FILM index

FILM INDEX continued

Saving Private Ryan ( 15) (Steyen Spielberg. US. IQQSl'l‘iIIt) llatilss. l'mtt St/ettttttc. Matt Damon. I'll Intns. I ike no lilttt 111 recent memory, Sm we I'I‘II'I’H' lt’tmi Io ll\(‘\ its attention stititicly on the bittttlittcs entltitcd by American soldier in\\'oi|tl\1\'irII.(‘t-ntr.ilto this imp:th l~ the "l"'t'l\ l""t'lttl "\'I‘[)t'11111" hall hotir. (lt'I.itlIIt!' v. ttlt t‘cittoisi lcss btilltance the cainage ot the I) Ilav l.ttl(l1119‘~. Understandahlv enough. Sptclbctg lintls it hard to follow tip IlII‘- bta\ 111.1 Itllttxllli'llttll The actual Illt‘;ll ol the slot y. In whit h Ilanks is sent o11 with the remnants of his "1111 to locate the eponymous Ryan. is built on tum-ed tailicr titan subtle Iincs. .\t‘\c'lll1('l('\\.llll\ Isa landmatk piece ol 1|1()\ It‘lll Ilslllf'. I (linbtttgh: Cameo.

The Searchers (1'(ii ( totin t'oitt. 1'8. 1‘15o) JOhn Wayne. Vela Miles. lclltey lltllllt'l. Natalie Wood. 11‘) mitts. (Inc ()1 I ottl's lint-st Westerns. and hence one of the git-atest achievements oi the "t‘lllt' has Wayne as tlte obsessive [than I (lwatds. a man whose live- year quest to hunt (loss It the Indians w lto murdered his ss tle and captttietl his young daughter has develorx-tl into a must for murderous reseitge. Indeed. ltts (ll l\(' Is not only to murder the Indians btit to kill his own offspring because she's been tainted by her time witlt the Redskins. With Wayne at his most intense. this Is one ofold Hollywood‘s darker. richer moments. I (linbtirnlt: Filmhouse.

Shakespeare In Love ( 15) ( loltIt .\1attt1.~n. UK. 1908) Joseph l'Iettues. (tuyiteth I’.t|tiow. Rupert liverett. I20 mitts. loscph l tcttncs. a pair of breccltes and a few moody verses and a league of women “I” leave the cinema wondering why they never limited It ottt at school: Shakespcafe is ses on lt"‘\. 'I'oin Stopparcl's script Is e\ubct'antly cuttlttlt‘tll. irreverent and \\ ttty. All the characters are sent up and Will Slialsespeate is the htttt ()1 so many jokes. it's a wonder he retains his tontanttc gIOss. Izdttiburgh: l unuct‘e.

Shall We Dance? (Mark Sushi. h. ('8. 19371 l'l't‘tl Astaire. (ititut‘t' Rogers. 110 mitts. ()ne of the later ettorts 111 the Astaire/Rogers seties at lx'l's'l 1. \\ llll the duo playing dancing partners \\l1tt pretend to be married but are not. l be dancing is as marvellous as cut. but by this stage the pattncrship was beginning to repeat itself. Still nice to see it tip on the big screen where it belongs. It also bears the distinction of being tlte lirst liltIt shown in Bathgate. over 50 years ago. l'dinhttrgh: I ilniltousc.

The Shelterinq Sky ( 18) lllt‘l nanto Bertolucci. l'K/llalv. l‘l‘lll) llclua \\'t11_'.'(‘t'. Joltn Malkovich. ('.tinpbell Scott. .ltll Bennett. I38 mitts. 'I‘he subtler of Paul Bots Ies' novel is not Itilly cotttnttiittcatt'tI. antl llet‘tolucc‘t's alterations have been Ito“ tied upon. bttt ironically tlte departures ll‘Ulll the test are the source ol'tlte most intense cinematic Images. In tlte central roles as the doomed Attiet'tcan couple seeking adventure. Winger's Kit may be Ilawetl. bttt .\Ialko\ tch's Port is a superbly intuitive charactettsatton. I.tlittbttt'-'h: l.ttittiet'e. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U) (George lucas. I'S. 1W”) l.\\';lll Mc(iregor. I.Iam .\ceson. z\atalte I’orttttan. I32 mitts. (In the stit'lace. tlte plot structure isn't a million ligltt years away front the original Slur Wars. II) visual terms. The I’lmittmn Menace stands alone in the cinematic universe. At times you'd think there was more animation than live action on screen and maybe it’s this toning down ()1 the human element that Itas left the film lacking sottl. General release.

