mystery that doesn't lose its sense of the comic absurd. Strathclyde: ll(‘l liast Kilbride.

I The Hunger ( )8) (Tony Scott. l'S. l983) Catherine Deneuve. David Bowie. Susan Sarandon. (‘liff De Young. 99 mins. Hugely stylish biit somewhat abstruse adaptation of Whitley Str‘ieber'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 tnore healthy in his second century than he does now) and Sarandon are her victims. Beautiful and erotic. btrt pretty darned confusing. lidinburgh: liilmhouse.

I In The Name Of The Father ( IS) (er Sheridan. [TS/liire. 1993) Daniel Day-Lewis. Pete Postlethwaite. John Lynch. l33 mins. Writer-director Sheridan manipulates the facts concerning the wrongful arrest and eventual acquittal of (ietry ('onlon. one of the (iuildfor'd liour‘; but the deep. disturbing truths of this miscarriage of justice remain constant. Day- Lewis and Postlethwarte give career-best performances as (‘ren'y and (iuiseppe (’onlon. the father and son whose relationslrrp provides the emotional core of the movie. Brave. powerful stuff. lidinbuigh: l'ilmhouse.

I Intersection ( 15) (Mark Rydell. (=8. 10%) Richard (iere. Sharon Stone. Lolita [)avidovich. 99 mins. (‘rere is architect Vincent liastman. torn between his wife (Stone) and his lover (Davidovich): the former provides security. the latter. a spark of passion. This could have been a real tear-jerker if you gave a damn about the future happiness of any of the characters. btrt everyone is so insipid. there won‘t be a dry eye in the hotrse. (ilasgow: MGM l‘ilm (‘entre lidinburgh: MUM. l'(‘|. (‘entralt Allanpar‘k. Strathclyde: l ('ls.

I The Joy Luck Club ( l5) (Wayne Wang. (S. I993) Tsai (‘hin. Ming-Na Wen. 'l'amlyn 'l'omita. l39 mins. lntertwinirrg tales of four (‘hinese women and their (‘hinese-Arrrer‘ican daughters which rise elements of ethnicity and the immigrant experience to highlight the more universal themes of mother/daughter relationships. Above all. it is a very Hollywood- sty le movie. attempting to manipulate emotions and downplay much of the insight of Amy Tan's novel. btrt it will strike a chord with many in the audience. and not just the women. lidinburgh: l'(‘l.

I Jurassic Park (P(’r) (Steven Spielberg. LS. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff (ioldblum. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. btrt the giant reptiles are soon running amok. l'nsui'passed 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. l'ife: Robin's. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr.

I Kalitomia ( lS) (Dominic Sena. LS. 1993) Brad Pitt. Juliette lewis. David Duchovny. Michelle Forbes. llS‘ mins. Take a car. a writer of a thesis. a photographer. a white trash woman- child and a murderous psycho. and ptrt them on a road trip to the sites of various serial killings. The result is not your average serial killer movie. btit a tight and stylisli character-driven piece that plays with our fascination for killers while delivering sortie slap-bang gore. lidinburgh:


I Last Exit To Brooklyn ( ls) (l ’lrich lidel. \\'.(iermany. 1989) Stephen Lang. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Butt Young. l0) mins. Brutal. graphic and dynamic study of the steamy. scamy side of life in the dockland area of Brooklyn during the l-ifties. Hubert Selby‘s once banned novel has made it to the screen more or less intact in a narrative strung together from his series of vignettes. A painful dissection. not for the faint- heatted. lidinburgh: Hlmhouse.

I The Last of the Mohicans ( 15) (Michael Mann. LS. 1992) Daniel Day-Lewis. Madeleine Stowe. Russell Means. Steven Waddington. l22 mins. James l‘enimore ('ooper's tale of the linglrsh/l’r‘ench colonial wars in America becomes the most thrilling movie of the year in the hands of Mann (.llanlirurier) and a splendid cast. Day-Lewis makes a fine llawkeye. blending Native American and [European nobility to create a sympathetic. truly memorable hero. Glasgow: (3PT.

I look Who's Talking low ( 12) (Tom Ropelewski. l'S. I994) John Travolta. Kirstv Alley. ()lympia Dukakis. 97 mitts. ls there really an audience out there. for a third in the irritating baby voiceover series'.’ ()h dear. i know you're going to prove me wrong. Missing the (‘hristmas market by a fair bit. the plot this time has otrr heroes spending Yuletide looking after a couple of canines who sound surprising like Danny De Vito and Diane Keaton. Borders: Pavilion. Roxy. Fife: (ilenrothes.

