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THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS (15)
1.30, 3.50, 6.10, 9.00pm
DENISE CALLS Upris)
2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 8.45pm
1.00, 3.45 (both not Sun), 6.30, 9.15pm
FROM FRI 2 AUGUST
1.00, 3.55, 6.15, 9.10pm
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS (15)
1.30, 3.50. 6.10, 9.00pm
DENISE CALLS UP (15)
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Ridley follows T/lr' Ri'fli'i'liiig Skin witlt a jaw- dropping blend of adttlt fairytale arid gotltic horror. The filrtt is a gloriotrs fttsion of distorted images arid dislocated sounds tltat brtrld to a trernendotrs climax. See review and frontlincs. Edinburgh: Filmhotrse.
I Persuasion (U) (Roger Mitchell. lfK. I995) Amanda Root. l()7 mms. (iiven tlte resurgence of interest in Jatre Austen. it was only a matter of tirrre before this BBC film made it out itrto the cinemas. Set just after the Najxrleonrc War. the story centres on sensible Anne lilliot whose family trim es to Bath when forced into debt. An elegant adaptation. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Piano ( l5) (Jatte ('ampion. Australia/New Zealand. I993) Holly Hunter. Sam Neill. Harvey Keitel. l3() mrrrs. Jane ('amprorr's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Ilttrtter) as she travels to l9th century New Zealaud with her piano arid daughter to etrtet ittto an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair wrtlr her illiterate neiglrborrr as the means of regaining her treasured instrument. lnrpeccablc performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. rrudoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s. Edinburgh: I'IIIIIIIUIMC.
I Rainbow (PG) (Bob lloskms. l K. I995) Bob lloskins. Terry Finn. Jacob Tierney. 9| mins. Four precocious kids frqu New Jersey ride to the American midwest on a rainbow, but when one pockets some gold. the safety of the world is in jeopardy. The characters lack \\';ll'llllll. the plot unfolds with little humour and minimal drama. Patchy. insubstantial arid chatmless. See review. General release.
I llehecca (PG) (Ali'tcti lllls‘ltctx‘ls‘. t's. I040) Laurence Olivier. Joan l-"ontarne. Judith Anderson. I30 turns. \\'ondetfully atmospheric romance. made when llirch was at his lrerglrt. The young bride of rich widower .Maxirn de Winter'joins him at his grand nratrsron — Manderley — btrt everywhere she turns. there are memories of his first wife. whose death is surrounded by mystery. Anderson‘s overwrought Gothic housekeeper Mrs Danvers steals the show. Fife: Adam Smith.
I Reservoir Dogs ( I8) (Quentin 'l'ar'antino. l'S. I992) Harvey Keitel. Tim Roth. Michael Madsen. I()() mins. A gang of hoods. known only to each other by colour-ctxled nicknames. meets at an abandoned warehouse to figure how orrt their rigorously platrrted heist w errt so drastically wrong. Tlte best debut itr years from writer-director 'l‘arantino. wltose stylish violence seduces the audience irtto cortrplicity. Brilliant in every sense of the wot (9. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The lock ( I5) (Michael Bay. l’S. I996) Nicolas Cage. Sean Connery. lid Il.tt'rrs. l35 tnitrs. Psychotic army commander llari'is takes over Alcatraz and threatens to decrmate San Francisco iii a poison gas attack; bttt on the goodies side are goolball chemical weapons expert Cage arid ('oiuter'y. the only mart ever to have escaped ‘tIte rock'. llyped tip MTV-style direction. fast ctrts. big explosions. Btairt removal is recommended for fttll enjoyruent. General release.
