between past and present are handled w itlr great fluidity. bill the longer the piece goes on. the more the pace begins to drag. See review. Glasgow: (il’l‘,

I The Flintstonesrt'r (Brian Levant. l‘s‘. twrr John (joodirian. Rick Moianis. lili/abeth Perkins. Rosie O'Donnell. 02 mins. l-‘r'ed is promoted to an executive post at the quarry. but only as a stooge for his boss's corporate rip-off The movie keeps to the 'l‘\' series' prehistoric parody of modern suburban life. adds bi ight and chunky sets and a post-y tippie morality tale on greed that doesn't quite sit tight. The rule‘lrrtcts will be picked tip by adults. kids will get bored. But it‘s no the yabba-dabba dodo ll cotrld have been. lidiribirrgh: MUM.

I Forrest Gump t l2) (Robert /.eriieckis‘. l'S. l‘)‘)-1)'l’om llanks. Robirr Wright. (iary Sinise. I-13 mins. liven those w rtli the low est l(‘J\ can rise to the top in the land ot the free. as this picai‘esque tale sets out to prove. But despite its incurably sweet hero and its fairly standard love story core. l‘ur/r'vr (iii/rip has a surprisingly dark-tinted view on recent Aiiieiican history m complete w rtli racism. drug and child abuse. war and political assassination. There are some bitter tasting choices hidden among the soft centres. Iidinbrrrgh: l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'(‘l (‘lydebank I Four Weddings And A Funeral ( l5l (Mike Newell. l'K. l‘)‘).‘vl lltrglr (iiarit. Andre MacDow ell. Kristin Scott Thomas. ll7 mins. Sweet but stuff): linglishmarr (‘harlie ((irantl is convinced that he is not the marrying soil. bill when he keeps meeting the alluring American (‘ariie (MacDowelll at an assortriient of church ceremonies. he begins to doubt his resolve. The sort of charriiing British comedy that was destined to storm America. but which adds a little grit to the glamour of the pretty settings thanks to Richard (li'lrrctsrrrlrlr'r l ('iittis‘s script. (ilasgow: (il’l‘. lidinbiirgli: MUM. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l't‘ls.

I The Front Page (Hi) (I ew is Milestone. IS. 1931 l Adolphe Merijotr. l’at ()"Brien. Mary Brian. 101) mins. The first screen version of lleclrt and Mac.l\rtliui"s brilliant ioriip through newspaper cynicism holds tip against the better known remakes (Billy Wilder's 1071 version and Howard llawks's lllv (ii/l l-'r'r'rlrii l. (ilasgow: (ill

I Heathers t l 5) (Michael Lehman. l'S. l‘lS‘lr Winona Ryder. (‘lriistian Slater. Lisaririe l‘alk. ll): mins. An iilliablack parody of the high school teenflick. Lehiiians first leature film manages to combine box office success w rtli




The Madness of King George (12)

12.50, 3.30, 6.15, 8.55pm (late night Thurs. Fri, Sat at 11.45pm)

Priest (15)

1.25, 4.00, 6.55, 9.10pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.55pm)

Hoop Dreams (15) 12.45, 4.20 (both not Sun), 8.00pm


The Madness of King George (12)

12.50, 3.30, 6.15, 8.55pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.45pm)

Priest (15)

1.25, 4.00, 6.55, 9.10pm (late night Thurs. Fri, Sat at 11.55pm)

Belle Epoque (15) 12.40, 3.10pm (both not Sun)

La Reine Margot (15) 6.00, 8.45pm


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34 The List 21 Apr-4 May I995

artistic rrrerrt. 'l‘hrs cult hip hit of its year has

Slater and Ryder starting a suicide cra/e to

muscle in oil the clitjuey lleathers running the

joint. Tune in. ttiiii on. drop dead. lidinbirrgh:


I Hoop Dreams t l5 l (Steve James/Lied \Iillx’lk'lc't (iilbert. l'S. I‘M-1) 175 mins. liilmed ov er tom and a half years. Hon/r l)Ir'rlIlt\ follows the hopes and disappointments of two young

black kids from (‘hrcago w hose ticket out of the

ghetto is a basketball scholarship. You'll cheer the games. you‘ll cry at family traumas. you'll get angry at a system that sets up and snatches away goals that mean more than life to the participants. More than a remarkable .‘ichieveriient. this is great cinema. lidinburgh: ('ameo. I The Hudsucker Proxy ll’(il (Joel (‘oc-rr. t'S. l‘)‘)-1l'l'im Robbins. Jennifer .lasori Leigh. Paul Newman. lll mins. When lltrdsticker

lndiistiies' boss takes a dive from an upper storey boardroom w indow. marlioom boy Norvrlle Barnes (Robbins) finds himself cataptrlted to executive status. But pretty soon he’s forgotten his roots and is becoming as heartless as his manipulative mentor. played by Paul Newman. A winning blend of ~1th screwball comedy. 50s consumer quirks and satire on 80s corporate greed. the (‘oeti brother‘s" latest is cinematic fantasy in its purest form. (ilasgow: (irosv error. lidinburgh: MUM.

I The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Pm (William Dieterle. l'S. l‘).‘\‘)l (‘har'les Laughton. Matrreen ()‘llaia. ('edric llardwickc. ll7 mins. Not exactly pin-up material. Laughton woos his gypsy love in and around the Notre Dame and wins much audience sympathy iii the process. Stylishly and atmospher ically directed. You might not reriiember Quasimodo's name. btrt his lace rings a bell. lidinbiirgh: St Bride's l-‘ilm l5estival.

I lch War Ein Glucklicher Mensch I not A Happy .Urrii (lzdiiard Schieibei'. liast (iermany. l‘)‘)lll (10 mins. ()ne of the first (‘rDR docurnentai'ies after the fall of the Wall. this is a sensitive portrait of a lifelong (‘oriimuiiist and his estranged family. (ilasgow: (ioethe lnstitiit. I Immortal Beloved ( I Sr ( Bernard Ros-e.

l'S/l 'ls'. l‘I‘)~1l(iar'y' ()ldman. Jeroen Krabbe. Isabella Rosselliiir llll mins. 'l‘aking the route of a flashback ioiiiantic mystery rather than a traditional biopic. Rose's investigation into the loves of Beethoven's life ends tip actually revealing more about the coiiiposer“s state of mind and his music. l'nt'ortunately the direction frequently plods along. bill the final ‘()de lo ,loy‘ sQl-[llt‘cC is worth the v all and ()ldman perfectly captures Ludw rg's frustration with his deafness. Strathclyde: l'('l (‘lydebank

I It Came from Outer Space (l’(il (Jack Arnold. LS. 1953) Richard (‘arlsorr. Barbara Rtrsh. (‘liarles Drake. Russell Johnson. SI mins. Made in .l I). this prototype ‘fiieridly alieii' movie broke some new grotrnd. but also harbours sortie pretty familiar stereotypes (tolerant. misunderstotxl scientist. slroot- first-ask- questioris-later lawriianl and sortie pretty naff acting. But there's are signs here of Arnold's talent for atmosphere and coiirpositlon (he went on to make l/ir ('rr'rrliur' [I'll/ll .'ll(’ lilur‘k lagoon and '/'/:r- In. rurlir'r'r- Mainline .llri/il. lidinbiir'gh: (‘dlllc'vt

I It's A Wonderful Life tl’( i l ( lirank ('apia. l'S. l‘)-1(»i ,lariics Stewart. Donna Reed. llerlry liaveis. 'l'lromas .Mitclrell. ll‘) mins. Small- town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done tor those around him. Archetypal (‘apra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable [X‘il'oirriances One to warm even the most glacial heart. l'ollovv ed by ccilidh. lidinhtrigh: St Bride's l‘ilm l‘estival.

