means of regaining her treasured instrument. lmpeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms ofclassic cinema. undoubtedly one of the best ﬁlms of the 90s. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Police Academy: Mission To Moscow (PG) (Alan Metter. US. 1994) George Gaynes. Ron Perlman. Michael Winslow. lnstalment seven. even if they've dropped the numeral from the title. takes the buffoonish bobbies eastwards to stop a Russian maﬁa chief taking over the world. Being caught naked in a Siberian snowstorm is funnier. General release.
I The Premonition (18) (Rumle Hammerich. Sweden. 1992) Tova Magnusson. Figge Norling. Bjorn Kjellman. 116 mins. A school senior. who‘s having disturbing visions. begins to see her erotic fantasies being acted out in real life. Hammerich's ﬁlm strains for style. throwing around thriller cliches and red herrings as it moves from adolescent sexual tension to a uninvolving murder mystery. See review. Glasgow: GET.
I The Prime 01 Miss Jean Brodie (U) (Ronald Neame. UK. 1969) Maggie Smith. Celia Johnson. Robert Stephens. Gordon Jackson. 116 mins. The big screen adaptation of Murial Spark's tale of an eccentric Edinburgh schoolteacher in the 1930s shows sharp characterisations and interesting period ﬂavour. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Reality Bites (12) (Ben Stiller. US. 1994) Winona Ryder. Ethan llawke. Ben Stiller. 99 mins. Soon after graduation. Lelaina (Ryder) loses her TV job (and the chance to complete her autobiographical documentary). and so has to buy food for her Generation X ﬂatmates on the credit card daddy gave her. Self-indulgent. middle-class American problems that are hard to relate to and impossible to sympathise with ﬁll this movie. If this is reality. it sucks rather than bites. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: MGM. UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Reservoir 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. General release.
I nobocop 3 (15) (Fred Dekker. US. 1994) Robert Burke. Nancy Allen. Rip Tom. 101 mins.
A more tongue-in-cheek approach than before ﬁnds Detroit's hardware cop rebelling against his OCP masters. who want to sweep the homeless from the steets in order to build a luxury appartment complex. Reasonable action scenes. but more like a TV pilot than a ﬁlm in its own right. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Fife: Robin's. Strathclyde: UCls.
I Rookie Of The Year (PG) (Daniel Stern. US. 1993) Thomas lan Nicholas. Gary Busey. Dan Hedaya. Daniel Stern. Having survived as one of the City Slr'ckers trio. Stern 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 modern 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. Strathclyde: UCls. WMR.
I noulin l (12) (Hiroyuki Kitakubo. Japan. 1991) 78 mins. Based on a story by Otomo Katsuhiro. writer of the acclaimed Akr'ra series. this lacks the groundbreaking animation splendour of that movie. The story features a bed that will cook. feed. wash. exercise. entertain and toilet its elderly patient. but a sudden malfunction brings about the obligatory merging of ﬂesh and technology. Cheer the wrinkly granddad hero. Glasgow Odeon on Sat 9 and Edinburgh Odeon on Sat 16 only.
I The Saint 0i Fort Washington (15) (Tim Hunter. US. 1993) Matt Dillon. Danny Glover. 103 mins. An absorbing but downbeat tale highlighting homelessness in America. and featuring stand-out performances from the leads and supporting cast. Dillon is the troubled. sensitive youth taken under the wing of the streetwise Glover; together they dream of apartments and jobs. but have to face the harsh reality of the Fort Washington shelter. See review. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: UCI.
I The Sandlot Kids (PG) (David Mickey Evans. US. 1993) Tom Gutry. Mike Vitar. Karen Allen. 101 mins. Summer in the early 1960s. and a group of young boys is looking forward to a holiday ﬁlled with baseball. Into the neighbourhood comes Scotty. a bit of an outsider who knows nothing about the game. And neither do most British kids. which will be a major sticking point in this rosy-tinted. retro-narrative memoir along the likes ofStand By Me. See review. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: WMR.
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I The Scent (it Green Papaya (U) (Tran Anh Hung. France. 1993) Yen-Khe Tran .\'u. Man San Lu. Thi Loc Truong. 104 mins. A young girl anives 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Secret Garden (U) (Agnieszka Holland. US. 1993) Kate Maberly. Maggie Smith. John Lynch. 102 mins. The unusual combination of the director of Europa [Sum/m and the writer of Edward Scissor/mndx conspires to create an authentic and affecting version of the children's classic novel. Shipped back from India. lonely orphan Mary makes friends with a local lad and her sickly cousin. exerting a magical recuperative process on the latter and a hidden walled garden. Touching and iinconirived. Glasgow: GET. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Serial Mom (18) (John Waters. 1'8. 1994) Kathleen Tumer. Sam Waierston. 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. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI. Strathclyde: UCls.
I Sesame Street: Follow That Bird (ti) (Ken Kwapis. US. 1985) Caroll Spinney. Jim Henson. Frank Oz. 88 mins. Big Bird is adopted by the Dodo family. but hitches a lift home to ﬁnd his old friends. Like the Muppet movies. this will appeal to kids but adults might chuckle along too. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Shopping (18) (Paul Anderson. UK. 1994) Sadie Frost. Jude Law. Sean Pertwee. 107 mins. Just out ofjail. Billy meets up with girlfriend Jo and resumes joyriding and ram-raiding — crashing into shop windows and helping himself to the goods. High-speed police chases and brushes with local crooks keep tip the violence quota in Anderson‘s successful attempt to hit the British MTV generation of ﬁlmgoers with slick. commercial fare. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. I Short Cuta(t8) (Robert Altman. US. 1993) Andie MacDowell. Tim Robbins. Lily Tomlin. Tom Waits. et 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. Central: MacRobert.
