for the costume drama crowd. but ii's a subtitled spectacle that is remarkable in its scope. Fife: Adam Smith.

I The Remains of the Day (1') (James Ivory. (K. 1993) Anthony llopkrns. limma Thompson. James Fox 13-1 ruins. A butler rerninisces on the pie-WW2 days he spent in Darlington “all. when Ire turned a blind eye to his employer's dealings w rtlr llie Nazis and his own feelings for the housekeeper. ()ne of Merchant-lvory's best. w rth llopkrris the epitome of Iinglish emotional repression. Glasgow: (il’l'.

I Rice People (PG) (thhy l’anh. France. 1993) 135 units. This achineg slow portrait of a ('anrbrxlian rice-grow mg farrnly is one of those films that seems to be coiirpletely bare on the surface. btrt allow s a trickle of slight details to btrild into something more meaningful. When the father of the family (hex Ihe wife is forced to take charge of her seven daughters and ensure that the crop comes in. th't’ l’mp/c' demands a saintly patience. btit it's depiction of a community and way of Me entrier distanced frorii the alllueat West is intriguing and ultiiriately moving. Glasgow: (ll-'1’.

I Rob Roy ( 15) (Michael (‘aton-Jorres. l'S/l.’K. 1995) Iran) \ccsoii. Jessica Lange. Tim Roth. 130 (runs. When he is betrayed by the Marquis of Moriirose (John lltiit) and a maliciously psychopathic Iiiiglishiiran (Roth). Rob Roy MacGregoi is determined to win back the honour of his name. Alan Sharp‘s script is rich. witty and literate; ('atoirJorres's direction injects a little action. but doesn't pander to llollywtxxl; and all the twrloiinanccs are wonderful. A stirring epic which refuses to corrrpioiirisc. making it one of the best films abotit Scotland and the Scottiin psyche ever made. Glasgow: ()deorr. lidrnburgh: Cameo. ()deon. I'Cl. Borders: Roxy. Stiathclyde: l'(‘1(‘lydebank.

I La Separation (PG) (Christian Vincent. France. 1994) Daniel Auteuil. Isabelle llupper‘t. Jerome l)eschamps. SS ruins. A French couple can't qurte cope w itli the fact that they've grown criiotionally apart in this simmering cocktail of jealousy. insecurity. anger and reciirrrination. Iliippeit and Auteuil create characters that are corripellingly real. and the result is a feelbad movie of real quality. See review. lidrnburgh: I‘lIlltIltHhC.

I SFW ( IS) (Jefeiy l.cvy. IS. 1994) Stephen l)oi ff. Reese Wilhcrspoorr. Noseworthy. 96 mins. Ileld hostage in a convenience store by terrorists.




The Usual


1.45, 4.05, 6.35, 9.15pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.45pm)

The City of

Lost Children

(15) 1.30, 4.00, 6.30, 9.00pm (late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.55pm)

Before the

Rain <15) 1.15, 3.45 (both not Sun), 6.15, 8.45pm


ma CAMEO ma

Chereau's breathtaking epic is perhaps a tad gory

Cliff Spab (Dorfl) emerges to become an unwilling celebrity unable to cope with his newly found fame. llistiionic performances and over-emphatic direction turn an interesting idea (with a scorching soundtrack) into superficial 90s nihilism for spiritually blank Generation Xers who deserve better. Stiathclyde; liast Kilbr‘ide Arts Centre.

I Shaft ( 15) (Gordon Parks. US. 1971) Richard Roundti'ee. Moses Gunrr. Charles Cioffr. 100 mins. Not really as blaxploitative as it's reckoned to be. this hardboiled private eye thriller has a decent cast. a tight plot. and that cool Oscar-winning title song from Isaac Hayes in its favour. Better than its two sequels. the plot centres on the kidnapping of a gangster‘s daughter. lidinburgh: Filmhouse. Fife: Adanr Smith.

I Shallow crave (18) (Danny Boyle. UK. 1994? Kerry Fox. liwan McGregor. Christopher licclestorr. 90 mins. Three Iidinburgh flatmates find their new co-habitairt dead with a stack of money under hisbed. so after performing a little DlY on the corpse. they reckon all their wom'es are over. But the cops are closing in. there are two thrrgs 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I the Shawshank Redemption (15) (Frank Dar'abont. 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 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: Grosvenor.

I Shortcut To Paradise ( l 8) (Gerardo llerrero. Puerto Rico. 1994) Charles Dance. Assumpta Serna. Katrina Gibson. 97 mins. Dance stars as a mysterious stranger called Quinn who arrives at a run-down apartment block in Puerto Rico fresh from prison. A master charmer. he uncovers the inner secrets of the inhabitants and traps everyone in his web of perversion. An English- speaking psycho-thriller which keeps its tension going to the final frame. Latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: G171".

