I Raging Bull (I8) (Martin Scorsese. US. I980) Robert de Niro. Cathy Moriarty. Joe Pesci. I29 mins. Middleweight boxing champ Jake La Motta finds it difficult to srrstairr his early success and as his career fades. he declines into a travesty of his former self. De Niro's stunning physical presence dominates Scorsese‘s savagely bleak study of self-destructive machismo. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Rainbow (PG) (Bob lIoskius. l'K. I995) Bob lloskins. Terry Finn. Jacob Tierney. 9| mins. Four precocious kids from New Jersey ride to the American ruidwest on a rainbow. but when one pockets some gold. the safety of the world is in jeopardy. The characters lack warmth. the plot unfolds with little humour and minimal drama. Patchy. insubstantial and clrarmless. Fife: ABC. Strathclyde: l'(‘l East Kilbride.
I nepulsion ( l8) (Roman Polanski. UK. I965) Catherine Derreuve. lair llendry. John Fraser. l05 ruins. Left on her own in her sister's flat for a few days. a sexually repressed young woman gradually deteriorates towards complete mental breakdown. Polauski's first English language movie rernaius one of his best. a genuinely disturbing exploration of intense paranoia and claustrophobia that uullinchiugly picks at the audience‘s deepest neuroses. Edinburgh: Cameo. I Rosemary's Baby ( lsr (Roman Polanski. ('8. I968) Mia Farrow. John Cassavetes. Ruth Gordon. I37 ruins. In this fastidious. frightening adaptation of Ira Levin's novel. young housewife Farrow moves into a new apartment block where she comes to believe that her neighbours are witches and her husband is the Devil. Polanski works at the ambiguity factor all the way through by contrasting the everyday surroundings with the extraordinary events (imagined or otherwise) taking place in and around them. while the cast all play it with some conviction. Edinburgh: ('ameo.
I Running For President (I’m l 20 mins. A special event. timed just before the American Presidential elections. which has as its centrepiece I).A. Peuuebaker"s The War Rmmr. an Oscar-nominated drx‘umentary on the spindoctors who helped Clinton to victory. A discussion on politicians and the media image follows. Glasgow: GI’I‘.
I Scotland On Screen: The 90s Boom (ll) Duncan Petrie takes stock of the growth in Scottish cinema in the last few years. Small Fur'r'i will be screened as a glowing example. Mon l I only. Glasgow: GI-‘I‘.
I Scotland On Screen: Tartan TV tt'l Donny
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O'Rourke explores the image of Scors and Scotland on the small screen. Mon 4 only. Glasgow: GET.
I Sense And Sensibility (U) (Aug Lee. US/UK. I995) Emma Thompson. Kate Wirrslet. Alan Rickruan. Ilugh Grant. I35 rrrirrs. Denied their inheritance when the father of the household dies. the female members of the Dashwood faruily face a precarious future which corrrplicales the romances of sensible Elinor (Thompson) and emotive Marianne (Wirrslet). 'I'hompsou's adaptation keeps the wordplay engaginly tart and sharp-witted. btrt never loses sight of the powerful frustrations simmering beneath the surface. Infinitely ruore satisfying than your typical tlrrffy period piece. Fife: New Picture Ilouse.
I Seven ( l8) (David Finchet‘. US. I995) Brad Pitt. Morgan Freeman. Gwyneth Paltrow. I27 rrrins. The outline is familiar — two cops track down a serial killer — btrt Seven is a step ahead of its rivals. From its opening title sequence onwards. it's an extremely dark movie 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 Fiucher the material for an intense stylistic exercise in horror. Edinburgh: Film Guild. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr.
I Small Faces ( l8) (Gillies Mackiuuon. UK. I995) Iain Robertson. Joseph McFadden. J.S. Duffy. I08 rrrirrs. Co-writteu with producer brother Billy. Gillies Mackinnou's ruarvellously detailed study about the growing pains of a boy caught in the fringes of Glasgow's gangland violence in the 60s emerges as a warru and accurate portrayal of working-class family life. Centriug on three brothers. it avoids the pitfalls of the Glasgow hard man movie. instead becorrrirrg a superior rites-of-passage tale. Glasgow: GFI".
