a film-maker plagued by intellectual insecurtiy and Catholic guilt as a weird succession of actresses. ﬁnanciers. writers and hustlers dog his every move. As ever with Fellini. it's all about spectacle rather than ideas. but the show is a sparkling one. Edinburgh: Canteo.
I The Exorcist (l8) (William Fr'iedkin. US. 1973) Linda Blair. Ellen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. l 10 mins. Earnest priest Von Sydow steps iii to save poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Dead good. dead scary. dead priest. Glasgow: Odeon.
I Farinelli (15) (Gerard Corbiart. France/Belgium. I994) Stefano Dionisi. Enrico Lo Verso. Jeroen Krabbe. I 10mins. Biographical details. period splendour and a fictionalised narrative combine for an account of the life of 18th century castrato Carlo Broschi. Dependent on ltis brother‘s music for his stardom (while his brother is dependent on him for an outlet for his compositions). his main desire is to sing the tttore emotional music of llandel rather than the custom-written ornamental ditties his fans love. Ornate costumes. arresting vocal set pieces and a strong dramatic undercurrent make this a feast for the eyes attd ears that doesn't ignore the mind. See review. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Flaming Eats ( 18) (Attgela Ilans Schierl. Austria) A feature-length lesbian film. described by the San Francisco Bay Guardian as ‘a dystopian vision of the 28th Century' which ‘brings together a free-wheeling pyrontaniac. a haunted necrornaniac. a vengeful cartoonist and rough Iesbians'. The perfect rtigltt ottt. we reckon. Day membership for the Glasgow Filttt & Video Workshop cart be purcltased on the day. Glasgow: Glasgow Filrtt artd Video Workshop. I The Fountainhead (PG) (King Vidor. US. 1949) Gary Cooper. Patricia Neal. Rayrttortd Massey. 11-1 mitts. A real oddity this. Cooper plays art upstanding architect at odds with the commercialism personified itt the money men around hint. who eventually blows up a building that doesn‘t fit his viewpoint. Based (uncomfortably) on Aytt Rand's novel. the film struggles to achieve its expressionistic syntbolisnt. although sortie of the visuals are entertainingly bizarre. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Free Willy 2 (PG) (Dwight Little. US. 1995) Jason James Richter. Michael Madsen. Jayne Atkinson. When his real mother dies. Jesse (Richter) discovers that he has a half-brother. wlto then joins Itirtt and Jesse‘s foster parents on art island holiday. Killer whale Willy's also there with his family. as is art oil slick (and. of course. a convenient eco-message). A tad too anodyne and uninventive to reallyjustify its existence. the movie does have its familiar charms. Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: UCI. Fife: Glenrothes. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCIs. WMR. I French Kiss ( 12) (Lawrence Kasdan. US. 1995) Meg Ryan. Kevin Kline. Jean Reno. 111 rttitts. When her fiance skips off with a French beauty while on a Parisian business trip. Kate (Ryan) jumps on a transatlantic ﬂight and tries to track him down. There she tttects dodgy Frenchman I.uc (Kline). and animosity gradually develops into something else. The script is mediocre. the plot formulaic. the middle sags. arid the two stars don’t rrtuster the necessary chemistry to make it work as a romance. See preview attd review. General release. I Fun ( l8) (Rafal Zielirtski. US/Can. 1994) Alicia Witt. Renee Humphrey. William R. Moses. 105 rttitts. Two young teenage girls meet on a roadside. become firm friertds and murder an old woman before evening. Yes. another case history of a senseless crime. another bleak portrait of our morally bankrupt society. but Fun is tttore distanced and thought-provoking than Heaven/y Creatures. The actresses create evasive. unknowable and cornpellingly real characters. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I The Gay Divorcee (U) (Mark Sartdriclt. US. 1934) Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers. Alice Brady. 