I Sugarbaby (15) (Percy Adlon. W. Germany. 1985) Marianne Sagebi‘echt. liisi Gtrlp. 86 mins. The unlikely romance between an overweight. middle-aged undertaker's assistant and a young subway driver is the engaging focus of this quirky offering. a strange beguiling work at once warmly appealing and slightly repellent that forces us to re-examine otrr notions of sexual desirability. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Three Colours trilogy ( l5) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. France/Poland/Switzerland. 1993/94) Juliette Binoche. Julie Delpy. Zbigniew Zamachowski. Irene Jacob. Jean-Louis Trintignant. 98/91/96 mins. Kieslowski's masterful trio of films. thematically based around the ideals of the French Revolution Liberty. Equality. Fraternity gets to the heart of the contradictions of the new Europe. but never loses sight of its human heart. Glasgow: GF'l'.

I Time Bandits (PG) (Terry Gilliam. US. 1981) Ralph Richardson. David Rappaport. Sean Connery. John Cleese. lan llolm. 116 mins. A young boy (Craig Warnock) is escorted through time and space by a band of dwarves. meeting legendary heroes along the way before a final confrontation between good and evil. lmaginitive comic fantasy on a modest budget. but a series of witty guest spots and Gilliam's richly detailed screen style win the day. Glasgow: GFT.

I Tribe TV (18) 90 mins. A double bill previewing work from the Channel 4 series. presented by Stuart Cosgrove and the filmmakers. Doug Aubrey and Alan Robertson's War/(l OfSkinlreml explores the skinhead cult across the world. while More Hawker and John ('obdan's Zombie Town is the result of three

years' involvement with pirate radio statrorr B‘):

in Belgrade. Glasgow: GI-‘T.

I Unfinished Piece For Mechanical Piano (U) (Nikita Mikhalkov. USSR. 1977) Alexander Kalyagin. Elena Solovei. [Eugenia Glushenko. 100 mins. A screen version of Chekhov's early play Plurrinnv by the Oscar-winning director of Hunt! By The Sun. this charts the events following the meeting at a country house of a married schoolteacher and his former girlfriend. As they try to deal with their emotions. the situation becomes almost farcical. Brilliant atmosphere and strong ensemble performances make this a great film from a great director. Glasgow: GF'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Urga (PG) (Nikita Mikhalkov. France/USSR. 1991 ) Badema. Bayaertu. Vladimir Gostukhirr.

120 mins. The simple tale of a nomadic shepherd

who leaves the Mongolian steppes to go shopping in town is transformed into an awe- inspiring piece of true cinema. Grand. poetic. visually stunning and alien words cannot describe the sights and sounds of the landscape and the people who inhabit it. Glasgow: GI’I‘. I The Usual Suspects ( 18) (Bryan Singer. ('5‘. 1995) Gabriel Byrne. Kevin Spacey. Stephen

Baldwin. 106 mins. There's a good sense of noir

fatalism hanging over The UMIUI Suspects. which is guessing game cinema at its best. A perfectly matched team of crooks discover that their chance meeting wasn't so random after all: they're being used in an intricate vendetta by

legendary gangster boss Keyser Sose. So stylish.

it sends a tingle down the spine; btrt the ludicrous use of Pete Postletwaite‘s character almost undermines it all. Glasgow: Cannon. MGMs. Edinburgh: Cameo. llCl. Stratliclyde: UCls.

I Waterworld (12) (Kevin Reynolds. IFS. I995)

Kevin Costner. Dennis Hopper. Jeanne Tripplehorn. 135 mins. Forget all the pre~ judgemental hype about a pr'txluction disaster:

this is adventure on an inrrnense scale. The polar

ice caps have melted and society survives on man-made atolls. A bunch of biker-like pirates

storm one of these floating fortresses to kidnap a

young girl whose back shows a tattooed rrrap to the mythical Drylarrd. Only The Mariner (Costner) cart save her from the clutches of self-

styled tyrannical messiah. The Deacon (Hopper).

The action set-pieces are airrongst the most spectacular ever put on frlrn. General release. I We're All Stars ( l 2) (Luis Felipe Degr'egori. Peru. 1994) 86 mins. For the lluaiirbacliaiio family. fifteen minutes of fame couldn't come any sweeter than appearing on a popular Peruvian game show. But when the TV crew

arrive on their doorstep. they discover they don't

fit the producers' criteria because Dad did a runner years before. It's up to the rest to improvise a story that will guarentee them airtime. A witty insight into contemjxrrai'y

Peruvian life and a universal satire on the power

of television. Latin American Film Festival. Glasgow: Gl-T.

I While You Were Sleeping (PG) (Jon Turteltaub. US. 1995) Sandra Bullock. Peter Gallagher. Bill Pullman. 104 mins. A railway station ticket-seller rescues the man of her

dreams from an oncoming train. and is mistaken

by his family for his fiancee while he is in a coma. She's happy to live out her fantasy. until the situation becomes corirplicated when she falls for her would-be beau's brother. A warm. somewhat sentimental comedy in which true love is pitted against r'orirantic idealism in safe Hollywood fashion. Bullock carries her lirst starring role with an easy charm. (‘reneial release.

