Dan Pham. 156 mins. Lush. irresistably romantic tale of a French colonial (Deneuve) running a rubber 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 Glasgow-bom composer Patrick Doyle (Henry V). Fife: Robins.
I titanium) (Dario Argento. Italy/US. I978) Leigh McCloskey. Irene Miracle. Dario Nicolodi. l07 mins. An American student returns from studies in Rome to discover that a series of brutal murders on both sides of the Atlantic could have a bizarre supernatural connection. Usual nonsensical plotting and stylish suspense sequences from Argento. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I mean Blood (l5) (John Landis. US. I992) Anne Parillaud. Anthony LaPaglia. Robert Loggia. “3 mins. Or a French Vampire In Pittsburgh. Sexy vampire Marie (Nikita's Parillaud) is environmentally aware enough just to feast on bad guys. but 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. Fife: Adam Smith.
I m, m (18) (Bigas Luna. Spain. I992) Penelope Cruz. Anna Galiena. Javier Bardem. 94 mins. ‘Jamon' equals ham; ‘una rnulier jamona‘ equals hot hispanic babe. Put 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 bulgingly becrotched Manuel (with weightly subplots involving various mums). you can‘t help feeling it's aiming at too many targets. Sex. Iecring and exploitation. but not necessarily a ﬁne ﬁlm. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Central: MacRobert. Fife: Robins.
I Jurassic M (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff Goldblum. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park ﬁlled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Unsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are
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I Kenneth Niger's Mick lantern Cycle (18) A rare chance to see this cycle of ﬁlms. from the teenage Anger's initiation into homosexuality - Fireworks — to the tnotorbike and leather chic of Scorpio Rising. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The last Action llero (l5) (John McTieman. US. I993) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Austin O'Brien. Charles Dance. l22 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. Edinburgh: UCI.
I latin American Fill! Seminar In conjunction with the Spanish Division of Strathclyde University. the GET hosts an illustrated seminar on Latin American Cinema to coincide with the current festival. Principal speaker will be John King of the University of Warwick and author of Latin American ﬁlm text Magical Ree/x. Sat l8 only. Glasgow: GFT.
I Laws of Gravity ( I8) (Nick Gomez. US. I992) Adam Trese. Peter Greene. IOO mins. Two friends get into gun-running when one is the prey of loansharks and cops. Comparisons to Scorsese’s Mean Streets are valid. but miss the fact that this is I993. not I973. and that the female characters here act rather than react. giving an important domestic backdrop to this agitated. restless. energetic movie. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I leolo ( l8) (Jean-Claude Lauzon. Canada. I992) Maxime Collin. Ginette Reno. Gilbert Sicotte. l07 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. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Leon The Pig Partner (l5) (Vadim Jean/Gary Sinyor. UK. I992) Mark Frankel. Brian Glover. Janet Suzman. 96 mins. A highly kosher comedy in which young Leon (Frankel) discovers that he's not the Nice Jewish Boy he thought he was. but the result of a botched artiﬁcial insemination
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