Bruno looks at child slavery and prostitution among Burmese girls in Thailand. Supported by theshort films. Soldiers Bride and Seven Lucky Charms. Pan of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Edinburgh: Cameo. Scarface ( 18) (Brian De Palma. US. 1983) Al Pacino. Steven Bauer. Michelle Pfeiffer. 169 mins. Cuban emigrant Pacino builds a vast Miami crime empire on foundations of cocaine. but his life is destroyed when he loses control of his own indulgence. Overbearing moralising dominates this sweeping gangster saga. Edinburgh: Filmhouse (Film Guild). Shakespeare In Love (15) (John Madden. UK. 1998) Joseph Fiennes. Gwyneth Paltrow. Rupert Everett. 120 mins. Fiennes. a pair of breeches and a few moody verses and a league of women will leave the cinema wondering why they never ﬁgured it out at school: Shakespeare is sex on legs. Tom Stoppard‘s script is exuberantly confident. irreverent and witty. General release. Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Soc. Japan. 1998) 120 mins. Delightful comedy. which has been compaired to Strictly Ballroom. about a businessman's flirtation with the world of ballrroom dancing. Huge unexpected hit in America. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
The Siege (15) (Ed Zwick. US. 1998) Denzel Washington. Annette Bening. Bruce Willis. 116 ntins. FBI agent Washington attempts to get to the bouom of a series of mysterious terrorist attacks in New York City. but the indignant US govemment declares Marshall law and General Willis moves in with his tanks. Unintentionally amusing and not anti-Arab as the controversy surrounding it has suggested. Glasgow: Showcase. Largs: Barrftelds. Paisley: Showcase. Sleeper ( l 5) (Woody Allen. US. 1973). Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. John Beck. 88 ntins. One of Woody‘s early. ‘ftinny films'. and arguably his funniest. Allen's Greenwich Villagejazz musician/health food freak is accidentally crynogenically frozen and thawed out in the year 2174. where health is cquatedwith decadence and personal pleasure. Supported by Space: The Final Frontier. a Glasgowbased Project Ability short film in which Captain Kirk and co meet Dr Who. Glasgow: GFT.
Small Soldiers (PG) (Joe Dante. US. 1998) Kirsten Dunst. Gregory Smith. Denis Leary. 110 mins. Dante plunders his anarchic live action cartoon tale. Gremlins. substituting toys for little devils and adding state-of—the-art computerised effects. Satiitised. bland and banal. Edinburgh: ABC Film Centre. Odeon. Ayr: Odeon. Irvine: Magnum.
Snake Eyes (15) (Brian De Palma. US. 1998) Nicolas Cage. Gary Sinise. Carla Gugino. 108 mins. When the American Secretary of Defence is assassinated. Cage‘s flamboyant. conupt cop and old pal. Navy commander Sinese. attempt to figure out whodtinnit. With a narrative is driven forward by the edgy suspense. telling revelations and razor-sharp editing. Snake Eyes is one of the director's best films to date. St Andrews: Picture House.
The Sorrows 0f Young Werther Die Leiden des Jutigeii Wertlier ( 15) (Egon Citinther. Germany. 1976198 mins. Faithfull film version of Goethe's novel (enormously influential in the German Romantic Movement) which juxtaposes nature and domestic life. autumnal landscapes and the Royal Court in a lavish period piece. Glasgow: GET. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Spanish Prisoner ( 15) (David Mamet. US. 1998) Campbell Scott. Rebecca Pidgeon. Steve Martin. 111 mins. Clever. cold study of the art of the confidence trick. Cryptic and playful. Mamet's writing. which has been compared to that of Harold Pinter. is perfectly suited to the illusionary nature of the con. The insubstantiality of everything is deliciously maddening. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Stagefright aka Aquarius (Michele Soavi. Italy. 1986) 95 mins. Debut from Dario Argento pr0tege Soavi sees a psychopth methodically wipe out the cast of an avant-garde theatre group on the night of their dress rehersal. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Star Trek: Insurrection (PG) (Jonathan Frakes. US. 1998) Patrick Stewart. Jonathan Frakes. Brent Spinner. 10-) mins. The Net! Generation crew’s second outing finds Captain Picard defying orders when he is sent to attack an alien race on a reniOte planet. The allegorical story - destroy a race in the name of progress - will strike a chord. Glasgow: Show-case. UCI Clydebank. Edinburgh: UCI. Irvine: Magnum. Station ( I 5) (Yasuo Furtihata. Japan. 1983) Ken Takakura. 90 mins. A workaholic police sharpshooter's life begins to fall apart when his
wife leaves him and his mentor is killed in a roadside shooting. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Stepmom (12) (Chris Columbus. US. 1998) Julia Roberts. Susan Sarandon. Ed Harris. 124 mins. Successful fashion photographer Isabel Roberts moves in with boyfriend Harris and his two young children who resent their new ‘stepmom' as does Harris's ex-wife. supermum Sarandon. After numerous trials and tribulations. the mums and kids sort things out between one another. For schmaltz lovers only. Selected release.
