excellent supporting cast can't hide the lapses in pace and implausible narrative jumps that are made in the name of compact plotting. With short ﬁlm The li‘mn/mig lime/r. lidinbtrtgh: ('anieo.
I Free Willy (l'r (Sitnon Wincer. l'S. l‘)‘)3) Jason James Richter, l.oii l’etty. Michael
Madsen. l I: rrtiris. After moving from one set of
foster parents to another. young Jesse finds hitrtself helping out with chores at a marine amusement park where Willy the or‘ca w hale has also been separated from his family. land and sea rebels become soul-mates. and the plot heads down a distinctly [ff-like path. liasy -to-grasp adventure for the kids; a little too simplistic and manipulative for a more sophisticated audience. (ieneral release.
I From Russia With love (l’(it ('l’er'ence Young. L'K. l‘)(i3) Sean Connery. Daniela Biartchi. l’edr'o :‘yltiicntlitl'il. l.otte l.enya. Robert Shaw. ll() units. The second and among the best of the Bond llicks, wrtlt the usual (‘old War shenanigans powered by atmospheric set-pieces. a genuinely witty script and truly inspired performances all round. Jim and Roger should weep. lidinbuigh: St Brides.
I The Fugitive r rSi (Attritny l);l\'ts’. t's‘. 1993‘; Harrison l‘Dltl. 'l'orrimy Lee Jones. Jeiocii Krabbe. Ht) inins. Wioitgly accused of riiiiideiing his wife. Dr Richard Kimble (liordt goes on the run. tryrrtg to track down the one- armed man who is the real killer w hrle being hunted by a [S Deputy Maislial himself (iieat actirtg. biit what could have been one of the best thrillers in recent years lacks edgerol-the-seat appeal as director Dav is fails to lrglrt the fuse on a dynamite plot. lidirtbuigh: (‘ameo Stiatliclyde: Magnum.
I The Goalkeeper’s Fear Of The Penalty ( ISi (Wim Weridei’s. W. (iermany. [973) Bruno (itllil. I.isa Kreir/er. ltll mins, lixcellent early Wenders collaboration w itlt novelist l’eter llandke. which focuses on a disillusioned c\ footballer who cart no longer face up to the responsibilities of his emotional life. Worth seeing. (ilasgow: (ioethe lll\llllll.
I Groundhog Day (l’(ir(llarold Ramis. l‘S. I‘NM Bill Murray. .'\litllC MacDowell. (‘lriis lilliot. 'l'\' weatheiriran l’hil (’onneis (Murray) finds himself in the back of beyond. trapped in an ever-repeating single day. Partying and babe- chasirrg leads to serious roiiiancrng as he goes after his producer ( MacDow ell t. Murray 's cuddly sarcasrii stops the movie front becoming the kind of riioialising mush that surrounds so many of his coiiterrtporaires. :\t last. a
llollywotxl comedy that is really funny. (ilasgow: (ir'osvertor‘.
I llauptlehier Hater l'i/ltrei' Sr‘ltnn/nirryri'r [In/er
(PG) (l’etei' Lilienthal. (ieiiiiany. l‘)75t Andre Watt. Sebastian Bleisch. Krrn l’aritass. IOS mrns. ln l‘)l(). a young teacherbecomes involved in a struggle for better working conditions. This pragmatic brrt poetical adaptation of (lumber lleibirrger 's story demonstrates how art unassuming man can become politically active as a result of direct L'\|X'llCllCC\’. (ilasgow: (ioethe-lrrstitiit.
I The Hawk ( l5) (Dav id llaymarr. l‘K. l‘l‘lﬁt llelen Mirreii. (ieot'ge (‘ostigair Rosemary Leach. Sty mins. Annie Marsh's family life starts falling apart when .she begins to suspect that her husband could be a serial killer known as 'l he llaw k; btit her history of rnerttal instability rttakes her art unreliable source. even to herself. An interesting twist on what is becorriing a tired subject. with a great central peilorrnarrce and solid direction from llay man. But. .is a cinema piece. it never really catches fire. llayman discusses the film after the screening. ('ential: MacRober‘t.
