LISTINGS WEEK ONE FILM
Bert Kingsley. Michael .\1adseri. Natasha ilenstirdge. 108 mins. '1 he offspring of alien and human DNA escapes fioiii a [S government lab and sets out to mate in modern Arireriea. Btrt right away a tiiismatclied team is asserribled to track her down »- and kill her. The whole rli'rve oi the plot takes at) easy. niisogynistic line. playing on male fears of tlie ferriale power to reproduce. adding a serious complaint to basic moans against this unoriginal. non-scary piece of trash. lidinburglr: l?('1. Stratliclyde: Magnum. l'('ls. I La Strada (15) (l‘rederico Fellini. Italy. 1954) ('ruilietfa Masma. Anthony Quinn. Richard Basebart. 115 mins. 1~e11inr's wile .\1asiii;irs unforgettable as a simple-minded girl in love with larger-than life circus strongman Zaiiipano (Quinn). who dies of a broken heart when he kills the gentle tightropewalker (Baseliait) who ltad befriended her. l’ainltil story of loneliness and isolation whose ‘. rvrdly seedy small-town backgrounds never allow sentiiiieritalrty to set 111. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘. I Super 81/2118)(Brtice1.aBiuce.Canada. 1994) (iay porn auteur 1.aBtuce sends himself tip in this mock-doc about a Warholian gay porn auteur on the decline. llaidcore action (the strongest you're likely to see on a legitimate big screen) alternates with some good comedy and satire. Glasgow: Glasgow 1‘11"] and Video \Vorksliop. I Swoonr 131110111 Kalin. IS. 1992) Daniel Sclilaclret.(‘raig(‘1ic'stei'. Ron \"awter. 82 mins Visually splendid iiiontx'lrtonre retelling of the lllllchL'l' of .1 young boy in 192-1 (‘liicago by two wealthy Jewish students and their subsequent trial in w hich their liorviosestiality \\Lt\l‘rl()11:_‘lll to the fore. Kaliii rises the episode to C‘.il|11111t‘ how ‘lristor y r— here the .lcmonrsation ol Il()111t)\'L'\il.’ll\' - w as written. but t'cstiams trotri escusrng therr brutality. Glasgow. (ll-'1‘. I Tarnished Angelso’t} r r Douglas sirk. t‘S 1957)Roc1s lltrdson. Robert Stack. Dorothy Malone. 91 iiiitis. .\'o one can outdo Siik in the Hollywood triclodrama stakes. even \s lien he's on a total dow net' like here. During the Depression. .i reporter tllrrdsorti meets disillusioned ~11111111)“ Stack and parachute ttinrpei Malone: failure. dismay and tragedy follow. all shot in grey iiioiiocliiome. Bleak. w ill) strong perfoiiirarrces and hidden depths. Glasgow (1171‘. I The Thief 01 Bagdad (PG) (1.trdw ig Berger & \lichael Pow ell. l K. 19-111) Salm. ('oniad \eidt. Res Ingratri. 155 mins Super Arabian Nights fantasy has native boy Sabir otitw itting e\ il (irand \"i/ter ('oniad \'eidt with the help of a magic carpet and a rather splendid genie (played by silent diicctoi Ingram), The blend of fantasy. tliitlls .irid special effects has rarely been betteted. and clirldzen will absolutely adore ll. lidinbuigh'15iltnhouse. I Things To Come (1’( 1) (William ('ametoir Men/res. (K. 1936) Rayrirond Massey. Ralplr ls'icliardsoii. Margaretta Scott 113 units. Silly btrt visually impressive early Britiin scrili film (based on Wells" 'l‘lrr Slur/re of l'lmrgr Io ("o/rm) arms lot .i philosophical ‘scteiicc \s ait' plotlriie. Wonderful iiltia-tiirxleiti.st sets by Vincent Koida. (ilasgow (ll-'1. Edinburgh l'ilmlrouse. I Throne 01 Blood ( 15) r Akita Kirrosaw a. Japan. 1957; loshiio.\1tltiiic.lsiizti Ya'iiada..\1riioiti (‘lirakt 110 lilllls It's Slrakespezites Scottish play..1;rp.meae style. as samurai .