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Pulp Fiction (18)
1.45, 5.00, 8.15pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.45pm)
12.45, 3.30, 6.15, 9.00pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.40pm)
Mina Tannenbaum (12) 1.40 (not Sun), 6.20, 9.05pm
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Thu 10 6.45pm 8.40pm
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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. Central: MacRobert.
I It Could Happen To You (PG) (Andrew Bergman. US. 1994) Nicolas Cage. Bridget Fonda. Rosie Perez. 101 mins. New York cop Cage hasn't enough change to tip waitress Fonda. so he promises to split his winnings if his lottery ticket comes up. . . and it does. But wife Perez doesn't think that honesty is the best policy. llavingjunked its working title (Cop Give ll’rrirress $2 Million Tip) for a snappier wish-fulﬁlment moniker. this warm-hearted comedy might just satisfy the Sleepless In Seattle brigade. General release.
I Jewish Festival Shorts ( 15) l 14 mins. Three short works screening as part of the touring Jewish Film Festival. which is currently making sporadic stops in Scotland. Steve Levitt's Deaf Heaven (29 mins) brings a Holocaust survivor's insight to the contemporary problem of AIDS; Claudia Silver's Kalamazoo (29 mins) examines life from the same Jewish female perspective as her mother. Joan Micklin Silver; and Judy Menczel‘s Angst! (56 mins) looks at the life of three comedians whose parents survived Nazi death camps. Glasgow: GET.
I Jubilee (18) (Derek Jarman, UK. 1978) Jenny Runacre. Little Nell. Toyah Wilcox. 104 mins. Queen Elizabeth 1 is transported through time to visit the decaying nation of her namesake successor as exempliﬁed by punk London. Dated-looking now of course. but amidst the determination to shock there's a good deal of tart black humour and a few typically lovely Jarman images. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Kalitornia (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: GET.
. I The Killer (18) (John Woo. llong Kon. 1989)
Chow Yuri-Fat. Danny Lee. Sally Yeh. 111 mins. Genre-led thriller. with old school buddies turned cop and contract killer as sparring partners. transferred into the sleazy gangland of llong Kong. The violence puts Robot‘up to shame. but there‘s a glorious. oriental fatalisrn about the whole shebang that lends it a certain sheen of romanticism. Glasgow: GET.
I Kiss Me Deadly (18) (Robert Aldrich. US. 1955) Ralph Meeker. A1 Dekker, Maxine Cooper. 105 mins. A savage critique of Cold War paranoia that has become one of the key ﬁlms of 50's consciousness. Although the Spillane brutality is well in evidence. Meeker as Hammer gives his roughness a kind of honesty as he doggedly persists without regard to the consequences. Brilliantly characterised. and directed with baroque ferocity. it remains a superb example of American noir. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Lady From Shanghai (PG) (Orson Welles. US. 1948) Orson Welles. Rita llayworth. Everett Sloane. 87 mins. 1rish sailor Welles falls in love withfemmefrtrrrle Hayworth and becomes enmeshed in a deadly game of murder and intrigue involving her unscrupulous millionaire husband. Studio boss llarry Cohn offered a reward to anyone who could explain the plot to him. but a classic love scene in an aquarium and the brilliant ﬁnal shoot-out in a hall of mirrors show the authentic Welles touch at work. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Last Year In Marienhad (U) (Alain Resnais. France/Italy, 1961) Delphine Seyrig. Giorgio Albertazzi. Sacha Pitoeff. 93 mins. Evocative and enigmatic tale of a man who meets a woman in a rambling hotel. and believes he had an affair with her the previous year. Past blends with present to the point where they are indistinguishable. and you can only really enjoy it if you don't worry too much whether they did or didn't. Not one for Blian Dale enthusiasts. Glasgow: GET.
