('ameron Diaz. Matt Dillon. Ben Stiller. IIH mins. The third liarrelly brothers ntos'ie. following their supremely fun. but dumb debut. Dumb And Dumber and bad taste extravaganza. Kingpin. with an even more outrageous comedy. The conceit says it all: Small town geek 'l'ed never tnakes it to the high school prom with gorgeous Mary. because he 'zips himself up.’ Years later and all grown tip. Ted remains obsessed with the date that never was. See review. lidinburgh: Cameo. This Is Elvis (Malcolm l.eo/ Andrew Solt. US. IQSI i David Scott. Paul Boensch. Johnny Hara. l()l mins. Mix of documentary and dramatic reconstructions to tell the all-too familiar story of the rise and fall of. arguably. the greatest rock ‘n roll star es er. While the drama is fairly forgettable. the documentary footage is great and the contrast between the young and old lilsis' is tragic. lidinburgli: liilmhouse. Through A Glass Darkly (l’(i) (Ingmar Bergman. Sweden. l‘)6l) Harriet Andersson. (iunnar Bjornstrand. Mas \‘on Sydow. I.at‘s' l’assgard. ()l mins. A young woman's descent itito insanity at her lonely summer home is played against a cold background totally lacking in familial affection. Bergman turns what could so easily hase become melodrama into a fascinating character study. not only of the mentally disturbed girl. but also of her emotionally crippled father and ineffectual husband. [{dinburgh; l’ilmhouse. Titanic I III (James (Inneron. IfS. l‘)‘l7i l.eonardo Dit'aprio. Kate Winslet. Billy Zane. Ill-I mins. (Iiiiieron tackles the story of the doomed ocean liner through a touching lose story that isn‘t oserwhelmed by the awesome special effects. Rich girl Rose t\\'insleti is unhappin engaged to arrogant (‘al (Zane) btit falls for third-class passenger .lack (DiCaprio): lose blossoms as the ship hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic. In all its on-screen glory. 'lirtuiir does indeed look like the most espetisis'e film es er made. cons eying both the scale of the disaster arid the feeling of claustrophobia as the w ater rises. lidinburgh: ()deon. l-‘aIkirk: I-‘I‘II. Irsine. \\'.\IR. Kilmarnock: ()deon. Toy St0fy (I’( i i ( Iohtt I.;tsselet'. I‘S. I'WSI With the soices of Tom Hanks. Tim Allen. Don Rickles SI mm It isn‘t itist the state- of-tlie.-art images that distinguish Disney is first computer-generated animation feature. it‘s got a cracking ads enture story too .\ tale of friendship and self-belief combined ss itli an esciting rescue arid against-the-clock tension. Im Stun is sprinkled with comic asides. Don‘t be fooled into thinking these toys are first for the kids. .>\yr; ()deon. Trainspotting t lSi (Danny Boyle. I‘K. I‘NSi liwan Mc(iregor. liw en Brcmner. Robert ('arlyle. .lonny l.ee Miller. ()3 ntins. .loliii llodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh‘s nos'el. keeping the episodic structure of pinkie scenes for the first half. before concentrating more on Renton in London in the later stages last and sty Iisli direction. cieatise soundtrack and acting [hats off-the- rails esceIlent .\ cinematic blast from beginning to end. which also show s a coniples .md tine understanding of the line .iiid fatal consequences of drug-taking Iidinbiii‘gh (Kittieo Twelve Angry Men I M ii I Sydney I ttittet. I‘S. I‘IFTi lleiiry I‘otldtt. ice .I Cobb. I.d Iis‘gley. .Iack Klugman. 95 lllllls. ()ne man stands out against his fellow iui'ors‘ somewhat preludtced new of the murder case they are trying. I he battle is consistently tense arid sweaty as l’onda slt'ltggIes to cons one the other eles en that the accused is innocent until pros eti gtiilts. Kirkcaldy Adam Smith. ' Unforgiven ( l51((‘lint lastwood. I'S. I‘l‘Di (‘lint Izastssood. (iette llackiiian. \Ioi'gan I'l't't‘lltdll l.‘.,i imns ('Iint returns to the saddle as a former killei. tamed by his late wife. but pressed into ioining a bounty hunt which takes him to the toss n of Big I Whiskey and into the presence of its sadistic sheriff 'IIacktttattt .\ darkly disturbing western which destroy s the genres traditional notions of clear-t in good and esil. instead presenting siolent acts as physically and psychologically painful for stctiiii and perpetrator alike Idinburgh. I’iltnhouse

