FILM LISTINGS WEEK ONE
devastating and artistically impeachable. this is one of the best ﬁlms ever made. Glasgow: GFT. I The Seventh Seal (PG) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1957) Max Von Sydow. Gunnar Bjomstrand. Bibi Andersson. 90 mins. Knight Von Sydow returns from the Crusades to the brutal horrors of medieval Sweden. and plays chess with Death as the plague rages around him. Powerful morality tale. with a profound sense of historical cnrelty. which was one of the director's biggest early successes. Glasgow: GFT
I Shallow Grave ( 18) (Danny Boyle. UK. 1994) Kerry Fox. Ewan McGregor. Christopher Eccleston. 90mins. Three Edinburgh flatmates ﬁnd their new co-habitant dead with a stack of money under his bed. so after perfonning a little DIY on the corpse. they reckon all their wom'es are over. But the cops are closing in. there are two thugs after the tnoney. and the psychological tension is beginning to show. Filled with dark humour and cynical one-liners. this Scottish thriller is bloody and intelligent enough to please the cult audience while remaining accessible enough to be a mainstream hit. Edinburgh: UCl. Central: Allanpark.
I The Shavlshanlt Redemption (15) (Frank Darabont. US. 1994) Tim Robbins. Morgan Freeman. Bob Gtrnton. 143 mins. Banged up for a crime he didn't commit (ain't they all?) quiet man Robbins plans a slow but effective revenge on the unnecessarily harsh prison regime. Freeman excels as the fellow con with an uncanny knack for procuring desired items. The ﬁlm is certainly overlong. but the apocryphal feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is. ultimately. a very ﬁne movie indeed. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: ()deon Hamilton. UCls.
I The Silences or The Palace (15) (Mouﬁda T1atli.Tunisia/France. 1994) 127 mins. A young woman returns to the palace where she was born and. in a series of flashbacks. relives her upbringing in pie-independence Tunisia. Female director Mouﬁda Tlatli constructs a complex view of a repressive regime. where intricate rituals reduce women to objects for the pleasure of the princes. See preview. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Silent Tongue ( 12) (Sam Shepard. US. 1992) Richard Harris. Alan Bates. River Phoenix. 106 mins. Harris is a grizzled frontiersrnan. who kidnaps Bates's half-breed daughter in order to calm his son (Phoenix). gone mad over his wife's death. By focusing on the supematural rather than gritty violence. writer-director Shepard brings a poetic. expressionistic vision to the western genre. The ﬁlm is at its most effective during the atmospheric Indian ghost story passages. but it is irrevocably damaged by acting that is. on the whole. terrible. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Simon 01 The Desert (PG) (Luis Bunuel. Mexico. 1965) Claudio Brook. Silvia Pinal. 45 mins. A holy man has been sitting atop a pillar in the desert for six years. six weeks and six days. The Devil hears of this and decides to try to tempt him down. Familiar religious satire from the mischevious old Spaniard. Unfortunately the money ran out. Glasgow: Gl-‘l‘. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Specialist (18) (Luis Llosa. US. 1994) Sylvester Stallone. Sharon Stone. James Woods. 110 mins. Crack explosives duo Stallone and Woods fall out when on the job. btrt soon ﬁnd themselves going head to head once more when Stallone is lured out of retirement to provide a few bombs for Stone's revenge plot on the killers of her parents. Frequent loud bangs can't fool us into believing this is value for money. nor can the steamy sex scenes hide the fact that
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there's no chemistry between the leads. As for' the mess that is the plot — it‘s like chunks of raw meat ﬂung onto a lazily tended barbeque. Central: Allanpark.
I Speed (15) (Jan De Bont. US. 1994) Keanu Reeves. Dennis Hopper. Sandra Bullock. 115 mins. A white-knuckle adrenalin ride that is the fastest. most ﬁnely tuned fairground attraction of the year. With LA SWAT man Jack Traven (Reeves) up against mad bomber Howard Payne (Hopper) in a tower-block elevator siege. a bus wired to blow if it drops below 50mph and LA's as-yet-unﬁnished subway. this is a movie that will leave you on a high for days afterwards. Strathclyde: UCI (‘lydebank
I Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (PG) (William Shatner. US. 1989) William Shatner. Leonard Nimoy. DeForest Kelley. James Doohan. 107 mins. In which James Tiberius Kirk makes his directorial debut. On the plus side most of the characters are as well written and credible as they were in the television series. albeit with rather tnore grey hairs. Btrt the plot turns out to be the normal formula hokum. Edinburgh: (,‘ameo.
I Star Trek V1: The Undiscovered Country (PG) (Nicholas Meyer. US. 1991 ) William Shatner. Leonard Nimoy. DeFott'est Kelley. James
Doohan. 109 mitts. The trsttal btrnch of old codgers boldly go in search of new plotlines btrt
instead come tip with an intergalactic variation on our own superpower peace talks. Throw in a renegade Klingon or two and the old mutual mistrust and tacky dialogue hits ham factor eight
. and rising. Forget the grandiose aspirations and enjoy as a piece of trndernanding
pantomime. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Star Trek Generations (PG) (David Carson. US. 1994) Patrick Stewart. William Shatner.
