Hawthome‘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. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Man Of The house (PG) (US. 1995) Chevy Chase. Farah Fawcett. Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Hold the front page - a half-decent movie from Chevey Chase. He plays Jack. new man in the life of Fawcett. an attractive divorcee artist living in bliss with her eleven-year-old son Ber). who sets out to get rid of this inrerloper into their cosy twosome. Some mildly amusing 'getting to know you' scenes pep tip this gentle. patchy. family-oriented fare. Glasgow: ()deon> Edinburgh: UCl.
I Miami Rhapsody ( 15) (David Frankel. US. 1995) Sarah Jessica Parker. Antonio Banderas. Mia Farrow. 97 mins. It's not often that Hollywood manages to pull off a romantic comedy that comes at you consistently from a woman's point of view. Aspiring comedy writer Gwen decides to settle down and get married. only to discover that all of her family are having affairs. Despite this rather different approach to romance. the tone isn't necessarily cynical. more open and honest for the 90s. See preview. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Mr: Dotrottire (PG) (Chris Columbus. US. 1993) Robin Williams. Sally Field. Pierce Brosnan. 125 mins. Separated from his wife and kids. out-of-work voice actor Daniel Hillard (Williams) dons make-up and body-padding to become a sexagenarian nanny. Another top- notch comic performance by Williams. who makes the most of his split personality zest without becoming overly sentimental. Hugely enjoyable and well pitched with gags for the whole audience. Edinburgh: MGM.
I Much Ado About Nothing (PG) (Kenneth Branagh. UK/US. 1993) Denzel Washington. Kenneth Branagh. Emma Thompson. Keanu Reeves. 111 rrrins. A lusty. lively version of Shakespeare's comedy of love and deceit. set in the sun-drenched Tuscan hills. Barbed witticism fly across the screen as British thesps and American stars acquit themselves with honours. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead.
I Hillel's Wedding (15) (PJ. Hogan. Australia. 1994) Toni Collette. Rachel Grifﬁths. Bill Hunter. 105 mins. Ugly duckling Muriel decides to leave behind her bon'ng life in Porpoise Spit and search for her Prince Charming in the big lights of Sydney. A bouncy Abba soundtrack and fairy tale ambiance add to the charm of one of the year's best crowd-pleasers. As sparkling. in its own way. as The Adventures Of Priscilla. General release.
I Mutiny On The Bounty (PG) (Frank Lloyd. US. 1935) Charles Laughton. Clark Gable. Franchot Tone. 132 mins. Laughton was made to be the tyrannical Captain Bligh. Gable is perfect as the charismatic mate who turns against him and leads the mutiny. An Oscar winner. a great adventure and a wonderful piece of storytelling. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I My Own Private Idaho (18) (Gus Van Sant. US. 1991) River Phoenix. Keanu Reeves. William Richert. 105 mins. Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts l mu! 2 are given a sleazy. contemporary twist in Van Sant's follow-up to the admirable Drugstore Cowboy. Screen heart- throbs Phoenix and Reeves make brave career moves by playing a rent boy and the preppie layabout object of his affections. but to good effect. A compelling. idiosyncratic. left-ﬁeld gem. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I ttattnt Born Killers ( 18) (Oliver Stone. US. 1994) Woody Han‘elson. Juliette Lewis. Robert Downey Jr. 119 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. Violent. mesmerising. hallucinatory and bold in its use of various ﬁlm formats. NBK is a landmark in MTV-inﬂuenced ﬁlmmaking. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCl. I Ilﬂlt ﬁt The Ghouls (18) (Ed Wood. US. 1959) Duke Moore. Kenne Duncan. Paul Marco. 69 mins. Pretty bad. even in the Ed Wood oeuvre. this one revolves around a conman posing as a medium (Dr Acula!) who unexpectedly revives the corpses of those he‘s supposed to contact. Glasgow: GFT.
I Once Were Warriors (18) (Lee Tamahori. New Zealand. 1993) Rena Owen. Terrnuera Monison. Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell. 99 mins. Tamahori's feature debut is a gritty Loach-style look at domestic violence and disenfranchisement within Auckland's Maori underclass. It's a film about survival — of individuals. of families. and of race. It's also an uncompromising. shocking ﬁlm that doesn't sensationalise its material. Central: MacRobert.
I 101 Dalmatian: (U) (Wolfgang Reitherman/Hamilton S. Luske/Clyde Geronimi. US. 1961) 80 mins. Disney's Easter '95 release is a personal favourite. Dad Dalmatian Pongo and various animal chums help rescue his
offspring from a terrible fate as the intended coat I Salilndmt. Barty Boslwick. Meat Loaf. 100
of Cruella De Vil. Plenty of fun. acres of crrteness. and the best villainess in animation history. Edinburgh: Dominion. Borders: Pavilion.
