masterpiece; (‘arl George‘s DHI’G .tlmi Amour is about love and survival itt tlte age of AIDS; and the theme of fighting mortality is also rakett up by Jonas Mekas irt Zr/im 'limiu. a portrait of Lithuanian attist-in-exile George Macunias. Glasgow: GFI’.

I Raining Stones ( )5) (Ken Loacli. t'K. 1993) Bruce Jottes. Jttlie Brown. Ricky 'l‘ontlinson. 9() tttins. Another slice of real life frottt one of Britain's most dedicated filtttmakers. Art unentployed father brings ten or to Itis Iiousehold wltett he goes to a loanshark irt order to pay for his daughter's first communion dress. 'I'hroughout. tlte northern coiittnunityk sense of natural humour makes this a heartening. amusing and very accessible film indeed. Glasgow: (SI-'1‘. I The Remains of the Day (1') (Jatttes Ivory. l'K. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Emma Titortipsori. Jantes I-‘ox. 13-1 tititts. A butler reminisces on the pie-WW2 days he spent irt Datlington Hall. when lte turtted a blind eye to his employer's dealings witlt the Nazis arid his owtt feelirtgs for the housekeeper. ()ne of Merchant-Ivorys best. with Ilopkitts the epitome of English emotional repression. I-‘ife: Adattt Sittitlt.

I Reservoir Dogs ( 18) (Quentin 'I'arantino. LS. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tint Rotlt. Micltael Madsen. 1(X1mins. A gang of hoods. kttowrt only to each other by colour-ctxled nicknames. meets at an abandoned wareltousc to figure how- out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. Tlte best debut tit years front writer-director 'l'arantino. wltose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant irt every sense of the word. Glasgow: ()deon. Grosvenor. Edittburgh: ()deon. I‘ife: New Picture House.

I The Rocky Honor Picture Show ( 18) (Jim Sharman. lfK. 1975) Tiitt (‘tir‘ryz Susart Sarandon, Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 1()() tttins. Tlte cttlt film to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies ltas created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them itt at late shows everywhere. The film has its ntoments. arid Curry is splendidly cattip as the bisexual Frank N. Furter. Strathclyde: l‘(‘l Clydebattk.

Gonzales. Stefano Majore. Britta Barnes. 128 rttitts. A personal tour of the eternal city aitd its highlights by the maestro. split between the 70s arid the 20s (whert Fellini first arrived). Brothels. music-halls. murals. traffic jams - all merge together with fantasy. autobiograplty and documentary. Glasgow: GET.

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I Borneo Is Bleeding ( 18) (Peter Medak. US. 1993) Gary Oldtttatt. Lerta ()lin. Annabella Sciotra. Juliette Lewis. Corrupt cop Jack Grimaldi (()ldman) sells irtfo on people iii the Witness Protection Programme to the mob. bagging sonte extra cash on the way. But the tables are turned when lust draws him frortt both wife (Sciorra) arid mistress (Lewis) to deadly female assassin (()lin). Blacker-than-black comedy. Edinburgh: IK‘I. Strathclyde:

I.’CI (‘lydebank. I Scarface (18) (Brian De Palma. US. 1983) Al Pacino. Steven Bauer. Michelle Pfeiffer. 169 tnitts. ('uban emigrant Pacino builds a vast .Miattti crime empire on foundations of cocaine. btit his life is destroyed when he loses control of his own indulgence. ()vet'bearirtg tttoralisittg dominates this sweeping gangster saga. with stylish violent highlights the De Palnta trademark as ever. Edinburgh: III

I Schindler’s list ( 15) (Steven Spielberg. LS. 1993) Liam Neesort. Ralph I-‘iennes. Ben Kingsley. 195 tttirts. Dttring WW2. German industrialist attd Nazi Party member ()skar Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand Jewish employees by demanding they work irt his factory rather than be sent to Auschwitz. Spielberg's magnificent movie artd Neeson's performance capture this enigmatic brand of heroism. w ltile depicting traumatic events itt doctiritentary-like black-and-white images. Psychologically corttplex. emotionally devastating attd artistically itttpeachable. this is one of the best films ever made. General release. I La Scorta(18i (Ricky Togttazzi. Italy. 1993) (.‘latidio Amendola. Ertrico Lo Verso. (‘arlo