I Jailhouse Rock (l’( i l ( Richard 'l'liorpe. l‘S. l‘)57l lilv is l’resley. Judy 'l'y'lci‘. Vaughn 'liiylor. ‘)(1 mins. ()iir' lilv spends some time in the local penitentiary. where he learns to mime to a backing track. wave a guitar around and swivel hrs pie-cheesebuiger' hips. ()n his release it's not long before he‘s 'l'he King ()f Rock 'ri' Roll. All it ain't. but there's a great Leiber and Stollet score in this early not-too-bad l’tcsley screen outing. lidinburgh: St Bride's l‘ilm l-estival.

I Just Cause ( lSl (Ante (ilimcher. LS. 1095) Sean (‘orrner'yz Laurence l‘ishburne. Kate (‘apshaw ll): tilllts. A distinguished law lecttrrer ((‘onneiy l is terrrptcd back into the front-line by racial injustice over an inmate on Death Row and. for a man of pensionable age. copes well with the subsequent chases. punch-ups and swamp alligators. Sean scow-ls and swears to prove he's earnest. lid llar‘iis's clue-giving serial killer rips off Silence ()f The l.uIiil)v_ and the whole thing turns into a thriller eager to borrow- from just about everywhere. All l'(‘ls. (ilasgow: MUM I‘ilrn ('entte. Strathclyde: WMR.

I Killing Zoe ( IS) (Roger Avaiy. l'S. l‘)‘)3l liric StoltI. Jtrlrc Delpy‘, Jean-lliiglres Anglade. 06 mins. An ace sale-cracker (Stolt/l arrives in Paris too carry out a 'job' for a friend. bill too

much partying means that the elaborate bank siege is doomed to failure. (liven that Quentin 'l‘arantino's name is on the credits as executive

nihilistic attitudes and designer violence. linked tll w rtli a tribute to the heist picttrres of past decades. l-‘ife: Adam Smith. New l’ictirre llouse. Strathclyde: Magnum.

I The Last Seduction ( l5) (Joltri Dalrl. t'S. l‘)‘)3) Linda l-‘iorentino. Peter Berg. Bill Pullman. llt) mins. After double-crossing her husband. stealing some drtrgs sale cash and holing tip in a small town. (irade ‘A' bitch Bridget (iiegor'y uses her sextral charms to line

the naive Mike Sw'ale into a plan that will free

her from her troubles. No one handles polished {pulp like John (Red Rock ll'r'irl Dahl. and here

l he's got the added advantage of a deliciously

l nasty performance from Linda l‘ioientino as a

; lemme who's more falale than most lidinbuigh: (‘amco

I Legends Of The Fall ( t5) tt-Zrlw-arrt /.w rck. t's.

I‘M-1t Brad Pitt. Anthony llopkins. Aidan

Quinn. Julia ()rmond. I33 mins. A sweeping

:pic that follows three brothers. their

.lomineering father and the women they all love.

i Legerrrli covers the period from the end of the

' Old West. through WWI. to the beginning of

l modern American society. A bit like a coming-

? ofage tale for a nation. it's narrative is too

l condensed. with the effect that it ends by

i ltirching from one tragedy to the next. See

j preview. (ieneral release.

I Leon t 18) (Luc Besson. fiance. l‘)‘)-1 ) Jean

i Reno. Nathalie l’ortman. (iary ()ldman. 110 mins. Wheti 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. l.uc

Besson's first film in linglish 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. Strathclyde: Magnum.

I life 01 Brian ( l5) (Terry Jones. t'K. 10701

(iraham (‘hapman. 'l‘erry Jones. John (‘leese.

Michael l’alin. liric Idle. ()3 mins. 'l’he (iospel

According to Monty Python offended a w hole

host of religious dorninations 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. (ilasgow:


I The lion King (PG) (Roger Allcrs/Rob Minkoff. I'S. l‘)‘)~1)Willi the voices of Matthew Broderick. Jeremy Irons. Robert (irrillarrme. 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 sttidios markers: impeccable animation. jolly songs. colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Startling family fare. Strathclyde: WMR.

