copes with his mother's terminal illness and his family's general indifference to him by indulging in a high fantasy life. including the pretence that he is a dog. Terrible title. wonderful. unmissable ﬁlm. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Inked Gill 3: The Final heult (12) (Peter Sega1.US. 1994) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. Fred Ward. 87 mins. Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to go undercover and stop the bombing of. horror of horrors. the Academy Awards. Lame one-liners and inspired sight-gags are underlined by unnecessary double-takes. General release. I No Escape (15) (Martin Campbell. US. 1994) Ray Liotta. Lance Henriksen. Stuart Wilson. 118 mins. it's the future. and troublesome prisoners have been placed on a remote jungle island where they‘ve split into two groups: land-loving hippie types and belligerent Mad Max clones. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Fife: Robin's. Strathclyde: Odeon. UCls. I Painted Heart (15) (Michael Taav. US. 1992) Bebe Neuwirth. Robert Pastorelli. Will Patton. 91 mins. Childhood beatings from an alcoholic father have a disturbing psychological effect on painter and decorator Willie. especially when his workmate takes a fancy to his wife. Cliched smalltown movie with a couple of moments of bizarre comedy that never really ﬁnds its tone and has an annoyingly patronising view of _American working-class life. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The MUS) (Ron Howard. US. 1994) Michael Keaton. Robert Duvall. Glenn Close. Marisa Tomei. 112 mins. A day on a sleazy New York tabloid (called The Sun? Easily accessrble outside the world of journalism. The Paper. like is subject. forgettable but entertaining. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank. I Pris Trout (18) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. US. 1991) Dennis Hopper. Barbara Hershey. Ed Harris. Tina Lifford. 99 mins. Hopper is on trademark psychotic form. this time in the Deep South during the late 1940s. When a young black man fails to keep up the payments on a car he bought from shady businessman Paris Trout. the latter assumes white superiority and kills his client's sister. interesting. but by no means stunning. Glasgow: GET. I Pataln (12) (Jean Marboeuf. France. 1992) Jacque Duﬁlho. Jean Yanne. Jean-Pierre Cassel. 135 mins. A factual dramatisation of the French government's wartime internal exile at Vichy which reveals the one-time military hero Petain as a power-hungry egotist more than happy to support a regime that persecuted Jews and Communists. Although straying into the wordiness of a history lesson. it shows that war — and politics - is never the black-and-white world of heroes and villains other ﬁlms would have us believe. Glas ow: GFT. I Portrait: Ito-elm (15) 120 mins. Carl C. Johansson. Portrait Of A Vagabond (Mikael Kristersson. Sweden. 1993) is an intimate portrait of a man who for the last 30 years has travelled the roads of southern Sweden. Thierry. Portrait Of An Absent Man (Francois Christophe. France. 1994) tells of a homeless Parisian who died in anonymity in 1991 aged 35. despite having been the subject of a documentary nineteen years previously. Francois Christophe will be in Edinburgh to present the ﬁlm. Wed 8 only. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Posse (15) (Mario Van Peebles. US. 1993) Mario Van Peebles. Stephen Baldwin. Billy Zane. 111 mins. A gang of black (bar one) soldiers desert from their insane commander during the Spanish-American war and. led by Jesse Lee (Van Peebles) go on a mission of revenge. Posse is a western for the 90s generation. resembling Sergio Leone shot for MTV. Loud and stylish. it rewrites the historical role of the AfroAmerican in the Wild West and notches up some contemporary political references on the way. Glasgow: GFT. I led lock West (15) (John Dahl. US. 1992) Nicolas Cage. Lara Flynn Boyle. Dennis Hopper. 98 mins. Mistaken for a Texas hitman. Nicolas Cage is offered $5.000 by a smalltown sheriff to kill his wife . . . and then double the amount by her if he’ll reverse the hit. Scooting out of town with the money and the job undone. he bumps into the real killer. and his problems begin. A slick tale of double. triple and quadruple dealing that adds a comic twist to the tight Blood Simple atmosphere. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The am It the Day (U) (James Ivory.
UK. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Emma Thompson. James Fox. 134 mins. A butler reminisces on the pre-WW2 days he spent in Darlington Hall. when he turned a blind eye to his employer's dealings with the Nazis and his own feelings for the housekeeper. One of Merehant-lvory‘s best. with Hopkins the epitome of English emotional
repression. Edinburgh: UCl. Central: MacRobert. Strathclyde: WMR.
I limit Dogs (18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael
_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. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cameo. Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. WMR.
I Ito-co I8 Bleeding (18) (Peter Medak. US. 1993) Gary Oldman. Lena Olin. Annabella Sciorra. Juliette Lewis. Corrupt cop Jack Grimaldi (Oldman) sells info on people in the Witness Protection Programme to the mob. bagging some extra cash on the way. But the tables are turned when lust draws him from both wife (Sciorra) and mistress (Lewis) to deadly female assassin (Olin). Blacker-than-black comedy. with Britain's bad boy obviously enjoying himself. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Rookie Of The Year (PG) (Daniel Stern. US. 1993) Thomas Ian Nicholas. Gary Busey. Dan Hedaya. Daniel Stern. Having survived as one of the City Sliekers trio. Stem now gets to try his hand behind the camera with that genre that always strikes out on UK turf- the baseball movie. This is very much a kid's movie. a modem fairytale about a 12-year-old boy whose clumsiness on the ﬁeld turns around when he breaks his arm. only to recover as a top pitcher. Really. why bother? Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl. Strathclyde: UCls.