(‘ecchi 95 ntins. Inspired by the real life story of a magistrate who moved front ttothcrrt Italy to

the Mafia stronghold of Sicily. this is a seating. edge-of-seat thriller concentrating on the bravery. dedication arid comradeship of his personal police escort. The tension never lets off. Edittbtttglt: I‘ilmhouse.

I Shadowlands (PG) (Richard Attenborough. LS. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Debra Winger. Joey Mazzelo. 131 rttitis. The trtte story of Oxford don arid children's novelist (‘.S. Lewis who. late iit life. married feisty American divorcee Joy Gresham. only to lose her to cancer a few years later. Stiper‘lative acting from all concerned. with Hopkins opening his emotions more than usual arid Attenborough showing that he cart work effectively on a detailed. intimate canvas. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. Strathclyde: Magnum.

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I Silent Country ( 12) (Andreas Dresen. Germany. 1992) 98 ntins. While a young theatre director is stirring interest iii a provincial nothern East German town with a production of Il’uiring I’m: (;()(l()f. political change is sweeping the country. News is difficult to conic by. so the actors decide to drive to Berlin. Edinburgh: I-‘ilmhouse.

I Singles ( 12) ((‘anteron (‘rowe. I‘S. 1992) Bridget I-‘otida. Campbell Scott. Kyra Sedgwick. .Matt Dillon. 90 mitts. The way it's been sold you'd think it was some total guitar hardcore odyssey vibe. but itt fact it's a honey-coated romance that just happens to take place itt Seattle. There's a high recognition factor for twentysomethittgs in the audience as they watch the ensemble cast find its way around misdirected crushes. patties front hell and crap gigs. Watclt your life flash before you. Edinburgh: (‘anteo.

I Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (PG) (Bill Duke. LS. 1993) Wltoopi Goldberg. Kathy Naiinty. Maggie Smith. 107 ittitts. Her Whoopiness is back as Sister Mary Clarence. helping Motlter Superior Smith artd the other tturts knock some knowledge into San Francisco‘s underprivileged. Btit the baddies are about to close the school dowtt arid time is ttittttittg otit before the all-state choral championships . . . (‘hequebook cinema at its worst. predictably churning otit a slew of musical numbers. but absoltrtely nojokes. Glasgow: ()deon. MGM Parkhead. A11 L'Cls.

I Slacker (15) (Richard Linklatet'. ITS. 1991) ()ver 1()() Texans. 97 mitts. I.’nc1assifiable piece of independent American moviemaking which doesn't ltave a plot as such; instead it provides a snapshot of over 100 ‘slacket‘s' young. happy- go-lucky drifters - as they get through their daily lives. Structured as a monumental relay (each character briefly appears. meets the next. and so on). it has a loose. experimental. almostjazzy format that you‘ll either love or hate. A sure-fire cult hit if it can find its audience in the first place. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Sonatine(18)('l‘akcshi Kitatto. Japan. 1993) ‘Beat’ Takeshi. Aya Kokurttai. Tetsu Waranabe. 93 tttirts. A ltitmatt is sent to Okinawa. ostensibly to sort out a gang war. but he soon realises he's being set tip for a ltit. More innovative than 'I‘arantino. ntore controlled than Woo. Takeshi rewrites the book on policier revisionism with this challenging. flirtatious. highly individual movie. See review. Glasgow: GET.

I The Sound Of Music (1') (Robert Wise. US. 1965) Julie Andrews. (‘hristopher Plummet. Richard Haydn. Eleanor Parker. Peggy Wood. 173 ntitts. ltt the late 1930s. vivacious nun Maria (Andrews) introduces the Vort Tt'app children to the joys of music. arid their widowed father (Plummet) to the joys of love as Nazism begins to sweep Austria. ()ne of the great screen musicals. contpletely uncynical. and boasting a host of memorable songs and charm-sodan moments. And it‘s all based on a true story. Strathclyde: l'(‘1 (‘1ydebank.