I Heaven and Earth r IS ) (()llVCl Stone. is. 1993) lliep 'l‘lri l.e. Joan (lien. llaing S. Ngoi'. 'l'oiiiiiiy l.ee Jones. l-ll ruins. the third episode in Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the almost constant suffering of Le l.y llayslip. a Vietnamese fariiiei"s daughter who is tortured by the [S and the \'ret (bug. and who moves to America only to undergo further abuse. The actrrig. cineirtatograplty and prixluctiort design cannot be faulted. btit Stone's direction is so wearingly over emphatic in its straining for effect that the result is coiiitter productive. life: New l’ictuie House.
I Henry V (l’('ir (l.a'rrerrce ()liy ier. l'K. I‘M-l) Laurence ()liv ier. Renee .-\sheison. Robert Newton. Leslie Banks. Majestic propaganda effort filmed in lrelarrd with ()liviei bravely galloping around with a lot of Irish fat‘tttcr's doubling as the cream of the lirench and linglish nobility It holds a special place in screen mythology. but is far more 'rrrtgoistic than the miiddier version by Kenneth Brarinagh. (ilasgow: (il’l'.
I "awards End (l’(il(Jartres lvoiy. t'K. 1003i Anthony Hopkins. \anessa Redgrave. llelena Bonliarn (‘artei. liiiiina ’l'lioiiipsori. [-12 units. Alter a succession of dreary l-oistcr clones. the British film industry gets round to tackling his iitasteipiece. aitd one of the most important
rioy els of the filth century The story. ceritr mg on the iiiai'rrage between a wealthy and lL‘.‘lL‘llttll.’tl'_\'
old duffei~ and an emancipated younger woman. is a coiiiples family chronicle told with clarity and compassion. At last a cinematic period drama that eyrides excellence. with some finely crafted performances to rttatch. (ilasgow: (il’l‘. lidinburgh: l-‘iliirhouse.
I In The Name [It The Father ( l 5) (Jim Sheridan. l'S/liii'e. WW) Daniel Day-l,ewis. l’ete l’ostlerhwarte. John Lynch. 133 units. Waiter-director Slreridart manipulates the facts concerning the wrongful arrest and eventual acquittal of (ier'r y (‘orilorL one of the (irrildfoi'd l'tHll'. but the deep. disturbing truths of this iriiscariiage of justice remain constant. Day - Lewis and l’ostlethw aite give career-best [X'tforrttttttcCs as (ier'r y and (‘iuiseppc (‘onloir. the father and son whose relationship provides the emotional core of the movie. Brave. powerful stiilf. (ilasgow: M(i.\ls. lidinbrrigli: (‘ariteo All l'('ls.
I Into The West (Hi) (Mike \ewell. Izrie/l 'K. l‘Nli (iilllllCl Byrne. lillcii Baikrn. (‘iaiait l‘it/geiald. Riraidliir (‘oitioy it): inrns.
l'ollow trig the death ol Irrs w tie. a former traveller t Byiiict sets up home with his two sons in a Dublin door. But when a mystical w lirte horse appear s and the boys head off rrtto the Ir ish countryside with it. he is forced to come to terms w rtlt his present lite arid past culture. .\ wonderful piece of tamin storytelling. blending ancient and modern lllyllts'. lidiiibirrgh: l-ilinhoirse.
