battle through the centuries to win a mythical prize. A curious mixture of romance in 16th century heather and car chases in present day New York. the film is an inelegant. often ludicrous. but enjoyably daffy adventure. Lambert seems more at home with the contemporary passages and only the ever
wonderful Connery has the requisite style for the
kitsch Scottish scenes. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I "om End (PG) (James Ivory. UK. 1992) Anthony Hopkins. Vanessa Redgrave. Helena Bonharn Caner. Emma Thompson. 142 mins. After a succession of dreary Forster clones. the British ﬁlm industry gets round to tackling his masterpiece. and one of the most important novels of the 20th century. The story. centring on the marriage between a wealthy and reactionary old duffer and an emancipated younger woman. is a complex farme chronicle told with clarity and compassion. At last a cinematic period drama that exudes excellence. with some ﬁnely crafted performances to tnatch. Glasgow: Odeon. I The Iltmger (18) (Tony Scott. US. 1983) Catherine Deneuve. David Bowie. Susan Sarandon. Cliff De Young. 99 mins. Htrgely stylish but somewhat abstruse adaptation of Whitley Strieber‘s novel. in which Deneuve plays the last survivor of a race of vampires. whose sexual partners enjoy an extended lifespan. followed by a rather sharp decline. Bowie (who looks rather more healthy in his second century than he does now) and Sarandon are her victims. Beautiful and erotic. but pretty darned confusing. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I I know Where I’ll Going! (U) (Michael Powell & Emetic Pressburger. UK. 1945) Wendy Hiller. Roger Livesey. Finlay Currie. 91 mins. Beautifully shot in black and white. this is an intriguing comedy romance with dark undertones. in which the young. conﬁdent lliller sets out to many her rich but elderly ﬁance in the Hebrides. but falls instead for Livesey's sexy young naval ofﬁcer. The visual symbols. all drawn from the islands‘ natural landscape. underline the story's deeper resonances. With Mark Cousins's BBC Scotland documentary on the ﬁlm. plus audience discussion. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I In The Name or The Father ( l5) (Jim Sheridan. US/Eire. 1993) Daniel Day-Lewis. Pete Postlethwaite. John Lynch. 133 mins. Writer-director Sheridan manipulates the facts concerning the wrongful arrest and eventual acquittal of Gerry Conlon. one of the Guildfoid Four; but the deep. disturbing truths of this miscarriage ofjustice remain constant. Day- Lewis and Postlethwaite give career-best performances as Gerry and Guiseppe Conlon. the father and son whose relationship provides the emotional core of the movie. Brave. powerful stuff. General release.
I Invasion of The Body Snatchers (18) (Phil Kaufman. US. 1978) Donald Sutherland. Brooke Adams. Leonard Nimoy. 115 mins. This creditable remake of Don Siegel's archetypal exercise in sci-ﬁ paranoia turns away from the McCarthyite dread of its Fifties predecessor to concentrate on Seventies lifestyle angst. but a host of knowing cameos and a welcome underabundance of special effects make it more than worth a look. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I The Joy Luck Club (15) (Wayne Wang. US. 1993) Tsai Chin. Ming-Na Wen. Tamlyn Tomita. 139 mins. Intertwining tales of four Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters which use elements of ethnicity and the immigrant experience to highlight the more universal themes of mother/daughter relationships. Above all. it is a very Hollywood- style movie. attempting to manipulate emotions and downplay much of the insight of Amy Tan's novel. but it will strike a chord with many in the audience. and not just the women. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Ju Dou (15) (Zhang Yimou. China/Japan. 1990) Gong Li. Li Wei. Li Bao-Tian. 94 mins. In 1920s China. a young man (Li Wei) falls innocently for his tyrannical uncle's third wife Ju Dou (Gong Li). and they embark on a forbidden romance. But the truth will out. with tragic consequences. 1n the conﬁnes of the uncle's dyeing factory. the story's cruel logic is offset by an intense beauty and eroticism. Exceptional ﬁlm-making from the director of Red Sorghum. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Jurassic Park (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dem. Jeff Goldblum. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon mnning amok. Unsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyineg believable (moreso than the PG certiﬁcate would suggest). but by the halfway point. it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology. Fife: Glenrothes. New Picture House. All UCls.
I Kafka (15) (Steven Soderbergh. US. 1992) Jeremy Irons. Theresa Russell. Alec Guinness. lan Holm. 98 mins. Working in an insurance ofﬁce by day. writing novels by night. Franz Kafka ﬁnds himself caught alternately in a bureaucratic nightmare and in an anarchist bomb plot. lrons plays the character as an intense loner. but the real star of the ﬁlm is the Prague location. which director Soderbergh has captured in all its labyrinthine complexity. See review. Glasgow: GFT.
