like a prison. An allegory of the eternal battle between order and revolt. Glasgow: GI-‘l‘.
I Jumanii (U) (Joe Johnston. l'S. I995) Robin Williams. Jonathan Hyde. Kirsten Dunst. l()l mitts. Trapped for In years in a jungle board garue. Alan Parrish (Williams) is released only when two mtxlern-day kids tluow the dice themselves. Brit they also unleash a stampede of
trnfamiliar beasts into small tow n America. The story manages to get beyond its repetitive limits witlt a brilliantly original central idea and post- Jurunir‘ l’ark computer effects that make it state-of-the-art cinema spectacle. General release.
I Jump Into The Void Sal/u .ir/ tilt in ( Ix) (Daniel (‘alparsoro Spain. I995) 8-) mins. ()ue of the most shocking corrimentarres on trrban despair to have emerged frorn any corrntry in recent years. (‘alparsoro's debtrt foctrses on a twenty-year-old woman who strpports he" dysfunctional family tluorrglr drugs and arms dealing. ()ver the corrrse of a day and a half. her gang leaves a trail of violence beltind them. Spanish Film Festival. Glasgow: GI’I‘.‘ Edinburgh: Filmhotrse.
I Justino: A Senior Citizen Killer JIHIIIIU.‘ (in /i\(’.\fll() De La Tr'l'r‘r'l'tl [fr/(rill l3) (Lil (illilltl'ilitl. Spain. I994) 9-) mins. When he's forced into retirement after 30 years as the man w ho finally kills the btrlls in the ring. Justino discovers that his fame is short lrxed. and so he sets about using his skills against the society that has put him on the scrapheap. Bloody and blackly comic. w itlr flashes of seriousness. this debut frorn frlmrnakrng collective La (‘uadrilla is a prime example of vibrant new Spanish cinema. Spanish Film Festival. Glasgow: (ll-T. Edinburgh: liilmhouse.
I Katia Ismailova ( ls ) (\':rleti 'l‘txloiovski. Russia/France. l99~ll lngeborga Dapkotmaite. Alice Friendlrkh. \"ladimir Machkov. SS mins. The murderous instincts of the secretary and daughter-in-Iaw of a well-known writer come into play when she begins an affair with the local handyman. An adaption of the story Lady Macbeth 0f Mtentk. this study of self-delusion features a beautifully judged central performance by Dapkounaite. who also appeared in Burnt By The Sun. Glasgow: GI’I‘.
I lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (12> (I-‘aihad Mann. l'S. I995) Matt I‘rewer. Patrick Bet'gin. lily Porrget. 92 mins. Mad virtual reality genius lobe is arming for world domination via a
monkey s. crocodiles. elephants. rhinos and other
chip that would lay data frqu all the world's computers at his feet. Cue inventor Benjamin Trace. who's lured back for techno-battle. A catrtionary sci-fr sequel with flashy graphics aplenty. btrt too many gaps to really achieve zeitgeist status. See revrew. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: ()dcon. [7(‘l. Strathclyde: UCls.
I leaving [as Vegas ( lsr (Mike Figgrs. US. I995) Nicolas Cage. Elisabeth Shue. Julian Sands. “0 mins. Sacked frorn his job. Bert ((‘agel drives to Las Vegas with the sole irrtentiort of drinking himself to death. btrt during his descent comes across hooker Sera (Shire). another lost soul. Iiiggis's neon-drenched movie captures the irresponsible euphoria arid nterrtal pain of alcoholism from a subjectite viewpoint. while the astonishing performances by the leads help it transcend the surface lawdriness and delve deep into underlying emotions. Glasgow: (iI-"l‘. MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: UCI. Borders: Roxy.
