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iohnny Belinda (PG) (Jean Negulesco. US. I948) Jane Wyman. IOI mins. Powerful adaptation of Elmer Harris‘ play. in which Wyman's deaf mute girl lives with her father and resentful aunt on a bleak Nova Scotia farrtt. After the girl is raped by a local boy. a series ofevents lead to her being put on trial for murder. The staging isn’t too theatrical. nor the proceedings too melodramatic. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (PG) (India. I998) Sharukh Khan. Rani Mukherjee. I90 mins. Romantic family comedy concerning a mother with a mysterious past who reveals all to her daughter on her birthday. In Hindi without subtitles. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Lindsay Anderson Study Day Scottish Screen director John Archers explores. celebrates and otherwise illuminates the life and work of one of Britain's greatest filmmakers. An introductory talk is followed by a screening of the documentary Is Thur/ill There It " arid a screening of Anderson's best-known filiti. It't I8. UK. I968. Ill rttins). Anderson's tinter and anarchic satire of a very British institution (public school) predated the May I968 student revolt in Paris by just two months. Glasgow: OFT.
Little Voice ( l5) (Mark Herntatt. L‘K. I998) Jarte Horrocks. Brenda Blethyn. Michael Caine. 97 mins. The sensational Horrocks recreates her acclaimed performance in Jim Cartwright's I992 hit play as a repressed Northern girl who reveals a remarkable gift for impersonating great pop divas. Little Voice's astonishing talent is discovered and exploited by her brassy. man- hungry mother‘s latest lover. failed talent agent Ray Say. General release.
Majorettes In Space (Various. lirance. I996-97) A new package of French gay short films including: A Little Dem/t (36 mins). A Stun/tier Dress ( IS ntins). One Moment (6 niirisi. Something Different ( 30 ruins) and .lfujurt'fti-s In Space (6 mins). Edinburgh: I-‘ihtthouse. Mandragora (I8) (Wictor Grodecki. Czech Republic. I997) I30 mins. Moving drama about runaway boys living on the streets of Prague. The filnt chans the vicious pattern of the teenagers' lives: broken homes. drug abuse. pimps and
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The Man In The Iron Mask ()2) (Randall Wallace. L’S. I997) Leonardo DiCaprio. Jeremy Irons. Gerard Depardieu. I32 mins. When l-‘rance's dissolute young king puts the country on the verge of turmoil. the Musketeers reform. The writer of Brute/tear! makes his debut as director with an adaptation ofAIexandre Dumas‘s rollicking period adventure. but he can't direct a fight scene to save his life. Edinburgh: Lumiere. The Mask Of Zorro (PG) (Martin Campbell. L’S. I998) Antonio Banderas. Catherine Zeta Jones. Anthony Hopkins. I37 ntins. As a piece of old- school matinee hokunt. The Mask Ome-m flashes its blade with the best of them. but it‘s also clever enough to draw in a new audience by plundering every manifestation of the action- adventure formula. General release.
Meet Joe Black (Martin Brest. L'S. W98) ( )2) Brad Pitt. Anthony Hopkins. Claire Forlani. I8l mins. Shortly before his 65th birthday. old- fashiorted media tycoon William Parriin (Hopkins) suffers a heart attack. However. the Grim Reaper turns out to bean enigmatic young mart (Pitt) who. irt return for some insights into the way that humans live. offers Parrish a few more precious days of life. Despite the best efforts of the cast. this sumptuoust realised adult fantasy movie is art over-inflated vanity piece. General release.
Men With Guns ( l8) (John Sayles. L'S. I998) Federico Luppi. Damian Delgado. Dan Rivera. 128 ntins. Maverick writer-director John Sayles Iias never been afraid of dabbling iii political themes: and Men With (inns. for all its magic realist trappings. is no different. Set itt art unnartted Latin American country. it follows Dr I-‘uentes on a journey from political naivete to a despairing state of knowledge about his homeland. Stirlittg: MacRobert.
Metropolis (PG) (Fritz. Lang. Germany. I926) Brigitte Helm. Alfred Abel. Gustav lirolich. I24 tttirts. ()ne of the greatest films of all tintc. here irt its longer-length. tincolorised version. free from Giorgio Moroder's tacked-on rock soundtrack. The cityscapes remain unsurpassed. although the allegory against totalitarianism is a bit naive. Glasgow: (il’l‘.
Mission: Impossible (PG) (Brian De Palm. (‘8. I996) Tom Cruise. Jon Voight. litnmanuclle Beart. I I() rttins. L'nlike the fondly remembered TV series w hich pushed the notion of teamwork. this lavishly produced Hollywood thriller is driven by Cruise's solo star power. There are a couple of dazzling set pieces. btit they‘re padded out by yards of complicated plot. Slick. btit cold. lidinburgh: Cameo.
My Name Is Joe ( )5) (Ken I.oach. t'K. I998) Peter Mullan. Louise Goodall. David McKay. I05 mins. .llv .vanw Iv Joe's blend ol'comedy. social drama. love interest arid tense thriller makes fora more accessible movie than we'd normally expect frottt I.oach. Recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh (Mullan) meets and falls iii love with health visitor Saralt (Goodall). biit his w ell intentioned scheme to get a young friend out of the grip of a v'icious drug dealer looks likely to backfire on everyone he cares for. General release.