I The Wicker ManllSHRobirrllardy.1?K. 1973) [Edward Wrxxlward. Britt likland. Diane Cilento. Ingrid Pitt. Christopher Lee. 102 mins. A devoutly celibate policeman (Woodward) arrives at a remote Scottish island to investigate a schoolgirl disappearance and becomes involved in local pagan rituals. A llamrner classic. with some extrerriely scary and erotic moments. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Witchlinder General ( 18) (Michael Reeves. UK. 1968) Vincent Price. Ian ()gilvy. Rupert Davies. 87 mins. One of the best British horror films ever. utterly bleak and filled with the nihilism of director Reeves (who committed suicide a year after its completion). Price is at his most completely evil as true-life witchfrnder Matthew llopkins. sadistically travelling the country to torture unfortunates in the name of church and state. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (18) (Benjamin Ross) llugh ()‘Coiior'. Antony Sher. Charlotte Coleman. 105 mins. Adolescent

bitterness and a schoolboy fascination with toxic

substances become a lethal chemical cocktail when teenager Graham Young starts poisoning family and friends. Director Ross takes great risks with his material. btrt the tone is expertly rendered - there are moments of excruciating horror and nastiness. but they‘re complemented by a dark and disturbing comedy. See preview. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

FILM mm-

WEEK 0NE Friday 8—Thursday 14

Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [0] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop for the convenience of hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CANNON Clarkstorr Road. Miiirend. 637 2641. £2.50 (Child/()AP £1.80).

1. Braveheart ( 15) 1.20pm (not Sun). 3.15pm (Sun only). 7.25pm.

2. While You Were Sleeping (PU) 1.15pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.45pm (not Sun). 6.10p: r. 8.40pm.

Casper (PG) 1.20pm (Sat only). 3.55pm (Sun only).

3. The Usual Suspects ( lb’) 1.10pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.45pm (not Sun). 5.55pm. 8.25pm.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (PG) 1.10pm (Sat only). 3.25pm (Sun only).

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renl'reld Street. 332 3413 (24 hour info litre: 332 8701). Bar. [1)] screens 2. 3 and 4. Adults: £4 (£4.50 superior seats); £3 (£3.50 superior seats) before 5.30pm. Studeirt/UB40: £3 all perfs (standard seats). Child/()AP £2.50 all perfs (standard seats). Advance booking on Access/Visa liotline; 333 9551 and at box office from 1 lairr«6.30prir. Braveheart ( ti) 11.45am. 3.45pm. 7.45pm & late

Dolores Claiborne ( 18) 2pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm.

While You Were Sleeping (PG) 1pm. 3.30prii. 6pm. 8.45pm.

Rob Roy ( 15) 2pm (not Sat/Sun). 5.30pm. 8.30pm.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Sal/Strn only. 11.15am (not Sun). 1.15pm. 3.30pm. Die Hard With A Vengeance ( l5)

1 1.30am. 2.30pm. 5.30pm. 8.30pm 8; late. Crimson Tide ( 15) Sat only. following 8.30pm showing of Die Hard.

Muriel’s Wedding ( (5) 1.30pm (not Sat/Sun). 6.30pm.

Judge Dredd (15)-1pm (trot Sat/Sun). 9pm.

Richie Rich (PG) Sal/Sun only. 11.15am (not Sun). 1.15pm. 3.30pm.

See also Glasgow l.ates.

I GRUSVENON Ashton Lane. llillhead. 339 4298. £3 (Child/()AI’ £1.60). Shows commencing before 6.30pm £2 (Child/()AP £1.60). Siliiday family shows. cinema 2: all seats £1.60. Seats can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box office open 1 lam--7pm. 1. Braveheart ( 15) 2pm. 6.50pm.

2. While You Were Sleeping (PG) 2.10pm (not Sat/Sun). 5pm. 8pm.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (PG ) Sat/Sun only. 2.10pm.

See also Glasgow l.ates.

I MGM FILMCENTNE Sauchieliall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £4 (£3 before 5pm). (Child/Studeirt/OAP £2.90).

The Usual Suspects ( 18) l. 1(1pltt. 3.35pm. 6pm. 8.30pm.

Braveheart ( 15) Daily. not Sat: 2pm. 7.20pm; Sat: 11.45am. 3.40pm. 7.25pm. Waterworld ( 12) 1.35pm. 5pm (not Sun). 8pm.

Casper (PG) 1.10pm. 3.25pm. 5.40pm. 8.40pm.

Free Willy 2 (U) l.10pm.

Batman Forever (PG) 3.15pm. 5.50pm. 8.30pm.

I MGM PARKNEAD The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [1)]. [E](screens 1.3 and 5). Shows commencing before 6pm £2.70:

30 The List 8-2l Sept 1995