FROM FRI 31 MAY FOR TWO WEEKS
1.35, 3.50. 6.35. 9.05pm (all not Sun 2 June)
Blue in the Face
(15) 1.15. 4.00, 6.45. 9.25pm (check listings for Sunday performances)
Nelly and Mr Arnaud (PG)
12.40. 3.20, (both not Sunday) 6.10, 8.45pm
Sunday 2 JUNE CINEMA 100 DAY
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Grogan. 91 mins. Winning comedy from (‘umbernauld with Sinclair eventually ﬁnding romance after his heart is set aﬂame by the latest recruit to the school football team. Seminal piece of Scottish cinema. its universal appeal demonstrating that homegrown talent can compete with Hollywood’s ﬁnest iii the entertainment stakes. Edinburgh: Dominion. Strathclyde: l’Cls.
I Hackers ( 12) (lain Softley. IFS. 1995) Jontry Lee Miller. Angelina Jolie. Fisher Stevens. 105 mins. Top hacker Zero Cool (7i'itinxputtilrg's Jonny Lee Miller) stumbles onto mega- cyber'crime with his new mates. becoming the fall guys in the process. Softley‘s well-built teen movie grins along the infobahn with beatbox pounding. exuding c001 from every frame. The theme of kids getting one over on the elders is anarchic for Hollywood standards. Borders: Pavilion. Roxy.
I tlortt To Make An American Ouilt ( 15) (Jocelyn Moorhouse. CS. 1995) Winona Ryder. Anne Bancroft. Dermot Mulroney. 1 16 mins. A multi- generational cast of wonderful American actresses — itr addition to Ryder and Bancroft. there's Ellen Burstyn. Kate Nelligarr. Jean Simmons and Samantha Mathis — appear in a multi-generational women's movie. ererr Ryder ponders over a marriage proposal. advice on love and men is forthcoming from her female relatives. Special National Cinema Day preview screening. Glasgow: MGM Filirr Centre.
I James And The Giant Peach (PG) (Henry Selik. L'S. 1996) Roald Dahl's famous story gets the stop-frame animation treatment from the man who made A Nightmare Before Christmas. Topped and tailed with less effective live action sequences. the imaginative meat of the ﬁlm will please both adults arid children. Vocal cast features the likes of Susan Sarandon. Special National Cinema Day preview screenings. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: l'Cl Clydebank.
I Jonas Meltas The celebrated New York underground ﬁlmmaker will be present to discuss his work after a screening of Ri'riiiniv‘cencev ()fA Journey 7}) Lithuania. a moving account of his return to his homeland after 25 years. A Mekas exhibition is currently running at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh. and on Sat S June. the director will be in conversation there with Jim Hickey. Edinburgh: Filmhoiise.
I Jumanii (U) (Joe Johnston. US. 1995) Robin Williams. Jonathan Hyde. Kirsten Drum. 101 mins. Trapped for 26 years in a jungle board game. Alan Parrish (Williams) is released only when two modern-day kids throw the dice themselves. But they also unleash a stampede of monkeys. crocodiles. elephants. rhinos and other unfamiliar beasts into small town America. The post-Jurarric Park computer effects that make it state-of-the-art cinema spectacle. General release. I Jurassic Park (PG) (Steven Spielberg. CS. 1993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. Jeff Goldblum. 127 mins. A group of scientists at a theme park ﬁlled with genetically engineered dinosaurs ﬁnd the giant reptiles running amok. L'nsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyineg believable. but by the halfway point. it's rrrore or less a chase movie with superior technology. Borders: Pavilion. I Kids ( 18) (Larry Clark. CS. 1995) Leo Fitzpatrick. Justin Pierce. Chloe Sevigny. 