104 rttins. Cole Porter's stage hit became the real launching pad for the Fred 'n' Ginger partnership. surrounding their graceful routines with some brash. funrty moments. Mistaken identity abounds when Rogers heads to an English seaside resort in order to behave in a manrter that will give grounds for her divorce. The stand-out number is ‘The Continental'. but don't forget ‘Night And Day'. Glasgow: GFT. I Haunted (15) (Lewis Gilbert. UK/US. I995) Aidan Quinn. Kate Beckinsale. Anthony Andrews. 110 mins. A parapsychologist (Quinn). haunted by the childhood death of his sister. is drawn into the affairs of three siblings in a large country house. Art old fashioned ghost story adapted from James Herbert‘s rtovel that is consummater crafted but lacks atmosphere and imagination. despite the outstanding performance by Quinn. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I Heavenly Creatures ( 18) (Peter Jackson. New Zealand. 1994) Melanie Lynskey. Kate Winslet. Sarah Peirse. 98 mins. In 1952. New Zealand was shocked by the murder of llonora Parker by
her teenage daughter and a schoolfriend. Despite director Peter Jackson's back catalogue in slapstick gore - Braintleatl. Bad Taste - Heavenly Creatures does not dwell on the more lurid details of the crime. Instead. it examines the imaginative fantasy worlds of the girls artd the strength of their friendship iii a sympathetic light. Strathclyde: UCI Clydehartk.
I The Icicle Thief (PG) (Maurizio Nicttcrri. Italy. 1989) Maurizio Nichetti. Caterina Sylos Labini. Ileidi Korttarek. Claudio Frrlva. 98 units. lit a rnulti-Iayered satire. Nichetti plays botlt himself - appearing on television to present his new art movie The Icicle Thief— attd Atttottio. the main character within the film. A ‘typical‘ Italiart farrtily watch the film at home. switching channels and making 'phone calls. attd every few minutes the elegant lttOllOCItt'Olllc is interrupted by crass. full-colour commercials. while the director despairs. Intelligent attd very entertaining. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I In Search 0T Clarity (PG) (Murray Grigot'. US. 1995) 43 rttirts. Veteran Scots filmmaker Murray Grigor turns irt a compelling documentary on the architecture of Charles Gwathmey attd Robert Siegal. designers of ltorttes for the rich artd famous. as well as noted Anterican public buildings. Clients sttclt as Steven Spielberg comment on their work. while Grigor's approach is sensitive attd sltows a real understanding of the beauty of architecture. Edinburgh: Filttthouse.
I Interview With The Vampire ( 18) (Neil Jordart. l'S. l99~1)'1‘ortt Cruise. Brad Pitt. Christian Slater. 122 rttirts. More faithful to Anne Rice's book than anyone had arty right to expect. Jordan's blood-soaked tttovie never slties front the tttore gruesonte aspects of varttpiristtt. 'l‘he homo-erotic qualities of the original may be downplayed. brtl the morbid rttelancholy of 18th century New ()rleans attd the Grand Gttigttol set- pieces are well realised. making this the rttost urtcompromising sttrdio horror film since The Shining. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Jade ( 18) (William Friedkin. IFS. 1995) David Caruso. Linda Fiot'entino. (‘hazz Palntinteri. A bloody murder. art alluring worttart with a dotrble iderttity. a detective seduced by the vatnp he‘s investigating — it's another script by Joe Eszterhas which. like Basic Instinct arid Sliver. distracts the audience from the ludicrous plot with sleazy visual exotica. Add director I‘riedkin. master of the police procedural (The French Connection) and the result is a savagely stupid rttovie ftrll of overactirtg. See review. Glasgow: Grosvenor. MGMs. All I'Cls.
I Jefferson In Paris ( 12) (Jatttes Ivory. t‘s. 1995) Nick Nolte. Greta Scacclti.’1'handie Newtort. I40 mitts. Merchattt-Ivory‘s take on the third American President's years as Ambassador itt Paris ltas the high prtxluction values we've cortte to expect. btrt the narrative's pace is far too slack. Elsewhere he may have reckoned ‘all rttett are created equal' bill that didn't stop him. the film alleges. having an affair with one of his owrt slaves. Glimpses only of the teartt at its best. Fife: New Picture llotrse.
