I Ritchie Rich (PG) (Donald l’etrie. US. 1995) Macaulay Culkin. Jonathan Hyde. John Larroquette. 95 mins. The world's wealthiest child played by the world's wealthiest child actor - this comic strip turned movie Iras enough knockabout mayhem to keep the kids happy. Culkin is more confident and appealing than in his some of his other work. but it's Hyde's sarcastic butler who brings a better comic touch to the proceedings. Fife: MGM. Strathclydc: WMR.

I liob Roy (15) (Michael Caron-Jones. (ES/UK. 1995) Liam Neeson. Jessica Lange. Tim Roth. 130 mins. 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. but 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. Central: MacRobert.

I Robocop (18) (Paul Verhoeveri. US. 1987) Peter Weller. Nancy Allen. Ronny Cox. 103 mins. Slick and stomach-churningly violent futuristic thriller blending elements of Dirty Hurry. Frankenstein and The Sir Million Dollar Man. When diligent policeman Weller is shot to pieces by vicious hoods. his remains are mechanically reconstructed into a hi-tech law- enforcement offrcer. btrt the human desire for revenge still beats beneath his mechanical exterior. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (PG) (Stephen Sommers. US. 1994) Jason Scott Lena Ileadey. Sam Neill. 112 mins. Disney's new live action version ()f 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 Indiana Jones adventure. Jungle boy Mowin 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 eads the whereabouts of some hidden treasure. (ireat fun. Strathclydc: UCI East Kilbride.

I Shaft (15) (Gordon Parks. US. 1971) Richard

Roundtree. Moses (iunn. Charles Cioff'r. 1(X) mins. Not really as blaxploitatrve as it‘s

5113 CAMEO IE!



Funny Bones 05>

12.45, 3.30, 6.15, 9.00pm

(late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.45pm)

Carrington 08) 12.50, 3.25, 6.00, 8.40pm

(late night Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11.55pm)

The Usual

Suspects (18)

1.45, 4.05 (both not Sun), 6.35, 9.15pm



reckoned to be. this har'dboiled private eye thriller has a decent cast. a tight plot. and that :ool Oscar-winning title song from Isaac Hayes in its favour. Better than its two sequels. the plot :entres on the kidnapping of a gangster's daughter. Glasgow: (3171‘.

I The Shawshank Redemption ( 15) (l-‘r ank Darabont. IS. 1994) Tim Robbins. Morgan Freeman. Bob (iunton. 143 mins. Banged up for a crime he didn‘t commit (ain't they all?) qtriet 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 ()vet'lorig. but the apocr‘yphal feel to the storytelling and the period dctail are