I IT'S A Wonderful lite ( M ii (lirank (Hrpra. l'S. l‘l-loi James Stewart. Donna Reed. lleiiiy 'l‘iaveis. ‘l'horitas Mitchell. ll‘) iirms. Small- town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the bi ink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to eattlr to show him all the good his life has done for those around him Archetypal (‘apia seiitrrttcirtality w rtlt a superbly detailed fantasy tiarnewoik and one of Stew art's iitost lovable ix‘rforittaiices. One to warm even the most glacial heart. (ilasgow: (il’l‘
I Jamon, Jamon ( lSt ( Brgas l.iirt.'i. Spain. l‘)‘)lr l’eiielope (‘rii/. .'\llll;t (ialiena. Javier Bardeiii. ‘M iiiins. ‘Jatnon' equals ham. 'iriia irriilrer iaiitona' cqiials hot hispanic babe Put them together and you've got this llll\ of reprehensible depravity and tease of social significance. :\s it tells of the desire of a pregnant woman lor the bulgineg becrotclted Mantrcl (w ith werglrtly subplots involving various rrrrrmsi. you can't help feeling it's aiming at too many targets. Sey. leeiing and eyploitation. but not necessarily a line frliri. l'ilL" Robin's.
I Katarina lsmailova it’t‘ri i Mikhail Shapiro.
l’SSR. l‘)(i(ii (ialina \‘ishnevskaya. llb iiiins. A restagiirg. in naturalistic settings. of Shostakoy ich's [iii/v .lliii‘ln‘tlr ii/ .lfrxi’irik. with Konstantin Sinreonov condirting ls'icv's Sltevclrenko Opera and Ballet ‘l ltcatre ()r'chestt'a. lidrnbiiigh: Filllllitttlss‘ I Last Tango In Paris ( tsi t “Cl naido Beitoliicci. France/Italy. l‘lTM Marlon Brando. Maria Schneider. l ‘0 ririrts. :\ young l’airsietine meets a riiiddle—aged man with whom she develops art increasingly violent arid purely seyiral relationship. One of the key lrlms of its decade. Bertoluccr's powerful drama is a itieditatioit on the cypression arid cornirtiirricatiori of personal identity through intense seyual contact. (ilasgow: (il’l'. I leolo t lb’t (Jean ('lairde lair/on. (‘anada. I‘l‘)3t Maxriire ('ollrn, (iinettc Reno. (iilbcit Sicotte. 107 units A liierich ('anadian boy escapes from the increasing insanity of his family life irtto a br/arre series of fantasies. in which he is the offspring of his mother and a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato. lair/on dives deeper into the darkly funny and painfully sad aspects of sesiial awareness and adolescence. .-\ unique. beautifully \isual treat. Edinburgh: l‘ilmhouse. I lean The Pig Farmer ( l5) (\'adim Jeari/(‘iaiy Sinyoi'. l'K. l‘NZ) Mark l‘r‘ankel. Brian (ilover. Janet Sir/man. ()(T mins. :\ highly kosher comedy in which young Leon (l-iankcl) discovers that he's not the Nice Jewish Boy he thought he was. but the result of a botched artificial irtseiitination experiment. His real daddy is a Yorkshire pig breeder. l-unrty independent British movie from a deteirriined vilsl and crew. which picked up some decent festival aw aids last year. Stiatliclyde; l'('l liast Kilbiide. I like Water For Chocolate ( ISi (Alfonso Atari. Mexico. l‘)‘)l ) Marco leoriardi. l,iiriti (‘avazos. Regina 'l'orrie. ll-l nuns. At the end of the l‘)th century. Mexico is caught up in the Revolution. Against this backdrop. l.aiira lisqiiiyal's novel and this filiti adaptation by Atari depict one woman‘s struggle for freedom front tradition. A classy rrielodiania that this from comedy to tragedy to culinary L‘\c'C\s. raising the new generation of Mexican frlrnmaking talent to truly international levels. (ilasgow: (iiosveitor. I Malice ( tSirttaioIa Becker. t‘s‘. two Alec Baldwin. Nicole Kidiiiair. Bill Pullman. llot-shot surgeon Baldw in provides the outsider element in yet another ‘maiired couple under threat' moy re which makes you wonder if the forrnrrla thriller has finally run out of gas. Throw in a college setting arid a few unsolved crimes. and
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