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30 THE LIST 4—18 Feb 1999
FILM INDEX continued
Shakespeare In Love (15) (Joint Madden. UK. I998) Joseplt liienttes. Gwyneth Paltrow. Rupert liverett. I20 mitts. liienrtes. a pair of breecltes artd a few moody verses and a league of worttert will leave tlte cinema wondering why tltey rtever figured it ottt at school: Shakespeare is sex on legs. Tom Stoppard's script is esuberarttly confident. irreverertt artd witty; all the characters are sertt up artd Will is the btitt of so many jokes. it's a wortder he retains ltis romantic gloss. General release.
The Siege ( I5) (lid Zwick. L'S. I99.S’)Dert1.el Washington. Annette Bertittg. Bruce Willis.
I I6 ntins. FBI agent Washington attetttpts to get to the bottom of a series of rttysterious terrorist attacks itt New York City. but the indignant L’S goverrtrttertt declares Marshall law attd General Willis moves irt witlt his tanks. The gang-Ito nature of it all is unintentionally amusing aitd rtot anti-Arab. as the controversy surrounding it has suggested. Glasgow: Showcase. lidtnburglt; ABC Multiplex. L’Cl. Paisley; Showcase.
Sitcom ( I8) (Francois ()mn. lir‘aitce. I998) Adriert de Van. Marina de Van. liver rte Dandry. 85 mitts. How funny one finds the idea of a strait-laced family suddenly given to incest. sado-masochisitt attd bisexuality depends on how close one feels to the conventions 07.0!) mocks ~ artd how scandalised one is by that mockery. ()zort is undeniably a provocateur. but he too easily hits targets that ltave already been peppered with knowing barbs. lidiitbur‘glt: Pilmltouse. Small Soldiers (PG) (Joe Dante. US. I998) Kirsten Duttst. Gregory Sittitlt. Dettis Leary. I 10mins. Dante plttrtders his anarchic live action cartoon tale. (iremlins. substituting toys for little devils attd adding state-of-the- art computerised effects. Unfortunately. .S'iiitill Solt/ieiis displays none of the sadistic mischief. (tor the knowing (.‘apra-esque whimsy of its antecedent. Sattitised. blarth artd banal. Iidinburgh: ()deon. Ayr: ()deon. Kilrttarnock: ()deon.
Snake Eyes ( I 5) (Brian De Palma. US. I998) Nicolas Cage. Gary Sirtise. Carla Gugirto. IOS rttirts. When the Attterican Secretary of Defence is assassinated. Cage‘s ﬂamboyant. corrupt cop artd old pal. Navy corttntander Sinese. attempt to figttre out whodurtrtit. With a narrative is driven forward by the edgy suspense. tellirtg revelations aitd razor-sharp editing. Smile lives is one of the director‘s best film's to date. Kirkcaldy: Adattt Srttitlt. Stirling: MacRobcrt.
The Sound Barrier (L7) (David Lean. UK. I952) Ralph Richardson. IIS mitts. Playwright Terence Rattigait‘s ()scar- nominated script sees aircraft designer Richardson realise his ambition to break the sound barrier. at the expense of his friends attd family. Iidirtburglt: Lumiere.
Star Trek: Insurrection (I’m (Jonathan Prakes. US. I998) Patrick Stewart. Jonathan Frakes. Brent Spinner. I04 mitts. The Net! Generation crew's second outing Iiitds Captain Picard defying orders when he is sertt to attack an alien race on a remote planet. The allegorical story — destroy a race in the name of progress — will strike a cltord with Americans troubled by their owrt early history. General release.
