begin to emerge which are neither palatable nor - in the view of the British government — suitable for public consumption. Loach's research has revealed some unsavoury facts about Britain's record on civil and human rights. and he‘s not keeping them to himself. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Hours and the Time: (18) (Christopher Munch. US. 1991) 60 mins. Based on an episode when Beatles manager Brian Epstein escorted John Lennon to Barecelona for a week's holiday - prepare to suspend disbelief. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The House Of The Spirit! (15) (Bille August. Germany/Portugal. 1993) Meryl Streep. Jeremy irons. Glenn Close. 138 mins. Disappointineg messy adaptation of Isabel Allende‘s novel retains the domestic melodrama and South American political content. but loses most of the mysticism that gave the book its special appeal. Performances are varied (and often embarrassineg amusing). the story a little overcooked. Glasgow: GFT.
I lion To Be A Woman Anti riot Die In The Attempt (15) (Ana Belen. Spain. 1991) Carmen Maura. Antonio Rcsines. 89mins. Carmen is married to a typically macho Spaniard. and she‘s having troublejuggling work and home life. Thankfully. Maura's perfomiance has a crucial sense of versimilitude that prevents the message- laden script from becoming heavy-handed. Her seen-it-all toughness. underpinned by trademark vulnerability. pretty much sums up this character-driven drama. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Miter Proxy (PG) (Joel Coen. US. 1994) Tim Robbins. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Paul Newman. 11] mins. When Hudsucker lndustries' boss takes a dive from an upper storey boardroom window. mailroom boy Nowille Barnes (Robbins) ﬁnds himself catapulted to executive status. But pretty soon he's forgotten his roots and is becoming as heartless as his manipulative mentor. played by Paul Newman. A winning blend of 405 screwball comedy. 50s consumer quirks and satire on 80s corporate greed. the Coen brothers' latest is cinematic fantasy in its purest fonrr. See feature. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCl.
I In The None or The Father (IS) (Jim Sheridan. US/Eire. 1993) Daniel Day-Lewis. Pete Postlethwaite. John Lynch. 133 mins. Writer-director Sheridan manipulates the facts concerning the wrongful arrest and eventual acquittal of Gerry Conlon. one of the Guildford Four; but the deep. disturbing truths of this miscarriage ofjustice remain constant. Day- Lewis and Postlethwaite give career-best performances as Gerry and Guiseppe Conlon. the father and son whose relationship provides the emotional core of the movie. Brave. powerful stuff. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I Jurassic M (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dem. Jeff Goldblum. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park ﬁlled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Unsurpassed 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. Glasgow: Odeon.
I Kalitorriia (18) (Dominic Sena. US. 1993) Brad Pitt. Juliette Lewis. David Duchovny. Michelle Forbes. 118 mins. Take a car. a writer of a thesis. a photographer. a white trash woman- child and a murderous psycho. and put them on a road trip to the sites of various serial killings. The result is not your average serial killer movie. but a tight and stylish character-driven piece that plays with our fascination for killers while delivering some slap-bang gore. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead.
I [lira (18) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. 1993) Veronique Forque. Peter Coyote. Victoria Abril. 114 mins. A make-up artist is involved with an American writer and his photographer son; she's also avoiding the attentions of her lesbian maid. whose ex-pom star brother escapes from prison and ends up at the house. and a predatory ‘reality TV' reporter who takes a ghoulish delight in other people's misfortunes. it all adds up to Pedro Almodovar's tenth feature. and his blackest mix to date of sex. death and stylish kitsch. Glasgow: GFT.
I The Last of the Mohleane (15) (Michael Mann. US. 1992) Daniel Day-Lewis. Madeleine Stowe. Russell Means. Steven Waddington. 122 mins. James Fenimore Cooper‘s tale of the English/French colonial wars in America becomes the most thrilling movie of the year in the hands of Mann (Manhunter) and a splendid cast. Day-Lewis makes a ﬁne Hawkeye. blending Native American and European nobility to create a sympathetic. truly memorable hero. Fife: Adam Smith.
I The last 30de (15) (John Dahl. US.
1993) Linda Fiorentino. Peter Berg. Bill Pullman. l 10 mins. After double-crossing her husband. stealing some drugs sale cash and holing up in a small town. Grade ‘A‘ bitch Bridget Gregory uses her sexual charms to lure the naive Mike Swale into a plan that will free her from her troubles. No one handies polished pulp like John (Red Rock West) Dahl. and here he's got the added advantage of a deliciously nasty performance from Linda Fiorentino as a femme who's more fatale than most. Glasgow: GFT. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I last Tango in Paris (18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. France/ltaly. 1973) Marlon Brando. Maria Schneider. 130 mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she develops an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship. One of the key ﬁlms of its decade. Bertolucci's powerful drama is a meditation on the expression and communication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I little Buddha (PG) (Bernardo Bertolucci. US/UKlFrance. l993) Keanu Reeves. Ying Ruocheng. Alex Wiesendanger. 120 mins. A Seattle moppet may or may not be the t‘eincamation of a recently deceased Tibetan 'Tlonk. so he and dad go to Bhutan where he‘s given a potted history of Buddhism. The story of Siddartha is easily the best section. with Vittorio Storaro's glorious cinematography to commend it. but elsewhere the pace is doggedly slow. the
:co-friendly sentiments hazy. and the lecturing tone like a school lesson. Bertolucci's greatest folly. Central: MacRobert.
