Films screening this fortnight are listed below with certificate, credits, brief review and venue details. Film index compiled by Alan Morrison.
I The Adventures Of Priscilla. Oueen Of The Desert (18) (Stephan Elliott. Australia. 1994) Terence Stamp. llugo Weaving. Guy Pearce. 101 mins. Two transvestites and a trans-sexual team up for a trip across the Australian outback for a drag show in Alice Springs. Serious issues pop tip from time to time. btrt the emphasis is on the camp humour of the in-bus bitchiness and outrageous musical set-pieces. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I Amateur ( 15) (Hal Hartley. US. 199-1) 180116116 lluppert. Martin Donovan. Elina Lowensohn. 105 mins. Isabelle. an ex-ntrn writing porn stories. meets amnesiac Thomas on the streets of New York; soon they ﬁnd that his past is somehow linked to Sofia. a porn actress. and two violent corporate assassins. The patented llartley dialogue and wit is ever present. but this time there are a few ﬁlrnic jokes thrown in with references to specific genres and other movies. Edinburgh: Cameo. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I An Awfully Big Adventure ( 15) (Mike Newell. UK. 1995) Ilugh Grant. Alan Rickman. Georgina Cates. 1 12 mins. Amidst dreary post- war surroundings. the naive and impressionable Stella (Cares) discovers a rnicrocosmic world of rivalry. jealousy. lust and resentment when takes ajob as assistant stage manager with a rep theatre company. Newell taps into the darkness of Beryl Bainbridge's novel. but like his previous Enchanted April and Four li’erhlingx And A Funeral. it really might be room suited to an evening at home in front of the box. Edinburgh: L'Cl. Strathclyde: Magnum.
I Andre (U) (George Miller. US. 1994) Tina Majorino. Keith Carradine. Chelsea Field. 94 mins. This time it's the turn of a seal to keep the kids oohing and aahing. as the lure story of Andre unfolds. Set during the early ()().s in a small ﬁshing town in Maine. the ﬁlm has all the necessary elements — cute kid bonding with cute animal - and with a few adventure sequences in the plot that ptrts this ﬁippered hero in the Skippy/Champion/Rin Tin Tin class. General release.
I Baralta (PG) (Ron Fricke. IFS. 1992) 96 mins. Environmentally aware eco-doc in the style of K()_\'(ltllll.\'(](l!.\'l has the major advantage of having been shot in 70mm. which makes the stunning cinematography the star of the show. Beautiful footage of Planet Earth isjuxtaposed with man‘s harmful relation to it. with the Big Statement being pushed forwards by a series of powerful images. A genuine spectacle. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Barcelona ( I 5) (Whit Stillman. (IS. 1994) Taylor Nichols. Chris Iiigeman. Tushka Bergen. 100 mins. As a follow-up to .llerrnpulitan. writer-director-producer Stillman focusses on another group of young people who seem to converse solely through witty dialogue. The backdrop is interesting: a pair of American cousins get on each other's nerves in Barcelona dtrring the 70s. a time when their countrymen were unpopular because of anti-NATO tensions. Fife: Adam Smith. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I Before Sunrise (15) (Richard Linklater. US. 1995) Julie Delpy. Ethan Ilawke. Andrea lickert. 101 mins. American Inter-Railer llawke and French student Delpy are the strangers on a train who strike up a chance conversation and spend a night wandering around Vienna. The actors give career-best performances while director Linklater veers into Eric Rohmer territory with a funny. sweet and fundamentally wise movie. See review.2OGlasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI.