I A Room Will) a View (PG) (James Ivory. l'K. I985) Ilelena Borrlratrt (.‘arter. Maggie Smith. Julian Sands. Denholm Elliot. I I7 mins. Classy adaptation of the EM. Forster novel about a prissy young English girl who fails it) love irt romantic Italy. btrt with an unconventional young man who seems not quite the right thing at all. Respectful brrt ftrnny adaptatrorr dissecting the emotiortal paucity of the Errglislt rrrtddle classes. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I The Searchers (PG) (Jolrtt Ford. tts. I956) John Wayne. Vera Miles. Jeffrey llunter. Natalie Wood. I I9 mins. One of Ford's finest Westerns. and hence one of the greatest achievements of the genre has Wayne as the obsessive Ethan Edwards. a man whose five-year quest to hrrnt down the Indians who murdered his wife arid captured his young daughter has developed into a thirst for murderous revenge. lrrdeed. his drive is not only to murder the lrrdians bttt to kill his own offspring because she's been tainted by her time with the Redskins. With Wayne at his ruost intense. this is one of old Hollywood's darker. richer moments. Edinburgh: Filmhotrse.
I Secrets And lies ( I5) (Mike Leigh. UK. I996) Timothy Spall. Brenda Bletlryn. Phyllis Logan. I40 mins. Leigh's Palme I)'Or'-winning follow tip to Naka is a bittersweet take on suburban domestic life. Young black opticiarr llonense searches for the ruother who ptrt her up for adoption as a baby. btrt is surprised to discover it's white working-class Cynthia. Gerrrrinely emotional. with great performances by Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Timothy Spall. but the slrowstopping turn comes frorn Cannes winner Brenda Blethan. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Stratlrclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre.
I Shallow Grave ( l8) (Danny Boyle. UK. I994) Kerry Fox. Ewan McGregor. Christopher Eccleston. 90 mins. Three Edinburgh flatmates find their new co-habitant dead with a stack of money under his bed. so after performing a little DIY on the corpse. they reckon all their worries
ire over. But the cops are closing itr. there are two thugs after the money. and the psychological tension is beginning to show. Filled with dark lrurnorrr and cynical one-liners. this Scottish tlrtiller is bloody and intelligent enough to please :lre cttlt audience while remaining accessible :uottgh to be a rrtainstreartt lrtt. Edinburgh: Filmhotrse. I Sherlock Junior (U) (Buster Keaton. US. I924) Btrster Keaton. Kathryn McGuire. Joe Keaton. 45 rtritrs. A cinema projecttotust spends its life daydreaming that he is a great detective. ind one day actually finds himself in the movie vre's projecting. The stlerrt master proves his know led 'e of cinematic form and. in terms of stunts and laughs. leaves everyone else standing. Edinburgh: Filmhotrse. I Small Faeeu I8) (Gillies Mackimron. UK. I995) lain Robertson. Joseph McFadden. J.S. Duffy. IOX mitts. (‘o-w ritten with producer brother" Billy. Gillies Mackmnon's marvelloust detailed study about the growing pains of a boy :aught iii the fritrges of Glasgow's gangland violence in the 60s emerges as a warrrt and accurate portrayal of working-class family life. Centrrng on three brothers. it avoids the pitfalls of the Glasgow hard rttart movie. instead becoming a superior rites-of- passage tale. Glasgow: (il’l'. I Smoke ( l5) (Wayne Wang. L'S. I995) llarvey Keitel. William Hurt. llarold Perrineau. I08 mins. Novelist lluti offers homeless lad I’ei rineau a place to stay after he is saved from being rtrn over. Elsewhere. well observed Brooklyn characters hang out in the tobacco store where Keitel dispenses homespun philosophies. A delightful attd compelling treat. based on the work of Paul Auster. Edinburgh: Filmhotrse. I Stonewall ( l5) (Nigel Finch. L'K/US. I995) Guillermo Diaz. Fred Weller. Brendan Corbalis. 