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I 5000 Fingers OT 0! I (1‘) (Roy Rowland. US. 1953) Tommy Rettig. Ilarrs (‘onried. l’etcr' Lind Ilayes 88 mins A nine-year-old boy imagines his piano teacher as an authoritarian madman. Or) one level. the rrrtrsical numbers and fantasy structure nrake it an acceptable kids' movie; on another. it's a fascinating blend of surreal dream imagery that would have had I‘TCIKT tinkling at the ivories. (ilasgow: (il7l‘.
I The Flower Of My Secret ( IS) (Pedro .'\lmodovar. Spain. 1995) Marisa I’ar'edcs. Juan lichanovc. Rossy de Palma. l()l inins. The crrlt director trroves away from hysterical high carirp towards a more serious melodrama as writer l’aredes (lespalt's of her life as a popular romantic novelist. A mature. controlled. often deeply moving work that retains some typically arch humour and sly ironies. See feature and review. (‘ilasgowz (il’l‘. lidinburgh: (‘ameo.
I Free Willy 2 (PG) (Dwight Little. r=s. 1995) Jason James Richter. Michael Madserr. Jayne Atkinson. When his real rrrother dies. Jesse (Richter) discovers that he has a half-brother. who then joins him and Jesse's foster parents on an island holiday Killer whale Willy's also there with his family. as is an ()il slick (and. of course. a convenient eco-messagc). A tad too anodyne arid urrinvenrive to really justify its existence. the nrovic does have its fatrriliar charms. l'ifc: MUM.
I Funny Bones ( 15) (Peter (‘helsorn UK/L'S. 1995) Lee livans. ()liver Platt. Jerry Lewis. 128 mins. ("helsoni's tragicomedy has funny moments. but its main interest lies in its seriousness. Tommy (Platt) leaves Las Vegas and comes to Blackpool in search ()f new material: there he meets Jack (Evans). an instinctively funny man. who's linked to him by more than profession. An honest and sensitive portrait of the deep sorrow that often underlines comic genius. Strathclyde: liast Kilbride Arts Centre. I Boldeneye (12) (Martin Campbell. UK/US. 1995) Pierce Brosnan. Sean Bean. lzabella Scortrpco. 130 mins. A long wait. a new Bond. a twist to bring him tip to the 9()s. It‘s definitely worth it. because this is a solid two-and-a-bit hours ()f fun. tilled with all the old puns and gadgets. btrt with a bit of character development. Brosnan is the best Bond since Connery. and his wry smile helps our hero throtrgli his trials as he tracks down the baddies who have hijacked a satellite system that can wipe the world's computers clean. (ilasgow: ()deon. MGM Par’khead. lidinburgh: Dominion. 17(‘1. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. l.'(_'ls.
I La llaine ( 18) (Matthieu Kassovitz. France. 1995) Vincent (‘asseL Iltrbet't Korrnde. Said 'l‘aghmaoui. 35 mins. This edgy. black-and-white portrait of racial tension and police brutality on a run-down estate otrtside Paris won twerrtysornetlrirrg Kassovitz the Director's Prize at the 1995 (‘annes Film Festival. Three ethnically mixed lads come rip against the cops when one ()f their pals is hospitalised after a raid. l'r‘gent. corrrpelling filmmaking that's as punchy as a blow to the head. Iidinbtrrgh: l-ilmhotrse.
I Hamlet (If) (Franco Zeffirelli. l‘S. 199(1) Mel (iibson. Alan Bates. (ilenn Close. Patrl Scoﬁeld. lleleria Bonhani-(‘aiter. Ian llolm. 135 mins. A young man returns home fiotn university to find his father dead and his mother marrying his uncle. Then llamlct senior‘s ghost shows up. whispering to him ()f murder rrrost fotrl. and it's all downhill after that. More than twenty years after Zel‘lirelli's Rnnrm zilltl Julie! comes this colourful and lively production of Shakespeare's greatest play. with a very strong. mostly British cast and the best performance it) years from (iIDsOlI in the title role. ('entral: MacRobert.
I Heat ( 15) (Michael Mann. L'S. I9951AI Pacino. Robert De Niro. Val Kilmer. 170 mins. Mann's star package cops-and-robbers tale is head and shoulders above the rest of the genre. thanks to an action-packed screenplay that fully explores its themes and gives depth to its charcter's. Pacino is the dedicated detective whose home life is in ruins; De Niro is the reclrrsive criminal mastermind. The two men's finely balanced sense of honour and mutual respect is well dissected. antl the shoot-out set pieces are heart-stopping. Brilliant. See feature and review. (iener‘al release.