I Smoke ( I5) (Wayne Wang. US. I995) Harvey Keitel. William Ilurt. llarold Perrineatr. l08 ruins. Novelist llrrrt offers homeless lad Perrineau a place to stay after he is saved from being run over. Elsewhere. well observed Brooklyn characters hang out in the tobacco store where Keitel dispenses homespun philosophies. A delightful and compelling treat. based on the work of Parrl Auster. Fife: New Picture Ilotrse.
I Songs Of The Homeland (PO) A Latino music documentary by Ilector Galau. shown as part of the Day ()f The Dead celebrations. Glasgow: lletherington Building. University.
I The Sorcerers ( I8) (Michael Reeves. UK. I967) Boris Karloff. Catlreriue Lacey. larr Ogilvy. HM mins. One of only three films rrrade by Reeves before his suicide (Ire also ruade the masterpiece II’r‘te/rﬁmler General). this neglected movie stars Karloff and Lacey as an aging couple with the ability to control the minds of others and experience the world through them. Far darker and more psychologically disturbing than rmrch British horror of the period. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Stargate (PG) (Roland Emmerich. L'S. I994) Kurt Russell. James Spader. Jaye Davidson. l22 mins. Was Earth visited centuries ago by aliens. Seeurs like it. particularly when Euyptologist Spader solves the key to a huge engraved circle found at the pyramids and unlocks a doorway to another planet. Along with a military team led by Russell. he encounters totalitarian space god Ra (Davidson) and reverses US foreign policy by helping the locals. Big budget science fiction with gleefully ridiculous story and brilliant effects. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Stealing Beauty ( l 5) (Bernardo Bertolrrcci. Italy/France/UK. I996) Liv Tyler. Jeremy Irons. Donal McCanu. ll8 mins. A teenage American beauty (Tyler) visits her late mother‘s bohemian ex-pat friends in Tuscany with a mind to lose her virginity to the young man for whom she Iras Irad a lasting infatuation. Rivals for her affections are many. and her arrival rrrrseltles the balance of the house. The photography and handling of Bertolucci's first Italian-set frlm for fifteen years is characteristically masterful. although the storyline may contain a little too rmrclr middle- aged ruale Ieclrery. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Stendhal Syndrome ( l8) (Dario Argento. Italy. I996) I20 mins. Still floundering to equal his earlier masterpieces. this thriller froru the Italian slasher king features his daughter Asia (La Reine Marga!) as a policewoman whose attempts to capture a serial killer are hindered by ‘Stendhal‘s Syndrome' - an affliction which causes her to Iralluncinate when she sees a work of art. Cue a clirrrax in Florence's Uffrzi museum . . . Edinburgh: Filrulrouse.
I Striptease (l5) (Andrew Bergman. US. I996) Derui Moore. Burt Reynolds. Armand Assante.
I I7 mins. Moore got paid a ludicrous amount of money for one of the biggest teases in cinema history. and disappointed fans in dirty macs won't find much else in the story to replace their thwared expectations. The story of a rrrurn who strips to ensure the upkeep of her daughter. Striptease doesn't know if its comedy. thriller. satire or drama. To say it's better than Slmlr‘girlx
is like saying falling off a cliff is better than being hit by a bus. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
I The Sunshine Boys (PG) (Ilerbert Ross. US. I975) Walter Matthau. George Burns. Richard Benjamin. H I mins. Burns emerges with honour as one half of a variety duo who reform for a TV special despite their mutual animosity. Mattharr isn't so good. burdened with a role several years older titan reality. Some of Neil Simon's lines crackle with male bitclrirress. btrt on the whole. it‘s a bit of a plod. Edinburgh: St Bride‘s.
I A Time To Kill ( I 5) (Joel Schumacher. US. I996) Matthew McConaughey. Sandra Bullock. Samuel L. Jackson. I49 mins. Based on an early John Grisham novel. this Irellislrly over-extended courtroom drama wastes its stellar cast on a crass-fuelled ride to cliche city. Ilot newcomer McConaughey plays the strrrggling lawyer defending Jackson on a charge of murdering the white racist thugs who raped his young daughter: this being the Deep South. tlrejob ain't going to be easy. Ultimately. it's all very pat and patronising. Glasgow: ABCs. Edinburgh: UCI. Fife: Glenrothes. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebauk. I Tin Cup (I5) (Rou Shelton. US. I996) Kevin Costner. Rene Russo. Cheeclr Marin. I35 ruins. Unpredictable. washed-up golfer Costner tries to pull himself together and win the heart of his adversary‘s girl by entering the US Open. Shelton comes tip with the funniest sports film since his own baseball movie Bull Dar/ram. while Costner turns in an irnrneusely appealing performance. Good humour. good insight. General release.