I Late Spring (PG) (Yasujito Ozu. Japan, 1949) 108 mins. Full of insight. this subtle film explores the areas of family and marriage. A widowed father feels he is keeping his daughter from marriage. but when she is informed by mistake that he is about to reman‘y. she begins to form marriage plans of her own. A beautifully balanced character study. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The lion King (PG) (Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff. US. 1994) With the voices of Matthew Broderick. Jeremy Irons. Robert Guillaume. 88 mins. The ﬁrst Disney animated feature to be based on an original story rather than a
traditional folk or fairy tale, The Lion King retains all of the studios markers: impeccable animation. jolly songs. colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Startling family fare. General release. I lissy (Konrad Wolf. East Germany. 1957) 89 mins. This early work by one of East Germany's leading directors is set in 1930s Berlin and focuses on a young woman whose unemployed husband becomes an active supporter of the Nazi Party. The Wolf retrospective continues in Glasgow until January. Glasgow: Goethe lnstitut. I love And Human Remains (18) (Denys Arcand. Canada. 1994) Thomas Gibson. Ruth Marshall. Cameron Bancroft. 100 mins. Based on Brad Fraser's play. Arcand's latest grasps the original's any style of dialogue and twin narrative prongs of sexual uncertainty and ongoing serial killings. While the two plots may not always sit comfortably together, the thematic trnity - of the dangers of love and turn-on of murder — is rfectly realised for a 90s audience. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Fife: Adam Smith. I Major league II (PG) (David S. Ward. US. 1994) Charlie Sheen. Tom Berenger. Corbin Bernsen. 105 mins. After their rags-to-riches talent turnaround. the Cleveland Indians baseball team again ﬁnd themselves strugglirtg before again ﬁnding inspiration. Even as sequels go. this is a sad rehash that strikes out on second base. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead. All L’CIs. I Mark III The Stones (15) (Frank Beyer. East Germany. 1966/89) Manfred Krug. Eberhard Esche, Krystyna Stypulkowska. 150 mitts. A hard-man carpenter on a large construction site finds himself in conflict with an idealistic party secretary when they both fall irt love with an engineer. Their disgust over shoddy work and corrupt ofﬁcials. however. makes them allies. The ﬁlm was shelved for years after it was targetted by the Socialist Unity Party on its release. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (15) (Kenneth Branagh. US/UK. 1994) Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh. Helena Bonham Carter. 120 mins. Ambitious medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the means of regenerating dead tissue. bill so horriﬁed is he with his success that he abandons his creation — bringing a terrible revenge upon his friends and family. Keeping close to Mary Shelley's book. Branagh departs from it only to clarify and expand upon her aims. The scope is immense. the themes deep and literate, the acting and design ﬁrst class. See feature. General release. I The Mask (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 Mask 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 Metropolis (PG) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1926) Brigitte Helm. Alfred Abel. Gustav Frolich. 124 mins. One of the greatest ﬁlms of all time. here in its longer-length. uncolorised version. free from Giorgio Moroder's tacked-on rock soundtrack. The cityscapes remain unsurpassed. although the allegory against totalitarianism is a bit naive. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Mina Tannenbaum ( l 2) (Martine Dugowson. France. 1994) Romane Bohringer. Elsa Zylberstein. Jean-Philippe Eeoffey. 128 mins. An aspiring painter and a shallow media wannabe remain together through childhood. the romantic yearnings of adolescence. but are tested by adulthood's pressures. Bohringer and Zylberstein work wonders in the central roles. while Dugowson's revelation of buried truths will shake you to your core. Perceptive. stylish and wise. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Monkey Trouble (U) (Franco Amurri. US. 1994) Thora Birch. Harvey Keitel. Mimi Rogers. 96mins. Birch is a weeny with family trouble. who happens on a rogue capuchirt monkey as a pet. Problem is. it's a trained thief belonging to strange-accented European gypsy Keitel. Unimaginative. sentimental tale with an insufferable Hollywood mix of group hugs and cute furballs. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. All UCls. I Ito Smoking (PG) (Alain Resnais. France. 1994) See Smoking. I Parents ( 18) (Bob Balaban. US. 1988) Randy Quaid. Mary Beth llurt. Sandy Dennis. 90mins. An imaginative blend of llrrirsprrrv. Happy Days and the Hills Have Eyes. this is the assured directing debut from Close [incorrnrers actor Balaban. Set in 1958. it follows the suburban lives of two couples, the son of one pair suspecting the other couple of cannibalism. After an hour of increasingly weird sitcom antics. the filth changes gear for a distinctly grim ending. Formica fear was never more functional or so much fun. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Performance (18) (Nic Roeg & Donald Camrnell, UK. 1970) James Fox. Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg. 105 mins. A gangster on the run artd a famous rock star in seclusion hole up in a London mansion. and amidst a welter of sex and drugs their two lives begin to intertwine. Fascinating ttvrrnr gttrrle-ish mosaic that anndunced the arrival of two unique directorial talents. though the fragmentary narrative and visual overload make it an uneasy experience. Glasgow: Gl-‘l'.