. I Ma Saloon Preferee (15) (Andre Techine.
France. 1993) Catherine Deneuve. Daniel Auteuil. Marthe Villalonga. 125 mins. A public notary (Deneuve) and her neurologist brother (Auteuil) reassess their own empty lives when they have to put their elderly mother into care. Deneuve is elegance and charm; Auteuil wins sympathy for a dislikeable character. Their combined star power raises this above a standard
issue domestic saga. See review. Glasgow: GFT. I The “38* (PG) (Charles Russell. US. 1994)
Jim Carrey. Cameron Diaz. Peter Reigert. 95 mins. A timid bank clerk finds an ancient mask that allows him to fulﬁl his innermost desires as a suave charmer and crime-ﬁghting whirlwind. An amalgam of 20s. 30s and 40s decor. The Mark has a skimpy plot. but its rousing musical set-pieces and eye-popping computer-generated effects (like a live action Tex Avery cartoon) make it the surprise hit of the summer. General release.
.I I Maverick (PG) (Richard Donner. US. 1994)
Mel Gibson. Jodie Foster. James Garner. 127 mins. Romantic gambler Bret Maverick has got to get up a big enough pot to enter a poker game with a stake of half a million dollars. but encounters various loose and at times unconnected adventures on the way. A card-con movie with western trappings. Maverick showcases the 'unpredictable' quirks of Gibson‘s screen persona. the kind of thing that he gives a lunatic edge in the Lethal Weapon series. Rollicking. pre-packaged entertainment that slips into the shambolic. General release.
I Mooabe and hire Miller (18) (Robert Altman. US. 1971) Warren Beatty. Julie Christie. 12] mins. Ultra-realistic. downbeat western yam that eschews the traditional approach of glamourising the era. Beatty is in good form as a hustling. two-bit braggart who opens a brothel in a tum- of-the-century boom town. Glasgow: GFT.
I Milaed Pierce (PG) (Michael Curtiz. US. 1945) Joan Crawford. Jack Carson. Zachary Scott. 113 mins. Crawford excels (she won an Oscar) as the titular woman who turns her back on her husband and becomes a successful restauranteur. while ﬁghting her own selﬁsh daughter for the heart of a playboy (Scott) and getting embroiled in a murder plot. Viewed by some as the sort of strong woman's role that is so elusive today. its suggestion that death follows when a woman abandons the kitchen sink is actually pretty patronising. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Miroslava (18) (Alejandro Pelayo. Mexico. 1992) 110 mins. A glossy biopic. starring Arielle Dombasle as Miroslava Stein. an actress who escaped from occupied Czechoslovakia to make umpteen ﬁlms in Mexico during the 50s. Passionate romance. suicidal heartache - all the trappings of melodrama from a country whose ﬁlm culture revels in the form. Latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: GFl'.
I Monster: Hire (15) (Patrice Leconte. France. 1989) Michel Blanc. Sandrine Bonnaire. 82 mins. An elusive neighbourhood recluse (Blane). whiles away his evenings spying on his alluring neighbour Alice (Bonnaire). Gradually. he becomes entangled in an unsolved murder and a passionate romance. Based on a Simenon novel this sensitive and enthralling ﬁlm. which was almost overlooked in Britain. Glasgow: GFT.
I Monsieur liulot's Holiday (PG) (Jacques Tati. France. 1953) Jacques Tati. Nathalie Pascaud. Michelle Rolla. 9| mins. M. llulot. the bachelor with the accident-prone touch. arrives at ajatinty coastal resort and devastation very soon ensues. Comic timing at its most irresistible. as Tali gets away with a number of memorable. slow- buming gags. all undercut by the stabbing notion that we all have an uncle exactly like Hulot. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Mr: Doubtfire (PG) (Chris Columbus. US. 1993) Robin Williams. Sally Field. Pierce Brosnan. 125 mins. Separated from his wife and kids. out-of-work voice actor Daniel liillard (Williams) dons make-up and body-padding to become a sexagenarian nanny. Another top- notch comic perfomiance 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. Glasgow: ()deon.
I My Girl 2 (PG) (Howard Zieff. LS. 1993) Anna Chlutrisky. Austin O'Brien. Dan Aykroyd. Jamie Lee Curtis. 98 mins. While off at her uncle's for the summer. Vada (Chlumsky) researches the life of her deceased mother for a school project. This sequel to 1992's surprise hit opens the story out a little and still manages to be sweetly nostalgic and painfully honest — in a young teen sense — at the same time. Not to everyone's taste. btit an uncommonly touching coming-of-age story. Glasgow: Odeon.
