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Govemment‘s censors during the Second World War. Chabrol attempts to reshape his material in order to invite new and conflicting judgements. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Royal Museum.

I Once llpee A Forest (U) (Charles Grosvenor. US. 1993) With the voices of Michael Crawford. Ben Vereen. Ellen Blain. A full-length animated feature from Hanna-Barbera that adds an ecological twist to a coming-of-age tale about woodland animals coping with a toxic waste cloud. Songs are by An American Tail's James Horner. but the film itself. while capturing something of classic children's storybook animation. is no classic itself. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. All UCls. I la Petit Prince A [lit (15) (Christine Pascal. France. 1991) Richard Berry. Anemone. Marie Kleiber. 104 mins. Fomter actress Pascal paints an emotional but life-affirming picture of a separated couple who re-unite when their son is diagnosed as having an inoperable brain tumour. Skilfully avoids the tear-jerking pitfalls inherent in the material. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFI'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Piano (15) (Jane Campion. Australia/New Zealand. 1993) Holly ilunter. Sam Neill. ilarvey Keitel. 120 mins. Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as the means of regaining her treasured instrument. lmpeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. undoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI.

I The Player (15) (Robert Altman. US. 1992) Tim Robbins. Greta Scacchi. Fred Ward. Peter Gallacher. 124 mins. Altman's satire on the wheeling and dealing of modern day Hollywood is more than just an excuse for cineastes to play trainspotter with the famous faces in cameo roles. It is also a terrific thriller about a studio exec receiving death threats from a spurned writer. Tim Robbins is magnificent in the lead role. while Altman manages to grin as he bites the hand that feeds him. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Raining StonestlS) (Ken Loach. UK. 1993) Bruce Jones. Julie Brown. Ricky Tomlinson. 90 mins. Another slice of real life from one of Britain‘s most dedicated filmmakers. An unemployed father brings terror to his household when he goes to a Ioanshark in order to pay for his daughter's first communion dress. Throughout. the northern community's sense of natural humour makes this a heartening. amusing and very accessible film indeed. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Reservoir Dogs ( 18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. 100 mins. A gang of hoods. known only to each other by colour-coded nicknames. meets at an abandoned warehouse to figure how out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. The best debut in years from writer-director Tarantino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Fife: New Picture House.

I Iliens Du Tout (PG) (Cedric Klapisch. France. 1992) Fabrice Luchini. Daniel Berlioux. Odette Laure. 99 mins. A Tati-esque comedy set in a Parisian department store where the new manager begins to apply American-style training techniques. A constantly amusing ensemble piece. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFI'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Rift-Rafi (15) (Ken Loach. UK. 1991) Robert Carlyle. Emer McCourt. Ricky Tomlinson.


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Jimmy Coleman. 94 mins. A Iighter-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. The jolly badinage of Stevie's co-workers (among them ex-Bmokie Tomlinson) provides an enjoyably humorous backdrop. for which the Grim-Down-South message comes over all the more forcefully. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Rising“! (18) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1993) Sean Connery. Wesley Snipes. Tia Carrere. 129 mins. With these stars and a script from his novel by Michael (Jurassic Park) Crichton. this should have been a state-of-the-art Hollywood thriller. But instead. topical conflicts about Japanese business practises. a perverser erotic

murder and some hi-tech complexities leave the 1

sketchin drawn characters drifting like ghosts in the machine. General release.

I Racketeer (PG) (Joe Johnsmn. US. 1991) Bill 3

Campbell. Jennifer Connelly. Alan Arkin. Timothy Dalton. 109 mins. After discovering a stolen experimental rocket pack. out-of-luck pilot Cliff Secord (Campbell) finds himself

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Rocketeer in order to save his girlfriend. battle Nazis and save the civilised world. roughly in that order. Great. old-fashioned. matinee-style

' adventure. if a little sickly in the all-American

apple pie department. Edinburgh: MGM. llorrer Richie Show (18) (Jim Sharman. UK. 1975) Tim Curry. Susan

Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 100 mins. The cult film to end all others. this rock

spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them in at

late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. and Curry is splendidly camp as the

bisexual Frank N. Furter. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Sane [In Cti (18) (Jeanne Lebrune. France. 1991) Lio. Remi Martin. Nicolas Prive. 86 mins. A lorry driver and his wife are forced apart by their son. Lebrune creates a claustrophic world

of suppressed emotions and inevitable tragedy. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT.

Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Saturday lifllt Fever ( 18) (John Badham. US.