I A little Princess (PG) (Alfonso (.‘trar'on. US. I995) Iileanor Bron. Liam Cunningham. Liesel Matthew s. 97 mins. Young Sara is forced to leave her pri\ rleged life in India for a New York girls' boarding school w hen WWI breaks otrt. Things ttrrrl for the worst. however. when her father is reported missing-m-action and. penniless, she is subjected to the cruelty of schrmlmistress Miss Minchin. A movie with a sense of real magic and love of storytelling. that is beautifully designed and intelligently acted. General release.
I live Wires And Raw Drawings ( IS) 85 mitts. A programme ofexcellent British animation frorrr the 90s includes ()scar wirtrrer Bob's [iirI/rrlav. and the winners of the I99) and I995 Post ()t'fice .\1c|.aren Awards at the Drambuie Edinburgh Film Festival. The Smart] ()f'AItrsir' and l’i/i & l’ue. Puppet and Animation Festival. Central: MacRobert.
I living In Oblivion ( 15) (Tom Di(‘illo. ('8. (995) Steve Buscemi. Catherine Keener. Dermot Mulroney. 98 mins. The boom keeps getting itlto the shot. the male and female stars are sleeping with each other. the srtroke machine's on the blink. the dwarf objects to his typecasting . . . all of the nightmares of low budget filrnrnaking seem to have descended upon the head of Nick Reve (Btrscemi). DiCillo's hilarious follow-up to Johnny Sizer/e has a very cool cast. who all bring a human touch to their roles. This isn't just for film buffs. it's for anyone who has struggled to achieve something in a group situation against the odds. Edinburgh: Cameo.
It's not easy to tackle the subject of AIDS with alight comic touch. but Jeﬂrey does so with a fresh and upbeat style that has catapulted the film from its Off-Broadway stage roots into cinemas across the world. Steven Weber stars as the title character. who meets his ideal man just as he decides that it‘s best to be celibate in a world where sex is such a health risk. The ﬁlm also stars Patrick Stewart and Sigourney Weaver, who talks about her role in the Filtn Preview section.
Jeffrey goes on general release on Fri l2 Apr. but The List is offering readers the chance to catch a sneak preview of the movie on Fri 5 Apr at the Glasgow Odeon (l Ipm for I I.l5pm) and Edinburgh Odeon (l 1.15pm for I 1.30pm).
For tickets. limited to two per person. write (including a self-addressed envelope. no stamp required) to: JEFFREY SCREENING, The list, 14 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 "E by Fri 29 Mar. It's first come. ﬁrst served. so hurry.
I loch Itess (U) (John Henderson. US. I995) Ted Dansorr. Joely Richardson. Kirsty Graham. I00 mins. An American scientist comes to Scotland to disprove the existence of Nessie. but is charmed by the place and the people. So far. so Lm'a/ Hem. Btrt in its later stages. this family movie leaps into action. keeping you on the edge of your seat. Better than you might expect. but not remarkany special. General release.
I Madame Bovary (PG) (Claude Chabt‘ol. France. l99l) Isabelle Iluppert. Jean-Francois Balrner. Christophe Malavoy. l40 mins. The veteran of French cinema's latest is a beautiful. entirely faithful. brrt slightly dull version of l-‘latrbert's classic. Emma (lluppert) is bored with social conventions and scandalises 19th century bourgeois France with her infidelity. Glasgow: Gl-‘f.
I The Madness OI King George (PG) (Nicholas llytner. UK. I994) Nigel Hawthorne. Helen Mirren. Rupert Everett. lIO mins. Alan Bennett's adaption of his own stage play is a great British film in its own right with no lingering sense of theatricality. Nigel llawthorne's excellent portrayal of the King. his demented behaviour threatening the stability of the nation. gives the film an emotional core. while the script's themes are intelligently handled throughout. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I My Girl (PG) (Howard Zieff. US. l99l) Macaulay Ctrlkin. Dan Aykroyd. Jamie Lee Ctrrtis. Anna Chlumskv. l02 mins.
A kiddies’ romance with a (literal) sting in
the tail. Fife: MGM.