‘siil'titic is spurred on by his wile and the spirits to murder Ills best (trend and then his master. Although the baiest plot and striking images remain from the original. Ktiiosawzr's .‘llillustillc‘ilc‘ settings rti trust-shrouded forests gi\e the film a brooding powei.(il.isj3ow'(i151 I To Die For i 15) ((itls Van Saiit.1'S. 1995) .\ico|e Kidni.iii..\1.itt lltllon. loaqiiiii Phoenix. It)? mins Obsessed with ‘1‘\' lame. Suzanne (Krdman) takes a tob as .i weatliergiil with her local cable station. but uses her position to begin a drx‘tiriientaiy on modern youth And rises het subtecis to knock off her husband (Dillon). a ball and chain around her ambitious ankles. \‘an Sant‘s ultimately tragic satire on the psychological power of US media isn‘t a new \tllUCCl. but his treatment is enlivened considerably by an e\cellently Judged performance by Kidman. who's beginning to show her true potential (ilasgow: .\1(i.\1s. lldtnbuigli: \1(i.\1.1'(‘1 Stiathclyde: l'('ls. I To Wong Foo (PG) (Beeban thton. IS. 1995) Patrick Sway 1e. Wesley Snipes. John legurlamo. 107 mms. 'l'lriee estravagant drag queens find tlremsclses in a one horse town. pursued by .i homophobic cop. Without the upbeat musical bounce oi thematic concerns of l’rricillu. 72) 111mg I‘m» comes in er like low camp for narrow -rninded Americans w ho w ant to treat drag queens as entertainers without mention of liorriosesualrty 'l’rite and dumb. and only Legiitzamo looks remotely the part. See review. Glasgow: .\1(i.\1s. litlitibtitgh: MGM. l'('1.Sti'athclydc;13(‘1s, I True Romance ( | 8) (Tony Scott. 18. 1993) (‘hitstian Slater. Patricia Aiquette. Dennis Hopper 1 19 mins. ('onuc. bookstore assistant
t‘iar'cnce 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 'l'arantino's \erhal set-pieces fire this excellent movie. the epitome of disposable pop culture for the fast- food generation. Fife: New Picture Ilouse.
I Under Siege 2 l 18) (Geoff Murphy. US. 1995) Steven Seagal. liiic Bogosian. Katherine lleigl. 99mins Seagal returns as former Navy STEAL and gourmet chef (‘asey Ryback. this time finding himselt taken hostage on a train by a mad cotiiputer' genius and a bunch of mercenaries Bogosran is a totally charismatic
nutter. who has captured a secret satellite with
explosive powers and has set his sights on Washington so it's up to our hero to save the
3 free world. The soft-spoken Seagal is no great actor. btri the film has plenty of action. and a
satisfy ineg e\piosive climax. Delivers the goods. (ieiieral release.
I The Usual Suspects ( 18) (Bryan Singer. I’S. 1995) (iabiiel Byrne. Kev in Spacey. Stephen Baldwin. 106 mins. 'l‘here's a good sense of non fatalism hanging over The [Hurt] Sui/urn. which is guessing game cinema at its best. A perfectly niatclted 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 Keysei' Sose, So stylish. it sends a tingle dowtr the spine; bttt the ludicrous use of Pete Postleiwaite's character
almost tiiirletiiiities it all. Glasgow; (.irosvnot‘. lidrnburglr (‘.rrrieo.1'(‘l 1:110 AdaiiiSmith
I Wages of Fear (Ptir r llcnri-(ieorges ('lotrzot. liiance. 1953) Yves .\1ontand. (‘liaries Vanel. Peter Van lfyck. 1-14 nirns. lira s1ea7y South
American shanty town fotrt equally sleazy desperadocs agree to drive a couple of
truckloads of nrtio-glyeeiine across the
mountains. Bring a sponge to wipe the sweat tip with' this classic suspense vehicle creates
buckets of the stuff. A line sotitpuss \ ision of
man's greed married to film-making of
unbeatable tension. lidinbuigh: l‘ilmhouse.