3 1977) John Travolta. Karen Lynn Gomey. Julie Bovasso. 119 mins. Remember the Bee Gees

music. the white suits. the days when Travolta

.- was a promising young talent? Nostalgia rules

again with the revival of this rather ordinary teen rebellion/dance mini-classic in which an

3 ordinary working-class youth finds the only

meaning in his life during his energetic peregrinations on the weekend dance floor. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I la Salvage (15) (Jean-Paul Rappeneau. France. 1978) Yves Montand. Catherine Deneuve. Dana Wynter. 110 mins. Businessman Montand flees his haranguing wife Wynter to find himself on a small tropical island with runaway heiress Deneuve. The charm of the stars just about carries this strained French attempt at crazy comedy in the Thirties Hollywood mode. Glasgow: GF'I‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Savage light! Les Nuirs Fauves (18) (Cyril Collard. France. 1993) Cyril Collard. Romaine Bohringer. Carlos Lopez. 126 mins. This story of an lIlV+ photographer who has unsafe sex with both his male and female lovers is much more than an ‘AIDS 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. Glasgow: GF'T.

I The Secret Garden (U) (Agnieszka Holland. US. 1993) Kate Maberly. Maggie Smith. John Lynch. 102 mins. The unusual combination of the director of Europa Europa and the writer of Edward Scissorhands conspires to create an authentic and affecting version of the children's classic novel. Shipped back from India. lonely orphan Mary makes friends with a local lad and her sickly cousin. exerting a magical recuperative process on the latter and a hidden

; walled garden. Touching and unconuived.

' Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: Dominion. MGM. All UCls.

I Sleepless In Seattle (PG) (Nora Ephron. US. 1993) Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks. 105 mins. One of the most warm-hearted romantic comedies to emerge from Hollywood in years. again proving the talent of Nora Ephron. who wrote When Harry Met Sally. Newspaper reporter Ryan hears a radio talk show which features recently widowed architect Hanks. She‘s sure they are

2 made for each other. but the whole of the United States lies between them. Date movie of the

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I The m (15) (Stephen Frears. UK. 1993) Colm Meaney. Tina Kellegher. Ruth McCabe. 90 mins. Don't expect the plusher production values of The Commitments with the latest screen version of Roddy Doyle's novels; instead. enjoy a hilarious comedy that never loses sight of its human heart. Sharon Curley announces her pregnancy but not the name of the father. setting the small Bartytown community into uproar. but bringing her family closer together. A gem. Fife: Adam Smith.

I80 1 Married lithe W05) (Thomas Schlamme. US. 1993) Mike Myers. Nancy Travis. Brenda Fricker. 110 mins. Charlie Mackenzie is a bit paranoid about his girlfriends. such has been his bad luck: but now he‘s sure he's dating Miss X. a female serial killer who chops her hubbies. Fun. over-the-top stuff from the Wayne half of Wayne's World. and which includes some of the best Scouish gags recently put on screen - watch out for the 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?‘ Rod Stewart bagpipte karaoke. Honest. Preview screening before November release. Edinburgh: Odeon.

I The Story of Out Ju (12) (Zhang Yimou. China. 1992) Gong Li. Lei Lao Fheng. Ge Zhijun. 100 mins. Zhang makes a departure from the opulent beauty of la Dou and Raise the Red Lantern with this documentary-ster tale of a shy. pregnant woman who refuses to accept the injustice dealt out to her husband. Again the role of women in society is highlighted and again Gong Li is superb as her resilience is pitted against the unfeeling authorities. A masterly performance. Central: MacRobert. .

I Strictly Ballroen (PG) (Baz Luhrrnann. Australia. 1991) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 94 mins. Dancefioor hopeful Scott Hastings incurs the wrath of the Australian Dance Federation by using his own steps in competition. loses his partner and his friends. but finds love and artistic integrity with the local wallflower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 (PG) (Stuart Gillard. US. 1992) Elias Koteas. Paige Turco. Stuart Wilson. Another Turtles movie! A prospect as appealing as a pizza slice reheated for the third time. This time. they're back in 17th century Japan in order to save April. Fresh locations won't stall the diminishing returns as kid's fadish attentions have turned elsewhere. In a straight reptile vs reptile battle in the summer cinemas. those turtles are going to squashed under the dinosaurs feet. ninja skills or not. Edinburgh: UCI. Borders: Pavilion. Strathclyde: WMR.

I 'l’etsuo 2: The Bodyhauer (18) (Shinya Tsukamoto. Japan. 1992) Tomoroh Taguchi. Nobu Kanaoka. Shinya Tsukamoto. 83 mins. More sophisticated than its eye-opening predecessor. Tsukamoto's latest post-modern body horror does have a plot - something to do with the murder of a child and the father‘s subsequent mutations through rage. However. it is the relentlessly violent imagery that most sticks in the mind. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Three Coleus: Blue (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France. 1993) Juliette Binoche. Benoit Regent. Charlotte Very. 100 mins. A young woman tries to isolate herself from friends and any notion of affection following the death of her composer husband and child in a car crash. but she cannot escape from the fragments of his unfinished composition. in which she played a major part. An expressive and symbolic film that is also emotionally satisfying. Binoche‘s award-winning performance. in a film of profound beauty. is the best of her career. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Tout Fen Tout Flam-e (15) (Jean-Paul Rappeneau. France. 1981) Yves Montand. Isabelle Adjani. Lauren Hutton. 108 mins. A wayward father and his serious-minded daughter clash when he returns home to seek reconciliation. A popular comedy drama from the director of Cyrano De Bergerac. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. 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. Central: MacRobert.