99 mins. Gay country boy Matty Dean (Weller) comes to New York iii the summer of '69 and meets up with a crowd of drag queens led by diva l.aMiranda (Diaz). Police harassment and injustice bt itrgs about gay rights demos. then riots in the days after Judy Garlaird's death. A colourfrtl. moving. celebratory filttr from the late Nigel Finch. Fife: Adartr Smith. I Swimming Willi Sharks ( I5) (George Iluang. ITS. I995) Kevin Spacey. Frank eraley. Michelle Forbes. 95 mitts. UHHI/ SIM/H’t‘l and ()scar-winner' Spacey dominates affairs as a monstrous llollywtxxl studio executive who bullies new boy Whaley irt this impressive debut by llrratrg. Movies about rrrovres are nothing new. btrt like the best (The I”(I\‘(’I'. etc). this one gets beyond the glamour to say meaningful things about the priorities of work and nightmarish master-and-servant relationships. Central: MacRobert. I Thing: To Do In Denver When You're Dead (l8) ((iary Fleder. US. I995) Andy Garcia. Christopher Walken. Gabrielle Anwar. l l5 mins. ererr a final job for The Man With The Plan goes badly wrong. Jimmy The Saint rs given 48 hortrs to get out of town. btrt sticks around to help save his associates. Garcia's calm presence balances with a Itost of colourfrtlly eccentric character parts it) a modern noir that's a million times more mature than the comic book gunplay of Pulp Fit-iron or the clever-clever twist of The Usual Stir/writ. ()ne of the rrtost literate scripts the genre has seen. Str'atlrclyde: East Kilbride Arts Centre. I To Die For ( l5) (Gus Van Sartt. L'S. I995) Nicole Kidman. Matt Dillon. Joaquin Phoenix. l()7 mitts. Obsessed with TV fame. Suzanne (Kidmau) takes a job as a weatlrergirl with her local cable station. btrt uses her position to begin a dtx'rrtuentat'y on modern youth. And uses her subjects to knock off her husband (Dillon). a ball-aitd-chaiit around her ambitious ankles. Vart Sant's ultimately tragic satire on the psychological power of US media isn't a new subject. btit his treatment is enlivened considerably by an excellently judged performance by Kidman. who's beginning to show her titre potential. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Total lleeall ( I8) (Paul Vet-hocvctr. US. I990) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sharon Stone. Michael lronside. I09 ruins. In Verlroeven's ltrrgely expensive rollercoaster of violence. Arnie plays a construction worker whose vacatiortal fantasy (implanted by Rekall Incorporated) is to pitch him into a rretlrerworld of assassins and/immin- jam/m before unleashing the ftrll truth about his nightmares of life on Mars. The crazy Dutchman's Martian chronicle. teeming with sicko incident. is powered along by bursts of gee-ain't-this-fun-brutality. btit scores points for the playful ingenuity of the plotting. arid Arnie looks like he's enjoying himself. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Toy Story (PG) (John Lasseter. US. I995) With the voices of Torrt flanks. Tim Allen. Don Rickles. SI rnins. It isn't jtrst the state-of-the-art images that distinguish Disney's first computer- gerrerated animation feature. it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship and self-belief combined with an exciting rescue and
agaitrst-the-cloek tension. Toy Siorr- is sprinkled with cornrc asides. Don’t be fooled into thinking these toys are just for the kids. Edinburgh: UCI. I TWIIII' ( l8) (Danny Boyle. UK. I995) Ewart McGregor. Ewen Brerrtner. Robert Carlyle. Jonrry Lee Miller. 93 rrtrns. John llodge’s screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel. keeping the episodic structure of junkie scertes for the first half. before concentrating more on Rentotr ttr Londort in the later stages. Fast artd stylrslr direction. creative soundtrack and acting that‘s off-the-rails excellent. A cinematic blast from beginning to end. which also shows a complex — and true - understanding of the ltrre and fatal consequences of drug-taking. Glasgow: ()deou. (host-error. Virgin Parkhead. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI. Stratlrclyde: UCIs. WMR.