I Malaria (I8) (Luis Bunuel. Mexico. I958) Francisco Rabal. Marga Lopez. Rita Macedo. 94 mins. Despite his attempts to live by the Book. a humble priest finds comfort only in a prostitute: to keep on course he undertakes travels through contemporary Mexico. Bunuel is on familiar ground highlighting the hypocrisy of the clergy. btrt this is more mildly allegorical than some of his bitter attacks. Glasgow: GET.
I Nixon ( l5) (Oliver Stone. US. I995) Anthony Hopkins. Joan Allen. James Woods. I92 mins. Avoiding the conspiracy traps we might have expected (Watergate. etc). Stone concentrates less on the politics and more on the man driven by inner demons to succeed at all costs. In this way. Nixon becomes an American tragedy. founded on Hopkins's astonishing performance which goes way beyond impersonation. Nevertheless. the President did nasty things. so all we can hope for is sympathy for the devil. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCl. Strathclyde: UCls.
I New Voyager (PG) (Irving Rapper. US. 1942) Bette Davis. Claude Rains. Patrl Henreid. “7 mins. Classically cast. this archetypal tragic love story of the period is unadventurous and even bland. btrt its stars are more than charismatic enough to overcome its problems. Glasgow:
I Once Upon A Time In The West ((5) (Sergio Leone. US. I968) Henry Fonda. Charles Bronson. Claudia Cardinale. Jason Robards. 165 mins. Probably Leone's best film. this classic western details in operatic fashion the drive of crooked railroad magnate Fonda to cheat widow Cardinale out of her land. until lone stranger Bronson comes to town. Brilliant Morricone score. achineg slow pacing. and an enthusiastic use of the wide screen mark this out as an idiosyncratic gem. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I One False Move (18) (Carl Franklin. US. I992) Bill Paxton. Cynda Williams. Billy Bob Thornton. I06 mins. Tight li'l crime thriller in the Jim Thomson mould begins with a brutal set of drugs-related slayings. btrt soon becomes a fascinating character study as a trio of crooks head towards a small town in Arkansas and the cops who await them. Excellent performances all round. particularly Paxton as the over-zealous. but not wholly innocent. Southem sheriff holding his own against the boys from LA. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Pebble And The Penguin (U) (Don Bluth. US. I995) With the voices of Martin Short. James Belushi. Tim Curry. 74 mins. The director of All Dogs Go 7}) Heaven and An American Title presents another animated animal feature with musical interludes that will keep the youngsters happy for a while. Nice boy penguin wants to woo nice girl penguin with a pebble (er. yeah?) but nasty penguin gets in the way. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.
I Plano Panier (PG) (Patricia Plattner. Switzerland. I989) 90 mins. A bitter-sweet sentimental comedy about two women - Swiss Marie whose affair hasjust broken up and Portuguese Filipa - who find personal and cultural conflicts when they spend a holiday with the Iatter's family. Following the screening. director Patricia Plattner will discuss her work and the current state of Swiss cinema. Thurs 28 only. Glasgow: GFT.
I ll Posting (U) (Michael Radford. Italy. I995) Massimo Troisi. Philippe Noiret. Maria Grazia Cucinotta. l08 mins. When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Noiret) arrives on a remote island off the Neapolitan coast. he aids local postman
Mario (Troisi) to woo the village barmaid. Gently paced and full of Mediterranean sun. Radfor‘d‘s film is nicely unsentimental. Sadly. Troisi died the day after shooting was corupleted. but he couldn't have left a finer legacy. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Catneo. Fife: Adam Smith. New Picture House.