9.1 mins. Photographer Clark brings a gritty yet hip approach to his portrait of urban youth over'dosed on sex and drugs. Verbally. but not visually. explicit. the ﬁlm is as bleak as it gets. as Hl\' positive Jennie spends a day tracking down arrogant ‘virgin surgeon' Telly. Serious issues are touched on irr an unadorned fashion. btrt it's up to us to discuss a way to find the solutions. Glasgow: MGM Film Centre. Edinburgh: Filrnhouse. L'Cl. I last Dance ( 15) (Bruce BCI'CSTOIG. CS. 1996) Sharon Stone. Rob Morrow. Randy Qtiaid. Stone plays a vvoman on Death Row w ho‘s given up her ﬁght to live until young lawyer Morrow takes on her case. A more romantic variation on Dear! Man ll’a/king. perhaps. Stone. at least. reckons it's the best performance of her career. outpassing Caviar). Special National Cinema Day preview screening. Glasgow: ()deon. I the last Supper ( 18) (Cynthia Roberts. Canada. 199-1) 96 mins. ()ne of the most devastating concepts for a movie in recent years: a man dying of AIDS prepares. in real time. for a lethal injection by his doctor. Surprisingly. there is much iii the film that is positive. as the central character keeps his sense of camp intact. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Glasgow: GI’l‘. Edinburgh: Filtrrlrotrse. I life Is A Woman (18) (Shanna Seiikbajewa. Kajastan. 1992) 82 mins. When Medina is sent to a woman's prison for a rntrrder she conrnritted in self-defence. she ﬁnds a community where sudden switches in loyalty are often necessary to rrraintain a sense of dignity. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Glasgow: GI'T. I A little Princess (PG ) (Alfonso Cuar‘ori. LS. 1995) Eleanor Bron. Liam Cunningham. Liesel
Matthews. 97 mins. During WW1. young Sara leaves her privileged life in India for a New York girls’ boarding school. but is cruelly treated by the schoolrnistress when her father goes missing in action. A movie with a sense of real magic and love of storytelling. that is beautifully designed and intelligently acted. Glasgow: ()deon. Central: Cannon. I little Shop or Honors (PG) (Frank ()1. (‘8. 1986) Rick Moranis. Ellen Greene. Steve Martin. 9-1 mins. Deep in the florist something is stirring. as meek green-fingered type discovers that his favorrrite plant. Audrey. is actually a ﬂesh-craving alien from outer space. Daft. enjoyable screen version of the stage musical. with frrtrny foliage effects. and a beezer cameo from Martin as a biker dentist. Edinburgh: Cameo. I living In Oblivion ( l5) (Tom DiCillo. l'S. 1995) Steve Brrscenri. Catherine Keener. Dermot Mulroney. 9S ririrrs. The boom keeps getting into the shot. the male and female stars are sleeping with each other. the smoke machine's on the blink . . all of the nightmares of low budget filmmakirrg seem to have descended upon the head of Nick Reve (Buscemi). DiCillo‘s hilarious follow-up to Johnny Sun/c has a very cool cast. who all bring a lrtrrrran touch to their roles. Fife: New Picture House. I local Hero (PU) (Bill t-‘oi-sy-ih. t'K. toss) Peter Riegert. Btrrt Lancaster. Denis Lawson. 1 11 mins. ()ne of Bill Forsyth’s most sure-footed ventures. and one in which his eye for charm balances with his love for whimsy. An ambitious executive of an American oil company is sent to buy an entire Scottish town for a future drilling project. btrt soon finds himself falling in love with the place. while being hoodwinked by the community. Edinburgh: Dominion. I loch tless (1') (John Henderson. LS. 1995) Ted Danson. Joely Richardson. Kii'sty Graham. 100 ririns. An American scientist comes to Scotland to disprove the existence of Nessie. but is charmed by the place and the people. So far. so Local Hero. Brit in its later stages. this farrrily movie leaps into action. keeping you on the edge of your seat. Better than you might expect. btit not remarkably special. Glasgow: ()deon. Strathclyde: Cannon. ()deorr Ay r. I The Maggie (L') (Alexander Mackendrrck. L'K. I953) Parrl Douglas. Alex MacKenzie. Tommy Kearins. 92 mins. A rich America proves easy fodder for the crew of a Scottish cargo boat in .