well handled in what is. ultimately. a very fine movie indeed. Showing with an episode of crrlt TV series The l’rrwnr'r. lidinburgh: Carrreo. I Singles ( 12) (Cameron Crow-e. 1S. 1992) Bridget lionda. Campbell Scott. Kyra Sedgwrck. Matt Dillon. 90mins. The way it's been sold you’d think it was some total guitar Irardcore odyssey vibe. but in fact it's a honey-coated romance that just happens to take place in Seattle. There's a high recognition factor for twenlysomcthings in the arrdience as they atclr the ensemble cast find its way around misdirected crushes. parties from hell and crap gigs. Watch your life flash before you (ilasgow' (1171‘. I Slacker ( l5)tRichald l.rnklatcr. 1S. 1991) User 1(X1'l'exans. 97mins. l‘nclassrliable piece of independent American rrrovrernaking which doesn't have a plot as such; instead it provides a snapshot of over 100 'slackers' - young. happy go-lucky drifter‘s as they get through their daily lives. Structtrred as a monumental relay (each character briefly appears. meets the nest. and so on). it has a loose. exper imental. almost (any format that you'll either love or Irate. A surefire ctrlt hit if it can find its audience in the first place. lidinburgh: Cameo. I Spanking The Monkey ( 1S) (David 0. Russell. 1S. 1994) Jeremy Day ies. Alberta Watson. Benjamin Hendrickson. 9S mirrs. lirrrotronally blackmailed into looking after his bed rrdderr mother during college vacatrorl. Ray's life begins to tip over the edge as annoying cir‘curristarrces escalate and sexual tension begins to take its toll. The subject matter isn't sensationalised. but played otlt irl psychologically realistic terms. the performances. loo. tend not so much to be offbeat as understandably awkward and uncomfortable as they would in real life, (ilasgow: ()deon. I Species ( IS) (Roger Donaldson. 1S. 1995) Ben Kingsley. Michael Madsen. Natasha llenstr‘idge. 108 mins. The offspring of alien and human DNA escapes from a (S goverrrrrrerrt lab and sets out to mate in modern Anrerica. Brit right away a ruisrnatched tearrr is assembled to track her down »— and kill her. The w hole dr rve of the plot takes an easy. misogynistic lrrrc. playing on male fears of the female power to reproduce. adding a serious complaint to basic moans against this unor'iginal. non-scary piece of trash. See review. (ieneral release. I Stop Making Sense (P(i) (Jonathan Derrrmc. l'S. 19S4) Talking Heads. SS mins. Dynamic concert movie with David Byrrre and ('o's arresting live show brought to the screen rrrtact by Jonathan Demme's fluid cattlelawork. (.ilasgow: (ii-'1‘. I La Strada ( 15) (Frederico I-‘ellini. Italy. 1954) (iuilictta Masina. Anthony Quinn. Richard Basehar't. 115 mins. Fellini's wife .‘ylasrrra is unforgettable as a srrriple-rriinded girl in love with lar‘ger-than-life circus strongman Xampano (Quinn). who dies of a broken heart when he kills the gentle tightrope-walker (Baseball) who had befriended her. Painful story of loneliness and isolation whose vividly seedy small-tow n backgrounds never allow sentimentality to set in. ~Edinbur‘gh: Iiilmhousc. I Strictly Ballroom (PG) (Bal. l.rrlrr rrrann. Australia. 1991) Patrl Mercurio. Tara Morice. Bill Hunter. 94 mins. Dancefloor hopeful Scott Hastings incurs the wrath of the Arrstraliarr Dance Federation by using his own steps in :ompetition. loses his partner and his friends. but finds love and artistic integrity with the local waIllTowel‘. The ultimate feelgood movie. it is :rammed with colour. glitter. music and spectacle. Edinburgh: I'llltlhotts‘e. I Sweet DreamsHS) (Karel Reisz. t‘s. 19S5) Jessica Lange. lid Harris. Ann Wedgew-orth. l 15 nins. Adequate biographical portrait of the life ind tragically short times ofcountr'y 'n‘ western singer Patsy Cline that rarely avoids the standard )iopic cliches but is dragged well out of the rut )y fine performances from the principals and some sterling miming by Ms Lange. l‘ife: Adam Smith. I Tank Girl (15) (Rachel 'I‘alahay. 1S. 1995) Lori Petty. Malcolm McDowell. Ice-T. 101 mins. It's impossible to find enough abusive adjectives 0 describe how bad this boring. anodyne. utterly niseonceived version of the Deadline comic strip really is. Shaven-headed punkette Rebecca

Petty) and gang of mutant kangaroos take on a rug eyed villam (McDowell) m a futuristic lcsert liarth. Drill action sequences. last-minute rrsertions of animation. a throw rr-together .oundtrack: llush this excrerrrent down the realest l'tlICl. (ilasgow: (i171.

I Tom Jones ( 1S) (Tony Richardson. I'K. I963) -\l'oert lirrrncy. Susannah York. 11(rg1r(irrffrth, 129 (runs. (iloundbreakrng. then raunchy period omp. loosely adapted from Henry I'reldrng. has ‘rnrrey 's robust protagonist up to all kinds of .cnsual mischief ( rncludrrrg the falrrous foodie seduction nrrmber with Susannah York) while Br rt director Richardson's enthusiastic :arrlerawork displays new w aye mannerisms a

go-go. Dated these days. brrt still a lot of fun. (ilasgow: (it"l'.