I The Mystery or The Scarlet Eyes (PG) (Alfredo J. Anzola. Venezuela. 1994) 80mins. A documentary featuring work from the archive of the ﬁlmmaker‘s father. Edgar J. Anzola. who photographed virtually all the major events in Venezuela in the ﬁrst half of the century. Latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: GFT.
I Needful Things (15) (Fraser C. Heston. US. 1993) Ed Harris. Max Von Sydow. Bonnie Bedelia. 120 mins. A mysterious stranger opens an antique shop in Castle Rock and has the town's inhabitants at each other's throats when he demands a prank in payment. Superior Stephen King adaptation. helped along by climactic pyrotechnics. a comic-style morality slant on avarice and an exceptional cast. Glasgow: Odeon.
- I North (PG) (Rob Reiner. LS. 1994) [Elijah
WOod. Jon Lovitz. Bruce Willis. 87 mins. l’niversaily popular. btit ignored by his folks. North goes out in search of new parents. btit time is running out as he travels the world: better fitid a new set soon. or it's the orphanage. And then there‘s the pressure from the kids of the world who are enjoying the new-found power his antics have given them. A constantly inventive fable that shows respect for all ages of its audience. Rob Reiner's latest only lets itself down by committing a cardinal sin in the last few minutes. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Le Parfurn D’Yvonne (l8) (Patrice Leconte. France. 1994) Hippolyte Giradot. Jean-Pierre Marielle. Sandra Majani. 89 mins. A young Frenchman ((iiradot) goes to Switzerland in the 50s to escape conscription and scouts around for romantic adventure. Cue the beautiful Yvonne and mysterious fez-wearing associate Dr Meinthe. Like The Hairdressers Husband. Leconte's ﬁlm enjoys its fair share of sunny reminiscence before darkening into a mode of existential tragedy. See review. Glasgow: GFT. I Philadelphia (12) (Jonathan Demme. US. 1993) Tom Hanks. Denzel Washington. Jason Robards. 125 mins. A lawyer takes his former employers to court. convinced that he has been sacked because he is suffering from AIDS. Demme's ﬁlm goes as far as any mainstream Hollywood movie on this subject could in the current climate. but for all its compromises. it should be applauded for avoiding any notion of manipulative death-bed sensationalism. Hanks. for once. is allowed to break free from lightweight comic roles. and delivers a moving performance. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I The Piano (15) (Jane Campion. Australia/New Zealand. 1993) Holly Hunter. Sam Neill. Harvey Keitel. 120 mins. Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as the means of regaining her treasured instrument. lmpeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. undoubtedly one of the best ﬁlms of the 90s. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Odeon.
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 westem for the 90s generation. resembling Sergio Leone shot for
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MTV. Loud and stylish. it rewrites the historical role of the Afro-American in the Wild West and notches up some contemporary political references on the way. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Public Access (15) (Bryan Singer. US. 1993) Ron Marquette. Dina Brooks. Burt Williams. 90 mins. An enigmatic stranger arrives in the perfect small town in middle America and begins unearthing hidden resentments via his cable TV show. Oblique shots of objects and body parts in close-up. coupled with fragmented soundtrack noises make this a skilfully structured exercise in cinematic unease. Fascinating. scary and brilliantly photographed. this is a surprise contender for ﬁlm of the year. See review. Glasgow: Gi'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Railway Children (PG) (Lionel Jeffries. LR. 1970) Dinah Sheridan. William Mervyn. Jenny Agutter. 108 mins. A trio of youngsters ﬁnd that their involvement with the railway that runs past their garden is to lead them into adventure. Pleasing family ﬁlm. lit up by a bright performance from a very young Ms Agutter. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Reality Bites (12) (Ben Stiller. US. 1994) Winona Ryder. Ethan liawke. Ben Stiller. 99 mins. Soon after graduation. l.elaina (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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. l I The Remains of the Day (U) (James ivory. UK. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Emma Thompson.
James Fox. 134 mins. A bullet r'eminisces on the pie-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 .‘vierchant-ivory's best.
with Hopkins the epitome of English emotional repression. Edinburgh: Odeon.
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 colouncoded 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. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCl East Kilbride.
I The Saint 0f Fort Washington ( l5) (Tim Hunter. (SS. 1993) Matt Dillon. Danny Glover. 103 mins. An absorbing btit 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. 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: Odeon. Strathclyde: UCl Clydebank.
I La Soorta (18) (Ricky Tognazzi. ltaly. l993) Claudio Amendola. Enrico Lo Verso. Carlo Cecchi. 95 mins. inspired by the real life story of a magistrate who moved from nothem ltaly to the Maﬁa stronghold of Sicily. this is a searing. edge-of-seat thriller concentrating on the bravery. dedication and comradeship of his personal police escort. The tension never lets off. Glasgow: GFT.
I Serial Mont (18) (John Waters. US. 1994) Kathleen Turner. Sam Waterston. Ricki Lake. 93 mins. Undemeath 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: Filmhouse.
I Shadowlantts (PG) (Richard Attenborough. US. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Debra Winger. Joey Mazzelo. 131 mins. The true story of
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