‘vlackendrick’s Ealing comedy. which lacks some of the sparkle of ll'lrivkr (Ia/ore. Strathclyde: Magnum. I Man DI the Year ( 1S) (Dirk Shafei‘. LS. 1995) 87 mins. I’laveirl magazine's 1992 ‘Cerrtrefold ()fThe Year“. Dirk Slrafer turns the camera on himself for a mock-doc look at his true-life experiences. Prrshed in the media as ‘the ideal man for all women'. he was in fact living with his ttrale lover and claims to have no idea what women want at all. A comic examination of deception and media manipulation. With Bruce Weber's short Gent/e (iiantv. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Glasgow: Gl’l‘. Edinburgh: Filrrrhouse. I Metropolis (PG) (Fritz Latrg. Germany. 1926) Brigitte Helm. Alfred Abel. Gustav l'lolic‘h 12-1 rrrins. ()ne of the greatest films of all time. here in its longer-length. uncolorised version. free from Giorgio Moroder's tacked-on rock soundtrack. The cityscapes remain unsurpassed. although the allegory against totalitarianism is a bit naive. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Midwife’s Tale ( 18) (Megan Siler. 1S. 1995) 75 mins. A lesbian mum tells her daughter a bedtime medieval fairytale which brings together a love story and subplots about vv itch- hunts. Beautifully shot. this historical rorriance takes lesbian cinema into arnbitorrs. uncharted terrain. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Money Train t IS) (Joseph Ruben. LS. 1995) Wesley Stripes. Woody llar‘ielson. Robert Blake. 103 mins. Two buddy transit cops are great pals until they fall for the same woman. get fired. then teamup to rob their boss's train loaded w rih millions iii fares. Woody's on poor form. the patter"s tedious and the admittedly splendid ‘r'unaway train" climax takes too long in coming. Glasgow: MGMs. Edinburgh: l'Cl. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayi'. l'Cls. ‘ I Moonlight And Valentino ( lSr ll).'t\'l(l Arrspaugh. LS. 1995) Elizabeth Perkins. Gwyneth Paltrow. Kathleen Turner. eroopi Goldberg. When her husband is killed when out jogging. Rebecca (Perkins) finds herself being corirforted by her sister. ex-stepmother and eccentric best friend. A comedy drama featuring the acting debut of Jon Bon Jovi. Special National Cinema Day preview screening. Glasgow: Gi'osvenor. Edinburgh: l'Cl. Central: Allanpark. Strathclyde: l'Cls. I Mrs Doubttire (PG) (Chris Coltiiirbus. LS. 1993) Robiir Williams. Sally Field. Pierce Biosnan. 125 mins. Separated from his wife and kids. otrt-of-vvoik voice actor Daniel llillard (Williams) dons make-up and btxly-paddrng to become a sexagenarian nanny. Another top- notch comic performance by Williams. w ith
gags for the whole atrdience. Borders: Pavilion. I Mystery Train ( 15) (Jim Jarmusclr. US. 1989) Masatoshi Nagase. Nicoletta Braschi. Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Joe Strummer. 113 mins. Jarrrrirsch's first colour feature. like his earlier films. draw s heavily on a beat-inspired road- movie genre. Three seperate groups of ill assorted people drift through Memphis. in a trio of interlocking vignettes that examined their various experiences in the city that boasts of the blues and Graceland. Edinburgh: Cameo
I llatlia ( 15) (Michael Alrriereyda. l'S. 199-1) Elina Low erisohn. Peter Fonda. Martin Donovan. 9(1 rrrirrs. The evotically beautiful daughter of Dracula (llal llartley star Lowensohrr) searches New York for her estranged brother while pursued by paranoic Van Helsing (Fonda). A se1f~conscious. black and
w hitc. arty horror movie w hose concept is ovei'sti'cached. with only moirrettts of quirky humour from Fonda. Pixilvision sequences evoke the impressionistic. dream-like night world of the vampire and give the film a distinctive look. See preview and review. Edinburgh: Filmhoirse.
