her teenage daughter and a schoolfn'end. Despite director Peter Jackson‘s back catalogue in slapstick gore — Braindead. Bad Time - Heavenly Creatures does not dwell on the more lttrid details of the crime. Instead. it examines the imaginative fantasy worlds of the girls and the strength of their friendship in a sympathetic light. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.
I Henry V (PG) (Laurence Olivier. UK. 1944) Laurence Olivier. Renee Asherson. Robert Newton. Leslie Banks. Majestic propaganda effort ﬁlmed in Ireland with Olivier bravely galloping around with a lot of Irish famters doubling as the cream of the French and English nobility. It holds a special place in screen mythology and recently inspired a muddier version by Young Pretender Kenneth Brannagh. Central: MacRobert.
I lntemational Zeitgeist Parts 1 8t 3 64 mins. Glasgow's New Visions International Festival of Film and Video continues to bring innovative work to Scotland. The ﬁrst part of this programme boasts an ‘off the wall' comic attitude. with Visible Pantv Line (UK). Egan Fietke Ventilator ll’alrvkererr'e (Poland). The Hairdryer (Switzerland). American Actress Wanted (Norway) and Just Harry (UK). The second section is concerned with ruptured space and time: Flat Earth (Ireland/England). Arrm'cn/Castling (Italy) and Intensiv Blair (Germany). Fri 17. 7pm. free. Glasgow: Street Level Gallery.
I Interview With The Vampire (18) (Neil Jordan. US. 1994) Tom Cruise. Brad Pitt. Christian Slater. 122 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 varnpirism. The homo-erotic qualities of the original may be downplayed. btrt the morbid melancholy of 18th century New Orleans and the Grand Grrignol set- pieces are well realised. making this the most uncompromising studio horror film since The Shining. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: 1le1. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride. I IO (U) (Fred Schepisi. US. 1994) Tim Robbins. Meg Ryan. Walter Matthau. 96 mins. Brainy. ditzy mathematician Meg Ryan is engaged to pompous academic Stephen Fry. but she would be drawn to easy-going car mechanic Tim Robbins if it wasn't for the fact that she believes a good marriage is founded on a meeting of minds. Enter her uncle. Albert Einstein (a brilliant comic caricature by Walter Matthau) who decides to experiment with sexual chemistry. A delightful period comedy that really does capture the old-fashioned spirit of Capra and Sturges. See feature and review. Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: MGM. UCl. Strathclyde: UCls.
I The Jerlr (15) (Carl Reiner. US. 1981) Steve Martin. 104 mins. Hit and miss comedy as Martin goes from rags to riches to rags again. when his ground-breaking invention that stops spectacles slipping down the wearer's nose turns out to have disastrous side effects. Watch out for the classic cabjuggling sequence. and Martin's usual command of the physical gag. Pan of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Killing Zoe (18) (Roger Avary. US. 1993) 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 Tarantino's name is on the credits as executive producer. it's no surprise that the ﬁlm is a mix of nihilistic attitudes and designer violence. linked in with a utbute to the heist pictures of past decades. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I King lear (U) (Grigori Kosintsev. USSR. 1971) Yun' Jarvet. 137 mins. Brilliant Russian
version of Shakespeare ﬁlmed in bleak monochrome. which emphasises the theme of civilisation in turmoil rather than the private tragedy. Central: MacRobert.
I King or Comedy (PG) (Martin Scot-eese. US 1983) Robert de Niro. Jerry Lewis. Sandra Bernhard. 109 mins. Full-time schmuck Rtrpert Pupkin (de Niro) dearly wants to be a successful television entertainer. so he prrts together a plan to kidnap glum chat show host Lewis and force his way onto the box. Desperate comic capers. with a bitter edge to de Niro's manic. hilarious and somehow involving performance. Criminally under-rated. this slices to the core of America‘s cultural emptiness. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Kiss Me Deadly (18) (Robert Aldrich. US. 1955) Ralph Meeker. Al Dekker. Maxine Cooper. 105 mins. A savage critique of Cold War paranoia that has becorue 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 nnir. Glasgow: GF 1‘.
I Kiss Me Kate (U) (George Sidney. US. 1953) Kathryn Grayson. Howard Keel. Ann Miller. 109
; mitts. Drawing parallels between a musical
production of The 'Iitnring ()fT/lt' Shrew and events in the private life of the cast. this delightful MGM production with plenty of song
and dance. Watch Miller stop the show with "I‘oo Darn Hot'. Edinburgh: l’iilmhouse.
