mins. Again the foreignors find it hard going keeping up with the Jones. as master entertainer Spielberg piles on the action sequences. This time. however. the frantic pace Iias even less credibility than Raiders had. Glasgow: Cannon. I Interview With The Vampire ( 18) (Neil Jordan. US. I994) Tom Cruise. Brad Pitt. Christian Slater. I22 mins. More faithful to Anne Rice's book than anyone had any right to expect. Jordan's blood-soaked movie never shies from the more gruesome aspects of vampirism. The homo-erotic qualities of the original may he downplayed. btrt the morbid melancholy of 18th century New Orleans and the Grand Guignol set- pieces are well realised. making this the most uncompromising studio horror film since The Shining. See review. General release.
I Jacob The liar ( I5) (Frank Beyer. East Germany. I974) Vlastimil Brodsky. Erwin Geschonneck. Manuela Simon. I00 tnirrs. A Jew, living in a Polish gltetto dttritrg WW2. is summoned to the Nazi gtrardhouse. btit emerges a hero after he spreads new s of the Russian advance. l’nfortunately. he does not really own the radio he claims to have. and so each day he lras to fabricate more and more reports. Poigrtarrl and. surprisingly given the context. funny take on survival in the rrrost dangerous atrd absurd of situations. Glasgow: Goethe Institut.
I Junior (PG) (lvati Reitrrian. I'S. I994) Arnold Schwarzene 'ger. Danny De\'ito. Emma I‘horrrpson. IA: mins. Tlte Tirr'nt team are back and. like it was first time around. they're trying to pass off a single joke as an entire movie. Scientists Schwarzenegger and DeVito Irave their funding pulled. btrt decide to test their fertility drug on a human being — hey presto! Arnie's pregnant! Little to laugh over. however. until he gets into the frocks arid tries passing himself off as female. ()therwise there's just a whiff in the air that this surefire moneyspinner is treading in sortie morally dubious areas. General release.
I Kill Me Again ( IS) (John Dahl. llS. I990) \"al Kilnrer. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. Michael Madsen. Jonathan Gries. 90 mins. All the markers of a 4()sﬂ/rn Il()fl' are set against the bright. neon-washed landscapes of 80s Nevada. as Whalley-Kilmer fakes her death to escape the clutches of her ex-boyfriend arid the mafia. both of whom lay claim to the suitcase of money that is her favourite possession. No classic. btit a passable double-cross special that should keep crime thriller addicts more than amused. Edinburgh: I‘ilrrihotise.
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George Sqtrare Theatre FRANKENSTEIN NIGHT OF THE DEMON THE VANISHING
bun 15 6.45pm 8.60pm
George Sqwre Theatre TAMPOPO
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
LA PRISE DE POUVOIR PAR LOUIS XIV
8 40pm INHERIT THE WIND 6 45pm
GONE WITH THE WIND
6 45pm 8.35pm
(rec-me Sqaare Theatre STAGECOACH GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL
George Squats: leoltv THE THIRD MAN
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
OLIVER TWIST KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
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I Killing Zoe (IS) (Roger Avary. US. I993) Eric Stoltz. Julie Delpy. Jean-Hughes Anglade. 96 mins. An ace safe-cracker (Stoltz) arrives in Paris too carry out a ‘job' for a friend. but too much partying means that the elaborate bank siege is doomed to failure. Given that Quentin I'arantino's name is on the credits as executive producer. it's no surprise that the film is a mix of nihilistie attitudes and designer violence. linked in with a tribute to the heist pictures of past decades. See review. Glasgow: GI’I‘. MGM Paikhead. Edinburgh: liilmhouse. UCI. Stiatlrclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Kiss Me Kate (Ll) ((‘reor'ge Sidney. US. I953) Kathryn Grayson. llowar‘d Keel. Ann Miller. 109 mins. Drawing parallels between a musical production of The 'Iirnring ()f The Shrew and events in the private life of the east. this delightful MGM production with plenty of song and dance. Watch Miller stop the show with "I'oo Darn IIot'. Glasgow: GET.
I The Last Seduction (15) (John Dalil. (IS. I993) Linda I-‘iorentino. Peter Berg. Bill Pullman. II() mins. After double-crossing her husband. stealing some drtrgs sale cash and holing tip 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 handles polished pulp like John (Red Rock ll’ex!) Dahl. and here he's got the added advantage of a deliciously nasty performance from Linda I-‘iorentino as a femtne who's more fatale than rrrost. Central: MacRobert. Fife: Adam Smith.
