UK. I939) Conrad Veidt. Valerie Hobson. Sebastian Shaw. 82 mins. Powell was as daring as ever when making this WWI thriller on the eve of WW2. as he forces the audience to sympathise with the clearly Germanic Veidt as he attempts to destroy the British fleet. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

Star Trek: Insurrection ( PG) (Jonathan Frakes. US. I998) Patrick Stewart. Jonathan Frakes. Brent Spinner. I04 mins. 'lhe Nerf Generation crew's second outing finds Captain Picard defying orders when he is sent to attack an alien race on a remote planet. The allegorical story destroy a race in the name of progress will strike a chord. Glasgow: Showcase. UCI Clydebank. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex. UCI. l.args: Barrfields. Paisley: Showcase.

Stepmom ( l 2) (Chris Columbus. US. I998) Julia Roberts. Susan Sarandon. lid Harris. I24 mins. Successful fashion photographer Isabel Roberts moves iii with boyfriend Harris and his two young children who resent their new ‘stepmoin‘ as does Hat‘ris's ex-wife. supermum Sarandon. After numerous trials and tribulations. the mums and kids sort things otit between one another. Just in time too. because Sarandon is diagtmsed with terminal cancer. Great entertainment for schmalt'l. lovers only. General release.

A Strange Woman ( I5) (Yuri Raiznian. USSR. I977) lrina Kupchenko. ISO mins. An independent Soviet woman rejects the conventional role of wife and mother to ditch her husband for a lover. and when that relationship turns sour has the courage to pick tip the pieces again. Well observed social drama from the Soviet master of the genre. Edinburgh: I-‘ilmhousc (l-"ilm Gtiild). Stranger Than Paradise ( I Si (Jim Jarmusch. US/West Germany. I984) John Lurie. liszter Balint. Richard lidson. Cecilia Stark. Danny Rosen. 89 mins. III Jarmusch's debut feature. [mic is a New Yorker playing reluctant host to his cousin from Httngary. When she departs to play cards with her mad aunt iii ()hio. he and his mate lidson follow her into the bleak. mid-western snow-scape. All very low-key and monochrome. btit there's a wonderfully dry sense of humour at play. lidinburgh: Cameo. Tarot Rudolf 'lhome. Germany. I985) l2() mins. Based on Goehe's Iilective Affinities. 'l‘home's psychological drama plays out the relationship between a filmmaker. his girlfriend and two guests visiting their summer house. Playing with the short film The Smile. Glasgow: (ioetlie Institute. There‘s Something About Mary ( I 5) (Peter and Bobby l-‘arrelly. US. I998) Cameron Diaz. Matt Dillon. Ben Stiller. I I8 mins. ()utrageotis comedy . . . about stalkers. 'l'he conceit says it all: small town geek Ted never makes it to the high school prom with gori—‘eous Mary. because he ‘zips himself tip.’ Years later and all healed and grown tip. Ted remains obsessed with the date that never was. Motherwell: Moviehouse. St Andrews: l’ictttrchouse. This Year's Love ( l 5) (David Kane. UK. I998) Douglas Henshall. Catherine McCormack. Kathy Burke. Jennifer Iihle. Dougray Scott. Ian Hart. I IS mins. Kane's deliciously wry romantic comedy features star-crossed lovers. 9()s-style sis late- twentysomethings whose orbits coincide briefly over a period of three years. 'lhe trendy London neighbourhood of Camden provides a living. breathing setting. for an ensemble piece that is gratifyineg free of synthetic sitcom contrivance or cute. sentimental solutions. See review. General release.

To Have And Have Not (PG) (Howard Hawks. US. I945) Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Bacall. Walter Brennan. Hoagy Carmichael. I()() mins. Bogart and Bacall worked together for the first time in Hawks' Hemingway adaptation. set in the Caribbean during the war. where Bogart's fishing-boat owner is drawn into the conflict by his (real life) love for Bacall. Iidinbut‘gh: I-‘ilmhouse. To Kill A Mockingbird tl’(‘ii (Robert Mulligan. US. I963) Gregory Peck. Mary Badhani. Philip Alford. Brock l’etcrs. I29 mins. Sturdy film adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel woti an Oscar for l’cck as a liberal lawyer in the Deep Sotitli defending a black man accused of rape. The material is delicately handled as he attempts to esplain the situation to his children. atid Duvall

makes his screen debut as their friend. a retarded man. Edinburgh: Filmhouse (Film Guild).