I Touch ot Evil ( I2) (Orson Welles. US. I958) ()rsorr Welles. Charlton Heston. Marlene Dietrich. Janet Leigh. I08 mins. Welles ruade a return to Hollywood studio employment after a decade in the wilderness with this classic baroque thriller. In a sleazy border town. the murder of a Mexican bigwig causes friction between corrupt local detective Ilarrk Quinlan (Welles himself) and upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas (Ilestorr). Amidst a gallery of Wellesiarr grotesques and expressionist camerawork the dialogue between truth and justice becomes progressively more garbled. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Trainspotting ( l8) (Danny Boyle. UK. I995) Ewan McGregor. Ewen Breruner. Robert Carlyle. Jonny Lee Miller. 93 mins. John Ilodge‘s screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel. keeping the episodic structure ofjunkie scenes for the first Iralf. before concentrating ruore on Renton in London in the later stages. Fast and stylish direction. creative soundtrack and acting that‘s off-the-rails excellent. A cinematic blast froru beginning to end. which also shows a complex — and true — understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking. Glasgow: ()deorr. Edinburgh: Odeon.
I Trash ( l8) (Paul Morrisey. US. I970) Joe Dallesandro. Ilolly Woodlawn. Jane Forth. l03 mins. The lives of the living dead injurrktowu USA. Morrisey's camera unflinchineg observes the desperate lives of Warhol Superstars Dallesandro and Woodlawrr as they shamble through sex and heroin towards a welfare check. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Truth About Cats And 0095(15) (Michael Lehmauu. US. I996) Uma Thurman. 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 in pleasant romantic comedy ruarrner with plenty of sight gags and one-liners. But the whole concept is guarerueed to split audiences between those who agree beauty is only skin deep and those who reckon it‘s only right to be disappointed if your date turns out not to be Uma Thurman. Strallrclyde: UCl East Kilbride.
I Twelfth Night (U) (Trevor Ntrrrn. UK. I996) lrrrogerr Stubbs. Helena Bonham Carter. Nigel Hawthorne. I35 rrrins. There‘s a dark cloud hanging over the happy ending in this splendid Shakespeare adaptation by ex-RSC top man Nunn. The farcical action brought about by the cross-dressing plot never loses sight of the pairt at its core. and the joke on Malvolio (Hawthorne) has a cruel edge. Performances are excellent. with Ben Kingsley an inspired choice. bringing weight to the role of the fool Feste. Glasgow: Odeon Quay. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. UCI.
I 12 Monkeys ( l5) (Terry Gilliam. US. I995) Bruce 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. brrt even he begins to wonder if the images in his head are ruerely delusions. A complex time-travel fantasy. with liberal subplots and a decent mystery edge. that‘s lifted by Gilliam's ever-brilliant visual skills. It may at times stumble over its own inner logic. brrt it‘s an odd. eccentric creation that engages the iruagination. Glasgow: GFI‘. Fife: New Picture House.
