FILM INDEX continued
Tartan Shorts 60 tttins approx. The award- winning (itt fact. Oscar-winning) series co- funded by Scottish Screen and BBC Scotland presents its latest three short films from Scottish-based ﬁlmmakers. This year. the female quotient is higlt: Lynne Rantsey offers Gasman. Hannah Robinson charts fairground love in Cum/y Floss and Kate Atkinson‘s script for Karmic Mothers plays out in a maternity ward. Glasgow: 0171'. Stirlittg: MacRobert.
Tatie Danielle (15) (Iitienne Chatiliez. France. 1990) Tsilla Cheltort. Catherine Jacob. Isabelle Nanty. 110 mins. The apparently charming old dear proves to be far front saintly. particularly after her relations decide to tnove her with them to Paris. ()nce there. her malicious ways grind their innate bourgeois decency to powder. until she meets her nemesis. Chelton's performance irt the title role is a joyous creation. but a sadly predictable and uttderwrought structure take the bite out of a protttising-Iooking satire from the director of Life Is A [xi/1g Qllft'l River. Iidinburgh: Iiilmhouse.
Tierra (15) (Jttlio Medem. Spaitt. 1996) Carmelo (iomez. Iimma Suarez. Karra Elejalde. I25 mins.’1‘he latest by the writer- director of litt'us attd The Real Squirrel) describes a place that is both physical and metaphysical. Angel ((iomez) believes that a part of him does ttot exist. but speaks to Itittt out of the cosmic darkness. Housewife Angela (Suarez) is 1ovedby.»\nge1's ‘angel‘. while sexually vociferous teenager Mari (SiIke) is desired by Angel the man. Uncompromisittg. inventive. controlled and
fascinating. (ilttsgow: (il’l‘.
Tokyo Story (U) (YashiJuro ()ru. Japan. 1953) Chishu Rytt. Chieko l-Iigashaiyattta. I39 ntitts. ()zu‘s widely acclaimed masterpiece is a quiet-spoken but eloquent statement on the travails of growing old. The simple plot tells of an elderly couple‘s visit to their children itt Tokyo where they are treated tactlessly by their selfish offspring. Iidinburgh: 1:1111111011sc‘.
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Toy Story (PG) (John Lasseter. US. 1995) With the voices of Tom Hanks. Tim Allen. Don Rickles. 8| mitts. 1t isn‘tjust the state- of-the-art images that distinguish Disney's first computer-generated animation feature. it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship attd self-belief combined with an exciting rescue and against-the-clock tension. Toy Story is sprinkled with comic asides. Don‘t be fooled into thinking these
toys are just for the kids. Stirling: MacRobert.
Unhook The Stars (15) (Nick CassaveleS. L’S/France. I996) (iena Rowlands. Marisa 'I‘omei. (iérard Depardieu. 104 mitts. Following in the footsteps of his famous father - American indie godfather John — Cassavetes casts his mother. Gena 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 us feel that the characters are the driving force behind the unfolding drama. Row-lands. maternal yet isolated. capable yet vulnerable. is absolutely wonderful. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock. LS. 1958) James Stewart. Kim Novak. Barbara Bel (ieddes. 128 mitts. Detective Stewart. a man with a fear of heights. falls in love with a woman who apparently commits suicide. When he meets her double. he becomes obsessed with the possibility that she is still alive. Iixtaordinary plotting itt this undervalued Hitchcock study of romantic mania. with Stewart mentorably cast against type as the distinctly on-the-edge cop. The Bernard Herrmann score is simultaneously lush arid disturbing. Stirlirtg: MacRobert. Volcano (12) (Mick Jackson. LS. 1997) 'l'ommy Lee Jones. Ann Heche. Gaby Hoffman. 103 tttitts. When 1.0s Angeles is hit by a mighty earthquake. the tremor opens a volcanic cavity and soon a torrent of molten lava is heading downtown. L'nlike other recent disaster movies. Iii/Hill“ doesn‘t take itself too seriottsly arid the effects are superb. Jones attd Heche deliver far better performances than the script deserves. but Jones is given little opportunity to flash his cool. deadpatt wit. See review. Cietteral release.
Wallace 81 Gromit Trilogy 9() mitts. ()ne
mart attd Itis dog head ottt on three adventures
— :1 Grit/til Day Out. The Hiring Trousers attd .-I (lost: Shut-e. Oscar-winning animation front .-\ardtttan. (ilasgow: (if-'1‘.
‘ Warriors 0f Virtue (PU) (Ronny Yu. IFS.
1996) Angus Macl‘adyett. Mario Yedidia. Marley Shelton. 102 mitts. Whisked off to a parallel world. young Ryan is threatetted by
evil Lord Kontodo (lirtm'hi'urt's 3121C1:(1d}’6111
but protected by five kttttg fu fighting kangaroos. A dodgy script that rips off The Net ere/tiling Story. Power Rangers attd 'Ii'c'ttuge .Iltttunt Nth/'11 'Iitrrles' is lifted by an
etttertaittittg cotttbittatiott of great production
design. Ilottg Kong martial arts skills attd decent Hollywood special effects. Irvine: Magnum.
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? 1 I 5) (Robert Aldrich. LS. 1962) Bette Davis. Joan Crawford. \"iclor Buotto. I33 mitts.'1'lte catty rivalry between two former screen stars (attd of cottrse. resemblance may be intended to persons 11\111g or dead) leads to suspicion after a tttystertous accident confines I.a (.‘rawford to a wheelchair ttt .-\1driclt‘s clever bttt ultirttately unsatisfying mystery thriller. Introduced by Horse. Part of In The City. (ilasgow: (1171‘.
