FILM LISTINGS WEEK ONE
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. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank. WMR. I nor-1d Miﬂiight (15) (Bertrand Tavemier. US/France. 1986) Dexter Gordon. Francois Cluzet. Lonette McKee. 133 mins. Late 1950s Paris. and a young French jazz fan plays willing minder to bebop legend Dale Tumer. engagingly played by real life maestro Gordon. lest he drink his weary body into the grave. Relentlessly touching character study with sortie ﬁne music. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Schindler’s List (15) (Steven Spielberg. IS. 1993) Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley. 195 mins. During WW2. German industrialist and Nazi Party member ()skar Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand Jewish employees by demanding they work in his factory rather than be sent to Auschwitz. Spielberg's magnificent movie and Neeson‘s perfomiance capture this enigmatic brand of heroism. while depicting traumatic events in documentary-like black-and-white images. Psychologically complex. emotionally devastating and artistically impeachable. this is one of the best ﬁlms ever made. Glasgow: Grosvenor. MGMs. Edinburgh: Dominion. MGM. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. All UCls. I The Secret Garden (U) (Agnieszka Ilolland. US. 1993) Kate Maberly. Maggie Smith. John Lynch. 102 mins. The unusual combination of the director of Europa Europa and the writer of Edward Scissor/lands 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 uncontrived. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. I The Servant (18) (Joseph Losey. UK. 1963) Dirk Bogarde. James Fox. Wendy Craig. 115 mins. Bogard found one of his best screen roles in this now dated class drama as a manservant forcing role-reversal in the home of his decadent master (Fox). Absurdity and tension is heightened by Ilarold I’inter's inimitable dialogue. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Shadowlands (PG) (Richard Attenborough. US. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Debra Winger. Joey Mazzelo. 131 mins. The true story of Oxford don and children's novelist (‘.S. Lewis who. late in life. married feisty American divorcee Joy Gresham. only to lose her to cancer a few years later. Superlative acting from all concerned. with Hopkins opening his emotions more than usual and Attenborough showing that he can work effectively on a detailed. intimate canvas. Glasgow: Grosvenor. MGM Parkhead. All Odeons. All UCls. I Short outs(18) (Robert Altman. US. 1993) Andie MacDowell. Tim Robbins. Lily Tomlin. Tom Waits. et al. 187 mins. Long and absorbing. Altman’s patchwork approach shifts Raymond Carver‘s short stories to Los Angeles. a city socially and geologically on the point of falling apart. The stories cross over. character‘s lives rub together. threads are picked up after receeding for a while - this is classy soap opera at its best. with flawless acting and construction. See feature. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Sir Retry At haulinson’s End (Steve Roberts. UK. 1980) Trevor Howard. Patrick Magee. J.G. Devlin. Vivian Stanshall. 71 mins. A movie cooked up from multi-media roots: radio sketches. Peel sessions. Bonzo album track. stage readings - all by cuddly eccentric Stanshall. Shambolic poetry with nostalgic leanings tell of an aristocrat in decline. Somewhere in a cinematic ﬁeld. there is a comic comer that is forever England. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Sister Act 2: Back it The habit (PG) (Bill Duke. US. 1993) Whoopi Goldberg. Kathy Najimy. Maggie Smith. 107 mins. Her Whoopiness is back as Sister Mary Clarence. helping Mother Superior Smith and the other nuns knock some knowledge into San Francisco's underprivileged. But the baddies are about to close the school down and time is running out before the all-state choral championships . . . Chequebook cinema at its worst. predictably churning out a slew of musical numbers. but absolutely no jokes. See review. General release. I Soul Selim Season In association with London‘s ICA. the OFT presents a fourteen- strong line-up of bizarre thn'llers by the director who was honoured with a retrospective at the 1988 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Matinee prices apply at all screenings. See panel for general introduction. and below for details of ﬁlms showing this issue. All ﬁlms at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
Branded To Kill (18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1967) 91 mins. The master said goodbye to the yakuza genre with this erotic. humorous thriller which plays with conventions and pushed the censorship of the time to its limits. Sat 26 only. Carmen From Karachi ( 18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1966) 89 mins. The story of a country girl‘s drive for sexual and spiritual independence. told with nods to Irnrnarnura Shohei. Tue 29 only.
Fighting Elegy (18) (Suzuki Seijttn. Japan. 1966) 86 mins. Subverting the ideals ofa model fascist. Suzuki ﬁnds comic insights into the adolescent male mind. Fri 25 only.
Heat-Haze Theatre (18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1981) 139 mins. The director's second ‘Taislio' ﬁlm. taken frotn the writings of lzumi Kyoka. follows the haunting encounters between a young playwright and a strange woman. Thins 31 only.
