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Clothes Show- Show Scotland
Attention all you dedicated followers of fashion, the all-singing, alLdancing Clothes Show-Show Scotland will hit Glasgow’s SECC between 17—20 June. Catwalk shows, a Scottish Designer Pavilion. a look at fashion and design
schools, hair and beauty demos will all be on offer. The List in association with The Clothes Show-Show Scotland is offering 20 pairs of free tickets to readers who can answer the following:
Name the recent Robert Altman ﬁlm that took a playful look at the fashion world?
Send your answers, which must reach us by Wednesday 3 May to: CLOTHES COMP, The Net, 14 lllghStreet, " Edlnhurgh‘ 115.
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I A Question Of Silence (18) (Marleen Gorris. Netherlands. 1982) 96 mins. What could have been a routine courtroom thriller is lifted by the fact that the defendants are three ordinary women who have murdered a seemingly inoffensive Amsterdam boutique owner. As their trial continues. a sense of insiduous male oppression emerges. The ﬁlm may have feminist leanings. but they‘re not allowed to dominate with dogma. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Reservoir Dogs (18) (Quentin Tarantino. US. 1992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. 100 mins. A gang of hoods. known only to each other by colour-coded nicknames. meets at an abandoned warehouse to ﬁgure how out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. The best debut in years from writer~director Tarantino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Cameo. MGM. Odeon.
I lloree, Open City (PG) (Roberto Rosselini. Italy. 1945) Anna Magnani. Aldo Fabrizi. Marcello Pagliero. 101 mins. Rosselini's deﬁnitive neo-realist ﬁlm was shot in horrendoust difﬁcult circumstances at the end of the war and provides a compelling picture of the resistance movement's efforts to disnrpt the fascist authorities. These days what's perhaps most remarkable about the ﬁlm is its refusal to conform to the then conventional ﬁlmic notions of sentimentality and heroism in favour of a hard edge that remains grimly affecting. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (PG) (Stephen Sommers. US. 1994) Jason Scott bee. Lena Headey. Sam Neill. 112 mins. Disney's new live action version of Kipling‘s well-loved stories doesn't have the appealing talking animals or songs of the 1967 animated version. but it's a great matinee-style wheeze — imagine an early Tarzan movie crossed with an lndiana Jones adventure. Jungle boy Mowgli meets up again with the British army regiment for whom his father was a guide. but ﬁnds himself forced to reveal to a group of soldier cads the whereabouts of some hidden treasure. Great fun. General release.
I Schindler’s list (15) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1993) Liam Neeson. Ralph Fiennes. Ben Kingsley. 195 mins. During WW2. German industrialist and Nazi Party member Oskar Schindler saved the lives of over a thousand Jewish employees by demanding they work in his factory rather than be sent to Auschwitz. Spielberg‘s magniﬁcent movie and Neeson‘s perfomtance capture this enigmatic brand of heroism. while depicting traumatic events in documentary-like black-and-white images. Psychologically complex. emotionally devastating and artistically impeachable. this is one of the best ﬁlms ever made. Glasgow: Cannon. Odeon. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: Kelbum.
I 7th European Media Art Festival Compiled by the Experimantalﬁlm Workshop Onsnabruck. and presented in Glasgow in association with New Visions. these two programmes of entries to last year's European Media Art Festival contain international ﬁlms and videos that show a wide diversity of approaches and styles. Videos screen on Wed 10; ﬁlms on Wed 17. Glasgow: Goethe lnstitut.
I W (18) (Jefery Levy. US. 1994) Stephen Dorff. Reese Witherspoon. Noseworthy. 96 mins. Held hostage in a convenience store by terrorists. Cliff Spab (Dorff) emerges to become an unwilling celebrity unable to cope with his newly found fame. Histn'onic performances and over-emphatic direction rum an interesting idea (with a scorching soundtrack) into superﬁcial 90s nihilism for spiritually blank Generation Xers who deserve better. Central: MacRobert.
I Shallow m (18) (Danny Boyle. UK. 1994) Kerry Fox. Ewan McGregor. Christopher Eccleston. 90 mins. Three Edinburgh flatmates ﬁnd their new co—habitant dead with a stack of money under his bed. so after performing a little DlY on the corpse. they reckon all their worries are over. But the cops are closing in. there are two thugs after the money. 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. Glasgow: Grosvenor. MGM Parkhead. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCl. Strathclyde: UCls.
I The Straw Redemption (15) (Frank Darabont. US. 1994) Tim Robbins. Morgan Freeman. Bob Gunton. 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 overtong. but the apocryphal feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is. ultimately. a very ﬁne movie indeed. General release.
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. but soon ﬁnd themselves going head to head once m0re 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 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. Edinburgh: MGM.
I St! Trek Generations (PG) (David Carson. US. 1994) Patrick Stewart. William Shatner. Malcolm McDowell. 117 mins. A contrived plot brings together Captains Picard 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-ﬁ than the original pantomime team. And the effects are indeed spectacular. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCl.
I Stareate (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 Spadcr 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. Glasgow: Cannon. Central: MacRobert. I Straw Does (18) (Sam Peckinpah. UK. 1971) Dustin Hoffman. Susan George. David Warner. 118 mins. An mild-mannered American brings his English wife back to her borne village. only to have violence flare in this inbred Comish community. Long tarred with the ‘gratuitous' brush. Peckinpah's contemporary honor/thriller still retains its power. Glasgow: Odeon. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Baz Luhnnann. Australia. 1991) Paul Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 94 mins. Dancefloor hopeful Scott Hastings incurs the wrath of the Australian Dance Federation by using his own steps in competition. loses his partner and his friends. but ﬁnds love and artistic integrity with the local wallflower. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is crammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. Central: MacRobert. Glasgow: GFT. with an appearance by Scottish ballroom dance champion Donny Bums.
I Taxi Driver (18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1976) Robert De Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. One of the key ﬁlms of the Seventies with the Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak. Edinburgh: Filmhousc.
I Tenebrae (18) (Dario Argento. italy. 1982) Anthony Franciosa. John Saxon. Daria Nicolodi. 110 mins. Well. well. An Argento slasher/thriller that has great set-pieces and a coherent plot. Sort of. Yes. there are holes. but the convolutions will keep you guessing as a successful American crime writer. in Rome on a publicity tour. ﬁnds himself surrounded by murders carried out as described in his ﬁction. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre.
I Terminal Velocity (15) (Deran Saraﬁn. US. 1995) Charlie Sheen. Nastassja Kinksi. James Gandolﬁni. 102 mins. Join-the-dots. action- 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 stuan ensure that baddies die spectacularly and honibly. All UCls.
I three Celene 1'!"on (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France/Switz/Poland. 1993/4) Juliette Binoche. Julie Delpy. Zbigniew Zamachowski. Irene Jacob. Jean-Louis Trintignant. 100/91/96 mins. Kieslowski's trilogy based on the themes of the French Revolution - liberty. equality. fraternity — are masterpieces of European ﬁlmrnaking. Blue is expressive and symbolic: White has a dark. comic edge; Red concentrates on parallel lives and interwoven destinies. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Till Bounce (18) (Tony Scott. US. 1993) Christian Slater. Patricia Arquette. Dennis Hopper. 119 mins. Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets. sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours. then the lovebirds ﬁnd themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight- stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces ﬁre this excellent movie. the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast- food generation. Edinburgh: Cameo.
IO The List 5-18 May 1995