La Vie De Jesus ( l8) (Bruno Dumont. France. 199nm) mins. Dnmont‘s marvellous film. La Vie De Jesus. asks us to see what unemployment. in all its manifestations. actuallyfeels like. It has as its focus twenty-year-old Freddy. an epileptic living with his mum in the small northern town of Bailleul near l.ille. There are wonderfully rendered moments here the widescreen vistas of the brooding Nord landscape. an explicit sexual encounter in a field quite as breathtaking as any iti recent cinema. l-Idinburgh: l'ilmhouse. Wallace And Grommit Flagship of the award-winning British animation studio. Aardman. Nick l’ark's master and dog team. which remains one of the few UK “kids'” animated shows that appeals to adults as much as their young. Screening as part of the childrens' aniaintion season. Ayr: ()deon. The Wedding Singer ( I It (l-‘rank (‘oracL US. ls)s)7) Drew Barrymore. Adam Sandler. (’liristine 'l'aylor. ()7 mins. After his bride dumps him at the altar. Robbie (Sandlerl puts on a happy face at his day job singing at other people's weddings. When his waitress friend (Barrymore) also suffers nupttial disappointment. an unexpected romance blossoms. Packed with a sublime SOs soundtrack. and featuring sortie of the most amusing fashions since Boogie Nights. this is a genuine out-of-nowhere delight. (ilasgow: Showcase. l’(‘I (‘Iydebank (ilenrothes ('inema. (ireenock: Waterfront. Will It Snow For Christmas? l 12) (Sandrine \'eysset. l-‘rance. WW») Dominique Reymond. Daniel Dusal. 9| mins. While a losing mother works her fingers right through to the bone. all the father can do is criticise her and their illegitmate children. seeing them as economic tools -— possibly because he has another family elsewhere The deceptis‘ely slight plot takes only ten seconds to summarise. btit the deeply memorable end result suggests a work which is utterly engrossing and preys on the mind long after the closing credits has e faded. (ilasgow; (il’l‘. Withnail 8: l (15) (Bruce Robinson. UK. 1087) Paul Mc(iann. Richard li. (irant. Richard (iriffiths l()7 iiiitis. 'I'sso out-of- work actors stirs is ing I‘lb‘) London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque I.ake District cottage. ss here one of them suffers the attentions of the ageing homosexual owner. entertaining British comedy has a second stab at glory. and it‘s the bleaker end-of-the-decade elements that hase lasted best. lidinburgh: ('ameo. Woo ( l5! Jada l’inkctt Smith S5 mins. l5strasert Darlene Bates 7- nicknamed ‘Woo‘ has been dumped a few too many times on account of her eccentric belias‘iour. and now fancies herself as something of a renum- ltimle ()n a blind date ssith insecure. meek- mannered lawyer ‘l'im. howes‘et'. she manages to head otit on a chaotic ads enture across Manhattan. Do opposites attract'.’ Well. let‘s just say that she's not as sassy as her surface would suggest. and he's not totally straight-laced either (ilasgow. Showcase. The X-Files: Fight The Future 1 I51 (Rob Boss man. l‘S. I‘NSI Dasid Dnclios ny. (iillian .-\nderson. .\Iartin I..indair l3] mins. 'l‘ransfcrring the most culturally significant l\' show of recent times to the big screen was always going to be a risk, IIow es er. I’m/ii '/‘/i(' [More is bastcaII) a realI)‘. reall.‘ good episode of 'l /1(' .\'-/"Ii’¢'s complete with almost inctunprehensible plot. With a number of scenes of almost unbearable fetisiott. some incredible effects and a deepening of the Mulder/Scully relationship. this is a thrilling mosie which can be enjoyed by the .\'-phile and nos ice alike. (ieneral release. Young Soul Rebels ( 1M (Isaac .lulieit. I'K. I‘l‘ll I Valentine \onyela. .\Io Sesay. Dorian llealy. Irances Barber. IUS mins. I’att buddy mos ie. part murder story. part socio—political tapestry. Julien's film l'itIItiss s the litlflllllt‘s ()I [\sti ItIaL‘Is Iil'lL‘llsI\ \s ho run a pirate radio station and who are insestigating the death of a young. gay friend .\Iean\shile the long. Iiot summer of I‘l77 and the iingoistic fersour of the Sils er .lubilee look set to bring racial tensions to a s iolent head. .\ ss elcome sign of life in an ailitig British film industry. lidinburgh: I ilmhouse.

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Autumn 1998 Men Should Weep

by Ena Lamont Stewart 25 Sept - 17 Oct

The Fall Of The

, Of Usher I by Edgar Allan Poe 24 Sept - 17 Oct i


: Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot 23 Sept - 17 Oct

The Homecoming by Harold Pinter 30 Oct - 14 Nov

. Medea by Seneca 29 Oct - 21 Nov

Oleanna by David Mamet 28 Oct - 21 Nov

Merlin the- Magnificent by Stuart Paterson 24 Nov - 26 Dec

The Killing of Sister

George by Frank Marcus 3 - 23 Dec

Summit Conference by Robert David MacDonald 2 - 23 Dec

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