Youth Di The Beast (18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1963) 91 mins. After the a cop and his mistress die in an apparent suicide pact. a newcomer muscles into Tokyo's underworld and is hired by rival yakuza bosses. Mon 28 only.
Yumeii ( 18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1991 ) 128 mins. The most recent of the director's works in this season completes the ‘Taisho' trilogy with the story of a decadent painter and his watercolour portraits of women. With the 1959 short Love Letters (40 mins). Sun 27 only. Ziegeunemisen (18) (Suzuki Seijun. Japan. 1980) 145 mins. The ﬁrst of the "I’aisho' trilogy sets the tone of decadence and eroticism that would run through the director‘s subsequent ghost stories. set during the 1912—1926 period. Wed 30 only.
I The Tale Of The Fox (12)(W1adyslaw Starewicz. France. 1930) 65 mins. A feature- length puppet ﬁlm by Polish-Lithuanian exile Starewicz. whose work — virtually unknown in this country - was obviously an inspiration to Jan Svankmajer. Reynard the Fox stirs the wrath of the forest animals. and is singled out for punishment by the lordly Lion. A left-ﬁeld masterpiece with touches of surreal cruelty. With 1923 short Love In Black And iii/11.1? ( 16 mins). Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Tale 0t Sam Whiskers (U) Kids will love this animated version of the Beatrix Potter story. which doubles up with Prince Cinders. a modem slant on the classic tale. Thurs 7 only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Three Colours: 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 perfonnance. in a ﬁlm of profound beauty. is the best of her career. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Vintage Gerry Anderson (U) The TV master has been stringing us along for years. This programme highlights some of his earlier work: the pilot episode of Four Feather Falls ( 1960). the ‘Jailbreak' episode of Superear ( 1962). and the ﬁnal episode of Stingray (1966). Sat 2 only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Les Visiteurs (PG) (Jean-Marie Poire. France. 1993) Christian Clavier. Jean Reno. Valerie Lernercier. 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. An enjoyable blend of buffoonery. action. romance and satire. it has broken all French box office records of the last decade. Glasgow: (EFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Wayne’s World 2 (PG) (Stephen Surjik. US. 1993) Mike Myers. Dana Carvey. Tia (‘arTere. 95 mins. It's time to party on again with Wayne and Garth. now they've left home and decide to stage Waynestock. a somewhat over-ambitious concert. in Aurora. More of the same. with a higher babe factor (Kim Basinger and Drew Barrymore in cameos).
Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Borders: Roxy. Strathclyde: Magnum. Motherwell. All UCls.
I What's Love Got To Do With It? (18) (Brian Gibson. US. 1993) Angela Bassett. Laurence Fishbume. 118 mins. The life of Tina Tumer 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. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: Motherwell.
WEEK DNE Friday 25—Thursday 31
Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [D] 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 Dibdin.
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2 (Child £1.50: ()AP £1.50 before 6pm. Mon—Fri)
1. Beethoven’s 2nd (U) 1.40pm (not Sun). 3.55pm. 6.10pm. 8.40pm.
2. The Aristocats (U) 1.25pm (not Sun). 3.25pm.
Sister Act 2 (PG) 5.40pm. 8.25pm.
I CITY CENTRE DDEDN Renﬁeld Street. 332 8701 (info line)/332 3413. Bar. [1)] screens 2. 3 and 4. Adults £4/£4.50 superior seats (before 5.30pm: £3.25. superior seats £3.75); 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 box ofﬁce (Ham—6.30pm). Credit card booking: 333 9551 Ham—6.30pm.
Sister Act 2 (PG) 12.30pm. 3.30pm. 6.15pm. 9pm 8; late.
Shadowlands (1‘) 2.15pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm.
Philadelphia ( 12) Daily. not Sat: 2pm. 5.45pm. 8.45pm; Sal: noon. 2.45pm. 5.45pm. 8.45pm.
Cool Runnings (PG) 1.30pm. 4pm. 6.30pm. 9pm.
The Aristocats (U) 11.30am. 1.45pm. 4pm. 6.15pm.
A Bronx Tale (18) 8.45pm.
Mrs Doubtfire(12) Daily. not Sat: 2.15pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm; Sat: noon. 3pm. 6pm. 9pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I GRDSVENDR Ashton Lane. llillhead. 339 4298. £3.20 (Student/1.1840 £2.50; Child/GAP £1.60; lates. all £3.20). Shows
commencing before 6.30pm £2 (Child/ OAP £1.60). Seats can now be booked for 1 last evening and late screenings: box ofﬁce open 2—7pm.
