I'm Sexy?‘ Rod Stewart bagpipe karaoke. Honest. General release.
I Soylent Green (15) (Richard Fleischer. US. 1973) Charlton Heston. Edward G. Robinson. Leigh Taylor Young. 97 mins. Film adaptation of Harry Harrison's highly-regarded novel Make Room! Make Room! sets up a plausible vision of a future world teeming with hungry millions. Heston is a tough cop trying to discover exactly what are the ingredients of Soylent Green. a synthetic foodstuff that's been cooked up to help feed the planet. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Stolen Chiltien (15) (Gianni Amelio. Italy. 1992) Enrico Lo Verso. Valentina Scalici. Guiseppe leracitano. 112 mins. A relatiionship develops between an Italian policeman and two delinquent kids in his charge after their mother is arrested. Superb performances grace this gentle study of the meaning of genuine freedom. European Film of the Year at the 1992 Felix Awards. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Silt Ilinias (PC) (Neal Israel. US. 1993) Emie Reyes Jr. Leslie Nielsen. Rob Schneider. Two Asian-American surf bums discover they are rightful heirs to the throne of an island kingdom in the South China Seas. and so set about spearheading a rebellion against its evil tyrant. Low on action. low on comedy: if ever there was an argument against US domination ()f UK cinema screens this is it. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. All UCls. I Sweetie (15) (Jane Carnpion. Australia. 1989) Genevieve Lemon. Karen Colston. Tom Lycos. 100 mins. Controversial debut feature from New Zealand born C arnpion follows the fortunes of two sisters. the quiet. nervy Kay (Colston) and the unpredictably psychotic Sweetie (Lemon). Boldly scripted and composed. the film brings a dreamlike quality to the everyday. but beneath all the self-consciously challenging earnerawork. there breathes a very simple tale ()f common humanity. Glasgow: Gi-T.
I True Romance (I8) (Tony Scott. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Patricia Arquette. Dennis Hopper. 1 19 mins. Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets. sleeps with and marries novice
1993 IN REVERSE
list writers offer their personal highlights of the year.
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I Film The Piano. Incomparable.
I live Band The Big Truth Band using the Ozzy Door‘s fuck-off PA at Barrowlands tie with System 7’s fuck-off n'ffs at The Arches. Massive. I Glut) Pure‘s cartoon techno at Barrowland.
I Recording Fluke's Six Wheels On My Wagon hit the spot. but there again, so did Surﬁng 0n Sine Waves from Polygon Windows and that 1969 Grateful Dead bootleg. Ho hum.
I Theatre Show Philosophy In The AIcove, just for having the guts to get it all out.
I Art Annie Leibovitz photos.
I W SilOW Titles of The City - for the gardening.
I Radio Show Peel and Kershaw live
from Glastonbury. ‘Hello little man!’ I Soap The Archer’s cows.
I Book Iain Banks‘s Complicity. But will it still be as good in ten years time?
I Festive Plans Brixton Academy all-nighter in suspect frame of mind.
hooker Alabama within a matter of hours. tnen 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Odeon. I Truly. Madly. Deeply (PG) (Anthony Minghella. UK. 1990) Juliet Stevenson. Alan Rickrnan. Bill Paterson. 103 mins. Nina. a young translator. thinks her life is falling apart when her lover dies. But when he returns. albeit with a cold and looking a little paler. she begins to question her previous notions of happiness. A wonderfully literate screenplay by first-time director Minghella and a faultless performance by Stevenson raise Truly. Madly. Deeply above the level of its American counterpart. Ghmr. Glasgow: GI’T.
I UFO (18) (Tony Dow. UK. 1993) Roy Chubby Brown. Sara Stockbridgc. Amanda Syrnonds. If the British film industry is in such dire straits. why spend a million and a half on this muck'.’ Probably because it will make it back. thanks to the massive following foul-mouthed. sexist ‘comedian' Roy Chubby Brown has on stage. llere. he's captured by a group of militant
, feminists from the planter Clitoris. who take
exception to his all-round offensiveness. Need I say more'.’ Please. don't humour them. All l’Cls. I The Unbearable lightness of Being (I8)
(Philip Katrfman. US. 1987) Daniel Day-Lewis.