I kalifornia (18) (Dominic Sena. US. 1993) Brad Pitt. Juliette Lewis. David Duchovny. Michelle Forbes. 118 mins. Take a car. a writer of a thesis. a photographer. a white trash woman- child and a murderous psycho. and put them on a road trip to the sites of various serial killings. The result is not your average serial killer movie. but a tight and stylish character-driven piece that plays with our fascination for killers while delivering some slap-bang gore. Has the potential to do a Dogs. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCl. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.
I [.627 (15) (Bertrand Tavemier. France. 1992) Didier Bezace. Charlotte Kady. Lara Guirao. 146 mins. Tavemier's tough chronicle of a Parisian drug squad's dogged ﬁght against the tide of trafﬁcking also hits out at the petty bureaucracy within the force that stops the cops from properly doing theirjob. Gritty and realistic. it's not a million kilometres away from a sort of Gallic Hill Street Blues. Glasgow: GET.
I lensman (U) (Japan. 1993) 107 mins. Familiar (mime stuff as a mortal ﬁnds some special power to battle the baddies. This time it's Kim who uses the awesome power of the ‘lens‘ to lead the ﬁght against the Boskonians and therefore save the Galactic Empire. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Like Water For Chocolate (15) (Alfonso Aratr. Mexico. 1991) Marco Leonardi. Lumi Cavazos. Regina Tome. 114 mins. At the end of the 19th century. Mexico is caught tip in the Revolution. Against this backdrop. Laura Esquival‘s novel and this ﬁlm adaptation by Arau depict one woman's struggle for freedom from tradition. A classy melodrama that Hits from comedy to tragedy to culinary excess. raising the new generation of Mexican ﬁlmmaking talent to truly international levels. Glasgow: GFT.
I trade In America (12) (Richard Benjamin. US. 1993) Whoopi Goldberg. Ted Danson. Will Smith. 111 mins. When eighteen-year-old Zora raids the sperm bank's computer ﬁles to ﬁnd her daddy. she uncovers a mix-up that brought her radical African-American mother and a crass cowboy car salesman together in a test tube. Completely unfunny ‘romantic comedy‘ that is undoubtedly one of the worst ﬁlms of recent years. Glasgow: Mercat.
I Manhattan murder Mystery (PG) (Woody Allen. US. 1993) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Alan Alda. 108 mins. When her elderly neighbour dies mysteriously and suddenly. Carol Lipton (Keaton) does some amateur sleuthing along with the New York literary set. Allen returns to the comic fomiula that ﬁrst made his name — neat plot. snappy one-liners ~ making this a much more approachable and enjoyable experience than his more serious work of late. Fife: Adam Smith.
I McCahe and Mrs Miller ( 18) (Robert Altman. US. 1971)Warren Beatty. Julie Christie. 121 mins. Ultra-realistic. downbeat western yarn that eschews the traditional approach of glamourising the era. Beatty is in good form as a hustling. two-bit braggan who opens a brothel iii a turn- of-the-century boom town. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Medlterraneo ( 15) (Gabriele Salvatores. Italy. 1992) Diego Abatantuono. Claudio Bigagli. Guiseppe Cedema. 90mins. A group of WW2 ltalian 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 ()scar winner carries sentimentality and knowing humour in equal amounts. Fife: New Picture House.
I *8 Doubtrire (12) (Chris Columbus. US. 1993) Robin Williams. Sally Field. Pierce Brosnan. 125 mins. Separated from his wife and kids. out-of-work voice actor Daniel Hillard (Williams) dons make-up and body-padding to become a sexagenarian nanny. Another top- notch comic periomiance by Williams. who makes the most of his split personality zest without becoming overly sentimental. Hugely enjoyable and well pitched with gags for the whole audiencel‘ilasgow; MGMs. Edinburgh: MGM. UCl. Strathclyde: UCls.
I [hole (It Chance (15) (Philip Haas. US. 1993) James Spader. Mandy Patinkin. M. Emmet Walsh. 97 mins. A good-natured drifter loses his car and cash when he backs a professional gambler in a poker game. then ﬁnds himself paying off the debt with the pointless task of building a stone wall. Low-key comedy
and impressive character insight makes this one of those classin realised US independent movies that is a joy to discover. Glasgow: G171".