I Outbreak ( l5) (Wolfgang Petersen. US. 1995)
Dustin Hoffman. Rene Russo. Morgan Freeman. 122 mins. A deadly virus transfers from the African jungles to California and. in a terrifyineg short space of titne. is threatening the entire world. Petersen's AIDS paranoia thriller starts ottt well enough. building on very real fears. brit it does descend into a hardware slitxrt-'etu-up. Okay as a slab of entertainment. btit it fails to tap the potential of its subject matter. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Edinburgh: L'Cl. Strathclyde: UCls, WMR.
I Postcards From America ( 18) (Steve McLean. L'S/L'K. 1994) 93 mins. Using the writings of multimedia artist and gay activist David Wojinarowicz. as its source. McLean's first feature boasts sheer visual assurance. The frlrii follows its main character through troubled childhood. hustling teenage years and anguished maturity in an American landscape pitched somewhere between Kerouac and Gus Van Saut. Very impressive. liife: Adam Smith.
I Priest (15) (Antonia Bird. CK. 1991) Linus Roache. Robert Carlyle. Tom Wilkinson. 103 mins. Writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker. Hem-rt Aiitlrllintls) goes from strength to strength with another uncompromising foray into an area of social contention. while director Antonia Bird (Safe) shows that she too is adept at balancing political and emotional impact. l’ri‘ert's handling of homosexuality within the clergy is no excuse for tabloid scandal; instead. what eirierges is a story of personal freedom. compassion and the struggle against liyrxxrisy. Strathclyde: liast Kilbr'ide Arts Centre.
I Pulp Fiction ( lb‘) (Quentin 'l'ai'antino. LS. 1994) John Travolta. Samuel Jackson. l'iiia Thurman. Bruce Willis. 15(1mius. Much more ambitious than Rt'.\t'r)'t)il' (logs. the most awaited second feature of the 9()s has many scenes that crackle with 'l'arantino wit. and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the pulp crime manner concern hitmen. ailing boxers, gang bosses and their molls. drug fiends. and assorted i'iff-raff. Last year‘s surprise Cannes Palriie d'Or' winner is a trip. all the way. Glagsow: Gl’l'. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: ()deon Ay'r.
I Ortiz Show ( I 5) (Robert Redford. US. 1994) Ralph Fiennes. John 'l'urturr'o. Rob Morrow. 133 mins. When television was in its intimacy and America itself was riding on a wave of post- war/pre-Kennedy innocence. the disclosure of cheating on the game show TWt’IlIY ()m' caused a national scandal and sense of shock. Redford sets tip the inevitable collision of ethics and glamour. morality and proﬁt. while Ralph Fiennes. John 'l'ur‘turro. Rob Morrow and Patrl Schoﬁeld acquit themselves with style. Central: MacRobert.
I The Railway Children (PG) (Lionel Jeffries. UK. 1970) Dinah Sheridan. William Mervyn. Jenny Agutter. 108 mins. A trio of youngsters ﬁnd that their involvement with the railway that runs past their garden is to lead them into adventure. Pleasing family film. lit up by a bright performance froti) a very young Ms Agutter'. Strathclyde: Paisley Arts ('entre.
I Reservoir Dogs (18) (Quentin 'l'arairtino. CS. 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 debtrt in years from writer-director 'l'arantino. whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word. Glasgow: ()deor). Edinburgh: Cameo. ()deon.
I Ritchie Rich (PG) (Donald Petrie. LS. 1995) Macaulay Ctilkiri. Jonathan llyde. John Larroquette. 95 mins. Tire world's wealthiest child played by the world's wealthiest child actor — this comic strip turned movie has enough knockabout mayhem to keep the kids happy. Culkin is more conﬁdent and appealing than in his sortie of his other work. but it's Hyde's sarcastic butler who brings a better comic touch to the proceedings. General release.
I Rob Roy ( 15) (Michael (Talon-Jones. (TS/11K. 1995) Liam Neeson. Jessica Lange. Tim Roth. 130 rrrins. When he is betrayed by the Marquis of MontrOse (John Hurt) and a maliciously psychopathic Englishman (Roth). Rob Roy MacGregor is determined to win back the honour of his name. Alan Sharp's script is rich. witty and literate: Caton-Jones's direction injects a little action. btit doesn't pander to Hollywood; and all the performances are wonderful. A stirring epic which refuses to compromise. making it one of the best ﬁlms about Scotland and the Scottish psyche ever made. General release.
