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22 The List 7—20 October 1994
roads into the Hollywood Hills. With A Gout Named 'l'enxr'on (6 mins). a mixture of live action and animation. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Fast Times At Ridgemont High ( l5) (Amy Heckerling. US. I982) Sean Penn. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Judge Reinhold. 92 mins. Great cast at the otrtset of their careers (Phoebe Cates is also in there) have fun with Cameron (Sing/ex) (‘r'owe's script and its consistently funny observations on high school life. Penn is particularly good: check him out as he sits in class. ordering pizza — ‘learning about Cuba. having some food'. Edinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
I Fearless (15) (Peter Weir. LTS. I993) Jeff Bridges. Isabella Rossellini. Rosie Perez. 122 mins. Convinced of his own immortality after surviving a horrendous plane crash. Max Klein's reaction to his near-death experience has a metaphysical bent reminiscent of director Peter Weir‘s early work. Bridges is magnificent as his character reassesses the details of daily living. bringing pain to his family and hope to fellow survivors. lidinburgh: L'CI East Kilbride.
I Fed Up (I5) (M. [)anieliuc. Romania. I994) 102 mins. Four years after the Revolution. all the energy in Romania has dissipated. Everywhere. people have had to adjust: an unemployed alcoholic professor takes over a tyre workshop; a woman doctor tries to preserve a htrman embryo in the body of its dead mother. An exaggerated
sense of humour is the sole hope of salvation.
Iidinburgh: liilriihouse. I The Flintstones (L’) (Brian Levant. ['S. 1994)
John Goodman. Rick .‘sloranis. Iilizabeth
Perkins. Rosie O'Donnell. 92 mins. fired is promoted to an executive post at the quarry. but
only as a stooge for his boss‘s corporate rip-off;
nevertheless. money and power go to the
I-‘lintstones' heads. causing friction with the
Rubbles. The movie keeps to the TV series‘
prehistoric parody of modern suburban life. adds bright and chunky sets and a post-yuppie
morality tale on greed that doesn't quite sit right. and comes otrt a little plot-heavy. 'l'he one-liners will be picked up by adults. kids will get bored. But it's no the yabba-dabba dodo it could have
been. Glasgow: MGMs. Iidinburgh: .\IG.\1.I'(‘I. ; Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. l'(‘ls.
I The Fly ( l8) (David Cronenbcrg. LS. 1986)
JeffGoldblum. Geena Davis. 100 mins. Brilliant reconccptualisation of the camp I958 classic.
with Goldbltrrn highly effective as the scientist
whose experiments in teleportation go
disastroust wrong. attd his wife Davis no less
impressive as the love of his life. Special effects superlatively revolting. tension sustained
throughout. Edinburgh: Cameo.
. I Forrest Gump ( I2) (Robert Zemeckis. US.
1994) Tom Hanks. Robin Wright. Gary Sinise.
I42 mins. [Even those with the lowest le can
rise to the top in the land of the free. as this
picaresque tale sets out to prove. But despite its incurany sweet hero and its fairly standard love story core. Forrest Gump has a surprisingly
dark-tinted view on recent American history — complete with racism. drug and child abuse. war and political assassination. There are some bitter tasting choices hidden among the soft centres. See review. General release.
I Four Weddings And A Funeral (15) (Mike Newell. UK. 1993) Hugh Grant. Andie MacDowell. Kristin Scott Thomas. 117 mins. Sweet but stuffy Englishman Charlie (Grant) is convinced that he is not the marrying sort. but
' when he keeps meeting the alluring American
Carrie (MacDoweII) at an assortment ofchurch ceremonies. he begins to doubt his resolve. The sort ofchamiing British comedy that was destined to stonn America. but which adds a little grit to the glamour of the pretty settings General release.
I Getting Even With Bad (PG) (Howard Deutch. US. 1994) Macaulay Culkin. Ted Danson.
Glenne Headley. I09 mins. Danson is a small-
time crook doing one lastjob to help set him up in the straight world; Culkin is his estranged son who rumbles his dad‘s plan. takes the loot and blackmails him into doing the bonding good- time thing. A hotch-potch movie. stirring elements of caper. heist. romance and travelogue into something that is not the sum of its parts. The gags are set up well. but fall to the obvious
at the punchline. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde:
Kelbume. Magnum. Odeon Avr.
I Go Fish (18) (Rose Troche. US. 1993) Guinevere Turner. V.S. Brodie. Anastasia Sharp. 89 mins. Twentysoriiething would-be author Max is pushed by her wise owl flatmate towards vet's assistant Ely. but the two girls' shyness could prove an unassailable obstacle. Troche's film bustles with visual invention. deliciously catty dialogue and natural performances. These are people. not issues. and even if Spike Lee was a romantic and a lesbian. he couldn't make a movie as fresh. funny and openly entertaining as this. Glasgow: GFI‘.
