I A Small Shifting Sphere 0! Serious Culture ()0 mins. An eclectic programme. featuring work by young artists. some of whom were seen earlier this year in Iidinburgh at the British Art Show. Includes new work by Damien llirsl. Georgina Starr. Angus (‘ook and Kerry Stewart. Glasgow: ('('A. I Smoke ( I5) (Wayne Wang. L'S. I995) Ilaivcy Keiicl, William Hurt. llarold I’eri'ineaii. HIS ruins. Novelist llint offers homeless lad I’eirineau a place to stay after he is saved from being run over. Iilsewlieie. well observed Brooklyn characters hang oiil in the tobacco store where Keitel dispenses homespun philosophies. A delightful and compelling treat. based on the work of Paul Auster. Edinburgh: liilmhouse. I Spanish Civil War Event To commemorate the GO”) anniversary of the start of the Spanish (‘ivil War. the Iiilinhoirse screens Frederic Rossif's '1}; DH’ In Mm/r'iil (see further down I‘ilm Index) and a video screening ofGlasgow Film and Video Workshop‘s VH/Illlll’e’l'\ For Liberty. which uses archive footage and interviews with Scottish International Brigaders. Iidinburgh: l'TllllllOUSC. I Speaking 0' Sofas ()5 mins. ()ne of two programmes featuring new work by young artists. some of whom were seen earlier this year in Iidinburgh at the Britiin Art Show. Featuring Gillian Wearing. Sam 'I‘aylor-Wixxl. Tacita Dean. Leigh Bowery and others. Glasgow: (‘(‘A. I Speed ( I5) (Jan De Bout. US. l‘)‘)-l) Keanu Reeves. Dennis Hopper. Sandra Bullock. ll5 units. A white-knuckle adrenalin ride that became a fast. finely tuned fairground attraction. With I.A SWAT man Jack Traveri (Reeves) tip against mad bomber Howard I’ayiie (Iloppei') in a tower-block elevator siege. a bits wired to blow if it drops below 50mph and l.A's as-yet- unfinished subway. this is a movie that will leave you on a hiin for days afterwards. Stiathclyde: ()dcon Hamilton. I Spellbound (Pm (Alfred Hitchcock. LIS. INS) Ingrid Bergman. Gregory Peck. Leo G. Carroll. l l I mitts. (‘oriiplev not entirely satisfactoi y suspensei' as psychiatrist Bergman comes to the aid of mentally disturbed amnesiac l’eck. who is passing himself off as Dr lidw aides. It transpires that he has witnessed a murder. This is the one w itli Salvador Dali's dream sequences. amateur I‘reudian analaysis. lush Mrklos Riisza music and a particulary wooden performance from I’eck. Still of interest. Edinburgh: l'iltllllOtisc. I Straight Tile ( l8) (l'lu Grosbatd. I'S. I977) Dustin Hoffman. Theresa Russell. Gary Busey. l H mins. A seedy es-con on parole tries to go straight. but finds that the only people he knows are on the wrong side of the law and that adrift back into crime is inevitable. A close depiction of low -life LA. based on the superb novel Nu [Ji'uvr So I-‘im (’ by Iidward Bunker. I-‘olIOvving tlirs screening. Bunker is in conversation with The Li'vl‘s Alan Morrison about his writing career; then comes his cameo acting turn as Mr Blue in Ri'.vi'li'uil‘ [)ugv. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Stranger than Paradise ( I 5) (Jim Jaimusch. l'S/West Germany. IQX-l) John I.ui'ie. Iisztet' Balint. Richard Iidson. ('ecilia Stark. Danny Rosen. 8‘) units. In Jarmusch's debut feature. l.iir'ie (later to star in Dmrn 8v" Ixrir) is a New Yorker playing reluctant host to his cousin from Hungary. When she departs to play cards with her mail aunt in ()Iiio. lie and his mate lidson follow her into the bleak. mid-western snow scape. All \‘L‘Iy low-key and llltllltl'llltllllc. but there‘s a wonderfully dry sense of hirriioirr at play. Iidinburgh: ('ariico. I things to Do In Denver When You're Dead (IS) (Gary I‘ledei'. I'S. I995) Andy Garcia. ('hiistophei Walker). Gabrielle Anwar. I IS niins. When a final job for The Man With The Plan goes badly wrong. Jimmy The Saint is given 48 hours to get out of town. but sticks around to help save his associates. Garcia's calm presence balances with a host of colourfiilly eccentric character parts iii a modern noir that's a million times more mature than the comic book gunplay of Pulp l‘Tt'IfUII or the clever-clever twist of The Usual Snvpecrv. ()ne of the most literate scripts the genre has seen. Iidinburgh: Cameo. I three Colours trilogy I IS) (Krzysztof Kieslowski. I‘rance/l’oland/Sw itzerland. “NB/94) Juliette Binoche. Julie Delpy. Zbigniew Zamachovvski. Irene Jacob. Jean-Louis Trintignant. 98/9l/9ti mins. Kieslowski's riiasterful trio of films. thematically based around the ideals of the French Revolution - Liberty. liquality. Fraternity - gets to the heart of the contradictions of the new liurope. but never loses sight of its human heart. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Thtmoethall (I’G) (Terence Young. UK. I965) Sean Connery. Claudine Auger. Adolfo (‘eli. I30 mins. When SI’IEGI‘RE tricks a couple of nuclear bombs. who ya gonna call'.’ Bond in his forrrth outing is as sleek and stylish as ever. even when swimming with sharks in the bad guy's pool. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I the tin Drun Die B/¢‘('IIII'UIJIIIN'I ( I8) (Volker