I Judge Dredd (15) (Danny Cannon. liK/US. I995) Sylvester Stallone. Arrttand Assartte. Diane Lane. 1! seertts that Mega City ()tte‘s toughest lawman. Judge Dredd. ltas a gettetically-mutated clone of a brother. w ho has just escaped frortt prison attd is bettt on destroying the Judge Systertt. the only thing that keeps this post-atomic world irt order. Fans may ltave a feeling of unease about Stallone's casting. btrt irt young director Danny Cartrtort there's at least someone who uttderstattds Dredd‘s mythology attd who proved. with The Young Americans. that he's good on atmosphere if rtot plot. Edirtbtrrgh: Cameo.
I Jurassic Path PG) (Steven Spielberg. LS. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dem. Jeff Goldbltrttt. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a therttc park tilled with genetically engineered dinosaurs. bill the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Unsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyineg believable (moreso than the PG certificate would suggest). but by the halfway point. it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology. Stratltclyde: IICI East Kilbride.
I Killer ( 18) (Mark Malone. US. 1994) Anthony I
LaPaglia. Mimi Rogers. Matt Craven. 98 mins. A hard-hearted assassin finds his life knocked out of balance when his latest job brings ltirtt into contact with a sexy woman with a death wish. Rogers and the under-rated LaPaglia make a great screen pair. as he searches for his lost soul in this moody existentialisl ltittttart movie. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I The King And Ills Jester Der Kurrig t/m/ Sem Narr (Frank Beyer. Germany. 1981 ) Gotz ~George. Wolfgang Kielirtg. 108 mitts. Art impoverished scholar obtains a post at the court of King Frederick William I. but suffers humiliation at the hands of his ruler. On one level. the ﬁlm is a historical drama on the nature of power and enlightenment in early 18th century Prussia; on another. it examines the
timeless relationship between critical intellectuals artd state power. Glasgow: Goethe Institute.
I Land And Freedom ( 15)(Ken Loaclt. I'K/Spain. 1995) Ian IIat't. Rosana Pastor. lciar Bollain. 109 mitts. A tttagniftcent. moving. politicised epic on the Spanish Cit i1 War by- Britain's rttost committed director on the Left. An unemployed mart (llatt) leaves .l()s Liverpool to figltt with the P()1'.\I Militia. artd sees first hand the betrayal of his cause by tltc Staltttists. IIis story is told irt flashback. as his granddaughter reads his ltrddctt letters home — a liitk to the present day that proves tltesc events ltave a strong relevance to today Edinburgh: Cartteo.
I lean ( 18) (Luc Besson. France. 199-1) Jean Retto. Nathalie Portrtrart. (iaty ()Idtttart. 110 rttitts. When his neighbour's family is wiped otrt by crooked cops on a bungled drugs bust. ice cool ltitrttart Leon finds himself lookittg after the sole survivor — twelve-year—old Mathilde. l.uc liesson's first filttt itt English is. nevertheless. a French ftlrtt 111 terms of style. editing arid its boldrtess irr story and lltetttc. It’s good to see that the director has firtally got over the all-sly Ie-no- content obstacle. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I living In Oblivion ( 15) (tom l)i(‘tllo. 118‘. 1995) Steve Buscemi. Catherine Keener. Dermot Mulroney. 98 tttins. 'I'lte boortt keeps gettrrtg irtto the sltot. the rttale and female stars are sleeping with caclt other. tltc smoke rttaclttne's on the blink. the dwarf objects to his typccasttng of the ttrghtrttares of low budget t'rlrttrttakrng seem to have descended upon the head of Nick
Reve (Buscenri). I)i('i|lo's hilarious follow-up to
John/iv Sun/e has a very cool cast. w Ito all bring a lttrrttatt tottclt to their roles. This isn't Illsl for filttt bttffs. it's for anyone who alts struggled to achieve something iii a gtottp situation against the odds. With Fraser .\lacl)ortald's short Sta/til U/i. art examination of personal arid national iderttity. See feature arid Screen Test. Iidtnburglt: Cameo.