The Tango Lesson (Pct) (Sally Potter. I’K. 1997) Sally Potter. l’ablo \ct'on. 1112. iititts. ()I'Itim/n director Sally l’ottcr play s herself. a lilittmaker distracted from \\‘l‘lllll'.' a script by her obsession with tltc magic and passion oI~ the tango. 'It'avellittg to l.atttt Anterica to esperience the (lance lust ltautl. her relationship \\ ith se\y :\l‘_‘.'t‘lllllll.’111 dancer I’ablo Vei'oit spills ot er into their private lites. Rhythtttic aittl passionate. The [mien I.('\\(HI tenderly expresses the choreography of modern love. litlinbtirgli: I‘ilitthouse.

Tango I l 3) (( 'at'los Saura. Argentina. 1000). 117 mins. Apart from virtuoso cinematography. yott won't find a great deal more here. Veteran director Carlos Satira has becottte something of a Hispanic cultural authority after films like ('umiwi and FImIieIii-n. and he explores a similar theme in

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a similar way here. clearing the decks of vittually everything else (plot. characterisation. location) for a passionate celebration of the tango tradition. Glasgow: (ii-'1'.

Tea With Mussolini (Pf i) (Franco Zeft'trelli. Italy/17K. 1999) Cher. Joan I’lowright. Maggie South 117 mins. 7cf1irelli's film is partly autobiogriphtcal. partly lictitious. and concerns the cttect on his own upbringing and education by a groiip of linglish ladies living it) I lorence at the time of II Duce's rise to power. This panicular brew by Xel'ferelli and John Motumer Itas a melange of Ilavours and is deftly poured in the ntost idyllic of settings. yet it seems oddly lacking in zest. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.

10 Things I Hate About You (12) (Oil Jtinger. IS. 1999) Julia Stiles. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. lleath ledger. 98 mins. It could have been horrible. But this highschool-set reworking of Shakespeare's The firming Ot'T/te Shrew is not only faithful to its source. btit is a funny. charming and enjoyable filitt in its owrt right. I’urists may be aghast at the hijacking of such a literary jewel. btit films like this offer easy access to great stories. General release.

The Thin Red line (15) (Terrence Malick. US. 1098) Nick Nolte. lilias Koteas. Sean Penn. I70 mitts. This is very much a director's film. with the mythic and revered Malick as the star. Movie A-Iist types make cameo appearances. while the btilk of the action centres on the boys from Company C. the Ittckless outlit charged with taking a vital hilltop stronghold in the battle for Guadalcanal. Edinburgh: (.‘amco.

This Year's Love ( 15 ) (David Kane. UK. 1998) Douglas Henshall. Catherine McCormack. Kathy Burke. Jennifer lthe. 1)oiigray Scott. Ian Hart. 118 mins. Kane's deliciously wry romantic comedy features star- crossed lovers. ()Os-style six late- twentysometltings whose orbits coincide briefly over a period of three years. The trendy Iondon neighbourhood of Camden provides it Its ing. breathing setting. for an ensemble piece that is gratifyineg free of synthetic sitcom

t oittrivaitce or cute. sentimental solutions. I'dtnburgh: Lumiere.