Schlondorff. W.Gerrnany. l‘)7‘)) David Bennent. Mario Adorf. ('hailes Aznavour. I4I mins. (‘onipelling screen version of the Gunter Grass novel about a young boy who refuses to grow up as the Nazis rise to power in Germany. Iidiriburgh: l‘TlIIIllOIlsC. I the Til And the Moon ( l8) ( Bigas Lima. Spain. I‘M—l) Mathilda May. Gerard Darriion. Miguel I’oveda. till mins. The director of Jurirmr .IIIHIUII and (in/(Ira [Jul/v completes his bawdily' humorous trilogy with this tale about a boy's fivation for a breast he can call his own. A w ondert'ul carnivalesque atmosphere combines with blatant erotic imagination in an unabashed manner that's not tor the po-faced or prudish. See review. Glasgow: GI-‘I‘, Iidinbiiigh: l'llllllltlllsc. I to Die In Madrid (I’Gl (l'iederic Rossil'. I-rarice. I002) 85 turns. The first film to tell the story of the Spanish ('ivil War is a powerful depiction of a country torn in two. Guernica. the siege of Madrid. Basque priests awaiting evccution. l.a I’assionaiia the suffering of" others becomes painful to watch even today. Glasgow; (iI'T. I toy Story (I’Gl (John I.assetei. l‘S. l‘)‘)5) With the voices of Tom Hanks. Till] Allen. Don Ricklcs. ts'l units. It Isn't just the state-of-lhe-ail images that distinguish Disney 's first CvilllptllCI'- generated aniiiiatron feature. it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship and self-belief cornbrned with at) exciting rescue and against-the-clock tension. 'Iirv Stnrv is sprinkled with comic asides. Don‘t be fooled itito thinking these toys are inst for the kids. Edinburgh: U(‘l. Stiathclyde: I-Last Kilbride Arts Centre. ()deon Ayi. l'('ls. I trainspotting i is) (Danny Boyle. tIK. I995) Iiw an McGregoi. Iiwen Biemrier. Robert (‘ailyle. Joririy Lee Miller. 93 niins. John llodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel. keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first half. before concentrating more on Reiiton iii London in the later stages. last and stylish direction. creative soundtrack and acting that‘s oft-the-rails excellent. A cinematic blast from beginning to end. which also shows a coriiplev ~ and true understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking. Glasgow: ()deoii. MGM I’arkhead. Iidinbin'gh: Cameo. l‘('l. Stiathclyde: ()dcon Hamilton. I the truth About Cats And Dogs ( )5) (Michael l.ehniann. l'S. l‘)‘)()) l'ma 'I'hurman. Janeane Gaiolalo. Ben (‘haplrn. ()4 mins. An insecure radio host asks her beautiful neighbour to help Iiei woo a British photographer. Modern female take on ('vr'iimr Di' [Ir/genre. which keeps things nvov irig in pleasant romantic comedy manner with plenty of sight gags and one-liners. But the whole concept is gnarenteed to split audiences between those who agree beauty is only skin deep and those who reckon it’s only right to be disapimmted if your date turns oirt not to be I'ma Thurman. Glasgow: AB(‘ Sauchiehall Street. MGM I’aikhead. lidinburgh: Cameo. ()dcon. I'(‘I. Borders: Pavilion. Stiathclyde: l'(‘ls. I two Deaths ( l8) (Nicolas Roeg. L7K. NOS) Michael Gambon. Sonia Braga. l’alt'ick Malahide. 96 mins. Bucharest doctor Gambon throws a dinner for his sc‘llntilc'lltllllfi as The revolution continues outside. and reveals to his guests the obsessive bond linking him with housekeeper Braga. The actress is ill-used. especially as Allan Scott‘s screenplay and Gantbori's lumbering performance push a sense of unpleasant riiisogyny. The Roeg career plummet continues. See rev tew. Iidinburgh: l‘ilmhouse. I Up Close And Personal ( l5) (Jon Aviiet. l'S. I996) Robert Redford. Michelle l’l'eil'fei‘. Stockard (‘hanning l2() rnins. TV news producer and former star reporter Redford takes ariibitiotrs wannabe l’feiffer under his wing and grooms her for the big time as their relationship becomes more intimate. The .\l;iy-io-I)ecember romance is to the fore. which is a shame. really. as much more could be done with American TV journalism's clash between image and newsworthy substance. lidiribiirgh: L'Cl. Borders: Rosy. Stiathclyde: l.'(‘I Iiast Kilbride. I White Squall ( l5) (Ridley Scott. US. l‘)‘)5) Jeff Bridges. (‘aroline Goodall. John Savage. IZ‘) niins. A group of teenage boys endure their rites-of-passage on board hard-biit-fair skipper Bi'idges's sailing school. But when a storm breaks. the consequences are tragic. Scott's deeply uneven film has the worst elements of Druil I’m'lv SlK‘fc’Il' and a cringirieg banal ending; it also features a single extended set- piece that is a triumph of technical ability and visceral power. Fife: Adam Smith. I You Only live tviiice (PG) (Lewis Gilbert. UK. l967) Sean Connery. Akiko Wakabayashi. TetsurOTariiba. I l6 mins. Bond goes to Japan. fakes his death and comes up against Donald I’Ieasance as Ernst Blofeld. The action spectacles are good. but some Of the plotting in Roald Dahl's screenplay is_a bit over-the-top I mean. 007 gets inaiTied. for goodness' sake. Edinburgh: Filinhouse.

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