I The Lord of the Rings ( PG ) ( Ralph liaksltt.
US. 1982) With the voices of (‘Ittistophct (iuatd.
William Squire. Michael Scholes. John Hurt. l3} mitts. Successful artirttated \‘L‘l\1\)11 of tltc Tolkien epic covers tlte first two books of the trilogy only. Sticking closely to the text attd using live action tracings to give authenticity to the artirttatiort. it tttanages to avoid l)t\lIC_\' cuteness attd creates art exciting and enroyable rttytltical adventure that only the Iolklcrt purist will find fattlt with. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Madness 0f King George (PG) (Nicholas Ilytner. I‘K. 199-1) Nigel llawthor'ne. Helen Mirren. Rupert Everett. IIO ntirts. Alart Bennett's adaption of his own stage play is a great British filttt itt its owrt rigltt with no littgerittg sense of tlteatt‘icality. Nigel llawthorne's excellent portrayal of the King. his derttettted behaviour tltreatettittg the stability of the nation. gives the filrtt art erttotiortal core. while the script‘s themes are intelligently handled throughout. Strathclyde: Magnum.
I Malina (Werner Scltroeter. Gertttatty. 1990) Isabelle lluppert. ('an 'l'ogay. Mathieu Carriere. 125 rttirts. An operatically stylised adaptation ()f Ingeborg Ilacltntatttt‘s ‘spirittral autobiography". w ill) lluppert as the writer torn between art and desire. driving herself to destruction when she falls it) one. Glasgow: Goethe lttslitrtle.
I The Man with the Movie Camera (t?) (Dziga \‘ertov. I'SSR. 1929) ()0 tttitts. Vertov's urtforgettable docurtterttary is a portrait of day- today Moscovite life. which rtot only etttploys every device available to the cinetttatographer of the tirtte. bill does so with irresistible charrtt. humour arid itttelligettce. Edinburgh: Filtttlrouse. I The Manchurian Candidate ( IS) (John l‘tankenlteirtter. IS. 1962) Frank Sinatra. Laurence llarvey. Angela Lansbury. Janet Leigh. 12(t mitts. In his tttost convittcing screen role. Ilarvey plays a Korean war hero brainwashed by the communists, who becontes a pawn itt the sinister tttission planned for ltirtt on his returrt home. llrilliant political satire-cum-tht'iller. with tltc cast itt great forrtt attd a staggerirtgly inventive plot clearly attd grippittgly unravelled. It darttn well works artd surprises it) a way that so few films do anymore. With art episode of the ctrlt TV series .laron King. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Mask (PG) (Charles Russell. I'S. 1994) Jill) Carley. Cameron Diaz. Peter Reigert. 95 mins. A ttrttid bank clerk finds art artciettt mask that allow s hint to fulfil his lllllCl‘ltlt)Sl desires as a snare cltarrttcr and crirtte-lightittg whirlwind. .-\n amalgam of 20s. 30s artd ~10s decor. The Mail. has a skimpy plot. btrt its rousing musical st‘l-pIL‘CCS arid eye-popping contputer-generated
effects (like a live action Tex Avery cartoon)
made it the surprise hit of 1994. Fife: Robin's.
I Monkey Trouble (L) (Frattco Aitturri. US. I99~Il1hora Birch. Harvey Keitel. Mimi Rogers. 9() mitts. Birch is a weerty with fantin trouble.
w Ito ltapperts on a rogue capucltirt monkey as a pet. Problent is. it‘s a trairted tltief belonging to strange-accented European gypsy Keitel.
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