La Strada ( I5) (Frederico Fellini. Italy. 1954) Guilietta Masina. Anthony Quinn. Richard Basehart. 115 mins. Fellini‘s wife Masina is unforgettable as a simple-minded girl in love with Iarger-than-life circus strongman Zampano (Quinn). who dies of a broken heart when he kills the gentle tightrope-walker (Basehart) who had befriended her. Edinburgh: Italian Cultural Institute.
The Sweet Hereafter ( 15) (Atom Egoyan. Canada. 1997) Ian Holm. Bruce Greenwood. Sarah Polley. 110 mins. When a small community is tom apart by a school bus accident that claims the lives of most of their children. an ambiguous lawyer with family troubles of his own comes to represent them in a compensation case. As a study of helpless grief. it‘s rarely been bettered. Edinburgh: Filmhouse (Film Guild). There‘s Something About Mary ( I 5) (Peter and Bobby Farrelly. US. 1998) Cameron Diaz. Matt Dillon. Ben Stiller. 118 mins. Outrageous comedy about stalkers. The conceit says it all: small town geek Ted never makes it to the high school prom with gorgeous Mary. because he ‘zips himself up.‘ Years later and all healed and grown up. Ted remains obsessed with the date that never was. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex.
The Thin Red Line (15) (Terrence Malick. US. 1998) Nick Nolte. Elias Koteas. Sean Penn. 170 mins. This is very much a director‘s film. with the mythic and revered Malick as the star. Movie A-list types make cameo appearances. while the bulk of the action centres on the boys from Company C. the luckless outfit charged with taking a vital hilltop stronghold in the battle for Guadalcanal. See feature and review. General release.
This Year‘s Love (15) (David Kane. UK. 1998) Douglas Henshall. Catherine McCormack. Kathy Burke. Jennifer Ehle. Dougray Scott. Ian Hart. 118 mins. Kane's deliciously wry romantic comedy features star-crossed lovers. 90s-style — six late-twentysomethings whose orbits coincide briefly over a period of three years. Ensemble piece that is gratifyineg free of synthetic sitcom contrivance or cute. sentimental solutions. General release.
The Tingler (18) (William Castle. US. 1959) Vincent Price. 82 mins. Fifties cheesy horror at its best: Price's mad doctor discovers fear takes the form of a parasite creature and the only cure is too scream. like really loud — something the film's showman director helped the original audience do by rigging up cinema seats with electric buzzers. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
Urban Legend ( 18) (Jamie Blanks. US. 1998) Alicia Witt. Jared Leto. Robert Englund. 99 ntins. A group of good-looking. sexually active college students are terrorised by a savage killer. who murders in sadistically inventive ways and targets one young woman for reasons buried in the past. An e11icient.ifunorigina1 stalk ‘n' slash llick in the tradition of Scream. Selected release. Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1958) James Stewart. Kim Novak. Barbara Bel Geddes. I28 ntins. Detective Stewart. a man with a fear of heights. falls in love with a woman who apparently commits suicide. When he meets her double. he becomes obsessed with the possibility that she is still alive. Extaordinary. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Very Bad Things ( I 8) (Peter Berg. US. 1998) Cameron Diaz. Jon Favreau. Christian Slater. 100 mins . Diaz is marrying Favreati and nothing. btit nothing. is going to upset her plans for the perfect wedding. That is. until Favreati and pals hit 1.as Vegas for his stag night and inevitable debauchery is cut short when they accidentally kill a hooker. An outrageously grim and gruesome black comedy. Slected release.
