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Muppet Treasure Island (U)

Heaven’s Prisoners (IS) Down Periscope (pa) Now and Then (Po) Toy Story (90)

From Dusk Till Dawn (18) Trainspotting (18)


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aplenty when a Jewel thief smuggles his orangutan partner-iii-crime into a posh hotel. Adults will get even more out of this that) kids. because the humour is irresistible. the characters suitably loathsome or adorable. and Sam the (hang a star in the making. All L'Cls. I Eat Drink Man Woman (PG) (Ang Lee. Taiwan. I993) Sihtrng Lung. Kuei Met Yang. (‘hein Lien Wu l2.) mitts. Aug Lee's The Ilia/(lure Bum/nu \vas a surprise international IIII. lint Drink .llun Ilimnrn surpasses II on every level ('ltu is the greatest chef in Taipai. btrt for year s his affection for his three grown-up daughters has been redirected into the lavish rucals he prepares for them When love unexpectedly enters into the lrves of all four. their inabilin Io commumcate comes to a head. Warm. funny colourful. A Joyful e\perience. Glasgow GI’I'. I Empire Records ( l2) (Allan Moyle. ITS. I990) Anthony LaPaina. Liv ‘I'yler. Rory (‘ochrane 90 ruins. Mixed-up Gen X characters ptrt their personal problems aside to help a record store manager save his shop from a corporate takeover. A little formulaic. perhaps. but the energy is fresh. the cast contains sortie stars of tomorrow and director Allan Moyle has an eye and ear for this field. as he proved with Pump (.7) The I’m/tune. General release. I Eye For All Eye ( I8) (John Schlesinger. IFS. I996) Sally Iiield. Ktefer Sutherland. Ed Harris. l()I turns. Karen (Iiield) listens helplessly on a mobile phone as her daugher is raped and killed. When the suspect is released on a technicality. she follows him around and meets up with a dodgy vigilante group. The momentum of the tense. distressing opening scene isn‘t carried through. and this straightforward thriller won't win any prizes for originality. All UCls. I Fargo ( l8) (Joel (‘oen. US. I996) Frances McDormand. Steve Buscenti. William H. Macy. 97 mins. Hoping to make some btrcks. a car salesman attempts to have his wife kidnapped by hitmcn; btrt quickly blood is spilt. As the pregnant police detective on the case. McDormand provides a warm-hearted centre for the ruovre. while the absurdist plot and weird local colour gain momentum. It'll be considered a classic. given time. Glasgow: ABC‘s. Iidinburgh: Cameo. IJC‘I. Borders: Pavilion. I-‘ife: ABC Strathclyde: ABC I Father Of The Bride Part II (PG) ((‘harles Shyer. IES. I995) Steve Martin. Diane Keaton. Martin Short. l07 ruins. As a plot development from what was probably the worst movie of I992. George Banks (Martin) not only has to face tip to becoming a granddad. but also a dad again. as u ife Nina (Keaton) falls pregnant. Smug comedy with babies. Glasgow: MGM I’arkhead. Edinburgh: ABC. I one Fernrne Francaise ( l8) (Regis Wargnier. France/Germany/UK. I996) Emmantrelle Bean. Daniel Atrtetril. Gabriel Barylli. 98 mins. The beautiful Jeanne (Beart) weds French lieutenant Louis (Atrtetril) a few months before WW2 and his internment in a POW camp. Once released. he forgives her adultery and they move to Berlin. where she begins philandering again. Then it's Indochina. Beart scrabbles for the merest sketch of a role. and the repetition of the plot just becomes infuriating. Not tip to the standard of Imlm'lrim'. See review. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Floodtide (PG) (Frederic): Wilson. UK. I949) Gordon Jackson. Rona Arrdersou. John Laurie. 90 mins. Young Gordon Jackson leaves behind country life to become a ship designer in Glasgow. Also with Michael Caton-Jones's graduation short. The Ril‘r‘lr'l' (33 mins). Glasgow: (ii-T. I The Flower or My Secret ( I 5) (Pedro Almodovar. Spain. I995) Marisa Paredes. Juan lichanove. Rossy de Palma. IOI ruins. The cult director moves away from hysterical high camp towards a more serious melodrama as writer Paredes despairs of her life as a popular romantic novelist. A mature. controlled. often deeply moving work that retains some typically arch humour and sly ironies. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I From Dusk Till Dawn ( I8) (Robert Rodriguez. L'S. I996) George C looney. Ilarvey Keitel. Quentin Tarantino. I08 ruins. For its first third. this Tarantino-scripted movie is a suspenseful kidnap thriller as two killers on the run (Clooney and Tarantino) hole up with three hostages in a Mexican strip cltrb. Then the tone changes into an sfx-heavy vampire western as the clientele spring fangs. Repetition abounds in a messy. tedious affair that's neither scary nor funny. General release. I From Russia With love (PG) (Terence Young. UK. I963) Sean Connery. Daniela Bianchi. Pedro Armendariz. Lotte Lenya. Robert Shaw. I I6 ruins. The second and among the best of the Bond flicks. with the usual Cold War shenanigans powered by atmospheric set-pieces. a genuinely witty script and truly inspired performances all round. Edinburgh: Filrnhouse. I Get Shorty ( I 5) (Barry Sonnenfeld. US. I995) John Travolta. Danny DeVito. Gene Hackman.