I The Stolen Children ( IS) (Gianni Atttelio. Italy. 1992) Enrico Lo Verso. Valerttina Scalici. Guiseppe leracitatto. 112 tttitts. A relatiionship develops between an Italian policeman and two delinquent kids irt his charge after their mother is arrested. Superb perfortttattces grace this getttle study of the ritearting of genuine freedom. European Film of the Year at the 1992 I-‘elix Awards. Glasgow: GI’I'.

I The Stranger Aguriruk (I 1) (Satyajit Ray. India. 1991) Dipattkat‘ De. Mantata Shankar. Deepankar De. I20 tttitts. The final film frottt master filmmaker Ray is a parable of greed arid mistrust. set itt (‘alcutta. attd following the fates of a fantin who receive a letter from an uncle who left home some 30 years previously. Btit is the man who arrives the real thing or an impostet'.’ As wise and witty arid closely detailed as ever. Glasgow: GET.

I Stranger Than Paradise ( I5 ) (Jim Jarmtisch. [IS/West Germany. 198-1) John Lurie. Eszter Balint. Richard Edsott. (‘ecilia Stark. Danny Rosen. 89 mins. In Jarmusch‘s debut feature. Lurie (later to star in [)mr'n By lane) is a New Yorker playing reluctant Itost to his cousin from Iluttgary. When she departs to play cards with her titad aunt itt ()ltio. he attd his tttate Edson follow her ittto tlte bleak. mid-western snow-scape. All very low-key arid monochrome. bttt there's a wonderfully dry sense of humour at play. With Jarmusch's short (‘rfflt'l‘ Am! ('igun'rrt'i. ('entral: MacRobett.

I Striking Distance ( I 8) (Rowdy Hetrington. I‘S. 1993) Bruce Willis. Sarah Jessica Parker. Dennis I‘arina. 1(11 ntins. A fifth generation Pittsburgh cop (Willis) is demoted when he accuses the department of covering tip the murder of his father. Along with his new partner (Parker). lie does a little investigation work of his owtt. It's all development and no pay-off as car and boat chases alternate with Broocie

getting duffed tip and some gratuitous sttoggittg. A real disappointment. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. All UCls.

I Takeshi Kitano Event (18) Screenings of Wale/tr (up (see Video Reviews), Boiling Point attd Sonurr‘m' (see Screen Test) show the extent of the violent btit dispassionate world inhabited by ‘Beat' Takeshi Kitano. Gerteric frameworks are bent and twisted by (Itis master filmmaker. as discussed by critic Tony Rayns. The best few quid you'll spend this month. Suit 1-1 May only. 10.30atit—(tpm. Glasgow: (if-'1'.

I Taxi Driver ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. LS. 1970) Robert De Nit‘o. (‘ybill Shepherd. Jodie lioster.

1 l4 ntitts. Art alienated taxi driver itt New York is so repelled by the squalor arid the moral decay around Itittt that he is driven to terrible violence. One of the key films of the Seventies with the Scorsese~De Niro partnership at its peak. Edirtburgh: Cameo.

I Tokyo Story (17) (Yashijuro ()zu. Japatt. 1953) (‘hishu Ryu. (‘ltieko Iligashaiyama. 1.19 tttitts. ()zu's widely acclaimed rttasterpiece is a quiet- spoken btit eloquent statement on tlte travails of growing old. The simple plot tells of an elderly couple's visit to their children itt Tokyo where they are treated tactlessly by their selfish offsprirtg. Glasgow: GI-‘I‘. (‘entralz tMacRobert. I Tom And Viv ( 15) (Briatt Gilbert. l'S/I'K. 1993) Willem Dafoe. Mirattda Richardson. Rosentary Han‘is. 125 ntirts. Not the titost favourable portrait of the author of The Waste/um]. as the film centres on liliot's role iii the unnecessary committal of his wife iii a mental asylum. However. the dialogue is stilted. the direction flat and Dafoe gives an uncharacteristically poor perfot ntattce. Richardson. however. is more pow etftrl iit another of the ‘sliglttly mad' roles she has made her owtt. Edinburglt: Cameo.