I Saluonbarries (12) (Percy Adlon. Germany. 1991) kd lang. Rosel Zech. Chuck Conners. 94 mins. in her ﬁlm debut. lang uses her androgynous looks to their best ability as an orphan living in a remote Alaskan village. who befriends the local librarian. Both attempt to lay their ghosts to rest on a journey to Berlin. a metaphor for the inner journeys they simultaneously undergo. Terminally slow exposition leads into an interesting second half. but by then most viewers will be deadened by frustration. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Sapphic Shorta(18) 95 mins. Eight short. sharp and sexy dyke tales. including Betan Morris Evans' Came Oat, It Rained. Went Back In Again. Elaine Holliman's Chicks In White Sarin. Jackie Farkas' Amelia Rose Towers and Christine Parker's Peach. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Schindler's list (15) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley. 195 mins. During WW2. German industrialist and Nazi Party member Oskar 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 performance 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. Edinburgh: UCl. Fife: Glenrothes. Strathclyde: Magnum. UCl Clydebank.
I Schtonlt (15) (Helmut Dietl. Germany. 1992) Gotz George. Uwe Ochsenknecht. Christiane Horbiger. 111 mins. It might be slightly racist to castigate the German's for a poor sense of humour. but if this comedy is anything to go by. the po-faced stereotype has some justiﬁcation. Based on the fake Hitler diaries scandal. the ﬁlm makes a lot of the media circus surrounding our clever con man. but the humour ﬂails about instead of focussing its satire. Glasgow: GFT. I The Secret Baum (15) (Howard Davies. UK. 1993) Juliet Stephenson. Joanne Whaliey- Kilrner. Neal Pearson. 96 mins. An embarrassingly inept exercise in Brit Lit psycho- drama. adapted from David Hare's much- trumpeted play. with Whalley-Kilmer abysmally overwrought as a young widow whose stepdaughter (Stevenson) brings her into her graphic design business. The melodrama rises. but you're hard pressed to care. See review. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Serial Io- (18) (John Waters. US. 1994) Kathleen Turner. Sam Waterston. Ricki Lake. 93 mins. Underneath the apple-pie ideals of the Sutphins‘ model suburban home. mom Beverly is going to deadly extremes to keep her family nest feathered. The sickest. funniest American comedy to hop the Atlantic for ages. Waters latest adds a zesty twist of cruelty to satire on family values. political correctness and America's adulation of criminals in the media.
See feature. Glasgow: MGMs. All UCls. IW (PG) (Richard Attenborough.
US. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Debra Winger. Joey Mazzelo. 131 mins. The true story of Oxford don and children's novelist CS. 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: GFT. Borders: Roxy. Central: MacRobert.
I The Shining (18) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1980) Jack Nicholson. Shelly Duvall. Philip Stone. 146 mins. Kubrick's overwrought. overlong horror ﬁlm dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Edinburgh: UCl.
I Short Cuts (18) (Robert Altman. US. 1993) Andie MacDowell. Tim Robbins. Lily Tomlin. Tom Waits. ct 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. Glasgow: GET. Ediburgh: Cameo. Filmhouse.
I Silent Country (12) (Andreas Dresen. Germany. 1992) 98 mins. While a young theatre director is stirring interest in a provincial nothem East German town with a production of Waiting For Godot. political change is sweeping the country. News is difﬁcult to come by. so the actors decide to drive to Berlin. Glasgow: Gl’l I The StrappernS) (Stephen Frears. UK. 1993) Colm Meaney. Tina Kellegher. Ruth McCabe. 90 mins. Don't expect the plushcr production values of The Commitments with the latest screen version of Roddy Doyle‘s novels: instead. enjoy a hilarious comedy that never loses sight of its human heart. Sharon Curley announces her pregnancy but not the name of the father. setting the small Barrytown community into uproar. bttt bringing her family closer together. A gem. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I Sorcerer (15) (William Friedkin. US. 1977) Roy Scheider. Bruno Cremer. Franscico Rahal. 122 mins. William (The Exorcist) Friedkin's remake of Clouzot's classic Wages Of Fear is as gripping as the original. it just doesn't quite have the same style. Scheider heads the team of four men on the run through a South American jungle road in a lorry full of nitro-glycerine. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Steam On The Screen (U) Vintage railway films introduced by Andrew Youdell of the BF! and Alan Willmott. Glasgow: Gl’l‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Stevenson Videos Work selected from ﬁrst and second year students' submissions from Stevenson College's Audio Visual Section. Further details on content from Alan MacCorqoudale or Derek Brogan at the College. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Tales FM The City 2 ( 18) 78 mins. Short and sassy urban boy's tales. including Phillip Kan Gotanda's The Kiss. Jean Marc Prouveur's Dance Macabre. Alexis Bisticas' The Clearing and Todd Haynes' Dottie Gets Spanked. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Third Man (PG) (Carol Reed. UK. 1949) Joseph Cotten. Alida Valli. Trevor Howard. Orson Welles. 104 mins. Post-war Vienna and pulp writer Joseph Cotten moves through corruption on every comer to try to find his old mate Harry Lime. who turns out to be not everything his friend expected. Nigh-perfect screen experience with strong plotting and characterisation from Graham Greene's screenplay. Anton Karas’ memorable zither music and. of course. the truly electrifying presence of Welles at his peak as the enigmatic Lime. Look out for the famous ‘cuckoo clock‘ speech which the big man wrote for himself. Glasgow: GFT.
