and carving knives fly. Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question yes. it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way. but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for best film. director and screenplay. and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Joe Pesci. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Guilty As Sin (18) (Sidney Lumet. US. 1993) Rebecca DeMomay. Don Johnson. Stephen Lang. 107 mins. llere we are again in Jagged Edge erotic thriller territory. but with a bit more courtroom credibility thanks to the hand of Sidney Lumet behind the camera. DeMomay is the lawyer hired (and manipulated) by cocky playboy Johnson. suspected of murdering his wife. Unfortunately. it swerves from a climactic battle of wills into crass thriller cliches. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. All UCls.

I Hocus Pocus (PG) (Kenny Ortega. US. 1993) Bette Midler. Sarah Jessica Parker. Kathy Najimy. Omri Katz. 97 mins. Three 17th century witches are brought back to life in modem-day Salem. and go searching for young blood to keep them immortal. Katz is our hapless hero. helped out of one predicament to the next by resourceful heroine Vinessa Shaw. The story cracks along. the effects are moderate. the gags good. but it‘s for the younger end of the teen market. General release.

I Home Sweet IIerHS) (Mike Leigh. UK. 1982) 90mins. Parenthood. postmen. social

workers and sex Mike Leigh's TV film subtly parodies Mills and Boon romance. set to a Carl Davis score. Shown on video projection. Glasgow: GFT.

I "mm Bound (U) (Duwayne Dunham. US. 1993) With the voices of Michael J. Fox. Sally Field. Don Anteche. 87 mins. Disney remake of The Incredible Journey. in which two dogs and a cat cross the Californian mountains to return to their family. More than mere anthropornorphism: the dratted animals have characteristics that would put Ghandi to shame. Under-sixes will love it. parents probably not. General release.

I House of Angels (15) (Colin Nutley. Sweden. 1992) Helena Bergstrom. Rickard Wolff. Sven Wolter. 126 mins. A rural community‘s suspicions are aroused when the hip grand- daughter of a deceased landowner arrives from the city with boyfriend and motorbike to take over his house. Englishman abroad Nutley effectively dissects the racism and bigotry of a small community with much humour. Glasgow: Grosvenor.

I In The line Of Fire (15) (Wolfgang Petersen. US. 1993) (‘lint Eastwood. John Malkovich. Rene Russo. 128 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 President. he vows now ensure history won't repeat itself. Lavish action scenes don‘t detract from the film's crucial emotional core as Petersen delivers the best mainstream Hollywood movie in years. Glasgow: Cannon Muircnd. Edinburgh UCl. Srathclyde: UCI Clydebank. WMR. Borders: Roxy.

I In The Soup (15) (Alexandre Rockwell. US. 1992) Steve Buscemi. Seymour Cassel. Jennifer Beals. 95 mins. A would-be filmmaker (Buscemi. Mr Pink himself) struggles for financing until he meets up with an old-time gangster (former Cassavetes regular Cassel). Charismatic performances from the leads make this a very nice little film indeed. an affectionate black-and-whitc odyssey through no-budgetland. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Into The West (PG) (Mike Newell. Eire/UK. 1992) Gabriel Byme. Ellen Barkin. Ciaran Fitzgerald. Ruaidhri Conroy. 102 mins. Following the death of his wife. a former traveller (Byme) sets up home with his two sons in a Dublin slum. But when a mystical white horse appears and the boys head off into the lrish countryside with it. he is forced to come to terms ; with his present life and past culture. A wonderful piece of family storytelling. blending ancient and modem myths. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Jtlasslt: Park (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 i engineered dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Unsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are ten'ifyingly believable (moreso than the PG certificate would suggest). but by the halfway point. it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology. Glasgow: All MGMs. Strathclyde: Magnum. Odeon Ayr. All UCls.