I little Rascals ~tl'l (Penelope Spheeris. l'S. l‘)‘).1)~'l'ravis'l'edfoid. Bug llall. Brittany Ashton llolmes. 82 mins. After Br'i'r'r/r llfll/Nlllr'v. director Spheei is does another 'l‘\' remake. this time going for a bunch of string brats w ho leave a trail of destruction behind them. liven kids who enjoyed the Home Alone level of mayhem might not take to the Aiiieircan sentiment and unnecessary low humour here.

(ieneral release.

I Little Women (l‘l ((irllriiri Arrristi‘oiig.l S.

I‘M-1) Winona Ryder. Susan Sarandon. (iabiiel Byrne. llrS‘ mins. Louisa May Alcott‘s novel has

charmed readers for generations. despite

I weighing down its morals w itlr a rnonntain of

sentirrientality. ln Hollywood's third screen

version. the March girls are still unbelievably

good and forgiving. but Aiiiistr'ong and writer

i Robin Swicord have added a touch of ()()s post-

feminism to give a contemporary r‘elevence to

l their bonding and independence. A glowing

: view of family love. (ierrer'al release.


I The lord of the Rings (Pm (Ralph Bakshi.

l'S. l‘JSZ) With the voices of ('hrisropher (itrard.

William Squire. Michael Scholes. John Hurt. LU mins. Successful animated version of the ‘l‘olkien epic covers the first two books of the trilogy only. Sticking closely to the text and using live action tracings to give atrthenticity to the animation. it manages to avoid Disney cuteness and creates an exciting and enjoyable mythical adventure that only the 'l'olkien purist will find fault with. lidinbiirgh: Idlil'lltOllSC.

I La luna ( 18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. Italy.

1979) Jill (‘laybtirglL Matthew Barry. Laura

Betti. 112 mins. Delvitig into the complex

psychological and sexual tensions between an opera diva and her heroin-addicted son. Bertoltrcci creates a modern-day ()edipal myth that's carried off with typically flashy style. lidinburgh: St Bride's Film Festival.

I The Madness 0t King George (Pt tr (Nicholas llytner‘. 'c’K. 199-1) Nigel Hawthorne. llelen Mirren. Rupert liverett. ll() mitts. Alan Bennett‘s adaption of his own stage play is a great British film in its own iiglit with no

producer. it's no surprise that the film is a mix of

lingering sense of theatircalrty. Nigel llaw'thorne's‘ excellent portrayal of the King. his demented behaviour threatening the stability of the nation. gives the film an emotional core. while the script's themes are intelligently handled throughout. (‘rlasgowz ()deon. Iidinbirrghf (‘ameo. l'(‘I. Strathclyde: l'(’|s

I Mina Tannenbaurn t 121 (Martine Dugow sort. France. I‘J‘M) Rornane Bohrrnger. lzlsa [ylbersteirL Jean-Philippe licoft'ey. IZS' ruins. Arr aspiring painter and a shallow rnedra wannabe remain together through childhrxxl. the romantic yearnings of adolescence. but are tested by adulthood’s pressures. Bohrrnger and Zylberstein work wonders iii the central roles. while Dugow son‘s revelation of buried truths will shake you to your core. l’eiceptrve. stylish arid wise. ~l5rfe: Adam Smith.

I Muriel's Wedding ( lSl (l’J llogari. Australia. l‘)‘)-1)'l’oni ('ollette. Rachel (irrffrths. Bill llirnter. l()5 mins. l'gly duckling Mtrrrel decides to leave belrrtrd her boring life in l’orporse Spit and search for her l’rince ('hairning in the big lights of Sydney. A bouncy Abba soundtrack and fairy tale ariibiance add to the charm of one of the year 's best crow d-pleaseis. As sparkling. in its own vv try. as The Jttll'r‘llllll't'v ()ff’l'fu‘llltl. See review. (ieneral release.

