review. Edinburgh: liilmhorrse. I Napier University Degree Show Selected from around I000 rrrirrrrtes of film and video made by strrderrts at the Scottish Film School. this collection includes pieces from the four year BA Ilonours course. the one year MSc/PG diploma and a four country European project to cotrrbat racism. Edinburgh: l‘ilmhouse. I Nelly Et M. Arnaud (I5) ((‘Iaude Sautet. France. I994) Emmanuelle Beart. Michel Serrault. Jean-Hughes Anglade. I05 mins. Sautet's first filrrr after (In (‘m'ur En [liver is another delicate yet complex strrdy of human relationships. A woman in her twenties. unlucky in love. meets a retired magistrate atrd friendship blossoms when she takes a job Irelping him write his memoirs. Edinburgh: Cameo. Filtrthouse. I Norman Mclaren Proiect (PG) l-‘our groups of local schoolchildren have been rrrakirrg their own animated filrrrs or adding rntrsic to the filrrrs of Stirling-born Norman McI.aren. and tonight sees a screening of their work. followed by a selection by the master himself. l’ri 2| only. (‘entralz MacRobert. I Now And Then (PG) (Lesli Linka Glatter. I’S. I995) Demi Moore. Melanie (iriffrrh. (‘hristina Ricci. Thora Birch. l()2 mins. Four women meet after an a gap of ten years and remember back to their childhood. when an enigmatic headstone message set off a chain of events that bonded them together. Ilirrts of a female Smm/ Irv My perhaps. brrt this is a thoughtful. comforting memory piece. Sentimental. brrt that comes with the territory. See review. (ieneral release. I 100 Days Before The Command ( I 8) (lltrssein Erkerrov. Russia/Germany. I990) 70mins. A strong sense of homo-eroticism grows amongst a group of soldiers. alienated by life in the barracks. The emphasis is on despairing mood. not narrative. in this mannered brrt beautifully chaste look at spiritual anguish. (ilasgow: (BI'T. I Othello ( l 2) (Oliver I’arker. I'S/I'K. I995) Laurence I-‘ishbrrrrre. Kenneth Brarraglr. Irene Jacob. I24 mins. A sexier stab at Shakespeare — director I’arker reckons the story is an erotic thriller — with I-‘ishbrrrne a magnetic presence as the Moor whose jealousies bring tragedy to his new marriage. As Iago. Branaglr is allowed one too many asides to the camera. but succeeds in making the audience complicit with the plot. Lively and accessible. Edinburgh: l-‘ilnrhouse. I Parallel Sons ( I8) (John G. Young. L'S. I994) 93 rrrirrs. Setlr. a white boy masquerading as black. has never met an African American. and so lives on borrowed culture until he comes into contact with Knowledge. a black escaped convict. (ireck tragedy meets Bunnie A/rrl (TH/U in a gay character study. Lesbian and (iay I‘ilm Festival. Edinburgh: I-‘ilmhorrse. I Primal Fear ( IX) ((iregory lloblit. l.'S. I990) Richard ('rere. Laura Linney. John Mahoney. I30 mins. Arrogant lawyer (iere takes on the case of a bewildered young teenager accused of killing the Archbishop of ('hicago. brrt finds himself in court rrp against his former lover. Instead of gettrrrg rrrto a deeper social agenda. the filrrr slides into Hollywood dross and romantic rivalry. The American line between itrstice and errtertarrrrrrent continues to blrrr. (icneral release. I The nock~ ( IS) (Michael Bay. ('8. I990) Nicolas (‘agc. Sean (‘onnery. Ed Ilarris. I35 ruins, I’sychotic army commander Harris takes met Alcatraz and threatens to decimate San Francisco in a poison gas attack; but on the goodies side are goolball chemical weapons expert ('age and (‘onnery. the only man ever to have escaped ‘the rock'. llyped rip MTV-ster direction. fast crrts. big explosions. Brain removal is reeorrrrrreuded for frrll enjoyment. See review. (ierreral release. I Rough Magic ( l2) ((‘lare I’eploe. l’S/I-‘rance. I995) Bridget I~'orrda. Russell ('rowe. Jim Broadberrt. l()l mins. When her soulless fiance kills her magician boss. l-‘onda llees to South Arrrerrca. where she's pursued by reporter (‘rowe. The two fall In love and head off with qtrack doctor Broadbent. A low-budget botch- potclr of genres that has a sense of ftrrr. brrt is played too straight by the cast. l‘ife: Adam Smith. I Scottish Film Archive As part of the West End liestrval. two free screenings of arclrrve film. irrclrrdirrg footage of (ireat Western Road in l9l-I. the fire at Kelvin Ilall. (ilasgow I'rriversrty's 500th anniversary and a murder thriller made in I933. Tickets by personal application to l‘estival ()ffice. Underground Gallery. ('resswell Lane. Tue IR only. (ilasgow: S(‘ET (‘inema. 74 Victoria (‘rescent Road. I Seawards The Great Ships (ti) (Ililary
for adoption as a baby. btrt is surprised to discover it's white working-class Cynthia. ('rerruinely emotional. with great performances by Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Timothy Spall. (ilasgow: ()deorr. Grosvcnor. Edinburgh: MGM. Stratlrclyde: L'CI East Kilbride.
