wife Sadie (Sadie Frost) insists they watch the ﬁlm that Jude was making just before his death (he was murdered, but by who?) The ﬁlm is comprised of the secret ﬁlming of Jude’s mates and the resulting montage pushes the limit of what friendship is. Chaos follows as home truths are given a painful airing. St Andrews: New Picture House. The First Of The Few (U) (Leslie Howard, UK, 1942) Leslie Howard, David Niven. 117 mins. Wartime propaganda movie scripted by Terence Rattigan in which clean-cut star of yesteryear Howard plays RJ. Mitchell, inventor of the Spitﬁre — that wee plane that won the battle of Britain. Edinburgh: St Bride’s Centre. The General's Daughter ( 18) (Simon West, US, 1999) John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe. 116 mins. Travolta plays Brenner, an undercover detective in the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Division trying to get to the bottom of an explosive murder case on a military base in the Deep South. The victim is the daughter of a General about to make a bid for the Vice Presidency and so with the aplomb of Miss Marple, Brenner sizes up the numerous suspects. The General is Daughter would like us to take its pulp prurience seriously, but remains empty- headed pap. General release. A Generation (12) (Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1954) 91 mins. First part in Wajda’s trilogy (see also Kanal, AshesAnd Diamonds) set in 1942 and revolving around a youth resistance group. Edinburgh: Film Guild at Filmhouse. Get Carter (18) (Mike Hodges, UK, 1971) ) Michael Caine, Britt likland, John Osborne. 112 mins. The artist formerly known as Micklcwhitc's superbly controlled performance as the relentless avenger on a score-settling trip to the North East of England only makes you wish Cainc had played more villains. Hodges grimly effective direction proves that you don’t need to be as worthy as Ken loach to make a document of social history. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Get Real (15) (Simon Shore, UK, 1999)) Ben Silverstone Charlotte Brittain. 110 mins. Sixteen-year-old Steven who juggles the twin pressures of home and school life in Basingstoke, while coming to terms with his homosexuality. Comparisons with 1995 's feelgood comedy Beautiful Thing are inevitable. Glasgow: GFT. Go (18) (Doug Liman, US, 1999) Sarah Polley, Desmond Askeu, Katie Holmes. 100 mins. Liman’s follow up to Swingers comprises three interlocking stories about slacker kids at work, play and getting into trouble in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. (10 may not have Swingers' Rat Pack jokery, nor Jon Favreau's quirky dialogue, but the cumulative impact of the story mixing is enormously entertaining. Right here, right now, Go is the movie equivalent of Big Beat music, much of which is featured on its great soundtrack. Glasgow: Odeon, Odeon At The Quay. Edinburgh: Cameo. Gregory's Two Girls (15) (Bill Forsyth, UK, 1999) John Gordon-Sinclair, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Carly McKinnon. 104 mins. Gregory Underwood is still the endearing, awkward, immature boy of 1979,
Self-improvement is masturbation. Maybe self-destruction is the
although by 1999 he's a teacher at his old school in Cumbernauld. The (over) abundance of plot sees Gregory avoiding the attentions of Kennedy's fellow teacher while fantasising about McKinnon‘s school girl and reacquainting himself with old school pal Fraser Rowan (Dougray Scott), an entrepreneur involved in highly unethical business dealings. General release.
The Haunting (12) (Jan De Bont, US, 1999) Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor. 113 mins. From Robert Wise's classic 1963 ghost story, for some critics the best of its kind, De Bont starts his remake carefully and pretty successfully, then quite literally loses the plot, as his special effects budget takes over from storytelling. Here, the story of a small group of people gathered in and tested by an old dark house is ﬁnally treated for its spectacle value, rather than its atmosphere. General release. Head On (18) (Ana Kokkinos, Australia, 1999) Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner. 104 mins. Head On grips from the start, spending 24 hours with Ari (Dimitriades — remarkable), a messed up nineteen-year-old whose quest for drugs and casual sex is overshadowed only by his own self-hatred. It’s an uncompromising look at what it means to be second generation Greek in what is supposed to be one of the most liberal cities in the world — Melbourne. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCl.
Hellbound: Hellraiser ll (18) (Tony Randel, UK, 1988) Claire Higgins, Kenneth Cranharn, Doug Bradley. 93 mins. Poor sequel to Clive Barker's gloriously grisly horror flick. Although there’s some effort to expand upon the Cenobite mythology (them being the sadomasochistic demons), [lei/bound merely ends up retreading the same ground. Glasgow: Odeon.
Hellraiser (18) (Clive Barker, UK, 1987) Andy Robinson, Claire Higgins, Ashley laurence. 92 mins. A horror picture with a well constructed plot, strong characters, haunting images and special effects that actually serve the storyline. Directorial debut for top genre writer Barker, it's a twisted morality tale with strong sado- masochistic overtones. Edinburgh: Odeon. The Hi-Lo Country (15) (Stephen Frears, US, 1999) Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup, Patricia Arquette. 114 mins. Having successfully mastered the American crime movie with Grifrers, Stephen Frears tries his hand at the Western. Unfortunately, his latest film fails to transcend the clichés that litter a genre in which there now seems little new to say. The drama, solidly elegiac in tone, is set in the post-World War 'l\vo New Mexico community of Hi-Lo, where two cattlemen defend the traditional ways of the cowboy in the face of encroaching mass commercialisation. Stirling: MacRobert.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (18) (Danny Cannon, US, 1998) Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr, Brandy. 101 mins. Last summer’s survivors win a holiday in the Bahamas, but soon discover that someone with a fish hook is gutting the hotel staff. Judge Dredd director Cannon stays depressingly close to the horror formula. Stirling: Carlton.
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