I Heavenly Creatures ( 18 ) (Peter Jackson. .‘s‘ew '/.ealarid. 199-1) Melanie Lynskey. Kate Wirrslet. Sarah Perrse. 98 mins. In 1952. New Zealand was shocked by the murder ()f llonora Parker by her teenage darrghtcr and a schoolfriend. Despite director Peter Jackson's back catalogue in slapstick gore — Brtrimleml. Burl TUXN' — Heaven/v ('rt'utru‘e's does not dwell on the more lurid details of the crime. Instead. it examines the imaginative fantasy worlds of the girls and the strength of their friendship in a sympathetic light. Edinburgh: l-‘ilm Guild.
I Heavy (15) (James Marigold. US. 1995) Pruitt Taylor Vance. Shelley Winters. Liv Tyler. 105 rnins. In a US indie trailer park hinterland. a fat guy with communication problems falls in love with the waitress at the pizzeria he runs with his domineering mother. Vance makes social misfit Victor :1 complex figure. and the ﬁlm is acted
with an intelligent tenderness. btrt Marigold‘s portrait of a poetic poverty is sentimental. rhetrrny-eyed realism. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I Higher learning ( l 5) (John Singleton. US. 1995) ()mar lipps. Kristy Swanson. Laurence l-‘islibuirre. 128 mins. Racial tensions dominate the timetables at (‘olunrbus l‘niversity it) John Singletorr's third movie. which. like Poetic Justice. fails to brrild on the promise ()f his debrrt. Bur: .\' The Howl. The actors do reasonably well with a fragmented and stereotyped script. while the director labours his worthwhile messages. (ilasgow: (ii-'1'.
I Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (U) (Chris Columbus. l'S. I993) Macaulay (‘trlkirL Joe l’csci. Daniel Stern. The Mc(‘allister family head off on holiday and leave little Kevin behind. Sounds familiar"? More remake than sequel to the 1990 box office sensation. this time the brat ends rrp battling with his favourite burglars in New York (‘ity. (‘rass slapstick. uninspired writing. If you loved/hated the first one. you'll love/Irate this one. life: MUM.
I The Horseman On The Root ( IS) (Jean-Paul Rappenearr. l-‘rarrcc. 1995) Juliette Binoche. ()livier Martinez. Jean Yarme. 13(1mins. Rappeneau's follow-up to ("vrturn De Bergerac lacks the verve ()f that mtxlern arthorrse blockbuster. An ltaliarr lirrssar evades llapsburg agents and crosses cholera-ravished 19th century I‘rarrce. meeting tip with a beatrtiftrl young woman. Iimotions are repressed to the extent that it actually hinders audience involvement. and we're left just looking at pictures — which are sinctacular. admittedly. l’idinburgh: (‘ameo I I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (15) (Patricia Rozema. (‘anada. 1987) Sheila Mc('arthy. Paula Baillargeon. Ann-Marie McDonald. 81 mins. The slightly scattei'brained. socially maladr‘oit Polly lands a secretarial job in :r fashionable art gallery and tumbles into a platonic crrrsh on her employer (iabrielle. Although intimidated by the woman and her‘ surroundings. Polly eventually sees that judging yourself by other people's standards is worthless Funny and touching feminist fantasy which proves that good writing. wit and imagination can make tip for a lack ()f finance. Edinburgh: l-‘ilinhouse.
I In The Bleak Midwinter ( 15) (Kenneth Branaglr. l'K. 1995) Michael Maloney. Jirlia Sawalha. Richard Briers. 99 mins. A group of actors undergo individual voyages of self- (liscovei'y while rehearsing a low-budget version of Hum/rt. It sounds like lrrvvie hell. btrt there are some poignant moments and plenty of one- lnreis to win over the most hardened Branagh cynic. Strathclyde: Magnum
I In The Heat 0' The ﬂight (l’(i) (Norman Jewrson. l'S. 1907) Rod Steiger. Sydney Poitier. Warren ()ates. Quentin Dean 109 mins The recent spate of buddy movies has not lessened the impact of this rrrulti-()scar winning original. Steigcr is the Mississippi sheriff forced to overcoriie his own inherent bigotry when Poitier. an arrogant black homicide expert. comes to his small redneck backwater to help with a murder investigation. linough character tension to overcome occasional forays into liberal soapbox territory lidinbur‘gh: l-‘ilmhouse.
I The Indian In The Cupboard (Pt i) (Frank ()2. l'S. 1995) Ilal Scardino. Litefoot. David Keith. 96 mins. For his birthday. young ()mri is given a magic cupboard that brings to lieslr-arrd-borre life his plastic toys. principally Native American Little Bear. Iixcellent sfx bring Lynne Reid Banks' novel to life. but aside from that. it doesn't really develop. apart from some trite moral lessons about showing respect for the lives of others. (ieneral release.
I The Innocent Sleep ( l5) (Scott Michell. UK. 1995) Rupert Graves. Annabella Scion‘a. Michael Gambon. 99 mins. A young homeless man witnesses a gangland murder that's hushed up as a suicide. but finds that the killers are on his trail. This Hitchcockian premise soon becomes weighed down by cliche. but debutante director Michell shows a lot of promise as he
28 The List 26 Jan-8 Feb 1996