Craven plays safe with what he does best. but plays it knmi-ing/y. The teenagers of Woodsboro know they‘re typical stalker fodder. so when a killer hits town. they gather in art enormous house to watch horror movies as the real bad guy gets closer. Self-conscious references are good fun. the opening sequence is genuine white- knuckle material. and - if you know the rules — you'll find it perfectly scary and funny. (ilasgow: Showcase. UCI Clydebank. Iidinburgh: Cameo. UCI. East Kilbride: UCI. Irvine: WMR. Paisley: Showcase.
The Sheltering Sky ( l 8) (Bernardo Bertolucci. UK/ltaly. 1990) Debra Winger. John Malkovicli. Campbell Scott. Jill Bennett. 138 mins. The subtlety of Paul Bowles‘ novel is not fully communicated. and Bertolucci's alterations have been frowned upon. but ironically the departures front the text are the source of the most intense cinematic images. In the central roles as the doomed American couple seeking adventure. Winger's Kit may be flawed. btit Malkovich's Port is a superbly intuitive characterisation. Edinburgh: l-‘ilmhouse.
Some Like It Hot (PG) (Billy Wilder. US. 1959) Tony Curtis. Jack Lemmon. Marilyn Monroe. 120 mins. Two impecunious male musicians inadvertently witness the St Valentine's Day Massacre and take refuge iii l-‘lorida with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators. an all-female band. Brilliant. brittle. crackerjack farce with all concerned at a peak in their careers. Iiast Kilbride: Arts Centre.
Space Jam (U) (Joe Pytka. US. 1996) Michael Jordan. Bugs Bunny. Wayne Knight. 87 mins. Nasty alien cartoons have captured Bugs Bunny and are going to enslave the Looney Tunes in their amusement park on Moron Mountain. btit Bugs has the brainwave of challenging them to a basketball game and enlisting the talents of Michael Jordan for his team. Lacking the class of Who Framed Roger Rub/iii" and the pace of a real basketball game. Spin-1' .ltI/ll should divert the kids on Saturday mornings. (ilasgow: Showcase. UCI Clydebank. Iidinburgh: UCI. liast Kilbride: LFCI. (ialashiels: Pavilion. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith. Paisley: Showcase. Swingers ( 15) (Doug Liman. US. I996) Vince Vaughn. John liavreau. Ron Livingston 96mins. A wannabe actor Mike and his pal Trent drive to Vegas to play the tables and pick tip sortie babes. Later. in LA. the boys hangout with their friends. wandering the trendy bars. generally being young. single and without love. Which is just about all there is to Stringer-s — a heap of talking. the odd limiiugc (Scorsese and 'I'arantino) and lots of male bonding. A highly watchable. very funny and entertaining piece of low-budget filmmaking. See preview and review. (ilasgow: ()deons. Showcase. lidinburgh: ()deon. Paisley: Showcase.
Touch of Evil (18) (()rson Welles. US. 1958) Orson Welles. Charlton Heston. Marlene Dietrich. Janet Leigh. 108 mins. Welles made a return to Hollywood studio employment after a decade in the wilderness w ith this classic baroque thriller. In a slea/y border town. the murder of a Mexican bigwig causes friction between corrupt local detective Hank Quinlan (Welles himself) and upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas (Heston). Amidst a gallery of Wellesian grotesques and expressionist camerawork the dialogue between truth arid justice becomes progressively more garbled. Don't be late or you'll miss one of cinema‘s most famous opening shots. (ilasgow: (il’l'. ToukiBouki1t’(i)1l)jihril Diop-i'yiamhety. Senegal. 1973) 95 minutes. With a title that translates as The llt'i'iiu '\ Journey. this Senegalese offering follows two children on an odyssey towards the promised land of
Western riches in I-‘rance. Director Marnbety
has explained that it's ‘about Africans sick with the idea of liurope. Africans who consider that Iiurope is the door of Africa and that it's necessary to have been there in order to be able to come back and be highly thought of'. (ilasgow: (ll-'I'. Unforgettable 1 15) (John Dahl. US. 1995) Ray Liotta. Linda I~'io1'eiititio. Peter Coyote. 120 mins. Murder suspect Liotta tries to
prove his innocence using a scientific breakthrough that allows the memories of the deceased to be relived through an extraction of their cerebral spinal fluid (huh?) Fiorentino shuns her recent sex- bornb image to play a white-coated boffin. but the movie spins from the incredulous to the inept. A serious disappointment after DahI's brooding. steamy film noir 'l’lii' [.(lxl Seduction. See preview and review. Glasgow: Showcase. lidinburgh: UCI. Paisley: Showcase.
