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Mrs Dalloway (PG) (Marleen Gorris. US/UK/Netherlands. I997) Vanessa Redgrave. Natascha McElhone. Michael Kitchen. 97 mins. Oscar-winner Gorris (Antonia 's Line) adapts Virginia Woolf's novel ittto a moving and romantic drama about an intelligent and vibrant woman. Set in I923. with numerous ﬂashbacks. it presents the thoughts. memories and actions of a middle-aged society lady as she prepares for an evening party on one single sumtiter day. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Mulan (U) (Barry Cook. Tony Bancroft. US. I998) The voices of Ming-Na Wen. Donny Osmond. Eddie Murphy. 89 mins. After Disney's tastin designed venture into Greek mythology with Herr-ales. the studio has brought its lens to bear on the rich and colourful possibilities of Chinese legend. The stunning large-scale set pieces are truly astonishing. Largs: Barrftelds. My Friend Ioe (PG) (Chris Bould. Ireland/Germany. I996) 97 mitts. Dublin-set drama about a young local lad whose attempts to impress his mates are overshadowed by the arrival of a daredevil American boy. Stirling: MacRobert.
My Name Is Joe ( IS) (Ken Loach. UK. I998) Peter Mullan. Louise Goodall. David McKay. l05 mitts. Recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh meets and falls in love with health visitor Sarah. but his well intentioned scheme to get a young friend out of the grip of a vicious drug dealer looks likely to backfire on everyone he cares for. Glasgow: Odeon Quay. East Kilbride: Arts Centre.
Natural Born Killers ( )8) (Oliver Stone. US. I994) Woody Harrelsort. Juliette Lewis. Robert Downey Jr. 119 mins. Stone's visual and aural assault makes for one of the most remarkable ciitematic experiences itt years; his attempts to marry style with content. and provide a damning expose of the media adulation of serial killers is less successful. let down by his trademark overstatement. Edinburgh: Cameo.
New Directions If you want to make your own horror movie. come and speak to people who have. This event includes a screening of Glasgow-based director David Scott's Hanging Wit/t Frank. two showreels spotlighting new
directors' work and a make-up/sfx demo with audience participation. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Oh! What A lovely War (PC) (Richard Attenborough. UK. I969) Ralph Richardson. Meriel Forbes. John Gielgud. I44 mins. A stellar and very British cast — Richardson. Gielgud. More. Hawkins. Mills. Redgrave. Olivier — turn out for Attenborough's first film as director in this anti-war musical which attacks the upper- elass officers who are indifferent to the deaths of their men. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
0n Connait La Chanson (Alan Resnais. France. I997) Sabine Azema. Pierre Arditi. Jane Birkin. I20 mins. Resnais‘ gives his tale of the angled romantic interests of a group of Parisians an extraordinary twist by lip-synching his actors with well-known French pop songs. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.
101 Dalmatians (U) (Stephen Herek. US. I996) Glenn Close. Joely Richardson. Jeff Daniels. I03 mins. Disney turns one of its favourite animated films into a live action pantomime with spodges of Home Alone buffoonery. making sure there are plenty of dogs to make the kids go ‘aaahhh‘. Glasgow: Grosvenor.
The Opposite Of Sex (Don Roos. US. 1998) Christina Ricci. Martin Donovan. Lisa Kudrow. I05 mins. Dedee Truitt. a sixteen-year-old super- bitch. runs away front Louisiana to live in Indiana with her half-brother Bill. swiftly steals his new dishy-but-dint boyfriend. announces her pregnancy and flees the state with Sl0.000 of her brother's money. A dark. flawed comedy. Glasgow: Odeon Quay. Irvine: Magnum. St Andrews: Picture House.
Orphans ( l8) (Peter Mullah. UK. I998) Douglas Henshall. Gary Lewis. Stephen Cole. Rosntarie Stevenson. IOl mins. Preview ofthe award- winning (My Name Is Jm‘) actor‘s first feature as director is a truly tragic and comic take of four siblings attempting to deal with their grief over the death oftheir mother. Front behind the camera Mullan ellicits superb performances front his cast. Part of the Cameo's 50th birthday celebrations. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Out Of Sight (l5) (Steven Soderbergh. US. I998) George Clooney. Jennifer Lopez. Ving Rhames. I23 mins. This stylish adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel teams Clooney‘s bank
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The Parent Trap (U) Dennis Qcaid. Natasha Richardson. Lindsay Lohan. l25 mins. This updated version of the 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. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex. UCI. Stirling: Allanpark.
Patch Adams ( l2) (Tom Shadyac. US. I998) Robin Williams. Monica Potter. Philip Seymour Hoffman. I IS mins. The eponymous medic‘s philosophy that laughter is the best medicine brings him into conflict with the hospital authorities. Williams wears his heart just a little too obvioust on his sleeve and. cast once again as the caring but unconventional doctor. it is impossible to escape a diagnosis here of terminal deja vu. See review. General release.
