Pink Panther film has all the best elements front before. including Bert Kw ouk's kamikaze karate-kicking valet. Part of the (‘omic Relief I-‘ilm Marathon. lidinburgh' (‘ameo
I Pret-a-Porter t I S) (Robert Altman. I'S. I‘M-l) Tim Robbins. Jtrlie Roberts. Richard I;. (irant Lacking the insider bite of [he l'ftllt‘l' and the skilfttl narrative weaving of .Vuorr ('rrrv. this backstage glimpse irtto the world of high fashion will disappoint Altman fans. However. as a fast- paced farce. set during the annual l’arrsrarr catwalk show and starring names as diverse as Sophia Loren and Kim Basirigc:. \aorrtr ('ampbell and Tim Robbins. it n‘rght "aake for a eolorrrfrrl. glossy tiight ottt. (ila gow ()deon. .\I(i.\l I’atkhcad Ifdinburgh: I)t iiiiraon. ()deon. l'(’l. Stiathclydc' l’(‘ls.
I Priest ( I 5) (Antonia Bird. l'ls. I994) Linus Roache. Robert Carlyle. Tom Wilkinson It)? mins. Writer Jimmy McGovern .(‘rrrcsz I/(‘ttlfv .-l/rr/ Mini/i) goes from strength to strength with another uncomprorriisirig foray Into an area of social contention. while director Antonia Bird (Sufi-i. show s that she too is adept at balancing political and emotional impact .l'rr'mr's handling of homosexuality within the clergy is no excuse for tabloid scandal; instead. wha emerges is a story of personal freedom. corn rssion and the struggle against hypocrisy. See feature. lidinbutgh: ('ameo.
I Pulp Fiction 1 IS‘) (Quentin 'I'aratrtino. I‘S. I‘M-l) John l‘rav olta. Samtrel Jackson. l'iria Thurman. llruce Willis. 15llttrirts. Much more ambitious than Rt'H‘Il‘Ur’I' Duet, the rirost awaited second feature of the ‘Jtls has many scenes that crackle with 'I‘aiantino vv it. and a few others that fall flat as the writet‘~tliiectoi l‘ravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the prrlp
ct rme iirartiiet‘ concern hitmen. ailitrg boxers. gang bosses and their molls. drug fiends. and assorted riff-raff. This year ’s surprise (‘annes l’alme d'()r vv inner is a trrp. all the way. (Ilasgow: ()deon. lidiributgh: (Enrico. I '(‘I.
I Ollil Show I ISIIRUI‘L'II Retlfmtl. l'S. I‘J‘J-l) Ralph liienircs. John 'lurtur‘to. Rob Morrow. 13.“ mins. When television was in its intimacy and America itself was riding on a wave of post- vvai/pieKenrredy innocence. the disclosure of cheating on the game show 'lir'r-rrrv ()nc caused a national scandal and sense of shock. Redford sets tip the inevitable collision of ethics and glamour". morality and profit. while Ralph l‘iennes. John 'I'urturro. Rob Morrow and Paul Schofield acquit theirrsclves w ith style. See feature. (icnetal release.
I The Red Squirrel t I S) (Julio Medem. Spain. l‘)‘).i) Nancho Noni. limma Suarez. II-l mins. \aitowei' in scope than the director's debut. Iir’t'tlt. The R('(/ Sqrrrrl't'l Itas elements In common with the hysterical sex farces dominant in Spanish filmmaking. brit is itself a complex melodrama about deceit. betrayal and love. shot through w itlt angled symbolism. A clever" blend of psychodrama and thriller. (ilasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I Reflections In A Golden Eye 1 18) (John Huston. l’S. l‘)()7) Marlon Brando, Iilizabeth Taylor. liiian Keith. Julie Ilari'is. I08 mins. livery-day life in an army catrtp in (‘reoigiat the mayor fancies the private who rides nude. the maior 's w ile has an affair w ith her neighbour. whose w ifc Iras cut of) her own nipples with garden shears. Ilristorr‘s adaptation of (‘arson .\Ic(‘ullci.s' rrov cl is stylish bttt lacks the eiriotronal depth to take II from the realms of at. porn. lidrnburgh: ('airieo.
I Reservoir Dogs 1 IS) (Quentin ’I‘amntruo. I‘S. l‘NZ) Ilaivey Keitcl. Tim Roth. .\Irch.rcl .\ladsen. llX) mrns A gang ot hoods. known only to each other by colour coded nicknames. meets at an abandoned warehouse to figure how otrt their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong The best dcbrrt in years from writer-director ‘I’ar'antino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience irtto complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. (ilasgow: ()deon. lidiiibutgh: (‘ameo. ()deon. l-‘ife: Adam Smith. I Rio Bravo (l’(i) (lloward llaw ks. IS. 1959) John Wayne. Dean Martin. Angie Dickinson. Walter Brennan. Ricky Nelson, l-fl ruins. (‘lassieally sprawling western. itr which the Duke plays a lawman trying to go it alone against the gang trying to spring their colleague from the local jailhouse. lle's too proud to enlist support from youthful Nelson. alcoholic Martin or geriatric Brennan. but cart he hold out withotrt their help'.’ A powerful and unforgettable epic. assembled with the assured drive. visual scope arid attention to detail which typiﬁes Ilawks' best work. Glasgow: (il’l‘.
I The River Wild ( l5) ((‘urtis Ilanson. US. l‘)‘)~l) Meryl Streep. Kevin Bacon. David Str'athairn. IOS mins. While on a rafting holiday with her husband and sort. former river navigator Gail (Streep) finds her trip disrupted by a couple of armed robbers who force her to take them all through dangerous waters. The actors add a realistic dimension to the characters. but otherwise Hanson's outdoor suspense thriller is less a white water rollercoaster and more an acquatic log-ride. (ieneral release.