Unhoolt The Stars ( 15) (Nick Cassavetes. US/France. 1996) (iena Rowlands. Marisa Tomei. (iérard Depardieu. 104 mins. Following in the footsteps of his famous father — American indie godfather John - Cassavetes casts his mother. (iena Rowlands. as a middle-aged widow who starts to reconsider her own life through the changes happening to others around her. The film quickly makes its feel that the characters are the driving force behind the unfolding drama. Rowlands. maternal yet isolated. capable yet vulnerable. is absolutely wonderful. (ilas‘gow: (ll-'1'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Wallace 81 Gromit 90 mins. Nick Park‘s Oscar-winning duo it) their complete adventures to date — A (from! Day ()ul. 7711' ll’rmig 'I'miist'rs and rl Close Show. Claymation heroes for our times. (ilasgow: ()deon Quay.
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (15) (Robert Aldrich. US. 1962) Bette Davis. Joan Crawford. Victor Buono. 133 mins. The catty rivalry between two former screen stars (and ofcourse. resemblance may be intended to persons living or dead) leads to suspicion after a mysterious accident confines La Crawford to a wheelchair iii Aldrich‘s clever btit ultimately unsatisfying mystery thriller. Iidinhurgh: I'llllllltHlRt‘. When We Were Kings1tii11.eon(}as1. US/Africa. I996) Muhammad Ali. (icorge Forman. Norman Mailer. 84 mitts. An ()sear-winner in the Best Documentary category. this splendid account of the historic ‘Rumble in the Jungle' boxing match between Muhammad Ali and (leorgc I-‘orman gets beyond the punches thrown in the ring to convey the sense of black pride being born. Amazingly dramatic. Galashiels: Pavilion. Irvine: Magnum. Whisky Galore (PU) (Alexander Mackendrick. UK. 1949) Basil Radford. Joan Greenwood. Jean Cadell. 82 mins. Much-loved Iialing comedy by the late Sandy Mackendriek. A ship carrying a cargo of whisky is shipwrecked off a Scottish island during wartime. so the locals decide it's time to wet their thirst. l-‘ull of wit and charm that others can only hope to emulate. With Tartan Short 7710 Slur. (ilasgow: (il’l‘. The Wind In The Willows (U) (Terry Jones. UK. 1996) Terry Jones. Iirie Idle. Steve Coogan. 88 mins. When Mole's home is destroyed by weasel property developers. lie enlists the help of Rat. Badger and egotistical Toad to uncover a conspiracy. Jones's l’ytlion-for-kids adaptation of the classic novel is a tad self-indulgent. with some awful songs arid lackltistre pacing. However. the characters and atmosphere will probably charm a younger audience not yet into their tnore cynical teens. (llasgow: (1171‘.
Woman of the Dunes 1 l8) (Illrtisltl 'l‘esliigahara. Japan. 1964) Iijii ()kada. Kyoko Kisliida. I27 mins. l'navailablc for many years in the UK. 'l‘eshigaliara‘s cruel arid erotic thriller has been re-rcleased in a new print. An entomologist is trapped by mysterious villagers and is forced to lise with a beautiful but itiartictilate woman 11) an escape-proof sandpit. A visual masterpiece. Iiditiburgh: I’ilniliouse. Yeelen (P(i)(Sou1emanye Cisse. Mali. 1987) lssiaka Kane. :\1)ttta Sangare. Ballamoussa Keita. 105 mins. A young Bambarra boy steals a sacred object from the tribe. an act which breaks centtiries of tradition and leaves his father carrying the burden of atonement. The boy runs off in search of a missing uncle. btit tribal shame still hangs over him. Completely enthralling and accessible film. whose framework of tribal rituals and mytliologies conjures ati innocently magical alternative universe. An enchanting trip through the epic narrative style ofa remote btit not inhospitable culture. (ilasgow: (ll-'1'.
Film Listings are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film listings compiled by Helen Monaghan and Claire Prentice.
ABG, MOIRENO: GLASGOW
380 Clarkstoii Road. Muirend. ()141 633 2123.
Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon—Thu). Child/()AP: £2.
FRIDAY ll—THURSDAY 17
Batman And Robin (P(i) Daily: 2.55. 8.30.