I True Bounce (18) (Tony Scott. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Patricia Arquette. Dennis Hopper. 119 mins. Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets. sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours. then the lovebirds find themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight- stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's

verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie. the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast- food generation. See feature. Glasgow: Odeon. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. All UCls.

I TIIII m Fire Vlallr With Me (18)(David Lynch. US. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLachlan. Ray Wise. 135 mins. The move to the big screen to chronicle last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer allows Lynch to go to greater excesses than in the TV series. A dark-hued and disturbing miasma of small-town corruption and perversity. filled with Peakie faves and new cameos. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.

I it! lieu: Troie Seliel (18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1993) Anouk Grinberg. Marcello Mastroianni. Olivier Martinez. 104 mins. More accessible than much in the BIier canon. his latest work focusses on a young woman searching for love and life in the suburbs. As she grows up. she hits out at what is thrown her way. be it motherhood or a drunken father. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFI'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Vanishing (15) (George Sluzier. Netherlands. 1988) Bernard Pierre Donnadieu. Gene Bervoets. Johanna Ter Steege. 106 mins. A young Dutch woman on holiday with her boyfriend in France disappears inexplicably. and her panncr spends years of his life tracking her down. eventually to meet up with her mysterious abductor under the most nerve-shattering of circumstances. Meticulous in every department and with a truly chilling suprise ending. Sluzier's film not only boasts the last decade's most convincing movie villian but is invested with a very affecting undercurrent of emotional vulnerability. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I La Vie lie Chateau (15) (Jean-Paul Rappeneau. France. 1965) Catherine Deneuve. Pierre Brasseur. Philippe Noiret. 93 mins. A nostalgic look back to the mid~40s. with Deneuve and Noiret starting as a bickering couple whose chateau is a refuge from the war. Rappeneau's debut is a charming comedy. French Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Lee Visitetn (PG) (Jean-Marie Poire. France. 1993) Christian Clavier. Jean Reno. Valerie Lemercier. 105 mins. Monty Python meets Don Quixote as a 12th century knight and his smelly servant are pitched forward in time to modem- day France after drinking a magic potion. A terrific blend of buffoonery. action. romance and satire. it has broken all French box office records

' of the last decade. French Film Festival.

Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Wedding W05) (Ang Lee. US/Taiwan. 1993) Winston Chao. May Chin. Sihung Lung. Ah-Lea Gua. 107 mins. A successful naturalised American lives happily with his gay lover in Manhattan until pressure from his parents in Taiwan forces him to marry a young Chinese artist in need of a green card. But when mum and dad jump on the next plane for the wedding celebrations. a farcical situation becomes emotionally tense. Funny and serious in perfectly balanced measure. this deserves to be one of the arthouse hits of the year. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I What's love Get To Do With lt?(18) (Brian Gibson. US. 1993) Angela Bassett. Laurence Fishbume. 118 mins. The life of Tina Turner presented as inspiration for women trying to escape from domestic abuse. While suffering from the usual short cuts and polishings as any biopic whose subject is still alive. it boasts two magnificent central performances from Bassett and Fishbume. who brings the right level of seductive nastiness to Ike. Songs and period detail are good. General release.

I The Wicker Man (18) (Robin Hardy. UK. 1973) Edward Woodward. Britt Ekland. Diane Cilento. Ingrid Pitt. Christopher Lee. 102 mins. A devoutly celibate policeman (Woodward) arrives at a remote Scottish island to investigate a schoolgirl disappearance and becomes involved in local pagan rituals. A Hammer classic. with some extremely scary and erotic moments. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Women‘s All-litter ( 18) Ten hours

(I 1pm-9am) of music. food. drink and movies. including Born In F lames, Comedy In Six Unnatural Acts. Desert Hearts. Claire Of The Moon and Calamity Jane. Tickets £10 (£8) available from the GET. Sat 30 only: showing as part of Glasgayl. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Tom. Americas ( 18) (Danny Cannon. UK. 1993) Harvey Keitel. Craig Kelly. lain Glen. 109 mins. At last. a British movie that is brave enough to be openly commercial and play directly to its young adult audience. Cannon‘s debut is a glossy. slick. in-your-face thriller. which brings US cop Keitel to London's nightclubs to investigate a series of drug-related murders. Plot gaps and dubious morals apart. it‘s just what the British film industry needed. Glasgow: Odeon. All UCls.

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