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l. FIRST RIII I Dead Man The measured pace of Jim Jarmusch’s existential Western adds to the dreamlike atmosphere as. , Johnny Depp goes on an epic journey. See preview and review. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Muppet treasure Island Join Kermit. Gonzo, Fozzy, Miss Piggy and friends as they take to the high seas, bringing a sense of irreverent fun to Stevenson‘s tale of pirate adventure. See feature and review. General release.

III Beautiful Thing On a London housing estate one hot summer. two teenage boys embark on an affair that provides an escape from the problems around them. A low budget British gay movie that doesn’t preach. Glasgow: ABC Sauclriehall Street. Edinburgh: Cameo. REPERTOBY '

I lluttlau Hearts David Kane’s wonderfully offbeat set of interlocking tales finds a diverse group of Glaswegians looking for love and c0ping with the absurdities of modern life. Glasgow: GFII

I Ilorth By Northwest Masterful suspense from Alfred Hitchcock - dodge the dust-cropper and scale Mount Rushmore with Cary Grant. Glasgow: GFT . I The Godfather The epic power of Coppola’s mafia story is restored as ' one of the greatest films ever made returns to the big screen. Edinburgh: F r'lmhouse.

Rene Russo. ll0 ruins. Loan shark Chili Palmer (Travolta) shifts frorn Miami to LA and. being a moy'ie buff. decides to get into the film business. With its sharp dialogue. quirky characters and offbeat humour. this is probably the best adaptation yet of an Elmore Leonard novel. Travolta shows his true star quality - he's as cool as ruilk and as deadly as a rattlesnake. Edinburgh: (‘ameo Central: MacRobert.

I Girl 6 (l8) (Spike Lee. US. I996) Theresa Randle. Isaiah Washington. Spike Lee. I07 mins. A struggling actor takes a job as a sex line operator and begins a joumey of self-discovery. Lee‘s best depiction of a female character since his debut. She ’5 Gotta Have It. is more down to a star-making performance by RandIe than his attempt to empower the modem woman. The storytelling is sloppy and the film is boring for sizable periods. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Godfather ( I8) (Francis Ford Coppola. US. l97l) Marlon Brando. Al Pacino. James Caan. I75 mins. Mafia epic that follows the collapse of the Corleone empire under the old Don (Brando) and the struggle for power this causes between rival families and his own sons. Al Pacino is magnificent as the good son who has to turn bad in order to regain family honour. Hugely enjoyable. violent movie is a landmark in American filmmaking. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I coloeneye ( l 2) (Martin Campbell. UK/US. I995) Pierce Brosnan. Sean Bean. Izabella Scorupco. I30 mins. A long wait. a new Bond. a

twist to bring him up to the 90s. It's definitely

worth it. because this is a solid two~and-a-bit hours of fun. filled with all the old puns and gadgets. but with a bit of character development.

30 The List 28 Jun-ll Jul I996