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Tea With Mussolini (PG) (Franco Zeffirelli, ltaIy/UK, 1999) Cher, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith. 117 mins. Zeffirelli's film is partly autobiographical, partly fictitious, and concerns the effect on his own upbringing and education by a group of English ladies living in Florence at the time of II Duce's rise to power. This particular brew by Zefierelli and John Mortimer has a melange of flavours and is deftly poured in the most idyllic of settings, yet it seems oddly lacking in zest. Glasgow: GFT.

10 Things I Hate About You (12) (Oil Junger, US, 1999) Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Heath Ledger. 98 mins. It could have been horrible. But this high school-set reworking of Shakespeare ’s The Taming Of The Shrew is not only faithful to its source, but is a funny, charming and enjoyable film in its own right. Purists may be aghast at the hijacking of such a literary jewel, but films like this offer easy access to great stories. Glasgow: Odeon, Odeon Quay, UCl.

The 13th Warrior (15) (John McTternan, US, 1999) Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Omar Sharif. 103 mins. Arab poet, lbn Fahdlan (Banderas), is sent as emissary to the cold lands of the north. There he meets a fiercesome group of Viking warriors, who persuade him to join them on a mission to conquer a deadly foe the so-called Eaters of the Dead. Banderas overcomes his fears, learns the local lingo, proves himself to his comrades and defeats the seemingly supernatural enemy. it's ridiculous of course, but breathtakingly enjoyable with it. See review. Glasgow: Virgin. Clydebank: UCl. Edinburgh: ABC Multiplex.

The 39 Steps (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1935) Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Godfrey Teale. 81 mins. Undoubtedly the best film version of John Buchan's novel, as Donat evades a spy ring across the length and breadth of the country, with marvellous set pieces in the London Palladium and the Forth Bridge. Hitchcock at his action- packing peak. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.

This Year's Love (15) (David Kane, UK, 1998) Douglas Henshall, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Jennifer Ehle, Dougray Scott, lan Hart. 118 mins. Kane's deliciously wry romantic comedy features star-crossed lovers, 905-style - six late- twentysomethings whose orbits coincide briefly over a period of three years. The trendy London neighbourhood of Camden provides a living, breathing setting, for an ensemble piece that is gratifyingly free of synthetic sitcom contrivance or cute, sentimental solutions. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

The Thomas Crown Affair (15) (John McTieman, US, 1999) Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary. 110 mins. Brosnan takes two steps left of his 007 persona to play millionaire playboy Thomas Crown, who turns to art theft to amuse himself. When he lifts a £100 million Monet from a New York museum, he attracts the attention of Russo’s insurance investigator. During the ensuing cat and mouse game of wits, emotions get the better of the worthy foes and romance soon threatens both their livelihoods. The film’s two heist scenes are expertly executed by McTternan, while no

Key to Film Listings

[0] 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.

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less riveting is the interplay between the leads. Only the trite final scene blemishes what is otherwise a fine piece of commercial art. General release.

Toy Story (PG) (John Lasseter, US, 1995) With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles. 81 mins. It isn't just the state- of-the-art images that distinguish Disney's first computer-generated animation feature, it's got a cracking adventure story too. A tale of friendship and self-belief combined with an exciting rescue and against-the-clock tension, Toy Story is sprinkled with comic asides. Don’t be fooled into thinking these toys are just for the kids. Edinburgh: Odeon. The Truman Show (PG) (Peter Weir, US, 1998) Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris. 103 mins. Truman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Seahaven, but is the unwitting star of the world's longest-running documentary soap opera. The Truman Show (the movie) is flawlessly put together, with script and direction perfectly judged. Carrey, still a schmuck, but less ingratiating than usual, surprisingly gives the movie its heart. Edinburgh: Cameo.

Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1958) James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes. 128 mins. 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. Extraordinary plotting in this undervalued Hitchcock study of romantic mania, with Stewart memorably cast against type as the distinctly on-the-edge cop. The Bernard Herrmann score is simultaneously lush and disturbing. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith. West Beirut (l5) (Ziad Doueri, France/beanon/Belgium/Nomay, 1998) Rami Doueiri, Mohamad Chamas, Rola Al Amin. 105 mins. Doueri’s remarkably accomplished film is a deft, unsentimental handling of a delicate subject lesson from history - the destruction of Beirut. When Tarik’s school is closed down by the new Muslim militia in West Beirut in 1975, he and his friend Omar take to roaming the streets with their Super 8 camera and befriending a Christian girl, May, along the way. But Tarik finds himself in ever more bizarre situations as he unwittingly crosses various danger zones of the city. Glasgow: GF'J‘.

