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return home. showing exactly what happened to his teenage paramour. Consequently. the tone is darkened. a counterpoint to the central slushiness. A masterpiece restored. See review. Glasgow: GI-T. I Cool Running: (PG) (John 'I'urteltaub. I‘S. I993) Doug Doug. Leon. John (‘andyz 99 mins. Speculative comedy based on the t'irsrt-vei Jamaican bobsled team at the last Winter Olympics is harmlesst amiable. but unfortunately cranks up too many moralistic messages complete with appropriate accompanying music. Still. audiences seem to like its easy-going nature. making it an affectionate tribute to the late John (‘andy General release. I cyrano De Bergerac (U) (Jean-Paul Rappeneau. France. I990) Gerard Depardieu. Jacques Weber. Anne Brocliet. Vincent Perez, I35 mins. A stirring adaptation of Rostand's classic. romantic tragi-cortiedy. Ftrll of grandly mounted. bustling crowd scenes. it revolves around typically superb perforitiance from Depardierr as the large-nosed hero. Although performed in rhyming verse throughout (with subtitles by Anthony Burgess). and a touch overlong. the film's dramatic and cinematic qualities are outstanding. Glasgow: GI’I'. I The Dark Crystal (PG) (Jim Henson. Frank 02. UK. I982) 94 mins. The Mtrppet men

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surrounding the quest for a missing shard front the all-powerful dark crystal which iiitist be retrieved to prevent evil consuming the kitowii world. Edinburgh: Filitthouse.

I Deadly (I5) (Esben Storm. Australia. I991) 99 mins. A discredited detective is sent to a rural town to investigate the death of art Aboriginal in custody. With Michael Bates's Ifrcr'tertr In I’tr/n'r Jum (I3 mins). Australian Filiti Festival. Edinburgh: Filitthoirse.

I Deadly Advice (15) (Maudie Fletcher. I'K. I994) Jane IIorrocks. Imelda Starrntoii. Brenda Fricker. 9] mins. Treated like a child by her domineering mother. Jodie (IIOI‘I’OCKS) decides to ease her maternal burden with sortie handy lips front some famous (albeit deceased) murderers who act as her macabre guardian angels. A good idea that works better on paper than on screen. this first screenplay by 7itggur! creator Glenn Chandler has plenty of eccentric humour and British charm. btrt few outright laughs. See preview and review. Glasgow: ()deort. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: ()dcon. I'(‘I. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. L’Cls.

I Demolition Man (IS) (Marco Brambilla. [8. I993) Sylvester Stallone. Wesley Snipes. Nigel Hawthorne. IIS mins. (‘ryogenically frozen in I996. but thawed out for a parole Iieariug 30 years later. mass murderer Simon Phoenix (Snipes) escapes and sets about creating major mayhem. The only man who can stop him is Sgt John Spartan (Stallone). the man who catrglit him first time round and who is also undergoing the big freeze. Producer Joel Silver's tradeitiark big bangs and some larttpooniug of screen images by the stars enliven this excellent .sci-fi action movie that is laced with sharp social satire. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I III! Descent OI Acla [.41 [)ivt‘r'tu Di xlt'ftl :I Florrsrel/u (18) (Aurelio Grimaldi. Italy. I992) Francesco (‘usimano Tony Perandeo. Luigi Maria Bumrano. 83 mins. A tough depiction of child exploitation in the Sicilian sulphur mines that doesn't shy away front the physical and sexual abuse also suffered. Italian Filitt Festival. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filiiihorise

I Die Hard/Die Hard 2 ( l8) (John McTieman/Renny IIarlin. I’S. 1988/90) Bruce Willis. Bonnie Bedelia. 131/122 mins. Willis first bumps off the baddies and save the hostages in a tenorised towerblock; then. eh. does the same at a terrorised airport. Big explosions. good laughs. Strathclyde: l'(‘l (‘Iydebank

I The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie l l5) (Luis Bunuel. France. I972) Fernando Rey. Delphine Seyrig. Stephane Audrait. HIS mins. A group of friends find their dinner gathering interrupted by a series of bizarre. riiostly dreamt- trp events. Not as savage a satire as Bunuel's earlier work. but he is certainly more assured as he fires at his constant targets the chtrrch. the state and the army. Glasgow: GI-‘I‘. I The Doors ( l8) (Oliver Stone. L'S. I990) Val Kilmer. Meg Ryan. Kyle Macl.achlan. Kevin Dillon. Frank Whalley. I-II rttins. From the moment Jim Morrison joins a band until his bathtime demise as an overweight alcoholic. Kilmer's superb characterisation dominates to such an extent that the other actors struggle to assert themselves even one-dimensionally. Still. Stone's ‘tits 'n' acid' version of The Doors' history. while selective and Iiighly inaccurate. is never boring. Edinburgh: III I Dr Ito (PG) (Terence Young. UK. I962) Sean Connery. Ursula Andress. Joseph Wiseman. Jack

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v intagc one at that. A very young-looking and Scotssouttdtug ('onneiy works his charming (and -- in hindsight -- somewhat camp) way through the diabolical back passageways of Dr No's evil empire and the requisite number of lloorres. pausing only to take otrt the occasional tararittrla and take in the Caribbean scenery. To say nothing of Ms Aiidress‘ spectacular appearance on the beach with that conch shell . . They don‘t make ‘em like they used to. Iidrnbur'gh: (‘ameo