La Vie Revee Des Anges The Dreant Life Of Angels (15) (Erick Zonca. France. 1998) Elodie Bouchez. Natacha Regnier. 113 mins. Zonca's first feature follows Bouchez's young backpacker who arrives in Lille without ajob. Managing to wrangle a menial job. she strikes tip a friendship with fellow worker Regnier. who offers her a place to stay in the ﬂat she‘s looking after. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.
Wag The Dog (15) (Barry Levinsort. US. 1997) Robert De Niro. Dustin Hoffman. Anne Heche. 97 mins. A spin doctor cooks up a fictitious war to help a US President through a tricky and scandal-filled re-election campaign - all done- and-dusted well before Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal surfaced. This Mamet-scripted satire comes in heavy handed form. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Washington Square (PG) (Agnieszka Holland. US. 1998) Jennifer Jason Leigh. Albert Finney. Ben Chaplin. 115mins. Throughout her life. Catherine Sloper (Leigh) has tried to win the affection of her stern father (Einney): v. hen impoverished Morris Townsend (Chaplin) comes along. their love leaves her threatened with disinheritance. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Way Out West (U) (James Horne. US. 1937) Start Laurel. Oliver Hardy. James Finlayson. 66 ntins. The comic duo find themselves ‘On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine' as they head out to hand over a gold~ntine deed. Plenty of good gags in this fast-paced western spoof. Stirling: Allanpark.
Welcome To Sarajevo ( 15) (Michael Winterbottont. UK. 1997) Stevett Dillane. Woody Harrelson. Entira Nusevic. 107 mins. The horror of the conflict iit Bosnia breaks down the professional detachment of reporter Michael Henderson (Dillane) who decides to smuggle an orphan out of the country. Based on the true story of ITN journalist Michael Nicholson. Screening highlights Oxfant's Cut Conflict Campaign and International Women's Day. Glasgow: GI’I’. White Heat (Raoul Walsh. US. 1949) James Cagney. Virginia Mayo. Edmond O'Brien. 114 mins. Classic and end of the era gangster movie. the one in which mother-fixated Cagney cries out duringthe ﬁnale: 'Made it Ma. to the top ofthe world. Ma!‘ Edinburgh: St Bride's Centre. Windhorse (I’atil Wagner. L’S/Nepal) 97 mitts. Explosive drama III which an aspiring Tibetan singer wins favour with the Chinese government. but faces a crisis ofconscietice when her cousin. a Buddhist min. is arrested by the police and torturedfor her beliefs. Part of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival. Edinburgh: Cameo.
The X-Files: Fight The Future' 1 15) (Rob Bowman. US. 1998) David Duchovny. Gillian Anderson. Martin Landau. 121 mitts. Basically a really. really good episode of The X-l’iles complete with almost incomprehensible plot. A thrilling movie which cart be enjoyed by the X- phile and novice alike. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex.
Year Of The Horse ( 15) (Jim Jarmtisch. LS. 1997) 105 mins. While Year OfThe Horse fails to comprehensively tell the story of a band whose ragged. glorious. three-decade career is littered with drugs. deaths and classic albums. Jarmusch deliversjaw-dropping live footage which goes some way to capturing the band dynattiic. Stirling: MacRobert.
Young And Innocent (L') (Alfred Hitchcock. UK. 1938) Nova I’ilbeam. Derrick De Matney. Percy Marmont. 82 mins. Another 11) Hitch's innocent implicated iii a crime he didn't commit. Here. the innocent in question is blamed for the murder ofa young girl washed tip on the beach. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Your Friends And Neighbours ( 18) (Neil LaBute. US. 1998) Jason Patric. Amy Brenneman. Aaron Eckltart. 100 mins. While In The Company ()fMen left itself open to charges of misogyny with a depiction of women as the passive victims of rttale cruelty. Your Friends And Neighbours. adopts a much more equal opportunities approach. These ladies are just as likely to resort to vengeful emotional ntanipulation. Edinburgh: Cameo.