I Peter’s Friends ( 15) (Kenneth Branaglt, UK. 1992) Kenneth Branagh. Stephen Fry. Emma 'l'hompson. 102 mins. A decade after their last performance together. a varsity revue team reunite for a New Year break and discover that career security is no match for happy relationships. A highly assured. extremely funny and deceptively touching character drama. whose only fault is that it sends up Branagh's media image a little too knowingly. Fife: New Picture House.
I The Piano (15) (Jane Campion, Australia/New Zealand. 199311lolly llunter. Sam Neill. Harvey Keitel. 120 mins. Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswornan Ada (llunter) as she travels to 19111 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. Fife: New Picture House.
I The Picture 01 Dorian Gray (12) (Albert Lewin. IFS. 1945) llurd llatﬁeld. George Sanders. Angela Lansbury. 110 mins. Extremely effective adaptation of ()scar Wilde's story about the soul-selling pact a young Victorian gentleman makes in order to stay beautiful. And. unlike many llollywotxl versions of literary classics. it shows its respect for the original language by packing in a fair amount of Wildean wit. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Psycho (15) (Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1960) Anthony Perkins. Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin. Martin Balsam. John Mclntire. 109 mins. llitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss's money. Unfortunately for her she chooses to put up at the Bates' Motel. run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue (‘Mother's not quite herself today') make it ajoy to catch anytime around. We liked it didn’t we mother. . . mother"? Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Pulp Fiction (18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1994) John Travolta. Samuel Jackson, Urna Thurman. Bruce Willis. 150 mins. Much more ambitious than Reservoir Dogs, the most awaited second feature of the 90s has many scenes that crackle with Tarantino wit. and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the pulp crime manner concern hitmen. ailing boxers. gang bosses and their molls. drug ﬁends. and assorted riff-raff. This year's surprise Cannes Palrne d'Or winner is a trip. all the way. General release.
I Rapa Nui (Kevin Reynolds. US. 199-1) Jason Scott Lee. Not a lot of info available as yet. btrt this adventure by the director of Robin Hood. Prime Of Thieves was produced by Kevin Costner. and follows a young prince on Easter Island. Edinburgh: UCl.
I The Remains of the Day (U) (James Ivory. 17K. 1993) Anthony Hopkins. Emma Thompson, James Fox. 134 mins. A butler rerninisces on the pre-WW2 days he spent in Darlington llall. when he turned a blind eye to his employer's dealings with the Nazis and his own feelings for the housekeeper. ()ne of Merchant-lvory's best. with llopkins the epitome of English emotional repression. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I Reservoir Dogs (18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. 100 mitts. 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 'l‘arantino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCl Clydebank.
I Restless Natives (Michael Hoffman, UK. 1985) Vincent Friell. Joe Mullaney. Teri Nally. 89mins. Quaint but silly Scottish comedy of dubious morals. in which a couple of lads from a housing scheme set out to make their fortune as highwayrnen. ()n a 125cc moped, wearing masks stolen from the joke shop where one of them works. they raid Cotters coach tours, stealing from American tourists, who enjoy the touch of local flavour. Worth seeing. ifonly to spot local landmarks and actors. Edinburgh: St Bride's.
I The Rocky Horror Picture Show (18) (Jim Sharman. UK. 1975) Tim Curry. Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 100
22 The List 4—17 November 1994