Daily iiiat (except Sun): 12.05. Daily (exceptThu): 5.45.
One Fine Day (PG)
Daily: 3.10. 5.55. 8.4().
Daily tnat (except Sun): I210. The Lady And The Tramp (U) Daily mat (except Stiii): noon. Sun mat: 3.00.
Crash 1 18)
Daily (except Sun): 3.00.
Daily (except Thu): 5.50. 8.45. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG) Tliu preview: 5.35. 8.25.
FRIDAY 18-—THURSDAY 24
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone ()141 637 2641 for details and times.
New film due to open on Fri 18:
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG)
ABO FILM CENTRE: GLASGOW
326 Satichieliall Street. ()141 332 I592. ltifo: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. Bar. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student: £3. ()AP: £3. Child: £2.50.
FRIDAY ll—THURSDAY 17
Batman And Robin (PG) Daily: 1.45. 5.25. 8.20.
Sat: 11.55. 2.40. 5.25. 8.20. One Fine Day (PU)
Daily: 1.10. 3.40. 6.05. 8.35. The Lady And The Tramp 111) Daily: 1.15. 3.15.
The Fifth Element (PG) Daily: 5.10. 8.15. Unforgettable 1 15 Daily: 1.45. 5.25. The Quest 1 l8) Daily(except'l‘hu): 1.10. 3.30. 6.00. 8.40.
Thu mat: 1.10.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG)
Thu preview: 5.45. 8.25.
FRIDAY 18 THURSDAY 24
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG) Daily: 11.20. 2.25. 5.20. 8.15.
Rest of programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone ()141 332 9513 for details and times.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128.
Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [1)].[Ii]. Matinees £3.25 (cones £2). Iivenings £4.25 (cones £3 except Sat evening). All dotible bills - evening prices apply.
FRIDAY 11 JUL
1. Madame Butterfly (PG) 5.31). 8.15.
2. Grace Of My Heart 1 15) 6.30. The Addiction (18) 9.1)1).
SATURDAY 12 JUL
1. Madame Butterflyil’m 2.31). 5.31). 8.15.
2. FlyAway Home1t'i 2.1)1). 4.15. Grace Of My Heart 1 15) 6.30.
The Addiction 1 18) 9.01).
SUNDAY 13 JUL
1. Madame Butterflytt’G) 2.31). 5.31). 8.15.
The best films this fortnight
The Addiction Abel Ferrara brings a philosophical edge to the vampire genre as student Lili Taylor discovers a new brand of addictive behaviour. See preview and review. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Fi/mhouse.
Kids Return Takeshi Kitano follows Violent Cop and Sonatine with a film about two friends, one into boxing, the other drawn to the Yakuza. See preview and review. Edinburgh: Fi/mhouse.
One Fine Day Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney are harrassed single parents who brush against each other in a lightweight but lovable romantic comedy. General release.
Unhook The Stars Nick Cassavetes follows in his father John's footsteps with the deceptively simple story of a widow discovering a new lease of life. Glasgow; GFT. Edinburgh: Fi/mhouse.
Citizen Kane The Orson Welles classic, regarded by many to be the best film ever made, returns in a new print struck from the rejuvenated negative. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Grace Of My Heart Based loosely on the life of Carole King, this story of a struggling but determined female Singer-songwriter IS full of period flavour and wonderful songs. Glasgow: GFT. His Girl Friday Screwball comedy par
5 excellence as newspaper editor Cary
Grant is outclassed and outsmarted by sassy ace reporter Rosalind Russell. Edinburgh: Fl/mhouse.
5 2. Carla's Song115i+Short (15)
3.31). Touch Of Evil 1 12) 6.31). The Addiction 1 18) 9.01).
MONDAY 14 JUL
f 1. Madame Butterfly1PG) 5.30. 8.15.
2. The Addiction ( 18) 6.1)(). Carla's Song 1 15) + Short (15) 8.01).
TUESDAY 15 JUL
i 1. Richard "1115) 5.45.
Madame Butterfly (PG) 8.15.
2. The Addiction 1 18) + The Funeral (18) 6.15.
WEDNESDAY 16 JUL
1. Madame Butterflytl’G) 8.15.
2. The Funeral 1 18) 6.30.
The Addiction 1 18) 9.01).
THURSDAY 17 JUL
1. The Addiction ( 18) 6.15
Madame Butterfly1l’G) 8.15.
2. Touki Bouki11’G) 5.45. The Funeral 1 18) 8.45.
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