I Rosa luxemburg t )5) (Margarethe yon 'l'rotta. West Germany. l‘)S‘(r) Barbara Sukowa. Daniel ()lbrychski. ()tto Sander. IZ-l mins. A spectacular performance from Stikow a as the Polish pacifist heroine who was murdered it) I‘JI‘) is at the centre of this reverential btrt honest biopic. which won awards at both ('anncs and Berlin on !l\ release. There is a strong supporting cast too. and good use of newsreel archives. The film scores as both an intei'nalised life story and a historical chronicle. even if at times it seems to be pulling in two directions at once. lidinbtrrgh: Iiilflillttllﬁt‘.
I Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book tl’(i) (Stephen Sommets. I'S. I901) Jason Scott l.ee. l.ena lleadey. Sam Neill. Ill rrnns. Disney's new live actiotr version of Kipling's well-loved stories doesn't have the appealing talking animals or songs of the MN] animated version. but it's a great iriatinee-sty le wheeze — imagine an early Tar/an mov re crossed with an Indiana Jones adventure. Jungle boy .\lowglr meets up again with the llrrtrsh army regiment for whom his father was a guide. brit finds himself forced to reveal to a gtotrp of soldier cads the whereabouts of some hidden treasure. (ireat fun. (iettetal release.
I The Scent Of Green Papaya it",‘ (It an Anh Ilung. Iiiance. I‘I‘JM Yen-Khe Tran .\'u. \lan San I.u. 'l'hi I.oc 'l‘i'uong. 101 units. A young girl arrives in Sargon to bccoiric servant to a middle class fairiin whose house is filled w ttli undcicttitcnts of tension. lakew isc. beneath the film‘s cloak of slitrririiering beauty lie valleys of emotion this is detrintciy one worth slow rug
down for late: Robin's.
I Schindler’s list i I.) ) 1 Steven Spiclbctg.l S. I‘I‘U) I.iam .\ceson. Ralph I'iIL'lllIt‘x. llcri Kingsley. NS mins During WW2. (ietman industrialist and Nazi Party member ()skai Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand
Icw ish eirtployces by demanding they work in his factory rather than he sent to Auschwitl. Spielberg‘s magnificent movie and Neeson‘s [\‘tformarrce capture lllls enigmatic brand of heroistri. w hilc depicting tratirrratrc events in documentary-lrke black-and-w Irite images. I’sychologically complex. erriotionally devastating and artistically impeachablc. this is one of the best films ever tirade. life: New I’i‘cturc Ilonse. Robin's.
I The Secret Garden 1 l ' ) (Agnres/ka llolland. I'S. I093) Kate .\Iabcily'. Maggie Smith. John Lynch. ll)? mins. The unusual eotiibinatiotr of the director of [Tum/"r limo/iii and the writer of Ifrlrrrm/ S} ivvor/rrurr/i conspitcs to create an authentic and affecting version of the children's classic novel. Shipped back front India. lonely orphan .\I:rry makes friends with a local lad and her sickly cousin. exerting a magical recurwtative process on the latter and a hidden walled garden. l'oriclting and uncontrived. Iidinburghf litlmhouse.
I SFW 1 IS) thfery I.e\ y. l'S. I‘M-l) Stephen l)or ff. Reese Witherspoon. Nose-worthy. Uti mins. Ilcld hostage iii a convenience store by terrorists. ('liff Spab il)orffr emerges to become an unwilling celebrity unable to cope with his newly fotrtid fame. llistroiiric performances arid over emphatic direction turn an interesting idea (w ith a scorching soundtrack t tnto superficial ‘llls nihilism for spiritually blank (ierrcration Xeis who deserve better. Sec rev revv. lidinbut'gh: liilrrihouse.
I Shallow Grave l is) (Danny noyrt-t ts'. l‘)‘)~l) Kerry Ian. Iiwair \l.'( iiegor. ('hirsrophet Iicclestoir. all) trims Ihice lidrrtbtrrgh flatitrates ftrrd their new co habrtaiit dead w ith a stack of money urtdct his bed. so after pcttortriing a little I)IY on the corpse. they reckon all their worries are over. llut the cops are closing in. there are lw o thugs after the money. and the psychological tension is beginning to show. I‘illed with dark humour and cynical one-liners. this Scottish thriller is bloody and intelligent enough to please the crrlt audience while tenrarning accessible enough to be a mainstream Irtt. (ilasgow: ()deon. .\l(i.\l I’aikhcad. lidinbuigh: Cameo. I'('I. Sttathclytle: l'(‘l (‘lydebank
I The Shawshank Redemption t 15) (Frank Dar'abont. IS. 1094 ) Tim Robbins. Morgan Freeman. Bob (iunton. HR mins. Banged up for a crime Ire didn't commit (ain't they all'.’) quiet man Robbins plans a slow brtt effective revenge on the unnecessarily harsh prison regime. Freeman excels as the fellow con with an uncanny ktrack for procuring desired items. The film is certainly overlong. but the aptx‘i'yphal feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is. ultimately. a very fine movie indeed. (ilasgow: ()deon. lidinburgh: ()deon. I'(‘I. Strathclyde: I‘('ls.
I Shock Corridor ( IS) lSamueI I‘ullet‘. I'S. I963) I’eter Ilr'eck. (‘onstance Tow ets. (iene Iivans. James Best. Ilari Rhodes. 10) nrtrrs. Bi'eck's heroic reporter allow s himself to be committed to an asylum in order to investigate
the murder of an inmate. As the slow process of obtaining reliable inforttiation from the deranged witnesses frustrates him. so the surroundings
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