-‘ Malcolm McDowell. 117 mins. A contrived plot
brings together Captains I’icard and Kirk in order to save millions of lives at the hands of the demented McDowell. Forget the time warp tosh and cringing references to the joys of the family; enjoy instead the self-referential jokes of the seventh Trekkie movie which clearly shows that the Next Generation crowd make for better sci-ti than the original pantomime teatu. And the effects are indeed spectacular. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: 11(‘1 Clydebank.
I Stargate (PG) (Roland Emmerich. US. 1994) Kurt Russell. James Spader. Jaye Davidson. 122 mins. Was Earth visited centuries ago by aliens. Seems like it. particularly when Egyptologist Spader solves the key to a huge engraved circle found at the pyramids and unlocks a doorway to another planet. Along with a military team led by Russell. he encounters totalitarian space god Ra (Davidson) and reverses US foreign policy by helping the locals. Big budget science fiction with gleefully ridiculous story and brilliant effects. Fife: Adam Smith. Strathclyde: UCI (Wydebank.
I Terminal Velocity (151(Dcran Saraﬁn. US. 1995) (‘harlie Sheen. Nastassja Kinksi. James Gandollini. 102 mins Join-the-dots. action-
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thriller hokum in which heroic dork Sheen saves the world from cliched post-Cold War Russians by jumping out of planes a lot. Kinski's the good Russian spy — a sassy and believable blonde Bond. Everywhere else. the wild stunts ensure that baddies die spectacularly and horribly. See review. General release.
I Three Colours: Red ( 15) (Kt‘zysztof Kieslowski. France/Switz/Poland. 1994) Irene Jacob. Jean~Louis 'l‘rintignant. 96 mins. Kieslowski's tricolour trilogy comes to a close with what may be his greatest masterpiece. A Swiss model (Jacob) discovers that a retired judge (Trintignant) is listening in to his neighbours‘ phone conversations; but instead of denouncing him. she too opens up her innermost secrets. Superficial details are stripped away as the director concentrates on parallel lives and interwoven destinies. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I ﬁmecop ( 18) (Peter llyatrrs. US. 199-1)Jcan- (‘laude Van Darnrne. Ron Silver. Gloria Reuben. 98 mins. Van Damme and partner Reubens are cops keeping an eye on titne itself; when the duo travel back to 1994 to investigate the mystery surrounding a powerful senator. personal agendas emerge. llyarns. director of 2()/() and Out/rind. can handle the sfx of large-scale sci-fi. btrt the narrative and txrformances tend to be dwarfed by the design. Nevertheless. one of the few gentrinely robust sci-fi movies around. Strathclvde: Odeon Ayr.
I Totally F'“ed Up ( 1 8) (Gregg Araki.1'S. 1993) James Dtrval. Roko Belic. Gilbert Luna. 80mins. More entertaining and competent than The Living End. Araki's fragmented look at a group of LA teenagers is. in fact. a film that addresses the problems of Generation X more closely and succinctly than the rest of America's slacker output. An idiosyncratic tnix of video realism and drama-documentary that gives a freer voice to sidelined sexuality - and also a sense that we‘re all channel-surfing through life. Glasgow: GI-‘I’.
I Trust (151(11111 Hartley. 17S. I990) Adrienne Shelly. Martin Donovan. Merritt Nelson. 90 mins. In suburban Middle America. a rebellious high-school dropout (Shelly) leaves home after causing her father's fatal heart attack by announcing she's pregnant. By chance. she meets the dangerous btrt intelligent Matthew. who has also rebelled and lost his job. A highly unusual black comedy with several unexpected twists from the writer/director of Amateur. Edinburgh: Fihnhouse.
I The Unbelievable Truth ( 15) 1 Hal Hartley. ('8. 1989) Adrienne Shelly. Robert Burke. (.‘hristopher Cooke. Julia .\1c.\'eal. 89 mitts. Enigmatic and clrarismatic.’rl1y performed independent small-town romance. which looks like across between Jarmusch and early Godard. Young. impressionable Audry (Shelly) falls for shy ex-con Josh (Burke). a man whose saintly atrra belies rtrmotrrs of a violent past.
I Vanya Dn 42nd Street (1‘) (Louis .\1allc. US. 1994) Wallace Shawn. Jtrlianrre Moore. Andre Gregory. 1 19 mitts. Over a period of four years. stage director Andre Gregory worked with a group of actors for irregular ‘undress rehcarsal' run-throughs of David Marnct's adaptation of (‘hekhov‘s (’ne/e l’unru. .\1a|le's film version is equallyexperimental: the camera moves in close as the lines are delivered in a naturalistic tnanncr without props or costumes. l'ntimatcly. however. the irnpeccible jX‘rformanccs and (‘hekhov's drama win the day. resulting in a good film. but excellent theatre. Glasgow: (ll-'1'.