I Tombstone (151((icorgc t’. ('(tsrtitittis. ('5. 1993) Kurt Russell. ’al Kiliner. Sam Iilliott. Bill Paxton. 129 tttitts. Events before. durittg arid after the legendary gtittfigltt at the ()K (‘ortal with a reasortably big name cast depicting the actiorts of tlte Earp brothers. Doc Ilolliday et al. Old-fashioned style western with familiar story arid style places the emphasis on ()K. Edihtrrglt: Iiilmhouse. Fife: Adaiti Smith.

I True Romance ( 18) (Tony Scott. (‘5. (09.)) (‘hristian Slater. Patricia Atquettc. Dennis Ilopper. 119 tttitts. (‘omic bookstore assistant (‘larence meets. sleeps with arid marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of ltonts. tlten the lovebirds fittd themselves on the run with art accidetttally stolett case of cocaine. limelight- stealittg cattteos attd writer ()uenttn 'l'aranttno's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent mos re. the epitortte of disposable pop culture for the fast- food generatiott. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Stratltclyde: 17(‘1 East Kilbride.

I Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me ( ts) (1 );1\l(l Lyttch. LS. 1992) Sheryl Lee. Kyle McLacltlan. Ray Wise. 135 iititts. The move to the big screen to chronicle last sevett days irt tlte life of Laura Palmer allows Lynch to go to greater excesses than itt the TV series. A dark-lured arid disturbing ntiastrta ot small-tow rt corruption and perversity. filled with l’cakre faves and new canteos. Edinburgh: I-‘ilmhouse.

I VAC: Dawn Of The Video Upstarts I so ltlllts. A selectiort front four years of lllf)()\ arise dramas. comedies. docuntentat res and animated works by Edinburgh's \‘ideo Access (critic. See Rusltes. Edinburgh: i'HlIllttitlsc.

I les Visiteurs (PG) (Jean-Mat tc l’otrc. l'rancc. l993)(‘1tristian ('latier.Jcan Reno_ \‘alcrte Lernercier. 1(15 ritttts. Monty Python meets Don Quixote as a llllt century knight arid lirs smelly servant are pitclted forward itt (trite to modern day I‘tance after drinking a magic potion. .'\n enjoyable blend of buffoonery. action. torti.tii.c arid satire. it has brokert all lirench box office records of the last decade. Life: Adam Stiirtlt

I The Wedding Banquet ( l S ) (Ang Lee. l'S/Taiwan. 1993) Winston ('hao. May (hm. Silturtg Lung. Alt-Lea Gua. 107 units A successful naturalised Ariterrcan lives ltapprly with his gay lover irt Manhattan tititrl pressure from his parents tn 'l‘aiwan forces ltrttt to marry .i yourtg (‘hinese artist 111 ttccd of .t grcctt card But when iittitit attd dad Jump on the next plane for the wedding celebrations. a farcical stttiatrott becomes entottortally tense. Stiatliclydc' l (‘l (Tydebank.

I What's Eating Gilbert Grape? ( )3) (lasso Hallstroni. LS. 1993) Joltnny Depp. Juliette Lewis. Leonardo Di ('aprto. 118 mins. 1‘”! once. Depp is the sole figure of calttt iii .in oddball world. the oldest sort iii a dysfunctional family who live iii a rtetttotic low a backwater Lassc (rt1'\'[.ff¢’.'t.\ A Dug) Hallsttottt dcltvcr s a sympathetic romance surrounded by «\met ican foibles. The acting is superb ftotit all cottcci tied A low-key wortdet. one of the films of the year See review. Glasgow: MGM Saticlircltall Street. Edinburgh: (‘ameo. l'(‘l.

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