I leaving lenin ( l2) (Endaf Emlyn. Wales. I993) Sharon Morgan, Wyn Bowen llarris. Shelley Rees. 90mins. A group of Welsh sixth- formers are accidentally left to fend for themselves in S1 Peter'sbtir'g. Strangers in a
strange Iatrd. they begin to define their emotional
independence iii a city that's also buzzing with a
sense of discovery. A witty and compassrorrate
study of everyday people facing extraordinary
circumstances that is trrtrch more than a native
tongue novelty item. Central: MacRobert.
I Leningrad Cowboys 80 America (12) (Aki Katrrismaki. Finland. I989) Matti Pellonpa. Micky Tesco. Kari Vaananen. 79mins. Finland's Budweiser-powered enfrtn! terrih/e's first big
breakthrough in this country features daffre duck's arse haircuts. a nasty. beer-guzzling
manager. the worst rock 'n' roll band in the world and sundry shots of the downbeat
backwaters of America's heartlands. A Iriglily
distinctive sense of humour at work here. and very enjoyable it is too. if you happen to be in Iirie with it. Edinbttrgh: Iiilmhouse (I-‘ilm Gtiild)
I lite 0t Brian ( I5) (Terry Jones. IIK. I979)
Graham Chapman. Terry Jones. John Cleese. 93 rrrins. The Gospel According to Monty Python offended a whole host of religious dominations upon its initial release. which rather obscured the fact that behind the controversy lay their tnost sustained humour to date. A host of very ftrnny setpieces and smart cameos from all the team climaxes in a rather fetching musical crucifixion. life: New Picture llotrse.
I The Lion King (PG) (Roger Allers/Rob Mirikoff. US. I994) Willi 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 oi' fairy tale. The Lion King retains all of the studios markers: impeccable animation. jolly songs. colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Startling farrrily fare. General release.
I local Hero (PG) (Bill 1-‘orsytlr. PK. 1983)
Peter Ricger't. Burt Lancaster. Denis Lawson.
111 mins. ()ne of Bill lior'syth's most sure-footed ventures. and one in which his eye for charm balances with his love for whimsy. An ambitious
executive of an American oil company is sent to
buy an entire Scottish town for a future drilling
project. btrt soon finds lrirrrself falling in love
with the place. while being hoodwinked by the community. Edirtburgh: Cameo.
I love And Human Remains ( 18) (Denys Arcand. Canada. I994) Thomas Gibson. Ruth Marshall. Cameron Bancroft. l()() mins. Based
on Brad Fraser's play. Arcand's latest grasps the
original's arty style of dialogue and twin narrative prongs of sexual uncertainty and ongoing serial killings. While the two plots may trot always sit comfortably together. the thematic unity — of the dangers of love and turn-on of trrtrrder — is perfectly realised for a 90s audience. Sharp ensemble playing rounds off a clever and symbolic piece. Life: New Picture House.
I love Me Or Leave Me (PG) (Charles Vidor'. I'S. I955) Doris Day. James Cagney. Cameron Mitchell. 122 mitts. Jazz-age tunes set tip the Prohibition era attriosphere as Doris Day stars as real life singer Rtith lilting. illaniptilated by a
SverigaIi-Iike gangster played by James Cagney. I'm once in an MGM musical. the chemistry is electric and the love story Iras a hard enough
edge to stand tip four decades later. Glasgow: GI-‘I‘.
I Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (15) (Kenneth Branagh. l'S/CK. I994) Robert De Niro.
Kenneth Branagh. Helena Bonham Carter. I20 mins. Ambitious medical student Victor Frankenstein discovers the means of regenerating dead tissue. btit so horrified is Ire with his success that lie abandons his creation — bringing a terrible revenge upon his friends and family. Keeping close to Mary Shelley's book. Branain 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. Edinburgh: l7Cl.