Tora! Tora! Tora! (PC) (Richard Fleischer. US/Japan. I970) Martin Balsam. Soli Yamamura. Jasoti Robards. |~l~l mins. lipic WWII war film which reconstructs the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour straying into the disaster movie. Great cast. spectacular set pieces. an intelligent script and a marvellous soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith. who is celebrating his 70th birthday this month by giving three concerts in Scotland with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

The Truman Show (PG) (Peter Weir. US. I998) Jim Carrey. Laura Linney. lid Harris. I03 mins. 'l'ruman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Sealiaven. btit 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. Edinburgh: Cameo.

12 Monkeys(l5) (Terry Gilliam. US. I995) Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt. Madeleine Stowe. l29 mins. A convict from the future is sent to the past to discover the source of a lethal virus that has devastated humanity. btit even he begins to wonder if the images iii his head are merely delusions. A complex time~ travel fantasy. with liberal subplots and a decent mystery edge. that‘s lifted by Gilliam’s ever-brilliant visual skills. Glasgow: Gl’l‘.

Two Girls And A Guy ( l8) (James 'I'oback. US. I998) Robert Downey Jr. Heather Graham. Natasha Gregson Wagner. so mins. In 'l’oback‘s talky comedy. aspiring actor Blake atid the women he has been two- timing - beautiful. smart Carla and sassy. street-wise Lou clash over love. sex arid fidelity in 90s. Kilmarnock: ABC.

Urban Legend ( I 8) (Jamie Blanks. US. I998) Alicia Witt. Jared Leto. Robert linglund. 99 mins. A group of good-looking. sexually active college students are terrorised by a savage killer. who murders iii sadistically inventive ways and targets one young woman for reasons buried in the past. An efficient. if unoriginal stalk 'n' slash flick in the tradition of St'l'l'tllll. See review. Glasgow: ()deon Quay.

Very Bad Things ( I 8) (Peter Berg. US. I998) Cameron Diaz. Joii l:(I\I'CIIl|. Christian Slater. l()() mins . Dial. is marrying liavreau and nothing. btit nothing. is going to upset her plans for the perfect wedding. That is. until l-‘avreau and pals hit Vegas for his stag night and inevitable debauchery is cttt short when they accidentally kill a hooker. An outrageously grim and gruesome black comedy. Glasgow: ABC l’ilm Centre. ()tleon Quay. Showcase. UCI Clydebank. lidinburgh: ABC Multiples. l'illtthousc. UCl. Paisley: Showcase.

La Vie Revee Des Anges The Dream /.I/¢’ 0; Angels ( I 5) (lirick '/.onca. l’rance. I998) lilodie Bouchez. Natacha chnier. |l.‘~ iiiitis. '/.onca's first feature follows Bouchez's young backpacker who arrives in Lille w ithotit a job. Managing to wrangle a mental _|()l). she strikes tip a friendship with fellow worker Regnier. who offers her a place to stay in the flat she’s looking after. Edinburgh: l'iliiihouse.

Your Friends And Neighbours ( I8) (Neil l.aBtitc. US. I998) Jason Patric. Amy Brennenian. Aaron lickhart, I()() mins. l.aBute is either one sick puppy or the smartest son of a bitch currently making films. While In T/IU Coin/mm ()t .‘llt’ll left itself open to charges of misogyny with a depiction of women as the passive s ictims of tnale cruelty. Your l-‘rit'iit/s Aml A’t'ig/i/murs adopts a much more equal opportunities approach. These ladies are Illlfil as likely to resort to vengeful emotional itianipulation. See review. Glasgow: GI’I‘. lidinburgh: Cameo.

You’ve Got Mail (l’(ii (Nora Iiphroii. US. I998) Meg Ryan. Tutti Hanks. (ireg Kinnear. l’arker l’osey. ll9 niins. Update of the lirnst l.tibitsch‘s classic I940 comedy The Shop Around Tllt' (’tn'nt'r for the electronic age. In the original. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan played unwitting pen-pal sweethearts; here Ryan arid Hanks are e-mail correspondents who happen to be enemies II) real life. A sweet btit not very substantial confection. See review. (ieneral release.

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