I While You Were Sleeping (PG) (Jon : 'l’uiteltaub.l S. 1995) Sandra Bullock. Peter
Gallagher Bill Pullman. 104 units. A railway station ticket-seller rescues the man ol her dreams front an oncoming irairt. and is tttistaken by his family for his fiancee while he is iii a coma Slie's happy to live otit her farttasy. until the situation becomes complicated w lien she falls for her would-be beair's brother. A warm. somewhat sentriiiental coriredy in which trite
losers pitted against romantic idealism in safe Hollywood fashion. Bullock eaiiies her first
starring role with an easy charm. Glasgow: ()deoii. I Women Making Movies A special event
organised in conjunction w itlt Sight/1nd Sound
and Women In Film (Q Television. which
show cases the work of w omen directors at both local and national level. A varied programme of short films. documentaries arid animated work will be presented by a panel of filmmakers. Glasgow" (3171-.
I The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (18) (Benjamin Ross) llugh ()‘(‘onor. Antony Sher. (‘liailottc (‘olemair 105 nuns. 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. but the tone is expertly rendered - there are moments ofescriiciating horror and nastiness. brrt they're complemented by a dark and disturbing comedy. lidinbiirgh' ('ameo. ('ential' MacRobert.
WEEK ONE Friday 3—Thursday 9
Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time. [1)] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop tor the convenience or hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom oibdin.
I CANNON C1arkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641. £2.50 (£2 before 5pm). Student: £2. Child/GAP £1.80.
1. French Kiss (12) 1.45pm (not Sun). 5.20pm. 8.30pm.
2. Pocahontas (U) 12.10pm (Sat only). 5.35pm.
Braveheart (15) 2.05pm (not Sun). 7.35pm.
3. Clueless (12) 1.15pm (not Sun). 3.35pm. 6.15pm.
Under Seige 2 ( t8 ) 8.40pm.
I CITY CENTRE ODEDN Renfield Street. 332 3413 (24 hour info line: 332 8701). Bar. [1)] screens 2. 3 arid 4. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student/U840: £3.25 (£3 before 5pm). Child/GAP: 2.75 (£2.50 before 5pm). Superior seats (no concessions): £4.50 (£3.50 before 5pm). Advance booking on Access/Visa liotline: 333 9551 and at box office from 1 1am-—7pm. Braveheart ( 15) 11.45am (Sat only). 3.30pm (Sat/Sun only). 1.45pm (not Sat/Sun). 7.45pm & late.
Pocahontas (U) 12.15pm. 2.15pm.
' 4.30pm. 7pm (not Thurs).
Mortal Kombat (15) 12.45pm.
The Net ( 12) 3pm. 6pm (not Sun). 8.45pm (not Sun).
While You Were Sleeping (PC) not Thurs. 9 in.
ciimson Tide (15)Thurs only. 6.15pm. 9pm.
Nine Months (12) 1.15pm. 3.45pm. 6.15pm. 8.45pm.
' French Kiss ( 12) 12.30pm. 3.15pm. 6pm.
Apollo 13 (PG) 2pm. 5.15pm. 8.30pm. See also Glasgow Lates.
I COETHE INSTITUTE GLASGOW 3 Park Circus. 332 2555. £1.
The King And His Jester Tue 7. 7.30pm. I GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead. 339 4298. £3 (£2 before 6.30pm). Child/()AP £1.60. Sunday family shows. cinema 2: all seats £1.60. Seats can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box office open 11am—7pm. 1. Jade ( 18) Fri/Sat; 2.10pm. 4.45pm. 7pm. 9.30pm; Sun—Thurs: 2.10pm. 5.10pm. 8.10pm.