I Kid Galahad (U) (Phil Carlson. US. 1962) Elvis Presley. Gig Young. Charles Bronson. 96 mins. Musical remake of the boxing melodrama giving The King a chance to strip off. Elvis

I double-bill with Hare'm Scare'm. Strathclyde:

l UCl East Kilbride.

i I The Killer (18) (John Woo. Hong Kort. 1989)

Chow Yun-Fat. Danny Lee. Sally Yeh. 111 mins.

1 Genre-led thriller. with old school buddies

turned cop and contract killer as sparring partners. transferred into the sleazy gangland of

llong Kong. The violence puts Robocop to

shame. but there‘s a glorious. oriental fatalism

about the whole shebang that lends it a certain

l sheen of romanticism. Glasgow: GFT.

I Molt! (18) (Jean-Claude Lauzon. Canada.

i 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. Lauzon dives

deeper into the darkly funny and painfully sad

aspects of sexual awareness and adolescence. A

unique. beautifully visual treat. Strathclyde: UCl


I The lorrl of the Rings (PG) (Ralph Bakshi.

US. 1982) With the voices of Christopher Guard.

William Squire. Michael Scholes. John Hurt. '

133 mins. Successful animated version of the

Tolkien epic covers the first two books of the f trilogy only. Sticking closely to the text and

using live action tracings to give authenticity to

the animation. it manages to avoid Disney

cuteness and creates an exciting and enjoyable mythical adventure that only the Tolkien purist will find fault with. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I M” of”! m "081 (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 lnuit boy meets an RAF map-maker. and

‘later a half-lndian/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 in

advance. Glasgow: GET.

I El Martaehl (18) (Robert Rodriguez. US. 1992) Carlos Gallardo. Consuela Gomez. Jaime

de lloyos. 89 mins. It may have been shot for a mere $7.000. but this consistently engaging

thriller with touches of comedy quickly transcends its ultra-low budget. A lone mariachi musician becomes an unwilling action hero

when he is mistaken for a similarly clad hitman.

A great achievement. a great film. Edinburgh:

Cameo. I A Matter of life and Death (PG) (Michael

Powell/Emeric Pressburger. UK. 1946) David

Niven. Kim Hunter. Roger Livesy. Raymond Massey. 104 mins. Wonderful film that rises

above its beginnings as a piece of wartime

propaganda about goodwill between Britain and the USA. Niven is an RAF pilot who finds himself before a heavenly tribunal when he bales

out of his burning plane. A witty and stylish fantasy with a fair share of on-target satire. , Followed by an audience discussion with

Thelma Schoonmaker. Michael Powell's widow

and Martin Scorsese's longtime editor.

Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Mediterraneo (15) (Gabriele Salvatores. Italy. 1992) Diego Abatantuono. Claudio Bigagli.

Guiseppe Cedema. 90 mins. 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. Glasgow: GFT. I Mon PM Ce H6”: (PG) (Gerard Lauzier.

' France. 1991) Gerard Depardieu. Marie Gillain.

Patrick Mille. 102 mins. Father and daughter go

to the beach. where she spins a tall tale about

him being her lover in order to win the affections of a local hunk. Lightweight comedy redeemed

by the easy comic presence of Depardieu.

Glasgow: GET. I M Ado About Nothing (PG) (Kenneth Branagh. UK/US. 1993) Denzel Washington.

Kenneth Branagh. Emma Thompson. Keanu

g Reeves. 111 mins. A lusty. lively version of . Shakespeare‘s comedy of love and deceit. set in the sun-drenched Tuscan hills. Barbed witticism

fly across the screen as British thesps and

a American stars acquit themselves with honours. ' Edinburgh: Cameo. I land (18) (Mike Leigh. UK. 1993) David

Thewlis. Katrin Cartlidge. Lesley Sharp. 126 mins. Johnny. a cynical drifter. wanders around the homeless of London spouting a bitter philosophy. An episodic. bleak. but bitingly

funny portrait of 905 Britain that suffers from a ; few characters who could only exist in a Mike Leigh world. Scenes of sexual violence may be I difficult for some audience members to sit

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