I My life (12) (Bruce Joel Rubin. US. 1993) Michael Keaton. Nicole Kidman. llaing S. Ngor. 117 mins. 1n the process of making a video about his life for his unborn son. PR man Bob Jones disovers that having cancer is forcing him to reassess what is truly important. Rubin treads a very similar path to Ghost and Jacob's Ladder (both of which he wrote). alternating doses of sentiment with some depreciating and very human humour from Keaton. Fife: Glerirothes. Strathclyde: L’Cl East Kilbride.
I New York Shorts ( 18) 71 mins. A brief selection of some outstanding work from the Big Apple. Bill Monison's Death Train unfolds a history ofcinema; Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta's [)(‘I’i'lx/l Machine is a visual masterpiece; Carl George's DHI’G .llon Amour is about love and survival iii the age of AIDS; and the theme of ﬁghting mortality is also taken up by Jonas Mekas iti er/iro ’I‘ormt. a portrait of Lithuanian anist-in-exile George Macttnias. Sat 16 only. Video screening. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Nikita ( 18) (Luc Besson. France. 1990) Anne Pat'illatld.'1'c1ieky Karyo. Jean-Hughes Anglade. Jeanne Moreau. 114 mins. The latest exercise in stylish tosh from Gallic IIl(l('.\II'() Besson. Parillaud stars as a junkie waif resurrected from her dreary existence by the enigmatic Karyo. an agent for the government's most secretive undercover orgariistaion. and pretty soon she's a topriotcli assassin. But does this make her any more fulﬁlled'.’ Glasgow: Gl’l‘.
I (in Deadly Ground ( 18) (Steven Seagal. CS: 1993) Steven Seagal. Michael Caine. Joan ('hen. 11() mins. No longer is the thinking man's Chuck Norris kicking the shit out of low-life scuttibags. now he's kicking the shit otrt of capitalist scumbags intent (in destroying the delicate balance of the eco-system by oil exploration. First-time director Seagal stages the action scenes with great skill. btrt falls down with the characterisation and speechifying environmentalist tone. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Fife: New Picture House. All l'Cls.
I The Pelican Brief ( 12) (Alan J. Pakula. t'S. 1993) Jtllia Roberts. Derizcl Washington. Salli Shepard. 141 mins. Another adaptation of a John (The Firm) Grisliarii novel; another over-long. flabby thriller. law student Roberts finds herself on the run from killers when her speculative brief on the murder of two Supreme Court judges hits a raw nerve. Instantly disposable stuff. with Washington as solid as ever iti his beefed-up role. Glasgow: MGM Filtn Centre. Edinburgh: MGM. l'Cl. Fife: Glenrothes. Strathclyde: L'Cl (‘lydebank
I A Perfect World (15) (Clint Eastwood. (is. 1993) Kevin Costner. Clint Eastwood. Laura Dem. 138 mins. Career criminal Butch Hayes (Costner) springs himself from the pen and takes a young boy hostage; pursued by a grizzled Texas Ranger (Eastwood) and a criminologist (Dem). he forms a close relationship with his captive. who begins to enjoy an adventure previously denied hitii. lTriforturiately overlong. dtie to too many plot strands. there are still enough personal demons present to give it a compelling edge. Fife: Adam Smith. Strathclyde: Mothenvell.
I Philadelphia ( 12) (Jonathan 1)ernme. LS. 1993) Tom Hanks. Derizel Washington. Jason Robat‘ds. 125 mins. A lawyer takes his former employers to court. convinced that he has been sacked because he is suffering from AIDS. Demme‘s film goes as far as any tiiaitistreani Hollywood movie (in this subject could in the current climate. but for all its compromises. it should be applauded for avoiding any notion of ttianipulativc death-bed sensationalism. Hanks. for once. is allowed to break free frorn lightweight comic roles. and delivers a moving pcrfoniiance. General release.
I The Piano ( 15) (Jane ('ampiori. Australia/New Zealand. 1993) Holly Hunter. Sam Neill. Harvey Keitel. 120 mins. Jane Campiori's masterpiece follows mute Scotsworiian 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. lrnpeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms ofclassic cinema. undoubtedly one of the best ﬁlms of the 90s. Glasgow: ()deon. Central: MacRobert. All l'Cls. I Pink Floyd The Wall (15) (Alan Parker. UK. 1982) Bob Geldof. Christine Hargreaves. Bob lloskins. 95 mins. An ambitious attempt by Parker and the Floyd‘s Roger Waters to turn the band's album The Wall into a visual. almost dialogue-less story. in which a schoolboy named Pink grows tip to be an isolated rock star. The result did not match the ambition. Edinburgh: UCl.