I The Mask (PG) (Charles Russell. 17S. I994) Jim Carrey. Cameron Diaz. Peter Reigert. 95 mins. A timid bank clerk finds an ancient mask that allows him to ftilfil his innermost desires as a suave charmer and crime-fighting whirlwind. An amalgam of 20s. 30s and 40s decor. The Mask Iras a skimpy plot. btrt 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Mean Streets (18) (Martin Scorsese. US. I973) Harvey Keitel. Robert de Niro. David Proval. I IO mins. Tony's Bar is the base for four young Italian-Amer'icans. whose increasineg illegal activities lead to tragedy. Vividly observed character sttrdy which cotnbirres breathtaking technique with a pervasive sense of corruption. Keitel and de Niro give of their very best. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Mighty Ducks 2 ([7) (Sam Weisnran. L'S. I994) Emilio Estevez. (‘arsten Norgaard. I()7 mins. Ice-hockey coach Estevel. conveniently forgets everything Ire learned first time round (remember. the original was Champions in the cinema and The Mighty Dru-ks oti video) and finds himself shaping tip the kids irt Team I'SA
for the Goodwill Games. The rivals are the. chm. mighty Iceland. a bunch of r'acistly painted Nazi-
types. Totally devoid of charm. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinbtrrgh: ()deotr. l-‘ife: GIerirothes. Strathclyde: IICIs.
I Miracle On 34th Street (PG) (Lcs Mayflcltl. US. I994) Richard Atterrborough. Elizabeth Perkins. Dylan McDermott. 110 mins. Ktiss Kringle (Attenborougb) is a department store Santa who goes one better and claims he's the genuine article. ()rrly by winning a cotrrt case — and convincing one cynical little girl (Mara Wilson) can he ptrt the joy and magic back ittto the festive period. A fairly unnecessary remake. btrt this secular fable still sparkles with charm. General release.
I My Sister My love ( l5) (Vilgot Sjomari. Sweden. 1966) Bibi Andersson. Per ()scatssoti. Jarl Ktille. 96 mins. Based on Ford's Jacobean tragedy "lit Pity She's A Il'linre. this bleak study of incest plays out on a heavy monochrome landscape. Returning Irorne after several years. Jacob is jealous over his sister's plans to marry: she. too. is envious of his courting. And so. realising they are it) love. they spend the night together with catastrophic consequences. Edinburgh: I-‘ilmhouse.
I The Neverending Story III ttf) (Peter MacDonald. LlS/Germany. 199-1) Jason James Richter. Melody Kay. I‘reddie Jones. l()() mins. Now relocated with dad. stepmonr arid sister in a new town. Bastian finds that the all-important book as fallen into the hands of the local bullies. who use it to cause havoc in l‘antasia. The twist this time is that a couple of the Henson-style creatures are transported to modern-day America. bill this only means there are fewer effects to distract kids from this sad decline in standards. Edinburgh: MGM. I’CI. Stiatlrclyde: IlCIs. WMR.
I The Nightmare Before Christmas (I’G) (llenry
Selick. US. I99J)Wi1h the voices of Clitis Sarandon. Danny Elfman. Catherine ()‘Ilara. 76 mins. Jack Skellitrgton. the skinny trickster king of llalloweentown. is restless with success and needs a new challenge. so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and create a mixed-up Yuletide isn't qtrite what the kids of the world expected. Produced and based on a story atrd characters by Tim Burton. this is areal imaginative treat — deliciously dark stop-irrotiori animation on the big screen. Glasgow: ()deon. MGM Parkliead. Edinburgh: ()deon. L'Cl. Stiatlrclyde: l.'(‘Is.
I Nosferatu (PG) (EW. Mutnati. Ger‘rriany. I922) Max Schr'eck. 7] mins. The German Expressionist shadows still send a chill down the spine as Sclireck creeps across the screen as cinema's first vampire. This is the only Scottiin screening of the film complete with live performance of a specially composed score by Patrl Robinson. performed by the Ilarmonie Band. Also on the bill is the Buster Keaton comedy Sher/trek Junior. Iii'i I3 only. Glasgow: 'l'rairrway.
I Nostradamus ( I5) (Roger Christian. Romania/FranceKIermany. 199-1) Tcheky Karyo. Amanda Pltrmmer. Rutger llatier. I19 mins. I(ith century visionary Nostradamus’s gloomy predictions are ptrt into a historical and personal context relating to plagtre. fatnin deaths arid the Inquisition. There is much to admire here. particularly Kaiyo's restrained performance as the Itatrnted seer. although IIauer's mad monk
routine sounds an off-key note. See review. Glasgow: Odeon. MGM Pai'khead. Edinburgh: ()deon.
I The Pagemaster (1') (Joe Johnstone/Matrrice “out. US. I994) Macaulay Ctrlkitr. Christopher Lloyd. 83 mins. Child-nerd Richard Tyler (Culkin) bumps his Iread iii the local library and finds himself transported into an animated adventure with a trio of book friends — Adventure. Fantasy and Horror — to keep him company. The moral is that discovering a role for yourself in fiction helps you confront real life. Luckily. the plot episodes come and go at a pace that stiits the skirnpiest concentration span. btit that doesn't hide the fact the animation is partictrlarly dull. General release.