I Sight And Sound Censorship Debate 120 mins. Videos banned. tabloids blasting ﬁlm characters as role models for real-life murders. a Government amendment on the way. Here is your chance to air your views on how much ﬁlm and video should censor scenes of sex and violence. Participants will include Richard Falcon. senior examiner of the British Board of Film Classiﬁcation. Glasgow: GFT (Wed 6) and Edinburgh: Filmhouse (Wed 27).
I Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ((1) (Walt Disney. US. 1937) With the voices of Adriana Caselotti. Harry Stockwell. Lucille La Verne. 83 mins. One of the most enchanting and inﬂuential of animated features. The central character is a mite wet but the individualistic dwarfs. memorable songs. superbly crafted backdrops and characters make this an essential cinematic experience. Now restored. frame by frame. with the colour as sharp as ever. General release.
I Staggered (15) (Martin Clunes. UK. 1994) Martin Clunes. Michael Praed. Anna Chancellor. 95 mins. Drugged at his stag night and dumped naked on a Scottish island. Neil (Martin Clones) has only a couple of days to get back to London for his wedding. But nasty best man and supposed best friend Gary (Michael Praed) has ptit plenty more stumbling blocks in Neil's way. Staggered knocks about from one comic set- piece to another. with debut director Clones making a good job of keeping the laughs coming. See preview. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: UCls.
I This Boy's Lite ( 15) (Michael Caton-Jones. US. 1993) Robert De Niro. Ellen Barkin. Leonardo DiCaprio. 115 mins. The boy from Broxbum directs Hollywood superstars in Tobias Wolff's autobiographical tale of growing up in 50s America with a violent stepfather. Young DiCaprio virtually acts De Niro off screen in this enjoyable. if a little predictable. coming-of-age tale. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Three Colours: 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. btit she cannot escape from the fragments of his unﬁnished comrxmtioii. in which she played a major part. An expressive and s_\ mbolic ﬁlm that is also emotionally satisfying. Binoche's award-winning performance. in a film of profound beauty. is the best of her career. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I Three Colours: White r is) (Kr/,ysztof Kieslow ski. l-‘iance/Sw ill/Poland. I993) '/.bigniew Zairiachow ski. Julie Delpy. Janus! Ciajos. 91 mins. Another masterful piece of cinema by Kieslow ski. much less lyrical and visually poetic than his most recent works This time the theme of the trilogy is ‘eqiiality'. as a Polish hairdresser sets out to get revenge on his l’r'ench es-w ife. lidinbiirgh: liilriihouse.
I Thumbelina it“) (Dori Bltith. (‘8. 1993) 37 mins. Animator Bluth comes close to rivalliiig Disney \s itli this charming fairy tale filled it itli little folk. princes. easyto follow triessagcs and a Barry Manilow soundtrack. Young kids w ill love it and even the cynically hard hearted may soften. See review. General release.
I The Unbearable lightness of Being ( t 8) (Philip Kaufman. US. 1987) Daniel l)ay -l.ew is, Juliette Binoche. Lena ()liri. l()7 mins Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kuridera's complex novel about a womanising (‘Iech brain surgeon who falls in love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time of the Russian invasion of 1908. A dawdlirig and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an ovenvlrelriiing eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. lidinbui'gh: Cameo.
I Up In Smoke (Lou Adler. (IS. 1978) (‘lieech Marin. Tommy Chong. Stacy Keach. 117 mins. Two [A dopeheads attempt to drive a van made entirely out of marijuana back home from Mexico. Sliarnbling festival of drug-related humour. lidinburgli: Cameo.
I Violent Cop (18) ('l’akeshi Kitano. Japan. 1989) ‘Beat' 'l‘akeshi Kitaiio. Maiko Kawakami. Makoto Ashigawa. 103 mins. Homicide detective Azuma has his own violently idiosyncratic methods of dealing with anyone from juvenile delinquents to gangland bosses. When a series of murders show a durgs link to the force. he becomes personally involved. Comparisons to Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies are relevent. but this is much colder. more detached and far more graphic. A powerfully impressive slow-burner. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I What's Eating Gilbert Grape? ( 12) (Lasse- Hallstrom. US. 1993) Johnny Depp. Juliette Lewis. Leonardo Di (‘api'io 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. ()nly when holiday-maker Lewis arrives does he begin to consider his own feelings. With one eye on detail. the other on the absurd. director l.as.se (My [.1]? A.) A Dug) llallstrom delivers a sympathetic romance surrounded by Arrierican foibles. The acting is superb from all concerned. A low-key wonder. one of the films of the year. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Who Bombed Birmingham? (15) A draiiia-doc tracing the story behind the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people in 1974 and saw six lr'ishmen jailed under dubious circuriistances. Using a 1985 journalistic investigation into the case as the basis for the story. this is an enthralling account of political dealing and cover-up that. in its way. is far closer to the truth than In The Name ()fT/lr' l’rirlie'r. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Wizard Of 01(1’0) (Victor Fleming. lfS. 1939) Judy Garland. Frank Morgan. Ray Bolger. Bert Lahi. Jack Haley. Margaret Hamilton. 'l‘oto. 102 mins. Miserable Dorothy runs away from home btit is soon whisked tip into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stiit't indeed. just chockful of great songs. characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch Of The West though. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Young Americans ( 18) (Danny Cannon. UK. 1993) Harvey Keitel, Craig Kelly. lain Glen. 109 mins. At last. a British movie that is brave enough to be openly commercial and play directly to its young adult audience. Cannon's debut is a glossy. slick. in-youi-face thriller. which brings US cop Keitel to London's nightclubs to investigate a series of drug-related murders. Plot gaps and dubious morals apart. it's just what the British ﬁlm industry needed. Central: Cannon.
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