I The Treasure or The Sierra Indie (PG) (John .IItlSIOII. US. I948) Humphrey Bogart. Walter Iltrston. Tim llolt. I26 ruins. Three gold prospecror's strike ltrcky but come to grief because of their greed. Iconic. sweaty pefomtattce for Bogey irt llnston's classic pottaryal of human unsci'upulousuess. but grizzled old-timer lluston Snr still steals the show. Glasgow: GFT.
I the rnitlr About Catalan omttsr (Michael Lelunann. US. I996) Utna Thunnan. Janeane Garofalo. Ben Chaplin. 94 mins. An insecure radio host asks her beautiful neighbour to help her woo a British photographer. Modern female take on Cyrano De Bergerac. which keeps things moving irt pleasant romantic comedy manner with plenty of sight gags and one-liners. Bttt the wltole concept is guarenteed to split audiences between those who agree beauty is only skirt deep and those who reckon it's only right to be disappointed if your date turns out not to be Uma Thurman. General release.
I 12 M": ( l5) (Terry Gilliam. US. I995) Brrrce Willis. Brad Pitt. Madeleine Stowe. l29 rrrins. A convict from the future is sent to the past to discover the source of a lethal virus that has devastated humanity. bttt even he begins to wonder if the images in his head are merely delusions. A complex time-travel fantasy. with liberal strbplots and a decent mystery edge. that's lifted by Gilliam's ever-brilliant visual skills. It may at times stumble over its owrt inner logic. btrt it's art odd. eccentric creation that engages the imagination. Edinburgh: Cameo. Central: MacRobert.
I TwisteHPG) (Jan De Bout. US. I996) Helen Hunt. Bill Paxton. Jami Gertz. ll.1 mins. A meteorologist and his estranged scientist wife get together again while chasing the biggest tornado to hit Oklalrorrra irr decades. The plot is slight. btrt the characters are interesting and. of course. the special effects are amazing. But the structure is too repetitive — each storm is a little bigger. each encounter a little closer — for this to be something really special. See feature and review. General release.
I lllyuee’ one (PG) (Theo Attgeloupoulos. Greece/France. I995) Harvey Keitel. Maia Morgenstern. Er'land Josephson. I80 mins. Keitel plays art American filmmaker who goes to Greece in search of an early piece of undeveloped film. llisjoumey echoes the Ilomeric odyssey of Ulysses but also moves trs deeper into the troubled hean of the Balkans. Angeloupoulos is a genuine master. and this ambitious film shows remarkable formal accomplishment and emotional power. The presence of Keitel and a script substantially in English should open him up to a wider audience. Central: MacRobert. Irhelhthearahlelightnessereeinultt) (Philip Kaufman. US. I987) Daniel Day-Lewis. Juliette Binoche. Lena Olin. I67 rnins. Ambitious adaptation of Milan Kundera's complex novel about a wornanising Czech brain surgeon who falls irt love for the first time with a doe-like small-town beauty at the time of the Russian invasion of I968. A dawdling and rather austere narrative is given some spice and interest by an overwhelming eroticism. a beautifully judged evocation of Prague and gorgeous photography. Edinburgh: C arneo.
I lee Vishnu: (PG) (Jean-Marie Poirc. France. I993) Christian C Iavier. Jean Reno. Valerie Lernercier. IOS mins. Monty Python meets Don Quixote as a I2th century knight and his smelly servant are pitched forward in time to modern- day France after drinking a magic potion. An enjoyable blend of buffoonery. action. romance and satire. it has broken all French box office records of the last decade. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I VOIHN I5) (Akira Kurosawa. Japan. l96l) Toshiro Mifttne. Eijiro Tono. Karnatari Fujiwara. I I0 mins. The tentplate for Sergio Leone's A
F ixifiil Of Dollars. this brilliantly .shot widescreen movie is a classic in its own right. A lone samurai comes to a town split by two rival groups. and plays both sides off each other for personal gain. Kurosawa borrows from the Western. so it's only fair the genre grabbed something back for itself. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
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