I Natural Born Killers ( tar (()IIVCI' Stone. tTS. ION) Woody llat‘ielson. Jtrlrette Lewis. Robert ll)owney Jr. ll‘) mins. Stone's visual and aural assault makes for one of the most remarkable cinematic experiences in 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 overstatement. \‘iolent. riiesmerising. hallucinatory and bold in its use of various film formats. A'Ii‘K is a landriiar'k in .‘vl'l'V-intltrenced filriimaking. All l‘(‘ls.

l I Hell (I?) (Michael Apted. l'S. I‘M-1) Jodie l‘oster. Liam Neeson. Natasha Richardson. Isolated from the iriodein world for her entire life. Nell (l‘osterl must prove that she is capable of looking after her self in the wilds or she will be taken rnto care. The fact that she speaks only in a language all of her own doesn't help. but sympathetic doctor Neeson takes her side. l-‘oster's stand otrt [wrformance is perhaps more theatrical than cinematic. but that doesn't hinder a film that avoids most of the patronising pitfalls it sets up. Strathclyde: Magnum.

I Nobody's Fool ( 15) (Robert Benton. l'S.

l 1001) Paul Newman. Bruce Willis. Jessica

l 'l'andy. Ill) mins. In a performance to tank with his best. Paul Newman is a down-on-his-luck construction worker scraping a living in the wintry upstate New York town of Noitll Bath.

The more we see his destiny intertwine with those around him. the more weight and meaning cling to an apparently marginal existence. As subtle. humane. wise and witty a piece as has come out of Hollywood iii many a long )‘ear. (ilasgow: ()deon. lidinbin‘gh: Doriiinion. ()deon. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'(‘ls.

'/.ealand. l‘)‘).il Rena ()wen. 'l‘erriruera Morrison. Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell. ()1) mins. 'l‘ariiahori's feature debut rs a gritty Loach-sty le look at domestic violence and disenfranchisement within Auckland's Maori under'class. It's a film about survival -- of individuals. of families. and

of race. It's also an uncoriipromising. shocking

l film that doesn't sensationalise its material. (ilasgow: MGM l‘ilm ('entrc. lidinburgh: liilmhouse. l'(‘l. Strathclyde: l'(‘ls.

I 101 Dalmatians it '1 (Wolfgang Reitherriian/llamilton S. Luske/(‘lyde (ieronimi. i'S. WM 1 St) mins. Disney's liastei ")5 release is a personal favourite. Dad Dalmatian l’ongo and various animal chums help rescue his offspring from a terrible fate as the intended coat of (‘iiiella De \'il. Plenty of fun. acres of cuteness. and the best villainess in animation

history. (it‘llClitl release.

I Outbreak ( l5) (Wolfgang l’etersen. l'S. l‘NSr Dustin Hoffman. Rene Russo. Morgan l’reeiiian. l3} mins. A deadly virus transfers from the

Alt rcair jungles to (‘alifornia and. in a

terrify ingly' short space of time. is threatening the entire world. l’eter‘sen's AIDS paranoia thriller starts out well enough. building on very real fears. bill it does descend into a hardware shoot-‘em-up. ()kay as a slab of entertainment. bill it fails to tap the potential of its subject matter. See preview. (ieneral release.

I The Pagemaster (1') (Joe Johnstone/Maurice lltrnt. l7S. l‘)‘)-1l Macaulay (‘ulkin. Christopher Lloyd. 83 turns. (‘hild-neid Richard 'l'yler ((‘ulkinl bumps his head in the local library and finds himself tranijn‘ted into an animated adventure with a trio of book friends ~ Adventure. l-‘antasy and Horror v— to keep hiiii 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 skirnpiest concentration span. bill that doesn't hide the fact the animation is particrrlarly dull. Strathclyde: (‘annon

I The Paper ( l5) (Ron Howard. l'S. I‘M-1)

Michael Keaton. Robert Duvall. (‘rlenn (‘lose.

I Once Were Warriors ( 181 (Lee 'l'amahor'i. New