I The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 18) (Jim Sharmar). UK. 1975) Tim Cuny. Susan
mins. T/re cult film to end all others. this rock spoof or) old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them it) at late shows everywhere. The film has its iiioriieius. and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N. l‘urtei'. Edinburgh: Cameo. Fife: Robin's.
I SFW ( 1S) (Jefery Levy. LS. 1991) Stephen 1)oilf. Reese Wriherspoon. Nosewoitliy. 9() mins. lleld hostage in a convenience store by terrorists. Cliff Spab (Dorff) emerges to become an unwilling celebrity unable to cope with his newly found fame llistiionic iwrfoi'iiiances and over-eiiiphatic direction turn an interesting idea (w iii) a scorching soundtrack) itrto superficial 9()s nihilism for spiritually blank Generation Xeis who deserve better. Pile: Adam Smith.
I Shallow Grave ( IS) (Danny Boyle. t'K. 190.1) Kerry liox. Ewan McGregor‘. Christopher liccleston. 9() mins. Three lidinburgh 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»1irieis. this Scottish thriller is bloody and intelligent enough to please the cult audience while reriiainiug accessible enough to be a )irairisti'eaii) hit. Edinburgh: Cameo. Central: MacRobeit.
I The Shawshank Redemption ( 15) than) l)araboi)t. LS. 199-11 Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman. Bob ('iuuior). 11* mins. Banged tip for acrime he didn't commit (ain't they all'.’)t1iiiet mar) Robbins plans a slow but effectiy e lL'\ erige on the unnecessarily harsh prisoi) regime. l'lt‘Clllr'lll excels as the fellow cor) will) an uncanny knack for procuring desired iteiiis,’1‘1ie film is certainly overlong. but 1116;1[)(X'1)[)11;11 feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is. tiltirirately'. a very fine movie indeed. Strathclyde: l‘(‘l liast Kilbiide. I Sid and N3110111SHA1chov ('K. 19S(i) Gary ()ldman. Chloe Webb. David llayriiar). 11() mins. The story of Sex Pistols' bassist and his Airiei'icar) girlfriend Nancy Springer) from their gtrng-ho days as puppy superstars and future rock legends to their final hours in New York's Chelsea Hotel and a losing battle w itli the big 11. For the most part a bieallilessly enjoyable biopic. Cox's follow-up to li’t'lm .Utiir gets bogged down it) an inter'iiiinable last half-hour, Glasgow: (11:1.
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I Six Degrees Of Separation (IS) (Fret) Schepisi. CS. 1993) Stockard Charming. Donald Sutherland. Will Smith. 111 mins. A New York bourgeois couple help otrt a yotrng black man who claims to be a friend of their son; although it soon becomes obvious he's pulling a scam. it's a story they can dine otrt on. Smith's perfoiiiiaiice dances along the ﬁne line between audacity and deceit and Charming is a delight. btrt the ﬁlm is a tad too long and not a little stilted. See review. Glasgow: Gl'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Spartacusr 15) (Stanley Kubrick. LS. 1900) Kirk Douglas. Laurence ()1ivier. Jean Simmons. Tony Crrrtis. 190 mins. 'I'eiriﬁc. restored version of Kubrick's epic account of a slave revolt in Ancient Rome. liiglits. lust. political intrigue. rorrrance -- it's got the lot. Screened here in a new 70mm print with previously unseen footage (( )1ivier making a pass at Curtis. no less). lidinbui'gl): liiliiihouse.
I Star Trek Generations (PG) (David Carson. CS. 1991) Patrick Stew-art. William Shatner. Malcolm McDowell. 117 mins. A contrived plot brings together Captains l’icar'd and Kirk in order to save millions of lives at the hands of the demented McDowell. 1:012:61 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 New Generation crowd make for better sci-ﬁ than the original pantomime tearr). And the effects are indeed spectacular. Strathclyde: Cannon.
I Stargate (PG) (Roland Emmerich. LS. 1994) Kurt Russell. James Spader. Jaye Davidson. 122 mins. Was liar'th visited centuries ago by aliens. Seems like it. particularly when ligyptologist Spade): 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 l'S foreign policy by helping the locals. Big budget science fiction with gleefully ridiculous story and brilliant effects. Glasgow: MGM Parkhead.
I Streettighter ( 12) (Steven ii. De Souza. 17$. 1995)Jear)-C1.')ude Van Damme. Raul thlia. Kylie Minogue. 1()() mins. When a renegade warlord takes a group of aid workers hostage. Colonel Guile (\fan Damme) heads a sqaud of irrtrlti-ethnic heroes who storri a hi-tech fortress to free them. The fact that the film suffers from a stop-start plot. too many heroes and virtually no suspense is fairly unsurprising. giver) that it's a
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