remarkable and devastating film about the life of child prodigy and pianist David Helfgott. who was forced to retire from the stage due to a mental breakdown. but returned later in life. The performances show real love. while the recital passages are presented with a conviction that underlines the quality of the film as a whole. Edinburgh: Cameo. The Sound Of Music (U) (Roben Wise. US. 1965) Julie Andrews. Christopher Plummer. Richard Haydn. 173 mins. In the late I930s. vivacious nun Maria (Andrews) introduces the Von Trapp children to the joys of music. and their widowed father (Plummer) to the joys of love as Nazism begins to sweep Austria. One of the great screen musicals. completely uncynical. and boasting a host of memorable songs and charm-sodden moments. And it‘s all based on a true story. East Kilbride: UCI. Space Jam (U) (Joe Pyika. 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. but 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 Rabbit." and the pace of a real basketball game. Space Jam should divert the kids on Saturday mornings. Glasgow: Showcase. Paisley: Showcase. Swingers (15) (Doug Liman. US. 1996) Vince Vaughn. John Favreau. Ron Livingston. 96 mins. Wannabe actor Mike and his pal 'I‘rent drive to Vegas to play the tables and pick tip some babes. Later. in LA. the boys hang out with their friends. wandering the trendy bars. Which isjust about all there is to Swingers a heap of talking. the odd homage (Scorsese and 'l'arantino) and lots of male bonding. A highly watchable. very funny and entertaining piece of low-budget filmmaking. Glasgow: Odeons. Galashiels: Pavilion. Thinner ( 18) (Ton) Holland. US. 1997) Robert John Burke. Joe Mantegna. 96 mins. Another Stephen King (technically ‘Richard Bachrnan') adaptation to add to the pile. Holland's horror morality tale has fat lawyer Burke shedding the pounds when he comes under a gypsy curse. Lacks imagination. btit the effects are pretty good. Glasgow: UCI Clydebank. Total Eclipse ( I8) (Agnieska Holland. US. 1996) Leonardo DiCaprio. David 'lhewlis. Romaine Bohringer. 105 mins. Unusual casting combination to say the least: Romeo And Juliet's DiCaprio and Naked's Tbewlis are. respectively. French poets Rimbaud and Verlaine in this period piece that's more interested in private life scandals than literary merits. Adapted by Christopher Hampton from his own play. it's like a pretentious cousin to Amadeus. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Trees Lounge (15) (Steve Buscemi. US. 1996) Steve Buscemi. Chloe Sevigny. Anthony lal’aglia. 95 mins. Prolific L‘S indie actor Buscemi comes tip trumps in front of and behind the camera in this carefully detailed. character-driven movie that's more Cassavettes than 'I‘arantino. It's to Buscemi‘s credit as actor. writer and director that he encourages such sympathy for his barfly loser. whose self-pitying joumey through (low) life is funny and unsentimentalfl‘he greatest. most phenomenal. small. unassuming film you're likely to see all year. lidinburgh: Cameo. Warriors Of Virtue (PG) (Ronny Yti. LS. 1996) Angus MacFadyen. Mario Yedidia. Marley Shelton. 102 mins. Whisked off to a parallel world. young Ryan is threatened by evil Lord Kornodo (Bravelieart‘s Macl’adycn) but protected by live kung fu fighting kangaroos. A dodgy script that rips off The Net'erending Story. Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is lifted by an entertaining combination of great production design. Hong Kong martial arts skills and decent Hollywood special effects. Glasgow: L7C1 Clydebank. Welcome To The Dollhouse 1 IS) 1 Todd Solondz. US. 1995) Heather Matarano. Brendan Sexton .lr. Matthew Faber. 87 mins. Heather Matarazzo delivers an unforgettable performance as Dawn Wiener a lonely. softly-spoken child subjected to constant abuse at school and virtually ignored at home. This Siindance Grand Jury l’rizewinner presents the world of high school as far closer to the bone than the Usual sanitised version. probing an inner world of frustration and anger with scathing humour and understanding. I‘dinburglt: Cameo.



Film Listings are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.


380 Clarkston Road. Mtiirend. 0141 633 2123.

Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon -Thu). Child/OAR: £2.


Men In Black (PG)

Daily: 1.15. 3.45. 6.15. 8.45.

Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie 1P0) Daily: 1.30. 3.55. 6.20. 8.50.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1’0) Daily: 1.45. 5.15. 8.15.


326 Sauchiehall Street. 0141 332 1592. Info: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. Bar. £4 (£3 before 5pm). Student: £3. OAP: £3. Child: £2.50.


Men In Black (PG)

Daily: 11.15. 1.35. 3.55. 6.15. 8.45. Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG) Daily: 11.15. 1.31). 3.51). (1.11). 11.45. The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1P0) Daily: 1.45. 5.20. 8.1.5.

One Fine Day 1P0)

Daily: 1.10. 3.41). (1.05. 3.35.

The Fifth Element (PG)

Daily: 5.20. 8.15.

Batman And Robin (PG)

Daily: 12.10. 2.45.


12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128.

Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinees £3.25 (concs £2). Iivenings £4.25 (cones £3 except Sat evening). All double bills evening prices apply.

[Li/Fl" denotes Edinburgh International l‘l/lll Festival .1‘1'reenings.


1. Grosse Point Blank1l5) 2.01). 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.

2. Alive And Kicking 118) 3.00. 8.30. Mamma Roma115) 6.15.


1. Mamma Roma115) 2.01).

Grosse Point Blank (15) 4.15. 6.30. 8.45. 2. Study Day: Spike Lee 10.31).

Alive And Kicking 118) 4.01). 6.15. Mamma Roma ()5) 8.30.