I Golden Balls ( l8) (Bigas Luna. Spain. I993) Javier Bardem. Maria De Medeiros. Maribel Verdu. 95 mins. Benito Gonzales has three passions: fried eggs. building skyscrapers and having sex. When he marries for money. it
seems that all his dreams could come true. especially when he‘s able to see his foniier girlfriend on the side. A sleazy take on iust and Spain's nouveau riche from the director of Junrmr Jummr. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I A Home Of Our Own (PU) ('l‘ony Bill. US. 1993) Kathy Bates. Iidward l-‘urlong. Soon-Teck Oh. Like a downbeat Little House On The Prairie set to a stodgin moralistic Wonder Years voiceover. this tells of Frances Lacey (Bates) and her determination to provide a roof over the treads of her six children — often at the expense of their emotional needs. Bates is good in an unflattering role. but Furlong. with his stock teen rebel scenes. substitutes shouting for feeling. Strathclyde: L'Cl [East Kilbride.
I Hot And Sticky ( IS) 96 mins. A programme of ﬁlms and videos showing women's involvement in the Safer Sex debate. The programme includes two l'K works — Bev Zalcock's Kenneth Anger homage Fireworks Revisited and Alison King's Bronx (hicumentat‘y .S'witclring 'li'trcks. Edinburgh: liilmhouse.
I Hotel de LUX I 15) (Dan Pita. Romania. I992) Behind the facade of this high class hotel lurks a world of wretched reality that is constantly maniptrlatcd by bureaucrats. Any attempts by an idealistic employee to bring about improvements are immediately quashed. A political allegory that shows the continuing swirls of unrest post- (‘catrccsctr lidinburgh: l‘ilmhouse.
I The Hudsucker Proxy (PU) (Joel (‘oen. ()5. I994) Tim Robbins. Jennifer Jason Leigh. Paul Newman. Ill mins. When lludsucker lndustries' boss takes a dive from an upper storey boardroom window. mailroorit boy .\'orvil|c Barnes (Robbins) finds himself
catapulted to executive status. Btrt pretty soon
he's forgotten his roots and is becoming as heartless as his manipulative mentor. played by
PatIl Newman. A winning blend of 40s screwball
comedy. 50s consumer quirks and satire on 80s
corporate greed. the (‘ocn brothers' latest is
Icinemalic fantasy in its purest form. Edinburgh:
I I I. The WOTSI of All (Maria Luisa Bember‘g.
j Argentina. l99())(15)AserIrIptaSerna.
l Dominique Sanda. Hector Alterio. I05 mins. Set
in l7th century Mexico. this film front
Argentina's leading feminist director follows the
I life of poet. playwright. intellectual and mm. Sister Jrrana Ines de la Cruz. Her privileged
I position allows her to continue writing until the
local archbishop conspires to end her work.
Demanding. btrt trltimately rewarding. Glasgow: (il’l'.
I I The Incredible Shrinking Man (PG) (Jack
lAr'nold. LS. I957) Grant Williams. Randy
: Stuart. April Kent. SI mins. ()ne of the best of
the 50s post-nuclear sci-fr movies. After being
contaminated by a mysterious substance. a man steadily shrinks until he finds himself struggling to survive in a familiar environment. now an alien world of giant insects and unseen dangers. lidinburgh: Cameo.
I The Innocent ( 15) (John Schlesinger. UK/Germany. I993) (‘ampbell Scott. Isabella Rossellini. Anthony Hopkins. I19 mins. An electronics ace is seconded to the Americans in 1955 Berlin. but finds himself having personal trattmas when he must dispose of the corpse of his German lover‘s husband. Without the gross set-pieces of Ian .‘slcliwan‘s novel. what we have is the retelling of a weary narrative and a director whose attempt to create a Cold War thriller doesn't fill the gap. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Ivan The Terrible (Part 1) (12) (Sergei Eisenstein. L’SSR. I944) Nikolai (‘herkassovn Ludmila 'l‘sclikovskaya. 99 mins. Russia in the 16th century. and Tsar Ivan IV finds himself in conflict with the Boyars and the Church. A classic piece ofcinema, with the oppressive atmosphere being built from a succession of melodramatic close-ups. stylised gestures and finely composed visuals. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse. I Jason and The Argonauts (L'l (Don Chaffey. UK. I964) Todd Armstrong. Nancy Kovack. Gary Raymond. 103 mins. 'l‘otally brill adventure yartr as our hero Jason sets out to retrieve the legendary golden fleece and is helped by a ntrmber of the gods on Olympus along the way. Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion effects remain among the best of his career. most notably the final conflict with an army of skeletal soldiers. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Jurassic Park (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. 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 enstrre that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyineg believable (moreso than the PG certificate would suggest). btit by the halfway point. it‘s more or less a chase movie with superior technology. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Glenrothes.
I Kika(18I (Pedro Altttodovat‘. Spain. I993) Veronique l‘orque. Peter Coyote. Victoria Abril. Il4 mins. A make-up artist is involved with an