Three Men And A Boat (U) ( Ken Annakin.

l "K. 1056194 mitts. 'I‘lte misadventures of three eminent Victorian gents or) a boating trip on the Thames. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

Touch Of Evil. The lie-edit 0T (12) (Orson Welles. US. 1958) Orson thles. Charlton Heston. Janet Leigh. 111 mins. ()rson Welles‘s classic 50s itoir has been re-released yet again. But. fourth time round. it‘s not a hatchett job by the studio. rather a re-tig by Oscar-winning (‘tliloi‘ Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now). based on a long lost Sit-page memo by Welles himself. (ilasgow: Gl-T.

Virtual Sexuality (15) (Nick Hurran. UK. 1009) I aura Fraser. Rupert l’ettry Jones. 90 tititts. It‘s hard to say whether the finished liltn w Ill reaclt its demographic - teenage girls. Anyone old enough to worry about Standard (irades will find the plot. involving a weird science sex change. laughable for all the wrong reasons. while their younger counterparts will find the 15 certificate prohibitive. The cast work hard to convey a sense of fun. btit only l.aura l-'t'aser atid Rupen l’eItry Jones really shine. (ilasgow: Showcase. I’aisley: Showcase. Wishaw: Arrow.

The Waterboy ( I 2) Adam Sandler. Kathy Bates. llettry Winkler. 90 mitts.

Sandler plays Bobby Boticher. a socially inept. 31-year-old mummy‘s boy. who goes from being the waterboy to the star of an American football team. As the Wedding Singer. Ite might have been a drip. bttt as the Waterboy. he‘s just a washout. l.args: Barrfields. Motherwell: h'lovieHottse.

Whisky Galore (l’(i) (Alexander Mackendrick. UK. 1949) Basil Radl'ot'd. Joan ( ireeuwood. Jean C adell. 82 iitins. Much-loved lalittg comedy by the late Sandy Mackendrtck. A ship carrying a cargo of whisky is shipwrecked off a Scottish island during wartime. so the locals decide it's time to wet their thirst. Full of wit and charm that otheI .s catt only hope to emulate. lidinburglt: I-ilittliotise.

Woman Of The Year (PG) (George Stevens. US. 1042) Spencer Tracy. Katherine Hepburn. 1 12 mins. l-‘antastic screwball comedy with two of the best iii the business: he's a sportwriter and she's a political columnist and they don't get along. bttt fall in love anyway. (ilasgow: OFT.



Film Listings are listed by city. then alphabetically b cinema. Film listings compile by Helen Monaghan.


380 Clarkston Road. Mitirettd. 0141 633 2123. Info: 0141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon—Thu). Child/OAP: £2.


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) 10.45. 1.55. 5.10. 8.l().

The Mummy(t2) noon. 2.55. 5.40. 8.35.

Entra menttt2) 5.45. TenT ingslHate About Youtt2) 12.40. 3.15. 8.40.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me(t2)

Thu: 12.40. 3.15. 5.50. 8.40.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace(U)

Dail : 1.15. 5.00. 8.00.

10 ThingslHate About Youtl2) Fri—Wed: 2.20. 5.40. 8.40.

The Mummy(12)

Daily: 2.10. 5.30. 8.20.


Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.

New film due to 0 en on Fri 30 Jtil: Austin Powers: T e Spy Who Shagged Met 12)


326 Sauchiehall Street. 0141 332 1502. Info: 0141 332 9513. CC booking: 0141 332 1592. £4.20 (£3.50 before 5pm). Student/GAP: £3.10. Child: £3.


Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (U) 11.00. 2.10. 5.15. 8.25.

Ten Things 1 Hate About You ( 12) 1.10. 3.40. 6.10. 8.40.

The Mummy(t2) 1.45. 5.15. 8.1(). Entrapment ( 12) 1.45. 5.30.

The Matrixt15) 8.00.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me(t2)

Sat—Suit.Tltu: 1.00. 3.15. 5.45. 8.40. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace(U)

Dail : 2.10. 5.15. 8.25. 10ThingslHate About You(12) Daily: 1.10. 3.40. 6.10. 8.40. Notting Hill ( 15)

Fri. Mon—Wed: 1.45. 8.15.

