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Trainspotting (13) Sense and Sensibility (o) lumanji (PG)
Babe (U) Braveheart (15)
Toy Story (PG)
NEW RELEASES - MARCH. 29th Dunston Checks In (PG)
Dead Man Walking (15) The Lawnmower Man II (12)
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12th Broken Arrow (15) Jeffrey (18)
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DUNSTDN CHECKS IN
Monkey business and iewel thief capers at the ultra-posh Majestic
' Hotel threaten the livelihood of its
Iikeable manager Robert Grant (Jason
' Alexander) when sneaky, snooty Lord
Rutledge (Rupert Everett) smuggles in
- an unwilling slave to help him rob the
other guests: a super-agile, super- smart orangutan called Dunstan.
But Dunstan runs oft and is befriended by Robert’s young son Kyle
' (Eric Lloyd). lie and older brother Brian
(Graham Sack) try to save Dunstan from Rutledge and hide him from their father. Meanwhile, Robert’s nasty boss, Mrs Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), is hosting a huge dinner as she covetously chases a sixth star for her hotel trom oaiish official Lionel Spalding (Glenn Shadix). With wily animal catcher Victor (llatham Davis) on the prowl, it’s a scenario ripe for
Dunstan Checks In: ‘the humour is irresistible’
slapstick and mayhem — which Dunstan delivers in style.
Adults will get even more out of this than kids, so go all by yourself, if you like. The humour is irresistible, the characters are suitably adorable or loathsome, and Sam the Drang’s expressions are spot on. In many of the exchanges, his reactions are filmed separately, which gives a slightly disjointed feel to some of Everett’s dialogue, but who’s counﬁng?
Kept swinging along by a marvellous score from Miles Goodman, Ken Kwapis’s movie is polished, satisfying and loads of fun. Check it out. (Gio MacDonald)
Dunstan Checks In (PG) (Ken Kwapis, US, 1995) Jason Alexander, Faye Dunawa y, Eric Lloyd. 88 mins. From Fri 29. General release.
SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Aside from the colourtul world of Pedro Almodovar, new Spanish cinema is rather neglected on British screens. What we have seen, however, has ranged from the psychological mind games of The Red Squirrel to the cult sci-ti trash of Accion Mutante and the gothic moodiness at the forthcoming La Madre Muerte. flow Scottish audiences have the opportunity to witness a wider selection of recent work by Spanish filmmakers as a short season (originating from Manchester’s Cornerhouse Cinema) comes to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Stories From The Kronen was, unfortunately, one at the least popular films at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. A structureless look- at the lives of a group at young friends who hang out in a cafe, it’s clichéd and unremittineg boring. Better things are promised from Justina: A Senior Citizen Killera black comedy about a bullfighter who turns his skills on society when he retires from the ring. The film is the first teature by la Duadrilla, an innovative collective who change the exact nature of their name depending on the project in hand. A tip for the cult hit at the
'3. \ Justina: A Senior Citizen Killer Festival could be Daniel Galparsoro’s portrait of a violent wasteland, Jump Into The Void.
Elsewhere there’s the short story tapestry at What’s It All About?, a modem road movie in Antartida and the destructive passions of a Basque terrorist and teenage beauty in Running Out Of Time. It maybe lacks the big arthouse names of the annual French and Italian Film Festivals, but as a cross-section of Spain’s current film output, this programme achieves its goal. (Alan Morrison)
The Spanish Film Festival, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Fri 22— Thurs 28 Mar; Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 29 Mar-Thurs 4 Apr.
_ 24 The List 22 Mar-4 Apr 1996