I lord Of The Flies (PG) (Peter Brook. UK. l9o.i) James Aubrey. Tom (‘hapin. Hugh litiwards. 9| mins. The gradual descent into savagery of a grotrp of linglish schoolboys marooned on a desert island can'ies so much thematic weight in (iolding’s classic novel it's a shame to see the satne events looking so crude in this ambitious btit misguided aterupt to film the untilmable. Edinburgh: liilmhouse.

I love And Death (PG) (Woody Allen. US. I975) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. ()lga (ieorges-Picot. 85 mins. Pitched somewhere between The l‘unny Years (Bananas. Sleeper) and The Ser‘io-(‘oirtic Years (Annie Hall. .lIan/rattan) this is one part of Woody's continuing neurotic romancing of Diane Keaton. only it's set in Russia at the time of the Napoleonic wars. This means lots of referential gags about great Russian literature and a set- piece liisenstein pat'adoy. which is fun if you know what to laugh at. lidinburgh: (‘ameo.

I Male Shots ( IS) 89 mins. Provocative video work with a gay theme. including Jeff (‘ole's sex ('/l i'\ buv. H l). Motyl's 'Iitken ()I Love. Adam Rowlcy's Love Aral Lav/rev and Sierner and Steger 's It ll’as Never lint. (ilasgow: (il’l'.

I The Man With TWO Brains ( l5) ((‘arl Reiner. l'S. I983) Steve Martin. Kathleen Turner. Davit Warner. 93 mins. [any Martin-Reiner romp iri which the great man plays a brilliant brain surgeon driven to the depths of despair when he weds Turner. a man-hungry murderess with a penchant for driving elderly husbands to early graves and pocketing their legacies. Delirioust delightful. lidinburgh: Cameo.

I Manhattan Murder Mystery (PU) (Woody Allen. l'S. l993) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Alan Alda. 108 mins. When her elderly neighbour dies mysteriously and suddenly. (‘arol Lipton (Keaton) does sortie amateur sleuthing along with the New York literary set. Allen returns to the comic formula that first made his name treat plot. snappy one-liners -- making this a much more approachable and enjoyable experience than his more serious work of late. lidinburgh: Cameo. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'('l (‘lydebank

I Melvin And Howard ( 15) (Jonathan Demure. LS. 1980) Patil Le Mat. Jason Robards. Mary Steenburgen. 95 mins. A wondefully sympathetic comedy. following the story of a factory worker who is left a fortune in the will of Howard Hughes. after he unknowingly gives the eccentric a lift. (ientle American dreamers are pitted against a greedy world in this cult favourite. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Mr Smith Goes To Washington (PG ) (Prank (‘apra. l'S. l939) James Stewart. (‘laude Rains. Jean Arthur. l3() mins. Arr ordinary man (Stewart) gets elected to the Senate and is expected to fall to the whims of his backers. until conscience enters the scene. Archetypal Stewart. archetypal ('apt‘a. A cinema masterpiece that will never fade. lidinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.

I Mrs Doubttire (PG) (Chris Columbus. LS. 1993) Robin Williams. Sally Field. Pierce Brosnan. 125 mins. Separated from his wife and kids. out-of—work voice actor Daniel Hillard (Williams) dons makeup and body-padding to become a sexagenarian nanny. Another top- riotch comic performance 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 audience. (ieneral release.

I Naked Gun 331/3zThe Final Insult ( l 2) (Peter Segal. LS. 1994) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. lired Ward. 87 mins. Prank Drebin comes out of retirement to go undercover and stop the bombing of. horror of honors. the Academy Awards. Lame one-liners and inspired sight-gags are underlined by unnecessary double-takes. and while the editing is none too sharp. the result is amusing enough. But note the numeral: even vinyl became obsolete. Glasgow: (‘rM('rs. lidinburgh: MGM. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. l'('ls.

I light and Day(15)((‘hantal Akcrman. France. 1991 ) (itiillaine Londez. Thomas Langmann. Francois Negret. 91 mins. A woman and her boyfriend arrive in Paris and spend all their time in bed. with the exception of when he goes out on his nightly taxi round. Which gives her the chance to begin a relationship with the man who drives the same cab during the day. L‘nlike Akennan‘s back catalogue. this all-too- familiar nrenage a (mix simply looks banality straight in the face. Glasgow: (ii-T.

I llinotchlta (PG) (lirnst Lubitsch. LTS. I939) (ireta (iarbo. Melvin Douglas. Bela Lugosi. Sig Ruman. llO mins. ‘(iarbo laughsl' proclaimed the posters and indeed she dc ‘s in this sparkling vintage Hollywood comedy romance. where she plays a stem Russian diplomat worn down by Melvyn Douglas' inestirnable charm and the attractions of Paris into an eventual. gnidging.

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