The Opposite Of Sex (Don Boos. [8. l998i Christina Ricci. Marlin Donovan. Lisa Kudvovv. l()5 mins. Riccr plays Dedee Truitt. a sixteen- year-old super-bitch who runs away front Louisiana to live itt lrtdiatta w itlt her half-brother Bill (Donovan). w Ito is still grieving for his dead lover. Toni. Dedee swiftly steals Bill's new dishy-but-dim boy friend. annoilnces her pregnancy. and flees the state with Tom's ashes arid SII).()0() of her brother's money. A dark comedy flawed by a wilfully un-PC treatment of sexual politics arid unneccessary dally ing with postmodern narration. Glasgow: ()deon Quay. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Out Of Sight ( I5) (Steven Soderbcrgh. L'S. I998) George Clooney. Jennifer Lopez, \r'ing Rhatnes. I23 mins. This stylish adaptation of lilniore Leonard's novel teams Clooney's bank robber Jack Foley with Jennifer Lopez' chic. Chanel-wearing cop. Soderbergh catches perfectly Leonard‘s sly. deadpan wit. while infusing it with a wistful melancholy. Smart. sexy and deliciously bittersweet. Glasgow-2 ()deon Quay.
The Parent Trap (L7) Dennis Quaid. Natasha Richardson. Lindsay Lohan. I35 units. This updated version ofthe Hayley Mills original casts Lohan in the dual role of identical twins completely unaware of each other's existence until they discover the truth at summer camp. Never having met the other parent. American Hallie and English Annie agree to swap identities. Sweet natured. well meaning story
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containing elements of farce arid slapstick. General release.
Pi (rt) ( l5) (Darren Aronofsky. L'S. I997) Sean Gullettc. Mark Margolis. Ben Shenkman. 84 mitts. The science fiction of Pi is more Stephen Hawking than Star Trek; its conspiracy theory plot makes most episodes of The X-Ffft'l seem like children's fairytales. Obsessed with discovering numerical patterns iii life and nature. rttathettiatical genius Max comes across a 2|6 digit sequence that precedes a stock market crash arid reveals the hidden name of God. Glasgow: GI’T. Edinburgh: Cameo.
The Pillow Book ( IS) (Peter Greenavvay. l'K/Netherlands/France. I996) Vivian Wu. [Ewan McGregor. Yoshi ()ida. l26 mitts. Greenaway's distinctive style of frames vvithiti frames and text scrolling across the screen reaches its zenith irt this visual masterpiece. A Japanese model chooses Iier lovers on the strength of their calligraphic skills. and slowly she ptits iii motion a revenge plan against the man w ho ruined her father. Achineg gorgeous images make for slteer cinematic poetry. I-'or review of Greenaway exhibition iii lidinburgh. see art listings. page 76. Iidinburgh; ('anteo.
Pilton Video — Eat My Shorts Wk. 19%) 28 mins. Cottttiiunity outfit 50* Video Groups pilot for its new Iilttimaking scheme. The films were made irt art integrated ‘niini-sttidio' etivironittent w here budding writers arid directors honed their skills. Programme includes: [i/(H'rfl' Hell Hurry. Litr'kv Draw and Second Thong/fly. A docurnerttary showing the process will be screened w ith the shorts and there w ill be an opportunity to talk with the filmmakers. lidinburgli: l‘iinihouse.
Pilton Video — The Next Stop (t'k’. I998) .‘io nuns. 50+ Video Group. the community video outfit presents tactics for the new/low budget filmmaker to get his/her second project made iii the guise of Really Tights Shorts (very. very short films) arid The long Shorts (not so very short films). This progt'ariinic includes three films Pilton made earlier; Snuh'v ,‘lllt/ [artillery (Wendy- Griffin. I5 lllins‘). T/It' f'iril f'it't’ (.I't't/fft .'ll'(’ .llint' (Simon ()vcrtoti. .i ntins). lfxlr l'il‘vf (Walid Sthab. I5 mitts) arid ()n/i ‘I'ltc' (imnl. (Simon Hay. 3 mitts). liclinburgh: l'ilrtthoiise.
Practical Magic i l 3:. (Griffin Dunne. ('8. 1998) Sandra Bullock. Nicole Kidmatt. Diarirte \l'iest. Stockard Charming. Itl7 mins. See preview arid review. General release.
The Prince Of Egypt (L') (Brenda Chapman. Steve Hickrier. Simon Wells. L'S. I998) Voices of Val Kilnter. Ralph I-"iennes. Sandra Bullock. Michelle Pfeiffer. 99 mins. The [Exodus story. animated for the big screen. With some artistic licence. it follows Moses frotti his discovery as a baby by Pharaoh's wife. through his formative years as a Royal Prince to his fall front grace when he discovers his true Hebrew background. The familiar tale is told iii art imaginative and inventive fashion General release.
Psycho ( I8) i(itt\ \':in Sarit. L'S. I998) Vince Vaughn. Anne Hechc. Julianne Moore. I III mins. Van Sant remakes one of the best-know n films of all time. btit irt colour and with a few tiny variations Otherwise it's exactly the same but not the origirtal. like a forged painting. Although