I Vitidiana ( 18) (Luis Bunuel. Sp;rin/.\Iexrco. 1961) Silvia Pinal. Francisco Rahal. Fernando Rey. Margarita l.o1.ano. 'l'ctcsa Rahal. 91 mitts. A masterpiece of darkly comic brutality from the Spanish master of the surreal. l’tnal stars as a Viridiana. a golden-hearted ntrn who offers strccour lo a commtrnily of beggars. bill is ridiculed and cheated. With a superb visual elart. Bunuel satiriscs the ingratitudc and batbarity of humanity; often verging on blasphemy. w ill) the result that the film was immediately harmed in his home country. Glasgow: (it-'1‘. lidrnburgh: Cameo.
I War Of The Buttons (I’G) (John Roberts. 11K. 1994) (‘olm Mcaney. Gregg Fitzgerald. John Coffey. 94 mins. 'I‘hc rivalry between two villages in the south west of Ireland is taken up n childish skirmishes between local schoolkids. )ut soon their battles escalate. (‘olin Welland‘s script oozes lrish charm and a love of childhood. btrt the repetitive structure begins to wear thin. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.
I Wes Graven's New Nightmare ( 15) (Wes (i‘raven. (SS. 199-1) lleather Langenkamp. Robert linglund. Wes Craven. 112 mins. A disturbing. post-modern take on the [Elm Street series in which the original director reworks. reassesses and revitalises the moribund Freddy mythology by casting himself and other associates as themselves and their fictional counterparts. Don't be fooled by the certificate — there's some creepy. subversive sttrff going on here. Glasgow: 'ir'osvenor.
WEEK DNE Friday 7—Thursday 13
Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop, for the convenience or hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.
I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2.30 (Child £1.60; OAP £1.60 before 6pm. Mon—Fri).
1. Dumb And Dumber ( 12) noon (not Strn). 2.40pm. 5.25pm. 8pm.
2.101 Dalmatians (U) 12.15pm (not Strn). 2.20pm. 4.25pm. 6.25pm.
Just Cause (18) 8.15pm.
The Pagemaster (PG) Sat only. 10.30am. I CITY CENTRE DDECN Renﬁeld Street. 332 3413 (24 hour info line: 332 8701). Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. Adults: £4 (£4.50 superior seats); £3 (£3.50 superior seats) before 5.30pm. Student/U840: £3 all perfs (standard seats). Child/OAP £2.50 all perfs (standard seats). Advance booking on Access/Visa hotline: 333 9551 and at box office from 1 lam—6.30pm. Dumb And Dumber ( 12) 12.30pm. 3.30pm. 6.15pm. 9pm & late.
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (PG) 12.15pm. 3.45pm.
Guiz Show ( 15) 5.15pm.
Pulp Fiction ( 18) 8pm 8: late.
The Madness or King George (PG) 12.30pm. 3.15pm. 6pm. 8.45pm.
Far From Home (U) 1pm. 3pm.
The Shawshank Redemption ( 15 ) 5pm. 8.15pm.
101 Dalmatians (U) 12.15pm. 2.15pm. 4.15pm.
Terminal Velocity (15) 6.15pm. 9pm. Andre (U) 12.45pm.
Little Women (U) 3.15pm. 6pm. 8.45pm. See also Glasgow Lates.
I GDETHE INSTITUTE GLASGOW 3 Park Circus. 332 2555. £1.
life In Wittstock Tue only. 8pm.
I GBDSVENDR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. £3 (Child/()AP £1.60). Shows commencing before 6.30pm £2 (Child/()AP £1.60). Sunday family shows. cinema 2: all seats £1.60. Seats can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box ofﬁce open 11am—7pm. 1. Dumb And Dumber ( 12) Fri/Sat: 2pm. 4.30pm. 6.55pm & late; Sun-Thurs: 2pm. 5pm. 8pm.
2. 101 Dalmatians (U) 1.50pm. 3.50pm. Terminal Velocity ( 15) 5.45pm. 8.10pm & late.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I MGM FILMCENTBE Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £4 (£3 before 5pm). (Child/Student/OAP £2.60). Disclosure (18) 1.45pm. 5.10pm. 8.05pm. An Awfully Big Adventure (15) 1.10pm. 3.35pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.
Just Cause ( 18) 1.10pm. 3.30pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm.
The Little Rascals (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm.
Drop Zone (15) 8.35pm.
Star Trek Generations (PG) 1.45pm. Forrest Gump ( 12) 5pm. 8pm.
I MGM PADKHEAD The Forge. Parkltead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E](screens 1.3 and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.70; after 5.30pm £3.80 (Child/Student £2.40 all day; OAP/UB40 £2.40 before 5.30pm).
Terminal Velocity (15) 7pm. 9.25pm & late.
101 Dalmatians (U) 12.30pm. 2.30pm. 4.30pm. 6.35pm.
30 The List 7-20 Apr 1995