Whisky Galore (PG) (Alexander Mackendrick, UK, 1949) Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Jean Cadell. 82 mins. Much-loved Ealing comedy by the late Sandy Mackendrick. 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 others can only hope to emulate. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

The Wicker Man (18) (Robin Hardy, UK, 1973) Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, lngrid Pitt, Christopher Lee. 102 mins. A devoutly celibate policeman (Woodward) arrives at a remote Scottish island to investigate a schoolgirl disappearance and becomes involved in local pagan rituals. A Hammer classic, with some extremely scary and erotic moments. Edinburgh: Lumiere.

Wild Wild West (12) (Barry Sonnenfeld, US, 1999) Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh. 106 mins. Based on a cult 605 American television series, this is, in essence, James Bond transferred to 19th century America with secret agents James West (Smith) and Artemus Gordon (Kline) saving America from Dr Arliss Loveless (Branagh), a Southern States villain who’s never forgiven the North for the loss of his legs and his beloved ante bellum South in the Civil War. Like Smith and Sonnenfeld’s Men In Black, Wild Wild West combines comic banter between its leads with an oddball plot and imaginative special effects. Unfortunately, the result is nowhere near as inspired. General release.

Yellow Submarine (U) (George Dunning, UK, 1967) The voices and music of the Beatles. 90 mins. The Fab Four save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies. A real period piece these days, this exercise in garish psychedelic animation still remains a colourful (and safely non-addictive) trip for the kiddies, while everyone can sing along with the tunes. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.



Film Listings are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.


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


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (12) 3.40, 8.30.

Notting Hill (15) 1.10, 5.55.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U) 2.05, 5.05, 7.55.

The Thomas Crown Affair (15) 2.00, 5.30, 8.20.

Wild Wild West (12) 1.10, 3.45, 6.05, 8.30.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (12)

Daily: 3.50, 8.45.

The Big Tease (15)

Daily: 1.15, 3.40, 6.00, 8.35. Life(15)

Daily: 1.10, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U)

Daily: 1.10, 6.05.

The Thomas Crown Affair (15) Daily: 2.00, 5.30, 8.20.


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


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.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (12) 8.40.

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (U) 5.40.

The Thomas Crown Affair (15) 5.50,

8.25. Wild Wild West (12) 5.45, 8.30.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (12)

Weekdays: 6.00.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 12.40, 3.00.

Norse exposure: Antonio Banderas in The 13th Warrior

Life (15)

Daily: 5.55, 8.35.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 12.30, 3.10. The Big Tease (15)

Daily: 6.15, 8.35.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 1.00, 3.45. The Thomas Crown Affair (15) Daily: 8.25.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 5.50.


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


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.

EIFF denotes Edinburgh International Film Festival screenings.


1. It All Starts Today (12) 2.00, 5.30. Mifune - Dogme 3 (15) EIFF 8.15.

2. Another Day In Paradise (18) 3.00, 8.30.

West Beirut (15) 6.00.


1. All About My Mother (15) 1.30, 3.45, 6.15, 8.30.

2. It All Starts Today (12) 1.00, 3.30, 8.15.

Milestones(15) EIFF 6.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 1.30, 3.45, 6.15, 8.30.

2. It All Starts Today(12) 3.00, 5.30, 8.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 3.30, 6.15, 8.30.

2. It All Starts Today (12) 3.00, 5.30, 8.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 2.00, 6.15, 8.30.

2. Tea With Mussolini (PG) 12.45, 3.15, 5.45, 8.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 2.00, 6.15, 8.30.

2. Tea With Mussolini (PG) 2.30, 5.45, 8.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 3.30, 6.15, 8.30.

2. Tea With Mussolini (PG) 12.45, 3.15, 5.45, 8.15.


1. All About My Mother (15) 1.30, 3.45, 6.15, 8.30. 2. Tea With Mussolini (PG) 12.45, 3.15, 5.45, 8.15.

FRIDAY 3 SEP 1. Cookie's Fortune (12) 3.00, 5.45,

8.15. 2. All About My Mother (15) 2.00, 6.15, 8.30.


1. Cookie‘s Fortune (12) 3.00, 5.45, 8.15.

2. All About My Mother (15) 2.00, 6.15, 8.30.


1. Mrgayal'The Royal Ilunt (PG) 3.00. Cookte's Fortune (12 5.45, 8.15.

2. All About My Mot er (15) 3.30, 6.15, 8.30.


1.Cooltie's Fortune(12) 12.45, 3.15, 5.45, 8.15.

2. All About My Mother (15) 3.30, 6.15, 8.30.