I Sense And Sensibility (L‘) (Ang Lee. US/UK. I995) Emma Thompson. Kate Winslet. Alan Rickrrran. Hugh Grant. I35 ruins. Denied their inheritance when the father of the household dies. the female members of the Dashwood famin face a precarious future which complicates the romances of sensible Elinor (Thompson) and emotive Marianne (Winslet ). 'I'hompson's adaptation keeps the wordplay engaginly tart and .sharp-witted. brrt never loses sight of the powerful frustrations simmering beneath the surface. Infinitely more satisfying than your typical fluffy period piece. (ilasgow: (ll-'1‘. Borders: Pavilion. Central: MacRobert. I-‘ife: Robin's. Strathclyde: WMR.
I Seven ( [8) (David Fincher. LTS. I995) Brad Pitt. Morgan Freeman. (iwyneth l’altr'ow. l27 mins. The outline is familiar — two cops track down a serial killer — but Seven is a step ahead of its rivals. From its opening title sequence onwards. it's an extremely dark rrrovie which winds through the rrrost twisted recesses of human nature. Each death is a graphic interpretation of one of the seven deadly sins. giving Alien 3 director l-‘incher the material for an intense stylistic exercise in honor. Edinburgh: liilmlrouse.
I Sgt. Bilko (I’(i) (Jonathan Lynn. I'S. I995) Steve Martin. Dan Aykroyd. Phil Hartman. 95 rrrirrs. There are no srrrprises in this routine Steve Martin vehicle. lifted from the Phil Silvers 50s TV show. Here the scam-boy Master Sergeant continues his private vendetta with Major Thorn. By turns ftrrrny and boring. (Ire script lras too much sheen and no real firepower. Borders: Pavilion. ('entral: Allarrpark. Strathclyde: Kelbrrrne.
I Shallow Grave ( I8) (Danny Boyle. l'K. I99-I) Kerry l-‘ox. Ewan McGregor. ('hristopher Ecclestorr. 90 mins. Three Edinburgh flatmates find their new co-lrabitant dead with a stack of money under his bed. so after performing a little I)IY on the corpse. they reckon all their worries are over. But the cops are closing in. there are two tlrrrgs after the money. and the psychological tension is beginning to show. Filled with dark lrrrmorrr and cynical one-liners. this Scottish thriller is bloody and intelligent enough to please the cult audience while remaining accessible enough to be a mainstream hit. (‘rlasgowz (il-‘I'. Edinburgh: ()deorr.
I Shinillltll Boys ( I8) (Kim Longinotto/Jano Williams. l'K. I995) 53 mins. The tearrr who brought rrs Dream (irrlr turn their attention to three drag kings in a Tokyo club. teasing out sorrre revealing confessions. Also with the shorts .Ilurrlru Singapore (8 mins) and thv! xl Lin/v (‘rm/r ( II) ruins). Lesbian and (iay I-‘ilm I‘estival. (ilasgow: (il’l‘. Edinburgh: l'TlIIIlHHIs‘C.
I Small Face5( I8) ((iillies Mackirrrrorr. I'K. I995) Iain Robertson. Joseph Mcl‘adden. J.S. Duffy. [08 (runs. (‘o-writterr with producer brother Billy. (iillies Mackinnon's rrrarvellously detailed study about the growing pains of a boy caught in the fringes of (ilasgow's gangland violence in the 60s emerges as a warm and accurate portrayal of working-class family life. ('entring on three brothers. it avoids the pitfalls of the (ilasgow hard man movie. instead becoming a superior rites-of— passage tale. l-‘ife: Adam Smith.
I Smoke ( I5) (Wayne Wang. (S. I995) Harvey Keitel. William Hurt. Harold l’en'ineau. I08 rrrirrs. Novelist Hurt offers homeless lad l’errirrearr a place to stay after Ire is saved from being rtrrr over. Elsewhere. well observed Brooklyn characters Irarrg out in the tobacco store where Keitel dispenses lrorrresprrrr philosophies. A delightful and compelling treat. based on the work of Paul Auster. Edinburgh: (‘arrreo I-‘ife: Adam Smith.
I Spy hard (l’(i) (Rick liriedberg. I‘S. I990) Leslie Nielsen. Nicolette Sheridan. Andy (iriffith. 9| ruins. Secret agent Wl)4() (oh yes. the laughs start here) is an accident-prone Bond type who finds himself up against deadly enemy (‘ieneral Rarrcor. Another one to add to the growing spoof list — Airp/urre.’. Hot S/rutv. A’ukm/ (irm — but not as good as any of those. (ierreral release.
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