2. Braveheart (15) 2pm. 6.50pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
I MGM FILMCENTRE Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592/9513. Two bars. £4 (£3 before 5pm). StudenUOAP: £2.90. Child: £2.60. To Die For ( 15) 1.05pm. 3.30pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm. '
Braveheart ( 15) 2pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.25pm (Sat/Sun only). 7.20pm. Clueless ( 12) 1.10pm. 3.35pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm.
Under Seige 2 ( 18) 1.10pm (not Sat/Sun). 3.35pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm.
Jade (18) 1.10pm. 3.35pm. 5.55pm. 8.30pm.
Casper (PG) Sat/Sun only. 1.15pm.
Free Willy 2 (U) Sat/Sun only. 1.10pm. I MGM PARKNEAD The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282 Access/Visa bookings. 0541 560562 24 hour information line. [1)]. [E](screens 1.3 and 5). £3.80 (£2.70 before 5.30pm). Student/GAP: £2.70. Child: £2.40.
French Kiss (12) 1.15pm. 3.45pm. 6.50pm. 9.25pm & late.
Jade (18) 2.15pm (not Sat/Sun). 4.40pm (Sat/Sun only). 7pm. 9.20pm & late. Braveheart ( t5) 12.20pm. 3.55pm. 7.30pm. 8.45pm (not Thurs) 8: late. Pocahontas (U) noon. 1pm. 2pm. 3pm. 4.15pm. 6.40pm.
Under Seige 2 ( 18) 4.55pm. 7.10pm (not Tue). 9.30pm & late.
Nine Months ( 12.) 1.30pm. 4.55pm. 7.15pm. 9.40pm.
Clueless t 12) 1.45pm. 4.25pm. 6.45pm. 9.10pm 8: late.
Casper (PG) 12.10pm (Sat/Sun only). 2.25pm (Sat/Sun only). 4.40pm (not SaUSun)
Free Willy 2 (U) Sat/Sun only. 11.30am. Crimson Tide(~15) Thurs only. 8.45pm. Bullets Over Broadway ( 15 ) Tue only. 7pm.
Richie Rich (PG) Sat only. 10am.
See also Glasgow Lates.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
Rose Street. 332 8128. Cafe/bar open 2—1 lprn (Sun: 5- 11pm). All performances bookable. [1)]. [1i]. Matinees £3 (concessions £2 ). livening shows £4 (concessions £3 except Sat evening). All double bills — evening prices apply. FRIDAY 3 1. II Postino (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Neon Bible ( 15) 3.45pm. 8.45pm. Swoon ( 18) 6pm witlr Tom Kalin PA. SATURDAY 4 1. II Postino (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Brief Encounter (PG) 2pm. Neon Bible ( 15) 4.15pm. 6.30pm. 8.45pm. SUNDAY 5 1. Il Postino (U) 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Gay Divorcee (11) 2pm. Neon Bible ( 15) 4 15pm. 6.30pm. 8.45pm. MONDAY 6 1. II Postino (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Smiles Of A Summer Night ( 18) 5.45pm. The Cobweb (PG) 8pm with intrtxluction. TUESDAY 7 1.11Postinotui 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 1 8.30pm. i 2. Dance: Expression (15)6.15pm. : Smiles or A Summer Night (18) 8.45pm. WEDNESDAY 8 1. II Postino (U) 6pm. 8.30pm. 2. Smiles Of A Summer Night t 18) 3pm. 1 Throne or Blood (PG) 8.45pm. 1 THURSDAY 9 l 1. II Postino (U) 1.15pm. 3.30pm. 6pm. 18.30pm. 2. Obsessive Becoming (15) 6.30pm. La Strada (PG) 8.45pm.
CITY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 3413
Braveheart ( 15) 11.45pm.
The Exorcist ( 18) 11.45pm.
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