I Belle Epoque ( 15) (Fernando Trueba. Spain. 1992) Jorge Sanz. Fernando Fernan Gomez. Ariadne Gil. Penelope Cruz. 109 mins. During the Civil War. a young deserter finds himself under the wing of an elderly libertine. enjoying the pleasures of his four daughters — a lesbian. a widow. a bride-to-be and a virgin. Sparkling. feel-good. period comedy that revels in the joys of life and low. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (18) (Dario Argento. Italy/Germany. 1969) Tony Musante. Suzy Kendall. Eva Renzi. 98 mins. Argento's debut wasn't the slasher-horror he's now famous for. btrt a gin/lo thriller in which an American writer witnesses a knife attack and tries to track down the killer before he and his lover become the next victims. Stylish red herrings and set-pieces. plus a Morricone score
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I Bullets Over Broadway Woody Allen keeps tickling the funny bone with this witty period comedy about an aspiring playwright struggling to c0pe with gangsters. compromises and amorous leading ladies. General release.
III Clerlts Lewd. crude and very rude, Kevin Smith‘s hilarious take on slacker life and philosophy behind the cash register is a masterpiece of low-budget ﬁlrnmaking. Glasgmv: GFT.
I Before Sunrise Richard Linklater shifts into Rohmer territory. as Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy spend a romantic night in Vienna. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Muriel’s Wedding Upbeat fun from Australia as ugly duckling Muriel sets out to ﬁnd her Prince Chamiing. while singing along to some Abba ditties. General release.
I Eyes Without A Face Georges Franju‘s 1959 horror masterpiece — which caused a scandal at the Edinburgh Film Festival of that year - is reissued in a new print. Edinburgh: Film/rouse.
I The Last Temptation Of Christ Forget the rantings of the religious mob who didn’t even bother to see the ﬁlm: Scorsese's idiosyncratic take on Christ‘s ﬁnal moments on Earth is more moving and approachable than any pulpit sermon. Glasgow: OF]:
I Three Colours Trilogy Kieslowski’s magniﬁcent trio. European cinema at its very best. shown back to back for an indulgent day's viewing. Edinburgh: Cameo.
and Storaro plrotOgraphy make this an effective piece. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre.
I Black Beauty (U) (Caroline Thomson. US/UK. 199-1) Sean Bean. David 'l‘hewlis. Peter Cook. 82 mins. The most famous horse in children's literature returns in a faithful screen version by debut director Thomson. whose work as a screenwriter - The Secret (fart/en. [flirt-art! Scivmrhamlr. The Nightmare Before Christmas — taps into a darker current ofchildhood vision. The pace sets off at a gallop. and should intrigue adults as well as younger viewers. Edinburgh: UCI. Central: Mac—~Robert.
I Boys On The Side ( 15) (Herbert Ross. US. 1995) Whoopi Goldberg. Drew Ban‘ymore. Mary Louise Parker. 117 mins. Raucous black lesbian Goldberg and shyly romantic ride-share Parker are off to discover a new life: en route they save abused Barrymore from her drug- dealer boyfriend. When Barrymore discovers she's pregnant. the trio show sisterly solidarity and set up house together. Though the characters may sound like crude archetypes. the sheer strength of the performances invests them with humanity. Girls' night out movie of the year. See review. General release.
I Bullets Over Broadway (15) (Woody Allen. US. 1994) John Cusack. Dianne Wiest. Chazz Palminteri. 105 mins. Self-absorbed playwright David Shayne (Cusack) compromises all the way down the line as he attempts to g'et his new masterpiece staged — he's willing to cast a
gangster's girlfriend for the necessary funding and take writing tips from her Streetwise bodyguard. Allen's emphasis is on witty dialogue and strong performances. which gives
Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Captives (15) (Angela Pope. UK. 1995) Tim Roth. Julia Onnond. Keith Allen. 99mins. Despite its BBC roots (writer Frank Deasy also
director Angela Pope has an impressive television CV). this British feature cenainly deserves a big screen airing. not least for the excellent perfomiances of its stars. Omiond is a dentist who falls in love with a prison inmate (Roth). but ﬁnds herselfcaught between
. romance and thriller suspense when she sets about uncovering the details of his crime. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre.