1. I Confess (PC) + North By Northwest (PG) 2.00.

Grosse Point Blank 1 15) 6.31). 8.45.

2. Alive And Kicking 1 18) 1.45. 8.30. Mamma Roma1l5) 4.1)0. (1.15.


Key to Film Listings

[D] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop for the convenience of hearing aid users.

AMIPM is not given in Film Listings. 12.15 is between noon and 1pm.

00.30 is between midnight and 1am.

DAILY refers to screenings which take place on all seven days of the week.

MAT refers to an additional matinee screening. starting before 6pm.

EVE refers to an additional evening screening.

LATE refers to an additional late-night screening. starting after 10.30pm.

1. Slab Boys115) EIFF 7.30. 2. Grosse Point Blank115) 2.00. 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.

TUESDAY 12 AUG 1. John Byrne: Scene By Scene EIFF 7.30

2. Grosse Point Blank115) 2.1)(). 4.15. 6.30. 8.45.


1. Grosse Point Blank115) 2.00. 4.15. (1.30. 8.45.

2. The Castle115) l-IIFF 5.45. Doll115)lilFF 8.15.


1. Grosse Point Blank115) 3.01). 5.31). 8.45.

Jump The Gun 115) FLIFF 7.45.

2. Moeblu51 15) EIH‘ 5.45.


Ashton 1.ane. Hillhead. ()141 339 4298. CC booking: 0141 339 4298. £3.90 (£3 all day Mon). Students/111340: £3. Child/GAP: £1.80. Seats can be booked for last evening and late screenings. Box office open

I lam—7pm (Sun: 2—7p1n).


Men In Black (PG)

Daily: 2.00. 5.00. 8.00.

BeanzThe Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG) Daily: 2.20. 5.20. 8.11).


Sat mat: 11.00.


56 Renlield Street. ()141 332 3413.

Info and (.‘C booking: ()141 333 9551 Bar. [1)] screens 2. 3 and 4. £4.50 executive seat; £4 standard seats. Student/UB40: £3. Child/GAP: £2.75. Family ticket: £1 1.


Men In Black (PG)

Daily: 11.15. 1.45. 4.15. 6.45. 9.15.

Fri & Sat late: 11.45.

Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG) Daily: 11.45. 2.00. 4.30. 7.00. 9.15.

Fri & Sat late: 11.45.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG) Daily: 11.45. 2.45. 5.45. 8.45.

Batman And Robin ti’G)

0.111}: 1.01). 3.45.

The Lady And The Tramp 1U)

Daily: 12.30. 2.15.

One Fine Day 1P0)

Dailv: 4.00. 6.30. 9.00.

Addicted To Love 1 15)

Daily: 6.30. 9.00.

Fri & Sat late: 11.45.

Swingers 1 15) Daily: 700. Fri (L Sat late: Scream 1 18) Fri & Sat late:


()ff l’aislcy Road opposite Harry Ramsden's. ()141 4180111.

Info and CC booking: 0141 418 0345. [1)]. [li]. £4.25 (£3.25 before 5pm). Student/1.11140: £3. Child/GAP: £2.50. Superior seats (no cones); £4.75 (£3.75 before 5pm). All standard seats £2 before noon Saturday. 1511111in ticket available.




Men In Black 1I’G)

Daily: 11.00. 11.45. 1.30. 2.15. 4.00. 4.45. 6.30. 7.15. 9.00. 9.45.

1-‘ri & Sat lates: 11.30. midnight. Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG) Daily: 12.15. 1.00. 2.30. 3.15. 4.45. 5.30. 7.1)0. 7.45. 9.15. 10.00.

Fri & Sat late: midnight.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG) Daily: 11.30. 12.15. 2.30. 3.15. 5.30. 6.15. 8.30. 9.15.

Fri ht Sat late: midnight.

Donnie Brasco 1 I8)

Daily: noon. 4.45. 9.15.

Fri & Sat late: midnight.

Grosse Point Blank 115)

listings FILM

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FIRST nun Bean Rowan Atkinson takes his TV '4 character off to America for more clumsy antics. See review. General release.

Grosse Pointe Blank Black humour and

a couple of stylish action scenes combine when hitman John Cusack returns home for his high school reunion. See review. Glasgow: GFT. Men In Black Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play it straight while keeping the world clean of nasty aliens in the best blockbuster of the summer. General release.

Palookaville Three inept petty crooks botch a jewel heist, but in the process prove that crime isn't just a career for bad guys. Selected release.

The Lost World Spielberg and his T~Rex chums return with a movie that's better than Jurassic Park in terms of its effects and story. General release.


Mamma Roma Pasolini’s second film is re-released in a new print. balancing its inevitable tragedy with a Iarger-than~life performance by Anna Magnani. Glasgow: GFT.

Spike Lee Study Day Dr Jude Davies puts Lee's work into context within the American film industry, particularly his treatment of race and gender. The day (Sat 9 Aug) includes a screening of Malcolm X. Glasgow: GFT.

Daily: 12.15. 4.45. 9.15. Fri 8.: Sat late: midnight. Batman And Robin 1 PG) Daily: 1.30. 4.15.

The Lady And The Tramp (U) Daily: 12.45. 2.30. Swingers 115)

Daily: 2.45. 7.15. Palookaville 115)

Daily: 2.45. 7.15.

One Fine Day (PG) Daily: 4.15. 6.45. 9.15. Addicted To Love 115) Daily: 7.00. 9.30.

Fri & Sat late: midnight.


New releases are reviewed on page 111.

Short reviews of all other films showing this fortnight are in the Film Index, opposite.

Continued over page

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