I “no Color-s: 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 performance. in a ﬁlm of profound beauty. is the best of her career. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Tickets For The MBrian Crumlish. UK. 1991) Alice Bree. Micky McPherson. Tom Smith. 90 mins. Hard-hitting drama from Edinburgh-based Cormorant Films. born from years of documentary ﬁlm-making. The central love story plays against a background of
homelessness and unemployment in a way that.
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althougn genuinely thought-provoking. does not thrust the politics down the audience's throat. Excellent perfomiances from the young cast add to the power of this committed ﬁlm that gets to
the heart of sortie unpalatable social truths.
Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I True Rome (18) (Tony Scott. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Patricia Arquette. Dennis Hopper. 119 mins. Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets. sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours. then the lovebirds ﬁnd themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight- stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces ﬁre this excellent movie. the epitome of disiXisable pop culture for the fast- food generation. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I 2W1: A Space Odyssey (U) (Stanley Kubrick. liS/I'K. 1968) Keir Dullea. Gary Lockwood.
141 mins. Celebrated visionary epic about the history and future of the human race. superbly crafted and directed by Kubrick. It needs the big screen to do real justice to the famous sequences on the development of man and the landing of the mysterious monolith. One of the great classics of modem cinema. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Les VISItetl! (PG) (Jean-Marie Poire. France. 1993) Christian (‘lavier. 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 modern- 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: GFT.
I Watanand (15) (Stephen Gyllenhaal. UK/US. 1992) Jeremy irons. Sincad Cusack. Ethan llawke. 95 mins. An English schoolteacher on the verge of a nervous breakdown confronts his troubled past by turning it into a history lesson for his teenage pupils. (iyllenhaal's version rushes the pace of the story a little too quickly but. by remaining true to the broader intentions of Graham Swift‘s much acclaimed novel. it should intrigue newcomers without insulting the original's many fans. Glasgow: GET.
I The Wedding Banquet (15) (Ang Lee. US/Taiwan. 1993) Winston Chao. May Chin. Sihung Lung. Ah-l.ea Gua. 107 mins. A successful naturalised American lives happily with his gay lover in Manhattan until pressure from his parents in Taiwan forces hint to marry a young Chinese artist in need of a green card. But when ruum and dad jump on the next plane for the wedding celebrations. a farcical situation becomes emotionally tense. Funny and serious in perfectly balanced measure. Fife: Robin's.
I What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (12) (Lasse llallstrom. US. 1993) Johnny Depp. Juliette Lewis. Leonardo Di Caprio. 118 mins. For once. Depp is the sole ﬁgure of calm in an oddball world. the oldest son in a dysfunctional family who live in a neurotic lowa backwater. Only when holiday-maker Lewis arrives does he begin to consider his own feelings. With one eye on detail. the other on the absurd. director Lasse (My Life As A Dog) llallstrom delivers a sympathetic romance surrounded by American foibles. The acting is superb from all concerned. A low-key wonder. one of the films of the year. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Wings Of Desire (15) (Wim Wenders. W. Germany .1987) Bruno Ganz. Otto Sander. Solveig Dommartin. Peter Falk. 127 mins. Restless angel Ganz on duty over Berlin takes a tip from American movie star and former angel Falk on the possibilities of crossing over. and follows his mentor‘s path to consummate his relationship with beautiful circus acrobat Dommartin. Gorgeous black-and-white photography and a sensitive feel for the people and places of Berlin grace this thematically rich and uncharacteristically optimistic slice of Wenders enchantment. Highly recommended. Glasgow: GFT.
I Woman h Islamic Culttn (15) 120 mins. The Veiled Hope (Norma Marcos. France. 1994) explores the complex lives of ﬁve women from Gaza and the West Bank and questions Western conceptions of repression. A Little For My Heart And A Little For My God (Brita Landoff. Sweden. 1993) covers the social isolation of most Algerian women. who can dance and remove their veils when ‘meddahatt' entertainers visit on special occasions. Brita Landoff will be present to introduce the ﬁlm. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I You. Ma and Harley (15) (Richard Spence. UK. 1992) Marc O‘Shea. Bronagh Gallagher. Michael Liebmann. 85 mins. Well deserved winner of the Best British Film Award at the 1992 Edinburgh lntemational Film Festival has an all-too-rare cinema outing. lt sharply depicts the lives of a group of young joyriders in Belfast and the community that hammers in on them from all sides. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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