I Twins 0t Evil ( l8) (John IIough. UK. I97 I) Madeleine Collinson. Mary Collinson. Peter
Cushing. 87 mins. Picking real-life I’Iavlmy model twins to star as the newest members of a female vampire cult provided Ilamruer with the perfect fusion of sex and horror. The rest of the movie keeps the balance working nicely. Edinburgh: Carueo. I Twister (PG) (Jan De Bout. US. I996) Ilelerr Ilunt. Bill Paxton. Jami Gertz. ll3 mins. A meteorologist and his estranged scientist wife get together again while chasing the biggest tornado to hit Oklahoma in decades. Tire 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. Glasgow: ()deorr Quay. I Two Days In The Valley ( I 5) (Jolm Ilerzfeld. US. I996) Danny Aiello. Jeff Daniels. James Spader. I00 mins. Assassination. double-cross. kidnapping. rurrrder — multiple characters pitch up for this modest. old-fashioned but perfectly enjoyable movie that's filled with disarming performances. Aiello's touching study in clawed-back dignity tops the bill. Glasgow: Odeon Quay. Edinburgh: UCI. Borders: Pavilion. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebauk. I Vampyr ( I8) (Carl Dreyer. Germany. I932) Julian West. Ileuriette Gerard. Jan Ilierorrimko. 82 mins. Dreyer's version of Carnrilla is one of the ruost poetic pieces of vampire cinema in film history. Beautifully photographed with a dream- like mood aud logic. it rises the camera often from a subjective viewpoint. thereby becoming one of the first psychological horror frlms. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I When The Cat's Away ( l5) (Cedric Klapislt. France. I996) Garance Clavel. Oliver Py. Zinediue Soualem. 95 mins. The magic of Paris is captured perfectly in this sparkling. unpretentious movie which is deep in emotion. but light in touch. When her feline friend goes missing. Chloe (Clavel) gathers together her neighbours to search for the errant ruoggy. and discovers more about life on the way. A low key joy. Glasgow: GFI'. Edinburgh: Cameo. I The Wind In The Willows (U) (Terry Jones. UK. I996) Terry Jones. Eric Idle. Steve Coogan. 88 mins. When Mole's Irome is destroyed by weasel property deveIOpers. Ire enlists the help of Rat. Badger and egotistical Toad to uncover a conspiracy. Jones's Python-for-kids adaptation of the classic novel is a tad self-indulgent. with some awful songs and lacklustre pacing. Ilowever. the characters and atmosphere will probably charm a younger audience not yet into their more cynical teens. Edinburgh: UCI. Borders: Pavilion. Roxy. Strathclyde: ()deon
I Witchtinder General ( l8) (Michael Reeves. UK. I968) Vincent Price. Ian Ogilvy. Rupert Davies. 87 mins. One of the best British hon‘or films ever. utterly bleak and filled with the nihilism of director Reeves (who committed suicide a year after its corrrpletion). Price is at his most completely evil as true-life witchfrnder Matthew Ilopkins. sadistically travelling the country to torture unfortunates in the name of church and state. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Women In Revolt ( 18) (Paul Morrissey. US. l97l ) Jackie Curtis. Candy Darling. Ilolly Woodlawn. Mon‘issey‘s satire on the women's movement (which manages an artistic dorrble take by having transvestites in the lead roles) achieves a genuine poignancy through the star presence of the performers. but is ﬁlmed in fairly dull fashion. The sex in the foreground is less subversive than the comic speeches in the background. and the feeling is that this is as close as we'll get to a glimpse at life in the Warhol Factory. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Words And Music (U) (Norman 'I'aurog. US. l948) Tom Drake. Mickey Rooney. Perry Como. I20 mins. Songwriting duo Rodgers and Hart are celebrated in this upbeat biopic which features a glossary of stars - Judy Garland. Mel Torme. Lena Home. etc. Lavish production numbers abound. but the script itself doesn‘t go overboard on seutirneut. Well. not too rnrrch. Edinburgh: St Bride‘s.
I Work. Rest & Play (I5) (Doug Aubrey/Alan Robertson. Scotland. I993-96) 106 mins. Aubrey and Robinson's experimental video work corubines urban prose with the street technology of the carucorder for a look at Scotland in the 90s. Thurs 7 only. Glasgow: GET.
I Yo Soi Chicano (PG) Jesus Trevino's vintage documentary. shown as part of the Day Of The Dead celebrations. Glasgow: Iletheringon Building. University.
I Zombie Flesh Eaters (I8) (Lucio Fulci. Italy. I979) Tisa Farrow. Ian McCulloch. Richard Johnson. 9l mins. Fulci's sharueless rip-off of Romero's living dead series is done with full-on spaghetti abandon. touching also on the notorious Italian cannibal sub-genre. The zombies manage to spill out of their voodoo island onto the streets of New York as the director sacrifices imagination and subtle suspense for lashings of gone. Shown in the original UK cinema cut. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
38 The List I- I4 Nov I996