I Eraserhead r 18) (l)av rtl I.y trcl). t'S. t97o) John Nance. 9() mins. You may never eat jelly babies again after the repellent btrt compelling tale of Ilcnry. his haircut. hrs girlfriend. his strange offspring and .i sirealile quantity of pus. Disturbing stuff. riieicifully' frltiied in black and white. With chv York shorts III/I’ll Mir/r Amour and [firm 'Iimrrr. Fdrriburgh: (‘atrieo

I Especially On A Sunday In “Ulltr’lllt‘tl .S’pt't‘rrr/nti'i It’ I IS) (Giuseppe Tornatore/Marco Illlllv) (iiozdana/(iruscppc Bertolucci/Francesco Barilli. Italy. I991) Philippe Noiret. ()riiclla Mtttr. Bruno Gaiil. 12()miris. A quartet of stories by Inlllttt) Guerra. set on the shores of the Adriatic around the four seasons. Italian Film Festival, Glasgow: GI’I‘. Iidiriburgh: Filitthoirse. I The Exorcist ( 18) (William Friedkin. I78. I973) linda Blair. Fllen Btrrstyri. Max Von Sy'dovv. I It) rtiiris. Iiarnest priest Yon Sydow steps iii to save poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scaicfcst. Dead good. dead scarey. dead priest. Glasgow: ()dcon.

I Father ( I5) (John I’owcr. Australia. I991) IO-I mins. Disappointing tale of a hotel owner ((‘arol Drinkwater) and her German father (Max Von Sydovv ) who is accused of being a Nazi war criminal. With Merilee Bennett's A Song ()f/Irr (33 mins). Australian Film Festival. Edinburgh: Filitthoirse.

I Faust (I’G) (FW, Muriiau. Germany. I926) Iiriiil Jannings. (iosta Iikriian. ('amilla IIoru. (i0 mins. Made when Murriau was at his artistic and expressionist height. this has all of the visual splendour of his greatest rtiovies. btrt seems to deflate the drattia inherent in the material. Shown in a shortened version. Iidinburgh: St IIttdc's

I Fearless l I l lPk'It’l \VL‘II. I '5. I993) JCI‘I' Bridges. Isabella Rossellrni. Rosie I’erez. 122 mins. (‘orivinced of his own iittriiortality' after surviving a horrendous plane crash. Max Klein's reaction to his ueardcath experience has a riietaphysical bent rertiiriiscciit of director Peter Weir's early work. Bridges is riiagnificerit as his character reassesscs the details of daily living. bringing pairt to his family and hope to fellow survivors, Sec preview Glasgow: (il’l'. Iidinbtrrgli: Filitthoirse.

I Fellini‘s Eight And A Half l IS) l Federico Fellini. Italy. I903) Marcello Mastroianni. (’Iaudia (‘aidirtale Artotrk Aimee. I38 mins. Many regard this moody magnum opus as the Italian irrtrt'vrm's finest Iiotrr It stars Mastroianni as a film maker plagued by intellectual insecurity and (‘atholrc guilt as a weird succession of actresses. trnancrcrc writers and hustlers dog his every move. As ever with I-cllirir. it's all about spectacle rather than ideas. but the show is a sparkling otic. Glasgow". (il’l‘. I A Few Good Men r l5)lRob Rciiier‘. I78. I992) Tom (’rurse. Jack Nicholson. Demi Moore. Kcifer' Sutherland. IRS mins. Navy lawyer's (rinse and Moore are called upon to defend two suspected murders. but as the case develops. it becomes clear that their superior officers (Nicholson and Sutherland) may have had a role in the affair. A fine return to real acting for Nicholson arid yet anotherengrossing piece of work from Reiner. Fife: New I’icture House.

I Flight Of The Innocent [a ('m'tu Dr'Il' IIIIIlM'r’IIft' l 18) ((‘arlo (Euler. Italy. I992) 10‘) mins. A nailbiting thriller and modern morality tale following the exploits of a young farm boy who witnesses a murder arid flees to the city. just one step ahead of his pur'suers. ltaliari Film Festival Glasgow: GI’I‘. Edinburgh: Filitihouse. I'(‘l. Strathclyde: I'('I (’Iydebank.

I Free Willy (I’) (Sutton Wincer. I'S. I993) Jason Jarrtes Richter. l.ori I’etty. Michael Madsen. l I 2 units After itiovirtg from one set of foster parents to another. young Jesse finds himself helping out wrtli chores at a marine artiusertient park where Willy the orca whale has also been separated from his family. Land and sea rebels become soul-rtiates. and the plot heads down a distinctly [flilrke path. Iiasy-to-grasp adventure for the kids; a little too simplistic and rtianipulative for a more sophisticated audience. General release.

I Friends l l 5) (Elaine Proctor. l'K/South Africa. I993) Kerry Fox. Dambisa Kente. Michele Burgers. I I I mins. The friendship of tltrce women from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds is tested when the anti‘apartheid activities of one have fatal consequences. Writer-

32 The List 22 April-5 May I994