I Le Partum D’Yvonne (18) (Patrice Leconte. I-‘rarrce. I994) Ilippolyte Giradot. Jean-Pierre Marielle. Sandra Majarri. 89 mins. A young I-‘renchman (Giradot) goes to Switzerland in the 50s to escape conscription arid scouts around for romantic adventure. Cue the beautiful Yvonne and mysterious fez-wearing associate Dr Meinthe. Like The Hairdresser 's Ilrrsbrtntl. Leconte's film enjoys its fair share of sunny reminiscence before darkening into a rrtode of existential tragedy. Central: MacRobert.
I Philadelphia ( 12) (Jorratlratr Demure. US. I993) Tom Hanks. Denzel Washington. Jason Robards. I25 mins. A lawyer takes his former employers to court. convinced that lie has been sacked because he is suffering front AIDS. Demme‘s film goes as far as any mainstream Hollywood movie on this subject could in the current climate. bill for all its coriiprorriises. it sliotild be applatrded for avoiding any notion of manipulative death-bed sensatiorralism. Ilanks. for once. is allowed to break free from lightweight comic roles. and delivers a moving performance. Edinburgh: MGM.
I The Piano ( 15) (Jane (‘ampion. Australia/New '/.ealatid. I993) IIoIIy lltrrrter. Sam N'eill. Harvey Keitel. I20 tnirrs. latte Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (llunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealatid 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. Irnpeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. trndotrbtedly one of the best films of the 90s. Glasgow: GI’I'. Edinburgh: Pilmhouse (Film Guild).
I The Picture Of Dorian Gray ( 12) (Albert Lewin. I‘S. I945) lIurd Ilatfield. George Sanders. Angela Lansbury. l IO mins. Extremer effective adaptation of ()scar Wilde's story about the soul-selling pact a young Victorian gentleman makes it) order to stay beautiful. And. unlike many IIollywotxl versions of literary classics. it shows its respect for the original language by packing in a fair atnotrnt of Wildean w it. Glasgow: (ilrl'.
I Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (15) (Joseph Str'ick. ('K. I977) Bosco Ilogan. TP McKenna. John Gielgtrd. 92 mins. A decade after his bold attempt to film James Joyce's I’lvstei. Joseph Sti'ick turned in a reverential treatment of the high points of the writer's earlier work. again capttrring a nice Irish atmosphere and irreverent attittlde to the country‘s political and religious hypocricies. Glasgow: (EFL
I Problem Child (PG) (Dennis Dtigan. (IS. I990) John Ritter. Michael ()Iiver. Michael Richards. Gilbert Gottfried. Amy Yasbeck. 8i mins. Adopted and returned 30 times to the orphanage. Junior is a troublesome child. a monster for foster parents. Now yet another hapless couple (Ritter and Yasbeck) have taken him into their home. and all hell is going to descend upon them. lilippant comedy on what would. iri other hands. he a serious topic. Stiatlrclyde: Cannon.
I Prospero's Books ( 1 a) (Peter Greenaway. UK. I99I ) John Gielgtid. Michael Clark. Isabelle Pasco. Michel Blane. l25 mins. Greenaway trarisforrirs Shakespeare's The Tempest into a visual feast by using groundbreaking Iliin Definition Television technology. Gielgud delivers a near-definitive Prospero. backed tip by an impressive European cast. and Michael Nyman's score is perhaps his best yet. A film like no other. immersed in illusion as both subject matter atrd form. Glasgow: GI’I‘. Edinburgh: i'TlllIlIOIISC.
I Pulp Fiction ( IS) (Quentin 'I'arantino. L'S. I994) John Travolta. Samuel Jackson. Uma Thurman. Bruce Willis. I50 mins. Much more ambitious than Reservoir Dogs. the most awaited second feature of the 90s has many scenes that :rackle with ’I‘arantino wit. and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely :xpcriments. Interlocking stories in the pulp .‘rime mariner concern hitrrrerr. ailirtg boxers. gang bosses and their molls. drug fiends. and assorted iiff-i'.’tff. This year's stirpi ise Catrnes I’alirre d'()r winner is a trip. all the way. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Cameo. l7Cl. Fife: Adam Smith. Stiatlrclyde: L'Cls.
28 The List I3—26 January I995