New York. Lancaster stars as a powerful journalist obsessed with destroying his sister's marriage. while Curtis is the gossip hack whose willingness to oblige leads him into a web of trouble. Edinburgh: Lumiere. There's Something About Mary ( l5) (Peter and Bobby Farrelly. US. I998) Cameron Diaz. Matt Dillon. Ben Stiller. I I8 mins. The FarreIIy brothers follow their supremely fun. bttt dumb debut. Dumb Aiirl DIHHIR’F. and bad taste extravaganza. Kingpin. with an even tnore outrageous film - a ‘stalker‘ comedy. Small town geek Ted never makes it to the high school prom with gorgeous Mary. btit years later and all grown tip. he remains obsessed with the date that never was. Glasgow: ()deon Quay. Showcase. Edinburgh: LiCl. East Kilbride: L'CI. Paisley: Showcase. Three Veterans (PG) (Oldrich Lipsky. Czech Republic. I983) 95 mins. Humorous fairy tale concerned with the human qualities of love. greed. selfishness and love. Part of the Czech Cinema On Tour season. (ilasgow: GET.

Touch of Evil (I8) (Orson Welles. US. I958) Orson Welles. Charlton Heston. Marlene Dietrich. Janet Leigh. l08 mins. Welles made 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 higwig causes friction between corrupt local detective Hank Quinlan (W’lles himself) aitd upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas (Heston). Amidst a gallery of Wellesian grotesques and expressionist camerawork. the dialogue between truth and justice becomes progressively more garbled. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Trainspotting ( I8) (Danny Boyle. UK. I995) Ewan McGregor. Ewen Bremner. Robert Carlyle. Jonny Lee Miller. 93 mins. John Hodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel. keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first ltalf. before concentrating more on Renton in London in the later stages. East and stylish direction. creative soundtrack and acting that‘s off-the- rails excellent. A cinematic blast from

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beginning to end. which also shows a complex - and true understanding of the lure and fatal consequences of drug-taking. Supported by the short film .Siiiit/iiiit‘. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

The Truman Show (PG) (Peter Weir. US. I998) Jim Carrey. Laura Linney. Ed Harris. l03 mins. Truman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Seahaveti. btit is the unwitting star of the world's longest-running documentary soap opera. T/It’ Ti'iuiiun .S/imt- (the movie) is flawlessly put together. with script and direction perfectly judged. Carrey. still a schmuck but less ingratiating than usual. surprisingly gives the movie its heart. Glasgow: Showcase. Edinburgh: Iiilmhouse. Cameo. Paisley: Showcase.

UK/NY 'l‘wo-programme package of video works by British and New York-based contemporary artists. Includes work by 'l‘timer Prize winners Douglas (iordon and Gillian Wearing as w ell as Sam Taylor-Wood. Smith/Stew art. (ieorgina Starr. Alex Bag and Cheryl Donegan. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Victory (I5) (Mark Peploe. UK/France/(iermany. I995) Willem Dafoe. Irene Jacob. Sam Neill. 98 mins. When I-‘rancis Coppola took the essence of Joseph Conrad's lt()\Cl Heart Of Darkness and transformed it into A/mrultpse lVrHl'. he made one of the greatest films of all time. The author hasn't been as well served by I’eploe on I’it Inrv 'llte elements are all there passion. a Dutch East Indies period setting. a strong cast - btit the director can‘t

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make any coherent sense of the story and the characters. Glasgow: OFT.

La Vie Revee Des Anges (The Dream Life Of Angels)( l 5) (Brick Zonca. France. I998) Elodie Bouchez. Natacha Regnier. “3 mins. Zonca’s first feature follows Bouchez's young backpacker who arrives in Lille without a job. Managing to wrangle a menial job. she strikes up a friendship with fellow worker Regnier. who offers her a place to stay in the flat she's looking after. Top heavy with precedents. but there's always room for films in acute sympathy with their leading characters. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Whisky Galore (PG) (Alexander Mackendrick. UK. I949) Basil Radford. Joan Greenwood. Jean Cadell. 82 mins. Much-loved Eating comedy by the late Sandy Mackendn'ck. 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. Full of wit and charm that others can only hope to emulate. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

The Wicker Man (18) (Robin Hardy. UK. I973) Edward Woodward. Britt Ekland. Diane Cilento. Ingrid Pitt. Christopher Lee. l02 mins. A devoutly celibate policeman (Woodward) arrives at a remote Scottish island to investigate a schoolgirl disappearance and becomes involved in local pagan rituals. A Hammer classic. with some extremely scary and erotic moments. Playing with the BBC Scotland documentary. E.r-S. Glasgow: GET.

Year Of The Horse (Jim Jarmusch. US. I997) l05 mins. While Year OfThe Home fails to comprehensively tell the story of a band whose ragged. glorious. three- decade career is littered with drugs. deaths and classic albums. Jarmusch delivers jaw-dropping live footage which goes some way to capturing the band dynamic. Shot on Super-8 and looking suitably grainy and out-of-focus. the lo-fi style is appropriate for a band who create ear- bursting epics out of burn notes. and heart-piercing ballads from strained throats. Glasgow: OFT.

17 Dec 1998—7 Jan 1999 THE HST“