Wild Strawberries I I5) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. 1957) Victor Sjostrom. Bibi Anderssott. Ingrid 'I'ItuIitt. (ittnnar Bjornstrattd. .\Iax vott Sydow. 94 mins. Following an appalling. symbol-laden nightmare. an elderly professor (Sjostrottt) finds himself relis ittg his life as he travels to an academic awards ceremony. Bergman‘s customary bleakttess is shelved. with C11_]())’ilhIC resttlts. while Siostrom's performance glows with feeling attd intelligence. Iidinburglt: I5tlmhouse.
New releases are reviewed on pages 28—29.
Short reviews of all other films showing this fortnight are in the Film Index, pages 31—34.
Film Listings are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film listings compiled by Kelly Apter and Peter Ross.
ABG, MUIREND: GLASGOW
380 Clarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123. Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon-Thu). Child/OAP: £2.
FRI AY -TH R Y
The Full Monty (15) Daily: 6.15. 8.50 Fri—Mon mats: 1.30. 3.30. Contact(PG)
Daily: 5.00. 8.15. Fri—Mon mat: 2.00. Spawn(12)
Daily: 6.25. 8.45. Fri—Mon mat: 4.00.
Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG)
Fri—Mon mat: 1.25.
FRIDAY 3—THURSDAY 9
Programme likely to be similar to the
previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for
details and times.
ABG FILM CENTRE: GLASGOW
326 Sauchiehall Street. 0141 332 1592. Ittfo: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. £4 (£3.20 before 5pm). Student: £3. OAP: £3. Child: £2.70.
FMAY 26—THURSDAY 2
Daily: 1.15. 3.40. 6.00. 8.35. Spawn(12)
Daily: 1.15. 3.40. 6.00. 8.40. Austin Powers (15)
Daily: 1.15 (except Sat & Sun). 3.50. 6.15. 8.45.
The leading Man (15)
Daily: 1.15. 3.40. 6.00. 8.35.
Men In Black (PG)
Daily: 1.10. 6.00.
Air Force One (15)
Daily: 3.15. 8.10.
Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (PG)
Sat 8; Sun tttats: 1.15.
FRIDAY 3—THURSDAY 9
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 332 9513 for details artd times.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128.
Cafe/bar. A11 perfomtances bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinees £3.25 (cones £2). Evenings £4.25 (cottcs £3 except Sat evening). A11 double bills — evening prices apply.
PA denotes personal appearance.
FRIDAY 26 SEP
1. The Sweet Hereafter ( 15) 1.30. 3.45. 6.00. 8.15.
2. Career GirlstlS) 2.00. 4.15. 8.45. Days 01 Heaven ( 15) + PA by Bernard Macl.averty 6.30.
SATURDAY 27 SEP
1. Death In Venice (15) + PA by Craig Armstrong 3.00.
The Sweet Hereafter (15) 6.00. 8.15. Black Grapetl8) 10.45.
2. The Sweet Hereafter (15) 1.30. 3.45.
Career Girls ( 15) 6.30. 8.45.
SUNDAY 28 SEP
1. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (18) + PA by Horse 3.00.
The Sweet Hereafter ( 15) (1.00. 8.15. Mirrorball ( 15) 10.45.
2. High Hopes (15) + Life Is Sweet
( 15) 2.00.
Career Girls ( 15) 6.30. 8.45.
Thom films airs for-0119M.
FIRST RUN The Sweet Hereafter A small community comes to terms with tragedy in Atom Egoyan's moving portrait of human grief, starring the magnificent Ian Holm. See feature and review. Glasgow: Gi-T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. The Square Circle Sexual identity in modern India comes under the spotlight in this inspirational film. See review. Edinburgh: Fi/mhouse. Stirling: MacRobert.
Face Robert Carlyle discovers crime doesn’t pay when the money from a robbery goes astray and his gang turns in on itself. See review. General release. The Full Monty Robert Carlyle again, this time heading 3 troupe of Chippendale wannabes in a hilarious British comedy that also has a bit of social grit thrown in. General release. 187 Samuel L. Jackson gives a strong performance as a teacher facing up to violence in the classroom in a beautifully shot film that doesn’t provide easy answers. General release.
Mrs Brown The relationship between Queen Victoria and Highland ghillie John Brown provides the basis for an intimate, superbly acted drama starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly. General release.
In The City Some of your favourite pop stars select and introduce their favourite movies, while the best new music videos screen in a Mirrorball programme and we get a glimpse behind the scenes with Black Grape and The Grape Tapes. See Film Index. Glasgow: GFT.
MONDAY 29 SEP
1. The Sweet Hereafter ( 15) 1.30. 3.45. 8.15.
M. Hulot's Holiday (U) + PA by The Pastels 6.00.
Rosemary's Baby ( 18) + PA by The Del Yados 10.45.
2. areer Girls (15) 2.00. 4.15. 8.45. Life - My Passion (12) (1.15.
TUESDAY 30 SEP
1. The Sweet Hereafter (15) 1.30. 3.45. 8.30.
The Goonies (PC) + PA by Arab Strap 6.00.
2. Career Girls (15) 2.00. 4.15. 8.45. Looking For My Wife's Husband (12) 6.30.