Juliette Binoche. Lena ()lin. 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 ()f 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.
I Violent Cop ( l8) (Takeshi Kitano. Japan.
1989) ‘Beat' Takeshi Kitano. Maiko Kawakarni. Makoto Ashigawa. 103 mins. llomicide
detective Azuma has his own violently
idiosyncratic methods ()f dealing with anyone
from juvenile delinquents to gangland bosses.
; When a series of murders show .1 drugs link to
the force. he becomes personally involved.
3 Comparisons to Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty Harry movies are relevent. but this is much colder. : more detached and far more graphic. A
powerfully impressive slow-burner. Glasgow: Gf-T.
I The Wedding Banquet ( IS) (Ang Lee. [IS/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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Central: MacRobert.
‘ I What’s love Got To Go With It? ( I8) (Brian
2 Gibson. LS. 1993) Angela Bassett. Laurence
l-‘ishbur'ne. 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 alixc. it boasts two magnificent central performances from Basset: E and l-‘ishburne. who brings the right level of
seductive nastiness to Ike. Songs and period
; detail are good. Strathclyde: WMR.
' I Without You I'm Nothing ( 18)(Jolm
Boskovich. IS. 1991 ) Sandra Bernhard. 90 mins. The filmed version of Bernhard's I990 stage show will be greeted with open-mouthed bewilderment as she embarks on a series of satirical monologues. interspersed with her own renditions of soul classics and go-go dancing
» interludes. Easily one of the most original comic
i talents of the past decade. Iidinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
I The Wizard 0101(1’0) (Victor Fleming. t'S. 1939) Judy Garland. l-‘rank Morgan. Ray liolger. Bert Lahr. Jack llaley. Margaret Hamilton. Toto. 102 mins. Miserable Dorothy runs away from home bill is soon whisked up into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is
3 to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff : indeed. just chockful of great songs.
characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the
curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked
Witch ()f The West though. lidinburgh: Cameo.
f I Yolanda and the Thief (t.') (Vincente
Minnelli. IFS. 1945) Fred Astaire. Lucille
-' Bremer. 108 mins. Interesting. but unsuccessful. musical fantasy in which a con man poses as the
guardian angel ()f a naive heiress. Some okay
1 dancing. though. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘.
FOUR WEEKS Friday 17-Thursday 13
Except where stated, programmes are expected to run until 13 January, with openers as indicated. You are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. For the weeks beginning Friday 24, 31 and 7, you are advised to phone the cinema to confirm programme times where they are not specifies. [ll] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop, for the convenience of hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom llibdin.
I CAIIIIGII Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2 (Child £1.50; OAP £1.50 before 6pm. Mon—Fri).
Cannon closed: Sat 25, Sat 1.
III) last show: Fri 24, Fri 31. PROGRAMME I-‘ROM Fri 17-Thurs 30: 1. Addams Family Values (PG) 1.25pm (not Mon 20—Thurs 23). 3.45pm (not Mon 20—Thurs 23). 6pm. 8.35pm.
2. Aladdin (U) 1.30pm (not Mon 20—Thurs 23). 3.45pm (not Mon 20—Thurs 23). 6pm. 8.40pm.
PROGRAMME FROM Fri 31:
1. A Perfect World (15) 1.55pm. 4.55pm. 8.05pm.
2. Aladdin (U) 1.30pm. 3.45pm. 6pm. 8.40pm.
I CITY CENTRE GDEGII Renfreld Street. 332 8701 (info line)/332 3413. Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. Adults £4/£4.50 superior seats (before 5.30pm: £3.25/£3.75 superior seats): Student/UB40/OAP £3.25 (not after 5.30pm Fri/Sat) Child £2.50 (superior seats: £3.25 before 5.30pm. £4 after
: 5.30pm). Advance booking available from Z box office (1 lam—6.30pm). Credit card booking: 333 9551 Ham—6.30pm.
Odeon closed: Sat 25.
lo performances after 5.30: Fri 24, Fri 31.