1 I Ladybird, Ladybird (18) (Ken Loach. UK.
1994) Crissy Rock. Vladimir Vega. Sandie Lavelle. 1(11 mitts. Loach’s latest hard-hitting socio-political drama tells the story of ‘Maggie'. a woman with a history of relationships with violent men. who has her four children taken from her when she refuses to co-operate with Social Services. A new liaison with a gentle
South Arrrerican exile only causes new traumas.
Loach pushes otrr sympathies to the side of the underdogs rather than the social workers who are
also victims of a heartless system. Fife:
I Last Year In Marienbad (U) (Alaitr Rcsnais. France/Italy. 1961) Delphine Seyrig. Giorgio Albertazzi. Sacha Pitoeff. 93 mins. livocative 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 Blind Date enthusiasts. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I lean ( 18) (erc Besson. France. 1994) Jean Reno. Nathalie Portman. Gary Oldman. 1 It) mins. When his neighbour's family is wiped out by crooked cops on a bungled drtrgs bust. ice cool hitman Leon ﬁnds himself looking after the sole survivor — twelve-year-old Mathilde. Luc Besson‘s first film ‘in English is. nevertheless. a French ﬁlm in terms of style. editing and its boldness in story and theme. It's good to see that the director has finally got over the all-style-no- content obstacle. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Kelburne. L’Cls.
I life [If Brian (15) (Terry Jones. UK. 1979) Graham Chapman. Terry Jones. John Cleese. Michael Palin. Eric Idle. 93 mins. 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 most sustained humour to date. A host of very funny setpieces and smart cameos from all the team climaxes in a rather fetching musical crucifixion. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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I lift to the Scaffold (PG) (Louis Malle. France. 1957) Jeanne Morearr. Maurice Ronet. Georges Poujouly. 90mins. Considered quite a gripping thriller in its day. Malle's ﬁrst dramatic featrrre hinges on a perfect crime of mttrder that does not go according to plan. The cool noir elements are still effective. the Miles Davis score still sets a decadent tone. and Moreau is still glowing on screen. Glasgow: GI’I‘.
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 Lian King retains all of the studios markers: impeccable animation. jolly songs. colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Startling family fare. General release.
I The little Foxes (PG) (William Wyler. CS. 1941) Bette Davis. Herbert Marshall. Teresa Wright. Patricia (.‘ollinge. Dan Duryea. 116 mins. A superbly acted and sumptuoust conceived screen adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play. set in the Deep South. where a sickenineg wealthy family turns in on itself through the corruption of greed and hatred. A splendid reminder of Hollywood's more auspicious past. Glasgow: GFT.
I love In The Strangest Way ( l5) (Christopher Frank. France. 1994) Thierry Llrermitte. Maruschka Detmers. Nadia Fares. 107 mins. A successful executive in a debt-collection agency picks up a neurotic girl when his wife and son are away. has a fling; he is disturbed to discover that she has rented the ﬂat below his and refuses just to let him walk away. This Gallic Fatal Attraction is darker than the glossy American approach. with some twists and turns that are more Clouzot than Hollywood. Glasgow: Gl-‘l'. I M ( 15) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1931 ) Peter Lorre. Otto Wernicke. Gustav Gr'undgens. An undoubted classic filled with stunning sequences that build to a harrowing climax. A child murderer (Lorre) evades the police only to be caught and tried by his fellow criminals. Sordid subject matter treated with stunning artistic vision. with Lorre at his most chilling. yet strangely sympathetic. best. Edinburgh: Film Guild.
I Major league It (PG) (David 8. 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 struggling before again finding inspiration. liven as sequels go. this is a sad rehash that strikes out on second base. Fife: Robin's.
I Mandy (PG) (Alexander Mackendrick. UK. 1952) Phyllis Calvert. Jack Hawkins. Terence Morgan. 93 mins. A rare screening of Mackendrick's oddest ﬁlm in his Ealing days. centring on the emotional traumas undergone by a deaf-and-dumb girl and her parents. Genrrinely moving rather than sentimental. it shows surprising insight into all the characters. Edinburgh: Filmhorrse.
I Manhattan Murder Mystery (PG) (Woody Allen. US. 1993) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Alan Alda. 108 mins. When her elderly neighbour dies mysteriously and suddenly. Carol Lipton (Keaton) does some amateur sleuthing along with the New York literary set. Allen returns to the comic formula that first made his name — neat plot. snappy one-liners — making this a much more approachable and enjoyable experience than his ruore serious work of late. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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. btrt 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 design ﬁrst class. Central: MacRobert. Fife: Adam Smith. 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. Central: MacRobert.
I Metropolitan (l5) (\Vltit Stillman. US. 1989) Carolyn Farina. Edward Clements. Christoper Eigeman. Taylor Nichols. 98 mins. Reworking ofJane Austen in modern New York. where a collection of 'ths' (Urban Haute Bourgeoisie) exchange urbane. ironic banter on the three Ls — life. love and literature. Intelligent. meditative satire from precocious newcomer. Glasgow: GFT.