Pelle The Conqueror ( l5) (Billie August. Denmark/Sweden. I988) Max Von Sydow. Pelle Hvengaard. l50 mins. Bleak. moving Scandinavian saga that follows a young boy and his grandfather as they emigrate from poverty- stricken turn of the century Sweden to what they hope will be a better life in Denmark. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
The People vs Larry Flynt ( l8) (Milos Forman. US. I996) Woody Harrelson. Courtney Love. Edward Norton. I29 mins. Striking biopic of the outrageous. vulger pomographer Elynt. who fought for free speech (and the right to publish ‘dirty pictures‘) all the way to the Supreme Court. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Pepe le Moko (PG) (Julien Duvivier. I-‘rance. I936) Jean Gabin. Mireille Balin. Line Noro. 93 mins. A Parisian gangster hides otit in the Algerian casbah. btit love tempts ltini out of his hideaway with ultimately tragic results. Gorgeous romantic melodrama. with a typically I-"rench doomy poetry remaking a Hollywood genre. and Gabin at the peak of his powers. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Perdita Durango ( )8) (Alex de la Iglesia. US/Spain. I998) Rosie Perez . Javier Bardettt. I22 mins. When Gifford's characters (from Wild A! Heart) fall into the hands of Spain's de la Iglesia. they're badly served by a filmmaker whose blatant misogyny and incompetent handling of narrative momentum were evident in At't'i'nn Maranle and Day Of The Beast. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Petrified Forest (PG) (Archie Mayo. US. I936) Leslie Howard. Bette Davis. Humphrey Bogart. 83 mins. Travellers at a refuge in the Arizona desert include an idealistic poet. but they are in for a tryittg time when gangsters on the run enter the scene. Artificial and rather obvious talkfest from a notable piece of middlebrow Broadway drama. Glasgow: GFI'. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Pleasantville (l2) (Gary Ross. US. I998) Tobey Maguire. Reese Witherspoon. William H. Macy. Jeff Daniels. Joan Allen. I 24 mins. Thanks to a dodgy plot twist. 90s kids David attd Jennifer are zapped into Pleasantvil/e. art I Love Liter-style
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50s sitcom. a monochrome world where sex. art and passion are unknown. If this wasjust a gimmick movie. it would be a brilliant one. but I’Ieastmrville is also a relentlessly inventive comedy. See review. Glasgow: Odeon City Centre. Odeon Quay. Virgin. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex. UCI.
Poveri Ma Belli (Dino Risi. Italy. I956) 99 mins. The story of two arrogant twentysomethings out and about in Rome in the fifties. Edinburgh: Italian Cultural Institute.
Practical Magic (I2) (Griffin Dunne. US. I998) Sandra Bullock. Nicole Kidman. Dianne Wiest. Stockard Channing. 107 mins. Orphaned Owens sisters Bullock and Kidtnan are raised by dotty aunts Channing and Wiest. btit are ostracised by their small town community for practising the family's heriditary witchcraft. Worse still. an ancient famin curse spells death for any man an Owen woman falls in love with. Boasts spirited performances. Paisley: Showcase.
The Prince Of Egypt ( L') (Brenda Chapman. Steve Hickner. Simon Wells. US. I998) Voices of Val Kilmer. Ralph Eiennes. Sandra Bullock. Michelle Pfeiffer. 99 mins. The Exodus story. animated for the big screen. With sortie artistic licence. it follows Moses frortt his discovery as a baby by Pharaoh's wife. through his formative years as a Royal Prince to his fall from grace when he discovers his true Hebrew background. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex. Dominion. Pailsey: Showcase. Wishaw: Arrow.
Progeny (I8) (Brian Yuzna. US. I998) I00 mins. A young couple may be victims of alien abduction. leaving her impregnatedwith an extra- terrestrial and him attempting to kill the alien within. As with a previous film. Society. this preview of Yuzna’s latest thought-provoking offering plays upon a metaphor: the responsibility of fatherhood. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. A Propos De Nice and Berlin: Symphony Of A City (PG) (Jean Vigo and Walter] Ruttmann. France and Germany. I926 attd 30) Double bill of two classic symphony films both celebrating the wonder ofthe developing European industrial city. Silent with piano accompaniment. Glasgow: GET.
The Roaring Twenties (PG) (Raoul Walsh. L'S. I939) Humphrey Bogart. James Cagney. Jeffery Lynn. l06 mins. Seminal and aptly-titled gangster movie iii which three buddies return front the war arid part ways: Bogart (on fine sneering form) and Cagney turn to crime. while Lynn studies law. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 18) (Jim Sharman. UK. I975) Tim Curry. Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat Loaf. 100 mins. The cult film to end all others. this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. attd packs them in at late shows everywhere. Stirling: MacRobert.
Sabotage (U) (Alfred Hitchcock. UK. I936) Oscar Hontolka. Sylvia Sidney. John Loder. 76 mins. Adaption of Joseph Conrad‘s novel. The Secret Agent. in which a foreign saboteur - a London cinema owner. which is a nice touch - threatens the city. Paved the way for the likes of Speed and Tlte Siege. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Sacrifice (Ellen Bruno. US. I998) 50 mins. Alternating dreams with nightmares. director