I Raising Aritona ( I 5) (Joel Coen. US. I987) Nicolas Cage. Holly Hunter. 94 rtrirrs. Married ex-con Cage settles down to a life of crime once more and remedies his wife's childless state by stealing a millionaire's recently wlrelped quinttrplet. Exhilirating. live-action cartoon combining non-stop action. crazy situations and deadpan wit. This second feature from the Brothers (Blond Simple) ('oen is a joy. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Red Desert I/ Deter”) RUSH) ( IS) (Michaelangelo Antorrioni. Italy. I961) Monica Vitti. Richard Harris. (‘arlo Chionetti. I16 mins. A woman who has recently suffered a nervous breakdown begins a tentative affair with a friend of her husband. Arrtonioni uses tnrrted colours and an industrial landscape to magnificent effect. as Vitti's fraught heroine becomes dislocated and rnenaced by her surroundings. A masterpiece of cinema as art. Edinburgh: Filrnhouse.
I la Reine Margot ( l 8) (Patrice (‘hereau. France. I994) Isabelle Adjani. Daniel Auteuil. Jean-Hughes Atrglade. 145 mins. A forced wedding between (Ire Protestant Henri de Navarre and the Catholic Marguerite de Valois can’t cairn 16th century France's religious wars or stop the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Chereau's breathtaking epic is perhaps a tad gory for the costume drama crowd. but it‘s a subtitled spectacle that is remarkable itr its scope. Borders: Roxy.
I Rendez-vous In Parist l5) (Eric Rohmer. France. I995) Clara Bellar. Mathias Megard. Aurore Rauscher. l()0 mins. Rohmer's compendium of three short tales breaks little new ground. btrt retains his trademark sophistication and gives substantial roles to a fresh-faced young cast. Romance is at the heart of each section. which are linked by a street accordionist and chanteuse. btrt it‘s really Paris that's the star. captured with the eye of an insider. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Restoration ( l5) (Michael Hoffman. I’K. I995) Robert Downey Jr. Sam Neill. David Thewlis. llS mins. An imjxrverished physician (Downey) is repaid in wealth and women when he tends King Charles ll's sick spaniel; asked to marry the King’s mistress for convenience. Ire finds himself falling in love. Downey bounces around this superny costrrrned adult playpen to good effect. but when the tone darkens. his acting talents falter. Edinburgh: L‘Cl. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.
I The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( l8) (Jim Sharman. UK. I975) Tim Ctrrry. Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. IOI) mins. The cttlt tilm to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N. Ftrrter. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Running Out or Time Dan- (imam/m (18) (lrnanol Uribe. Spain. I994) 93 mins. A Basque tenorist tries to blend into the background before his next bombing mission. btrt finds it impossible to concentrate amongst the prostitutes and drtrg addicts of Madrid. especially when he meets a beautiful teenager. A superior thriller-cum-love~story. much landed in its home country. Spanish Fil~m Festival. Glasgow: GFI‘. Edinburgh: I‘ilmhouse.
I The Santa Clause (U) (John Pasquin. US. I994) Tim Allen. Jtrdge Reinhold. Wendy Crewson. 98 mins. When he unknowingly dons that famous red suit. divorced toy company executive Scott Calvin discovers a clause that means he's legally bound to be Santa from that moment on. TV star Allen (Hume Int/)I'Ht'r'lm'llll is a competent lead in this upbeat festive tale that tries hard to appeal to the widest possible audience. Strathclyde: UCI East Kilbride.
I Scottish Animation Showcase 90 mins. A gathering together of the very best in new Scottish animation. Sat 23 only. Strathclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I Sense Md Sensibility (U) (Atrg Lee. US/UK. I995) Emma Thompson. Kate Winslet. Alan Rickrnan. Hugh Grant. 135 mins. Denied their inheritance when the father of the household dies. the female members of the Dashva family face a precarious future which complicates the romances of sensible Elinor (Thompson) and emotive Marianne (Winslet). Thompson's adaptation keeps (Ire wordplay engaginly tart and sharp-wilted. btrt never loses sight of the powerful frustrations simmering beneath the surface. Infinitely more satisfying than your typical fluffy period piece. General release.
I Seven (I8) (David Fincher. US. I995) Brad Pitt. Morgan Freeman. Gwyneth Paltrow. l27 mins. The outline is familiar — two cops track down a serial killer — btrt Seven is a step ahead of
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