You've Got Mail (PO) (Nora liphroii. LS. 1998) Meg Ryan. Tom Hanks. (ireg Kinrtear. Parker I’osey. 119 mins. Update of the Ernst 1.tibitsch‘s classic 1940 comedy T/It' .S/io/iArutnir/ The Corner for the electronic age. Ryan and Hanks are e-mail correspondents who ltappen to be enemies iti real life. A sweet but not very substantial confection. (ietteral release.
Zombie Flesh Eaters ( 18) (Lucio l‘IllCI. Italy. 1979)'I'i.sa liarrow, Ian SIcCtilloch. Richard Johnson. 91 ttiins. I-‘uIci‘s shameless rip-off of Romero's living dead series is dotic with full-on spaghetti abandon. touching also on the notorious Italian cannibal sub-genre atid a bit of voodoo for good measure. When the zombies manage lo spill onto 1he streets of New York. two couples head off to the island (Ital scents to be their source. The director sacrifices ittiagirtatioti and subtle suspense for Iashmgs of gore. Part of the Dead By Dawn horror weekender. Edinburgh: l:llllllI()llSc'.
Film Listings are listed by city. then alphabetically b cinema. Film listings compile by Helen Monaghan.
ABG, MUIREND: GLASGOW
380 Clarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 633 2123. Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon—Thu). Child/GAP: £2.
You've Got Mail (PO) 5.30. 8.25.
A Bug's Life (U) 6.05.
This Year's Love ( 18) 8.35. Shakespeare In Love (15) 5.40. 8.30.
FRIDAY S—THURSDAY 11 You've Got Mail (PG) Daily: 5.30. 8.25.
Sat & Sun mats: noon. 2.40. A Bug's Life (U)
Sat & Sun mats: 1.15. 3.40. This Year's Love (18)
Dail : 8.35.
Shakespeare In Love (15) Daily: 8.30.
Daily (except Sun): 5.40. Sat & Sun mats: 12.10. 3.00. Patch Adams (12)
Sun preview: 5.30.
FRIDAY lZ-THURSDAY B
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.
New film due to open on Fri 12 Mar: Patch Adams ( 12)
ABC FILM CENTRE: GLASGOW
326 Saucltiehall Street. 0141 332 1592. Info: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. £4 (£3.20 before 5pm). Student/GAP: £3. Child: £2.70.
A8ug's Life(U) 1.30. 3.45. 6.00. Very Bad Things (18) 8.35.
You ve Got Mail (PG) 1.45. 5.25. 8.15. This Year's Love(l8) 1.10. 3.35. 6.00. 8.30.
Shakespeare In love(15) 1.45. 5.35. 8.15. FRIDAY S—THURSDAY 11
You've Got Mail (PO)
Daily: 1.45. 5.25. 8.15.
This Year's Love (18)
Daily. 1.10. 3.35. 6.00. 8.30.
A Bug's Life (U)
Dail : 1.30. 3.45. 6.(X).
Shakespeare In Love ( 15)
Daily (except Sun): 5.25.
Weekday mat: 1.45.
Very Bad Things (18)
Jack Frost (PG)
Sat 8: Sun mats: 1.10. 3.20.
Patch Adams (12)
Sun preview: 5.45.
FRIDAY IZ—THURSDAY IE
Prograittttte likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone ()141 332 9513 for details arid titties.
New lilttt due to opett on Fri 12 Mar: Patch Adams ( 12)
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
12 Rose Street. ()141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All perforitiatices bookable. [D]. [E]. Matinccs £3.25 (coitcs £2). Evenings £4.25 (coiics £3 except Sat evening). All double bills — evening prices apply. . SPFF denotes Scottis Peop e's Film Festival
THURSDAY 4 MAR
1. Life Is Beautiful (PG) 1.15. 3.30. 8.30. Hilary And Jackie ( 15) 6.00.
2. Your Friends And Neighbours (18) 1.15. 3.30. 5.45.
A Pro 05 De Nice/Berlin: Symphony Of A ity (PG) 8.00.
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