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I Puerto Escondido (15) (Gabriele Savatores. Italy. 1993) Diego Abatantuono. Valeria Golino. Claudio Bisio. 110 mins. Recovering from gunshot wounds. an ltalian assistant bank manager recognises one of the interrogating policemen as his attacker and the man he witnessed kill a fellow cop. He ﬂees to Mexico and gets caught up with some hippies. Unfortunately. the story is less sure where it's heading. Mildly diverting. btit one might have expected more from the director of Merliternmeo. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Raining Stones ( 15) (Ken Loach. UK. 1993) Bruce Jones. Julie Brown. Ricky Tomlinson. 90 mins. Another slice of real life from one of Britain's riiost dedicated ﬁlmmakers. An unemployed father brings terror to his household when he goes to a loanshark in order to pay for his daughter's ﬁrst communion dress. Throughout. the nonhem community‘s sense of natural humour makes this a heartening. amusing and very accessible ﬁlm indeed. Strathclyde: l'Cl East Kilbride.
I The Rapture ( 18) (Michael Tolkin. US. 1992) Mimi Rogers. David Duchovny. Patrick Bauchau. Will Patton. 102 mins. A telephone operator tires of unsatisfying casual sex and embraces a newfound belief that the world is facing imminent destruction. Tolkin's debut as writer-director is a flawed btit provocative offering that never lets us dismiss the protagonist as a bibleibasliing nutcase. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I lied Women On The Silver Screen University lecturers Graham Roberts and Lynne Attwood use film extracts to examine sortie of the ways in which Soviet women (and men) have been represented on screen. Sat 16 only. Glasgow: GE 1'.
I The Remains of the Day (ti) (James 1vory. l'K. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Emma Thompson. James Fox. 134 mins. A butler reminisces on the pre-WW2 days he spent in Darlington Hall. when he ttrrned a blind eye to his employer's dealings with the Nazis and his own feelings for the housekeeper. ()ne of Merchant-Ivory‘s best. with Hopkins the epitome of English emotional repression. Edinburgh: Cameo. Dominion. Fife: Robin's. Strathclyde: Magnum.
I Reservoir Dogs ( 18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. 100 mins. A gang of hoods. known orin 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 'I‘araritirio. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deori. 17(‘1. Strathclyde: Motherwcll. ()deon Ayr.
I Romeo and Juliet (PG) (Franco Zefﬁrelli. l.'K/ltaly. 1968) ()livia llussey. Leonard Whiting. Milo ()‘Shea. Michael York. John Mclinery. 152 mins. An effective treatment of Shakespeare's Nol weepie. made all the more accessible by the casting of teenage leads. l'nt‘ortunately. it's difﬁcult to keep a straight face now that the soundtrack has been hi-jacked by Radio 1's ()ur Tune spot. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I to Samourai (l’G)(Jean-1’icrre Melville. France/Italy. 1967) Alain 1)e1on. Francois Perier. Nathalie Delori. 105 mins. The classic French filrii noir. r'e-issued with. for the ﬁrst time. subtitles rather than the appallingly dttbbed version that did the rounds years ago. Delon is Jeff Costello. an enigmatic hired killer who becoriies obsessed with the beautiful pianist who witnessed a hit but refuses to testify against him. Minimalist dialogue and perfect attention to detail make this the director's masterpiece. Glasgow: (if’l‘.
I Scent of a Woman (15) (Martin Brest. US. 1992) Al Pacino. Chris O'Donnell. James Rebhom. 156 mins. A blind. alcoholic ex- serviceriian and a scholarship college boy spend Thanksgiving Weekend in New York and ﬁnd themselves in a series of funny and moving adventures which ﬁnally lead them to come to terms with their true selves. Overlong in its opening and closing scenes. this is still one terrific movie. with what is possibly Pacino's best performance in a distinguished career. Strathclyde: L’Cl Clydebank.
I The Scent 01 Green Papaya (U) (Tran Anh Hung. France. 1993) Yen-Khe Tran Nu. Man San Lu. Thi Loc Truong. 104 mins. A young girl arrives in Saigon to become servant to a middle- class family whose house is ﬁlled with undercurrents of tension. Likewise. beneath the ﬁlm‘s cloak of shimmering beauty lie valleys of emotion: this is deﬁnitely one worth slowing down for. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Schindler's List (15) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley. 195 mins. During WW2. German
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