PROGRAMME F ROM Fri 17:
Aladdin (U) 10am (Sat only). 12.45pm. 3.45pm. 6.30pm. 9pm. Robin Hood: Men In Tights (PG) 12.30pm. 3.15pm. 6pm. 8.45pm. The Man Without A Face (I2) 12.30pm 3.15pm (not Sat/Sun). 6pm. 8.45pm. 2 So, I Married An Axe Murderer ( 12) ' 1.30pm. 4pm. 6.30pm. 9pm. . Sleepless In Seattle (PG) 1pm. 3.45pm. 6.15pm. 8.45pm. E The Piano (15) 5.45pm. 8.30pm. f Surf Ilinias (PG) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. f Dennis (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1.15pm. 3.30pm. OPENING Fri 31: AnotlterStakeout(PG). OPENING Fri 7: ‘: Malice(15). ; See also Glasgow Lates. : I GRGSVENGR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. £3.20 (Student/U840 £2.50; i Child/CAP £1.60; lates. all £3.20). Shows
commencing before 6.30pm £2 (Child/GAP £1.60). Seats can now be booked for last evening and late screenings: the box office is open 2—7pm. Grosvenor closed: Sat 25/Sun 26, Sat 1/Sun 2.
Closes 4.30pm: Fri 24, Fri 31. PROGRAMME FROM Fri 17:
1. Addams Family Values (PG) 2.15pm. 5.15pm. 8.15pm.
2. The Man Without A Face ( 12) 2pm. 5pm. 8pm.
PROGRAMME FROM Mon 27:
1. A Perfect World (15) 2pm. 7.40pm. 2. Addams Family Values (PG) 2.15pm. 5.15pm. 8.15pm.
PROGRAMME FROM From Fri 7:
1. Garlito’s Way ( I 8).
2. A Perfect World ( 15). See also Glasgow Lates. I MGM FILMCEIITRE Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £3.80 (Child £2.20; Student £2.20 [Mon—Thurs only]: OAP [before 6pm Mon—Fri] £2.20). All tickets for shows in brackets £2.20 (not Sat. Sun).
MGM closed: Sat 25, Sat 1.
Last performance 6pm: Fri 24, Fri 31. PROGRAMME I-‘ROM Fri 17:
Addams Family Values (PG) 1.15pm. (3.40pm). 6pm. 8.50pm.
Demolition Man (I5) (1.15pm). 5.45pm. 8.25pm. llard Target (18) 1.15pm. (3.40pm). 6pm. 8.45pm. ' Jurassic Park (PG) 1.15pm. 6pm. The Hawk (15) (3.55pm). 8.55pm. The Fugitive (12) ( 1.15pm). 5.15pm. 8.10pm. OPENING Sun 26: A Perfect World (15). OPENING Fri 7: Garlito’s Way ( 18). I MGM PARKIIEAG The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [1)]. [El(screens 1.3 and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.25; after 5.30pm £3.60 (Child £2.25). MGM Parithead closed: Sat 25. last performance 8pm: Fri 24, Fri31lSat
Addams Family Values (PG ) 12.20pm. 2.35pm. 4.55pm. 7.10pm. 9.25pm 8; late. Aladdin (U) 11.15am (Sat only). 12.10pm. 1.25pm. 2.20pm. 3.40pm. 4.35pm. 6.25pm. 6.50pm. 8.45pm. 9.40pm.
Robin llood: Men In Tights (PG) 1.10pm. 3.55pm. 7.05pm. 9.30pm & late.
Surf llinias (PG) 12.45pm. 3pm. 5pm. The Man Without A Face ( 12) 7.10pm (not Tue). 9.45pm.
So, I Married An Axe Murderer ( 12) 3.10pm. 9.15pm.
Demolition Man (15) 7pm. 9.35pm & late. llocus Pocus (PG) Iprn. 6.55pm.
The Secret Garden (U) 1.40pm. 4.15pm. OPENING Sun 26:
A Perfect World ( 15).
OPENING Fri 31:
Another Stakeout (PG).
OPENING Fri 7:
Garlito’s Way ( l8).
See also Glasgow Lates.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
Rose Street. 332 8128. Cafe/bar open 2—1 lprn (Sun: 5-1 lprn). All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinees £2.80 (not
I Sat) (concessions £1.80). Evening shows
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