Stepmom ( I 3) (Cltris Columbus. l'S. I993) Julia Roberts. Susan Sarandon. lid Harris. IZ-l rttiits. Successful fashion photographer Isabel Roberts moves iit w itlt boyfriend Harris artd his two young children who resent their new ‘steprttom' as does Harris's ext-wife. supertttum Sarartdort. After numerous trials artd tribulations. the ttturtts attd kids sort things ottt between one another. Jttst irt time too. because Sarartdott is diagnosed with terrtttrtal cancer. (ireat entertainment for schmaltl. lovers only. General release.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (PC) (Richard Fleischer. US/Japan. I970) Martin Balsam. Soh Yamamura. Jason Robards. I-l-l rttitts. Iipic WWII war film which reconstructs the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour straying irtto the disaster movie. Great cast. spectacular set pieces. an intelligent script artd a marvellous soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith. who is celebrating ltis 70th birthday this rttorttlt by giving three concerts in Scotland with the National Orchestra. Glasgow: Gl’l'.
The Truman Show (PG) (Peter Weir. US. I998) Jiitt Carrey. Laura Linrtey. Ed Harris. l()3 mins. Truman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Sealtavert. but is the unwitting star of the world‘s longest-running documentary soap opera. The Truman Show (the movie) is flawlessly ptit together. with script and direction perfectly judged. Carrey. still a schrttttck bttt less ingratiating than usual. surprisingly gives the movie its heart. lidinburgh: Lumiere.
12 Monkeys ( l5) (Terry Gilliartt. US. I995) Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt. Madeleine Stowe. 129 ntins. A convict front the future is sent to the past to discover the source of a lethal virus that has devastated lturttartity. btit even he begins to wonder if the images itt his head are merely delusions. A complex time-travel fantasy. with liberal subplots and a decent mystery edge. that‘s lifted by Gilliartt's ever-brilliant visual skills. Glasgow: Gl’l'.
Very Bad Things ( I 8) (Peter Berg. US. I998) Cameron Diaz. Jott l-‘avreau. Christian Slater. l()() mitts . Dial. is marrying Favreau artd nothing. bttt nothing. is going to upset her plans for the perfect wedding. That is. until l-‘avreati artd pals hit Las Vegas for his stag itigltt artd inevitable debauchery is cut short when they accidentally kill a hooker. Art outrageously grim aitd gruesome black comedy about the extremes of nuptial hysteria and ntale bottdirtg. General release. Wallace And Gromit (L') (Nick Park. L'K. [989/93/95) S4 rttitts. All three — A Grand Day ()iii. The lining TI'UIIH’I‘X and A Close Show - of the adventures of a Lancastrian cheese lover artd his hottrtd. Probably the funniest animation iii the world. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Way To The Stars (U) (Artthony Asquith. UK. I945) John Mills. Trevor Howard. Michael Redgrave. I09 ntirts. Terence Rattigart's salute to the RAF focuses on a group of pilots being put through their paces during World War II. Stiff upper lips maintained all rourtd. lidinburgh: Lumiere. Wild At Heart ( IS) (David Lynch. US. I990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. I27 tttirts. Lynch's much-hyped Cannes prize-winner turns out to be weird aitd wondrous irt its own way. if not quite as coltesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. Cage artd Derit are the energetic young lovers on the rtnt. pursued by ultrastrange ltitntan Dafoe on a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with lilvis artd the Wizard of ()1. lidirtburglt: Canteo.
. With A Song In My Heart (U) (Walter
Lang. US. I953) Sosan Hayward. Rory Calltourt. David Wayrte. ll7 rttins. Composer Alfred Newman won art Oscar for the music. appropriately enough. for this biopic of radio sirtger Jane lirotttan. which charts lter rise to stardom. through a near fatal aircraslt. to her comeback erttertaining the troops durirtg World War II. Edinburgh: St Bride's Centre.
Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm (U) (Hertry Levin/George Pal. UK/US. I962) Laurence Harvey. Karl Boeltrtt. Claire Bloom. I34 rttirts. As the title suggests. the film (co-directed by Pal. kirtg of l95()s flying saucer sci-ti) takes in botlt tltre lives aitd tales of the brothers. The latter bis rougltt to life with the assistance of the fabulous I’uppetoons (that's muppets to the baby boomers irt the audience). Edinburgh: Lumiere.
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.