I Ilelly Et M. Amalld ( 15) (Claude Sarrtet. France. 1994) Emmanuellc Beait. Michel Seirarrlt. Jean-Hughes Angladc. 105 nrins. Satitet's first ﬁlm after I '/i (hear It‘ir Hirer is another delicate yet complex study of human relationships. A woman in her twenties. unlucky in love. meets a retired irragrsti'ate and friendship blossoms when she takes a job lrelprng him write his memoirs, Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The New Age ( 18) (Michael Tolkin. (‘8. 1991) Peter Weller. Judy Davis. Adam West. 107 mirrs. For his second feature. the writer of The l’ltlH’l' turns his attentions to the emptiness of LA lives as agent Weller and graphic designer Davis look at their relationship when rrrretrrployment stares them in the lace. Tolkin relishes the cool understateiirent with which he underlines his characters" hollovvness. btrt he doesn't have the frlmrrrakitrg skills to fully examine the guru-style bullshit on display. Glasgow: Gl’l‘.
I North By Northwest (PU) (Attic-tr Hitchcock. 1S. 1959) Cary Grant. Eve Maire Saint. Jarrres Mason. Martin Landau. 136 mrns. Quintessential Hitchcock corricdy-actiorrcr with Giant perfect as the everyday adrnarr pitched into a
fieevv heelrng espionage adventure. w lrcrc nobody believes his innocence but he finds self- vvortli arid ioitratrce along the way. Classic sequences abound. including the cropdusting routine and the Mount Rushmore climax. Brilliant entertainment. Edinburgh: Frlmlrouse. I Notoriousrlxir(«their Hitchcock. l‘S. 19-16) Cary Grant. Ingrid Bergman. Claude Rains. l()1 iiiirrs. World War Two Cynical rntellrgcrrce agent Grant enlists playgirl Bergman to help him uncover a Nazi atomic plot in Rio de Janeiro. She marries suave plotter Rams and their finds her life in alarming danger: Tarrt. classic thriller. with a line Ben lleclrt script that effectively blends rorirance and suspense. Bergman and Grant create movie magic in each otlrer's presence. par'trctrlai‘y during what was advertised as ‘the longest kiss in history". Fife: Adam Smith.
I Now And Then (PG) (Lesli Linka Glatter'. CS. 1995) Demi Moore. Melanie Griffith. Christina chcr. Thora Birch. 102 units. i'()tll' women meet after an a gap of ten years and rerirettrbcr‘ back to their childhood. when an enigmatic headstone irressagc set off a chain of events that bonded them together. Hints of a female Sta/til [iv .l/t' perhaps. brrt this is a tlrorrglrtftrl. corrrfoiting memory piece. Sentiirrental. bill that comes w tilt the territory. See review. General release.
I Parallel Sons ( 1S) (John G. Young. LS. 1991) 93 mins, Seth. a white boy irrasqueradrirg as black. has never met an African '\111CI'IL‘;tlt. and so lives on borrowed culture until he comes itito contact with Knowledge. a black escaped convict. Greek tragedy meets Bonnie/1nd Chile in a gay character study. Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Glasgow: Gl’l‘.
I ll Postino (t') (Michael Radi‘ot-d. Italy. rims) Massimo 'l‘roisr. Philippe Noiiet. Maria Grazia (‘ircinotta 108 mins. When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Norret) arrives on a remote island off the Neapolitan coast. he aids local postman Mario (Tiorsi) to woo the village bai'iriaid. Gently paced and full of .‘vlediterranean sun. Radford's film is nicely unsentrmental. Sadly. Troisi died the day after shooting was coiirpleted. brrt he couldn't have left a finer legacy. Glasgow: ()deon.
I Primal Fear ( 18) (Gregory llohlrt. CS. 1996) Richard Gere. Laura Linney. John Malrorrey. 130 rrrirrs. Arrogant law yer Gere takes on the case ot a bevv rldeietl young teenager accused of killing the Archbishop ofChicago. but finds himself in court rip agarrrst his former lover. lrrstead of getting into a deeper social agenda. the film slides into Hollywood (ltoss and romantic rivalry The Arrrerican line between justice and errtertainrrrent continues to blur. General release. I Pulp Fiction ( 1S) (Quentin 'l‘aiantino. l'S. 199-1) John Travolta. Samuel Jackson. l'ma 'l‘lrurman. Bruce Willis. 150 mins. Mrrclr more ambitious than Ri'u’l'ltttl' Drier. the most (lMilllCtU
30 The List 31 May- 1 3 Jun 1996