I True Romance ( 18) (Tony Scott. ('5‘. 1003) Christian Slater. Patricia Arqrrette. Derrrrrs Hopper. | 19 mins. (‘orrrrc bookstoreassistant ('larence meets. sleeps w (tit and marries nos ice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours, then the lovebirds find therriselvcs on the run w iii) an accidentally stolen case of cocaine l.rmelrght- stealing carrieos and writer Quentin 'I‘arantrno's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie. the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast- food gerreratron. (ilasgow: (ii-'1' Iidmbirrglr: Cameo. lirlmhouse.

I Until the End of the World ( 15) (win) Wenders. (ierrrrany/l'S/Japan/.»\ustralla. I992) Solyerg 1)ornrirartrn. William Hurt, Sam .\'er11 15S mms. After hay rrrg been chased across the world by various nefarious types. ('Iarrc IUUIIIL‘III(I)()111111£IllllllillitI lover I rcyor (IIurt) end up in an Arrssie underground lab. w ill) rrrrclear arriiageddon around llre corner. The scr- fr and 'femalc /’r'r'r (ii/rt' elements don‘t gel. brrt Wendel 's flawed rock'n'rollpowercd odyssey does have its own kind of fascination (ilasgow: (il’I‘.

I The Usual Suspects ( 1S) (Bryan Srrrgcr. 1S. 1995) (iabriel By r'nc. Kevin Spacey. Stephen Baldwin. 106 rrrirrs. There‘s a good sense of iron fatalism hanging os er 'llrr- (’(uir! Sin/writ. which is guessing game cinema at its best A perfectly matched team of crooks discover that their chance meeting w asn't so random after all: they're berrrg used it) all Intricate \crrdetta by legendary gangster boss Key scr Sose So stylish. it sends a tingle down the spine. but the ludicrous use of Pete I’()st1c't\s;lrtc"s character almost urrdernurres it all (ilasgow. .\l(i.\ls. lidinbur'gh: ('ameo. I'Cl. Strathclydc: I‘Cl Clydebank.

I Waterworld ( 12) (Kt'Hll Reynolds. its. 1995) Kevin Costner. Dennis Hopper. Jeanne Trrpplehorrr. 135 mins. forget all the pre- jtrdgeruental hype about a production disaster:

this is adventure on an immense scale. The polar

I While You Were Sleeping (l’(}) (Jon ’l'ulteltaub. IS. 1995) Sandra Bullock. l’eter (iallagher. Bill Pullman, 101 mlns. A railway

by Iris fatmly for hrs fiancee w hrle he is in a

love is pitted against rorrrarrtic idealism in safe


I World Champions Ili'llnri'im'r (Koran Russian boy living in barracks near Potsdam

they discover that. despite the different worlds

ice caps have melted and society survives on rrran-rrrade atolls A bunch of biker-like pirates storm one of these floating fortresses to kidnap a young girl whose hack shows a tattooed map to the mythical Dr‘yland. Only The .‘ylarrner ((‘ostner ) can save her from the clrrtclres of self styled tyrannical messiah. The Deacon (Iloppet ), The action set‘pieces are amongst the most spectacular ever ptrt on film. (ilasgow \I(i.\l lirlm Centre. Borders: Roxy.

station ticket-seller rescues the man of her dreams from an oncoming train. and rs mistaken

coma. Shes happy to II\C out her fantasy. until the situation becomes corrrplrcalcd when she falls for her would-be beau's brother. A warm. stilIICWIIiII sentrrrrcntal comedy in which tluc

Hollywood fashion. Bullock carries her first starring role with an easy charm. (icneral

I The Wild Bunch (Sam l’eckinpah. IS. 1969) William Holden. lirrrest Borgnine. Robert Ryan. 14.5 mms, The bloody but errrotionally sensitive tale of a battle to the death between rough-riding Texans and Mexican revolutionaries. A classic and highly influential Western. w hich creates a paradoxical beauty from explicitly violent ingredients. iidinburgh: 15llmhouse,

Solormrn. (iermany. 1993) 71 mins. A young strikes up a friendship w ill) a (ierman girl and

they live in. they have rrrrrclr in common as both are keen rmrsiciarrs. The setting of the story at the transitional period w hen Soy rel troops were w itlrdraw irrg from (Ire (il)R gives the film an extra level. (ilasgow: (ioethe lnstitrrt.