1. Schindler‘s List (15) 1.40pm. 6.40pm. 2. Shadowlands (U) 1.45pm. 4.45pm. 7.45pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I MGM FILMCENTRE Sauchicball Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £3.80 (Child £2.20; Student £2.20 [Mon—Thurs only] OAP £2.20 [before 6pm Mon—Fri]). All tickets for shows in brackets £2.20 (not Sat. Sun).
Beethoven’s 2nd (U) 1.15pm. (3.45pm). 6pm. 8.55pm.
Schindler’s list ( 15) (2pm). 7pm.
In The ﬂame or The Father ( 15) (1.10pm). 4.55pm. 8pm.
Free Willy (U) 1.10pm (3.35pm).
Dn Deadly Ground (15) 6pm. 8.35pm. Wayne’s World 2 (PG) 1.10pm (3.10pm). The Pelican Briet(12) 5.10pm. 8.05pm. I MGM PARKNEAD The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [1)]. [liltscreens l. 3 and 5). Shows cotnmencing before 5.30pm £2.25; after 5.30pm £3.60 (Child £2.25). Beethoven’s 2nd (U) 12.30pm. 2.35pm. 4.45pm. 6.55pm. 9.30pm.
Sister Act 2 (PG) 1pm. 3.30pm. 7.05pm. 9.35pm & late.
The Aristocats (U) noon. 2pm. 4pm. 6.45pm.
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Philadelphia ( 12) 12.45pm. 3.45pm. 6.40pm. 9.25pm & late.
Schindler‘s list ( 15) 4.15pm. 8.10pm. Cool Runnings (PG) 11.50am (not Fri). 2.15pm. 4.55pm. 7.15pm. 9.45pm & late. Free Willy (U) 1.30pm.
Mrs Doubtiire(12) 12.15pm. 6.30pm. Shadowlands (U) 3pm. 9.15pm.
Dn Deadly Ground (15) 9.05pm & late. See also Glasgow Lates.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
Rose Street. 332 8128. Cafe/bar open 2—1 lprn (Sun: 5—11p1n). All performances bookable. [1)]. [li]. Matinees £3 (concessions £2). Evening shows £4 (concessions £3 except Sat evening). All double bills —- evening prices apply. Fri matinees. all seats £1.
1. Short Cuts (18) 12.30p1n.4p111. 7.30pm. 2. Les Visiteurs ( 15) 2pm. 4.15pm. 8.45pm.
Suzuki Season: Fighting Elegy ( l8 ) 6.30pm.
1. Dr Strangelove (PG) 2pm.
Short Cuts ( 18) 4pm. 7.30pm.
2. Eraserhead ( l8 ) and Blue Velvet ( 18)
Suzuki Season: Branded To Kill ( 18 ) 6.30pm.
1. Short Cuts (18) 2pm. 7.30pm.
Dr Strangelove (PG) 5.30pm.
2. Les Visiteurs (15) 3pm. 8.45pm. Suzuki Season: Yumeii ( l8) 5. 15pm. MONDAY 28
1. Orlando (PG) 2pm.
2. Providence ( 15) 3.30pm. 8.45pm. Suzuki Season: Youth 01 The Beast ( 18) 6.30pm.
1. Orlando (PG) 2pm.
Short Cuts ( 18) 4pm. 7.30pm.
2. Providence ( 15) 3.30pm. 8.45pm. Suzuki Season: Carmen From Kawachi (18) 6.30pm. WEDNESDAY 30
1. Into The West (PG) 1.45pm. Short Cuts ( 18) 4pm. 7.30pm. 2. Providence (15) 2.15pm. 8.45pm. Suzuki Season: Ziegeunenveisen ( 18 ) 6pm.
1. Into The West (PG) 1.45pm.
Short Cuts ( 18) 4pm. 7.30pm.
2. Providence (15) 2.15pm. 8.45pm. Suzuki Season: Heat-Haze Theatre ( 18 ) 6pm.
GLASGOW LATES ‘
Fri 25/Sat 26:
CITY CENTRE DDEON Renﬁeld Street. 332 l 3413
Sister Act 2 (PG) Sat only. 11.45pm. Reservoir Dogs ( 18) Sat only. 11.15pm. The Exorcist ( 18) 11.30pm.
I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. 339 4298. 1. Dragon (15) 10.40pm.
2. Flirting (12) 10.40pm.
I MGM PARKNEAD The Forge. Parkhead 556 4282
Sister Act 2 (PG) midnight. Philadelphia (12) 12.20am.
Cool Runnings (PG) 12.10am.
0n Deadly Ground (15) 11.30pm.
18 The List 25 March—7 April 1994