The MatrixHS)

Fri. Mon—Wed: 5.20.

The Mummy ( 12)

Daily: 1.45. 5.15. 8.10.


Prograittitte likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 332 9513 for details and times.

New film due to open on Fri 301ti1: Ausin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ( 12)


12 Rose Street. 0141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Sun—Fri matinees: £3.50 (£2.25): Sun-Fri evenings £4.50 (£3.25). Sat matinees: £3.50 (£2.25); Sat evenings £4.50 (no concessions). Saver tickets required. call box office.

THURSDAY 22 JUL 1. Last NightttS) 2.30. 4.30. 6.30.

8.30. 2. The Polish Bride(15) 2.00. 4.00. 6.45. 8.45.


1. Tangott2) 3.00. 5.45. 8.15.

2. An Autumn Tale (U) 6.00. Touch Of Evil. The Re—edit Of ( 12) 1.00. 3.30. 8.30.


1. Tan90(l2) 5.45. 8.15.

The Last Unicorn (U) 1.30.

2. An Autumn Tale (U) 3.30. 6.00. Touch Of Evil. The lie—edit Of ( 12) 1.00. 3.30. 8.30.


1. Tango ( 12) 3.00. 8.15.

An Autumn Tale (U) 5.45.

2. Dance of Life (PG)/Liv Ullmann (PG) 2.30.

Touch Of Evil. The Re—edit Of (12) 6.00. 8.30.


1. Tangotl2) 1.00. 3.30. 5.45.

2. An Autumn TaIe(U) 2.30. 8.15. Touch Of Evil. The Re—edit Of (12) 6.00. 8.30.


1. Bladett8) 5.45.

Tango(t2) 1.00. 3.30. 8.15.

2. An Autumn TaIe(U) 2.30. 8.30. Touch Of Evil. The lie-edit Of ( 12) 6.00.


i. Tango(12) 3.00. 5.45. 8.15.

2. An Autumn Tale (U) 5.45. Touch Of Evil. The lie-edit Of ( 12) 3.00. 8.30.


1. TangO(l2) 1.00. 3.30. 5.45. 8.15. 2. An Autumn Tale (U) 6.00.

Tomb Of Evil, The Re-edit Of ( 12 ) 3.00. 8.30.


1. Best Laid Plans(15) 2.30. 6.00. 8.30.

2. A Price Above Rubies (15) 1.00. 3.15. 8.15.

Made In Hong Kong ( 15) 5.45.


1. Best Laid Plans ( 15) 6.00. 8.30. Jour De Fete (U) 1.30.

2. A Price Above Rubies ( 15) 3.30. 8.15.

Made In Hong Kong ( 15) 1.00. 3.15. 5.45.


1. Best Laid Plans ( 15) 6.00. 8.30. The James Gang ((5) 3.00.

2. A Price Above Rubies (15) 8.15. Made In Hong Kong (15) 545. Paris Was A Woman ( 12) 2.00.


1. Best Laid Plans ( 15 ) 2.30. 8.30. The James Gang (15) 6.00.

2. A Price Above Rubies ( 15 ) 5.45. Made In Hong Kon9115) 1.00. 3.15. 8.45.


1. Best Laid Plans ( 15) 1.00. 3.30. 6.00.

The James Gang ( 15 ) 8.30.

2. A Price Above Rubies ( 15) 2.30. 8.15.

Made In Hong Kong ( 15) 5.45.


1. Best Laid Plans ( 15) 6.00. Woman of the Year (PG) 1.15. 2. A Price Above Rubies ( 15) 1.00.

3.15. 8.15.

Made In Hong Kong ( 15) 5.45. 8.45. THURSDAY 5

1. Best Laid PlanstlS) 1.00. 3.30. 8 30

Woman of the Year (PG) 6.00.

2. A Price Above Rubies ( 15) 2.30. 8.15.

Made In Hong Kong ( 15) 5.45.