I Circle Oi Friends ( 15 ) (Pat O'Connor. US/UK. 1994) Chris O'Donnell. Colin Firth. Minnie Driver. 102 mins. A group of friends meet and socialise together as a relief from their college studies in Dublin. with love and disappointment inevitably rearing their heads. A slice of life in 1957 Ireland v so parochial it might as well be another planet — O'Connor 's adaptation of Maeve Binchy's noch is faithfully recreated but too lightweight. See review. Glasgow: ()deon. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: ()deon. L’CI. Strathclyde: lels.
I Clerks ( 18) (Kevin Smith. US. 1993) Brian ()‘11alloran. Jeff Anderson. Marilyn Ghigliotti.
90mins. Just when you were sick of the very
j sight of the word ‘slacker'. along comes (‘Ierkt ; and gives the whole commercialisation of the
3 Gen X lifestyle a good hard kick up the backside. Kevin Smith's hilariously fotrl dialogue peps tip the exchanges on life. sex and everyday living between bored convenience store check-out assistant Dante and equally bored video store manager Randal. See preview. Glasgow: (317T.
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1 (Claude Sautet. France. 1992) Daniel Auteuil. Iimmanuelle Beart. Andre Dussolier. 105 mins.
desire for a young violinist who herself is the amour of the formcr's business partner. An
I elegantly trenchant chronicle of triangular
relationships which moves with such graceful
' fluidity that it's easy to miss the toughness at its core. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I le Colonel Chabert (PG) (Yves Angelo. France. 1994) Gerard Depardieu. Fanny Ardant. Fabrice Luchini. 111 mins. 1n the post- Napoleonic years. a hero thought to be dead returns to Paris and tries to reclaim his rank and fortune from his now remarried wife. Angelo's directorial debtrt has strong similarities in its story to The Return ()fMartin Crier/e. btrt it foregoes the cat-and-mouse games of that movie for a colder. bleaker approach to identity and justice. Well-played literary cinema that's perhaps too sombre to draw everyone in. See preview. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Come and See (18) (Iilim Klimov. USSR. 1987) Alexei Kravchenko.()1ga Mironova. 142 mins. Klimov‘s epic account of an atrocious Nazi massacre in Byelorussia in 1943 is one of the genuinely great ﬁlms of the decade. The horriﬁc events are seen through the eyes of a young boy (Kravchenko). who ages visibly throughout a remarkable performance. Not simply a meditation on Russian history. but an epic about mankind. at once harrowing and visionary. which demonstrates that ﬁlm can still take on the most monumental of issues in a
Listen '12) Britain. Central: MacRobeit. I Crooltlyn (12) (Spike Lee. US. 1994) Alfre Woodard. Delroy Lindo. Spike Lee. 114 mins. Lambasted by the critics. Lee's deliberate exercise in nostalgia is an impressionistic. near- chaotic rendering of his own suburban New ’or‘k childhood. erat distinguishes it — apart from a Cooking soul soundtrack ~ is the multiplicity of perspectives running through it. In its way. a very life-afﬁrming movie. See review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Dazed And Confused (18) (Richard Linklater. US. 1994) Wiley Wiggins. Jason London. Rory Cochrane. 95 mins. The last day of the 1976 term for a btrnch of [1S schoolkids. and. for some. it‘s time to face the initiation humiliations as they mOve from junior to senior high. Linklater abandons the baton-passing narritive style of his seminal work. Slacker. and shows masterful skill as Ire weaves together a multitude of plot strands a In American Grafﬁti. Coo-til. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
UK/US/France. 199-1) Sigourney Weaver. Ben Kingsley. Stuart Wilson. 104 mins. A former torture victim believes the man who helped her htrsband when his car had a flat is the doctor who abused her years before. Polanski thinks he's doing a llitchcockian thriller (which trivialises Ariel Dorfman's source material).
while Weaver waves a gun arotrnd like there's
the ﬁlm a slightly theatrical feeling. See preview.
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I Death And The Maiden ( 18) (Roman Polanski.
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