I Mr: Parker And The Vicious Circle (l5) (Alan
Rudolph. US. 199-1) Jennifer Jason Leigh. Campbell Scott. Matthew Broderick. 124 mins. A veritable legend in biting one-liners. Dorothy Parker. along with her sophisticated group of literary friends. wielded incredible influence in jazz age America. Alan Rudolph's ﬁlm reveals her to be a passionate. contradictory woman toyed alternately with success and suicide. Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance is rruiqrre and certainly remarkable. btrt there is a sense that it is too reliant on surface details such as accent. See preview. Glasgow: (il'T. I Muppets Take Manhattan (U) (Frank 01.. US. 1984) Kermit. Miss Piggy. Fonie Bear. 9-1 ruins. The Muppets try to break into Broadway with their college show. Amusing use of New York locations and guest appearances from the likes of Joan Rivers and Gregory Hines mark this orrt as superior fun for the family. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Natural Born Killers t 18) (Oliver Stone. US. 1994) Woody Harrelson. Juliette Lewis. Robert Downey Jr. 1 19 mins. Stone's visual and aural assault makes for one of the ruost remarkable cinematic experiences rrr years; his attempts to marry style with content. and prOvide a damning expose of the media adulation of serial killers is less successful. let down by his trademark overstatemeut. Violent. mesmerising. hallucinatory and bold in its use of various filrn formats. Nllls' is a landmark in M'I’V-intluenced filnunaking. General release. I Ilell (12) (Michael Apted. US. 199-1) Jodie Foster. Liam Neeson. Natasha Richardson. Isolated from the modern world for her entire life. Nell (Foster) must prove that she is capable of looking after herself in the wilds or she will be taken into care. The fact that she speaks only in a language all of her own doesn't help. btrt syrupathetic doctor Neeson takes her side. Foster's stand-out performance is perhaps more theatrical than cinematic. but that doesn't hinder a film that avoids most of the patronising pitfalls it sets up. See feature. General release. I A Night At The Opera (PG) (San) Wood. US. 1935) The Marx Brothers. Margaret Dumont. Kitty Car'lisle. Allan Jones. Walter Woolf King. 90 mins. The Brothers (minus Zeppo) were at the height of their comic powers when they made this masterpiece. This time they're helping an opera company get back on its feet. but not before they‘ve had a hand itt wrecking it in the ﬁrst place. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo. I North (PG) (Rob Reiner. US. 1994) Elijah Wood. Jon Lovitz. Bruce Willis. 87mins. L’niversally popular. btrt ignored by his folks. North goes out in search of new parents. brrt time is running out as he travels the world: better find 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 only lets itselfdown by committing a cardinal sin in the last few minutes. Fife: Robin‘s. I Only You (PG) (Norman Jewison. US. 1994) Marisa Toruei. Robert Downey Jr. Bonnie Hunt. 108 mins. Playing with a ouija board as a kid. Faith is told the name of her man of destiny; years later. on the eve of her wedding. she ﬁnds out he really exists. and so begins a dash across Italy. The settings ouze romance. Tomei‘s playing is agreeably ntrtty and [)owrtey's charm has its appeal. brrt there's no real sense that these crossed lovers deserve each other. making this a poor cousin to Sleep/err In Seattle. Borders: Pavilion. I The Pagerrraster (U) (Joe Johnstone/Maurice Hunt. US. 1994) Macaulay Culkin. Christopher Lloyd. 83 mins. Child-nerd Richard Tyler (Ctrlkin) bumps his head in the local library and ﬁnds himself transported into an animated adventure with a trio of book friends - Adventure. Fantasy and Ilorror — 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 suits the skimpiest concentration span. brrt that doesn‘t hide the fact the animation is particularly drill. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: L‘CI Clydebank. I The Party (PG) (Blake Edwards. US. 1968) Peter Sellers. Claudine Longet. Marge Champion. 98 mins. Stretching a joke as far as possible. chancing unthought-of variations. building an ever-increasing sense of mayhem — the Sellers/Edwards collaboration comes across some genuiner hilarious moments in this set- piece built around the actor's Indian doctor character from The Millionairess. Part of the Comic Relief Film Marathon. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Pink Panther Strikes Again (U) (Blake Edwards. UK. 1976) Peter Sellers. Herbert Lom. Colin Blakely. 103 mins. Closearr is called in to help Scotland Yard ﬁnd a kidnapped scientist. but he‘s hindered by Inspector Dreyfus who has now escaped from his lunatic asylum. The ﬁfth
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