I Zero de Conduite (Jean \'igo. I-iance. 1933) Louis I.efevr'e. (iilber't I’luchon, (ierard dc Bedar'ieux. 44 mins. Hugely influencral piece which remained banned until 1945 due to its anarchrstic view of boarding school life. Always seen through the boy s' eyes. it attacks mrndless discipline head on. Filled with a subversive charm. Edinburgh: liilmhouse.

FILM maime-

WEEK ONE Friday 6—Thursday 12

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 Clarkston Road. {\‘lrrir‘end. 637 2641. £2.50 (£2 before 5pm). Student: £2. Child/()AP £1.S0.

I. Assassins (15) 1.50pm (not Sun). 5pm. Split.

2. Braveheart ( l5) 1.20pm1not Sat/Sun). 3.30pm (Sat only). 7.20pm.

Casper (PG) 1.20pm (Sat only). 3.50pm (Sun only).

3. Apollo 13 (PG) 1.40pm (not Sun). 4.55pm. S.()5pm.

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Rerilield Street. 332 3413 (24 hour info line: 332 S701). Bar. [1)] screens 2. 3 and 4. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student/1.11340: £3.25 (£3 before 5pm). Child/()AP: 275 (£2.50 before 5pm). Superior seats (no concessions): £4.50 (£3.50 before 5pm). Advance booking on Access/Visa hollirre: 333 9551 and at box office from 1 lam—7pm. Braveheart ( l5) 11.45am (Sat only). 1.45pm (not Sat). 3.45pm (Sat only). 7.45pm (’s: late.

Die Hard With A Vengeance ( l5) 1.30pm (not Sal/Surr). 5.30pm. S.30pnr.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (PG) Sat/Sun only. lprrr. 3.15pm.

Apollo 13 (PG) 1. 15pm. 5.15pm. (’.3()plil (Si ILIIC.

While You Were Sleeping (PU) 12.45pm. 3.30pm. 6.15pm. 9pm.

The Net ( 12) 12.30pm. 3.15pm. 6pm. 8.45pm d; late.

Forget Paris ( 12) 1pm (not Sal/Sun). 3.30pm. 6pm. S.45pm.

Batman Forever ( P(i) Sat/Sun only. 1pm. See also Glasgow l.ate.s.

I GOETHE INSTITUTE GLASGOW 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. £1.

Justice Tue 10. Spin.

I GROSVENUB Ashton l.ane. llillhead. 339 4298. £3 (£2 before 6.30pm). Child/()AP £1.60. Sunday farrrily shows. cinema 2: all seats £1.60. Seals can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box office open I lam—7pm. 1. Braveheart ( 15) 2pm. 6.50pm.

2. Apollo 13 (PG) Fri/Sat: 2.10pm. 6.40pm. 9.40pm; Sun—Thurs: 1.45pm. 4.45pm. 7.40pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I MGM FILMCENTRE Sauchielrall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bar‘s. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student/()AP: £2.90. Child: £2.60. Assassins ( 15) 1.15pm. 5pm. 8.05pm. Braveheart ( 15) 2pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.15pm (Sat/Sun only). 7.20pm.

Apollo 13 (PG) 1.45pm. 5pm. S.05pm. Casper (PG) 1.15pm. 3.30pm.

The Usual SuSpects ( IS) 5.45pm. 8.30pm. The Bridges 0r Madison County ( 12) 1.30pm (not Sat). 5pm. Spm.

Waterworld ( l2) Sal/Sun only. 1.30pm. Free Willy 2 (U) Sat/Sun only. 12.45pm. I MGM PARKHEAD The Forge. Par'khead. 556 4282 Access/Visa bookings. ()541 560562 24 hour information line. [1)]. [li](screens l. 3 and 5). £3.80 (£2.70 before 5.30pm). Student/()AP: £2.70. Child: £2.40.

Assassins (15) 12.30pm. 3.30pm. 6.35pm. 9.30pm & late.

Braveheatt ( 15) 1.15pm. 5pm. 7.30pm. 8.45pm & late.

The Net ( 12) lprrr (not Sitt/Sll..). 3.45pm.

24 The List 6-19 Oct 1995