FILM INEX continued
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. Only the trite ﬁnal scene blemishes what is otherwise a ﬁne piece of commercial art. Glasgow: Odeon At The Quay. Edinburgh: UCI. Paisley: Showcase.
Three Colours: Blue (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski, France, 1993) Juliette Binoche, Benoit Regent, Charlotte Very. 100 mins. A young woman tries to isolate herself from friends and any notion of affection following the death of her composer husband and child in a car crash, but she cannot escape from the fragments of his unﬁnished composition, in which she played a major part. An expressive and symbolic ﬁlm that is also emotionally satisfying. Binoche’s award-winning performance, in a ﬁlm of profound beauty, is the best of her career. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. The Trench (15) (William Boyd, UK, 1999) Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Danny Dyer. 98 mins. Naivete might be the word. But it cannot capture the innocent ignorance that engulfed the British teenagers who ﬂocked to enlist in World War One. Boyd traces the demolition of this innocence amongst a group of front-line volunteers preparing for the infamous Battle of the Somme. As the bloody outcome is well established, plot is secondary, and the narrative focuses on character development. The stylisation seems at odds with the bqu of the ﬁlm. Nevertheless, worthy stuff. Stirling: Carlton.
Virgin (36 Fillette) (18) (Catherine Breillat, France, 1988) Delphine Zentout, Etienne Chicot, Olivier Pamiere. 88 mins. Fourteen year-old Zentout is on holiday with her family, and attempts to dissipate her boredom with a taste of the local nightlife. She meets up with seedy forty-year-old lounge-lizard Chicot, who is out to seduce her, while she remains ambivalent about the loss of her virginity. Uncomfortany realistic but unexploitative exploration of pubescent sexuality. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Wallace And Gromit (U) (Nick Park, UK, 1989) 84 mins. All three - A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave - of the adventures of a Lancastrian cheese lover and his hound. Probably the funniest animation in the world. Edinburgh: Lumiere. Welcome To Woop Woop (18) (Stephan Elliott, Australia, 1998) Jonathan Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter. 97 mins. Elliott’s follow-up to the camp classic, The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert is a crude, outrageous satire targeting redneck Australia. Into Woop Woop, an outback town populated by in-bred white trash, comes Schaech’s New York hustler on the run, who is seduced by and then forced to marry the nymphomaniac daughter of the town’s big boss (Hollywood vet, Rod Taylor), Thereafter, Tommy ﬁnds himself stranded in a living hell where culture comprises barby-ing kangaroos, slurping tinnies and endless Rogers And Hammerstein.
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Thursday 21 Oct, 7.00pm The Wicker Man (18) SPECIAL EVENT
Monday 1 Nov, 7.30pm Jean de Florette (PG)
Wednesday 3 Nov, 7.30pm Cookie’s Fortune (12)
Tickets and further information from The Steeple Box office (Tel: 01324 506850) or on the day from the hall
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See review. Glasgow: GFI‘.
West Side Story (PG) (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, US, 1961) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno. 155 mins. Romeo AndJulier revisited against a background of New York gangs. Great songs of course, but the playing of the stylised dancing against a realistic background contrives to make it all look rather camp these days. Glasgow: GFI‘.
Where Is The House Of My Friend? (U) (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1987) 90 mins. The director of Through The Olive Trees chronicles a boy ’5 eﬂ'orts to return his schoolfriend’s notebook after unwittingly taking it home. Simple problems escalate into huge obstacles in this deceptively simple ﬁlm. Glasgow: GFT‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Wicker Man (18) (Robin Hardy, UK, 1973) Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid 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: Cameo. Falkirk: FI'H Cinema.
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. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
The Winslow Boy (U) (David Mamet, US, 1999) Nigel Hawthorne, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jeremy Northam. 110 mins. It has surprised many that David Mamet should adapt Terence Rattigan’s very British period drama, based on an event which caught the public’s imagination in 1912. The boy in question is expelled from naval academy for allegedly stealing a postal order, much to the consternation of his upper middle class family. At father’s insistence, the Winslow’s spare every last expense to clear the boy’s name. The cast are roundly superb, evincing as much control as their director. Glasgow: Odeon City Centre. Edinburgh: UCI. Kirkcaldy: ABC.
Wintersleepers (Winterschlafer) (15) (Tom 'IVvyker, Germany, 1999) Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel. 123 mins. In Winter Sleepers’s opening scenes various characters get ready, steady and go, travelling by car, train and boat to a mountain ski resort town where their lives eventually collide. A threatening case of style over content is staved off by well-deﬁned characters and there's plenty else to watch: breathtaking locations, stylish photography and Nyker himself, a conﬁrmed cineﬁle and horror movie enthusiast, who can't help but make one of his characters a cinema projectionist in a ﬁlm that strives to be haunted by love and death. Stirling: MacRobert.
Withnail 8: I (15) (Bruce Robinson, UK, 1987) Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths. 107 mins. 'I\vo out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage, where one of them suffers the attentions of the ageing homosexual owner. Entertaining British comedy has a second stab at glory, and it's the bleaker end-of-the-decade elements that have lasted best. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
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: Lumiere.
Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (Vittorio De Sica, Italy, 1963) Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren. 119 mins. It’s been called ‘Three stories of naughty ladies' and ‘A relentlessly boring compendium with everyone shouting at once’. And apparently it assumes that, ‘breasts and bodies and fornication are all that these leading lights of Italian cinema need provide’. Anyway, it won the best foreign ﬁlm Oscar, so there, critics. Edinburgh: Italian Cultural Institute.
Film Listings are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled 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/CAP: £2.
American Pie(15) 5.55, 8.35. Deep Blue Sea (15) 5.50, 8.30. Tarzan (U) 5.45, 8.40.
American Pie (15)
Weekdays: 5.50. Bowfinger(12)
Daily: 5.55, 8.35.
Matinee Sat & Sun: 12.45, 3.30. Deep Blue Sea (15)
Daily: 5.45, 8.30.
Matinee Sat&Sun: 12.30, 3.20. Tarzan (U)
Sat&Sun: 12.35, 3.25, 5.55.
Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone 0141 637 2641 for details and times.
GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
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 available, call box office.
THURSDAY 21 OCT
1. Psycho (15) 6.00.
Buena Vista Social Club (U) 8.30. 2. Felicia's Journey (12) 1.00, 3.15, 8.15.
Break Even (18) 6.00.
FRIDAY 22 OCT
1. Run Lola Run (15) 5.00, 7.00, 9.00. 2. Buena Vista Social Club (U) 2.30, 8.30.
Lola 8: Bilidikid(18) 6.00.
SATURDAY 23 OCT
1. Run Lola Run (15) 1.00, 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Film Education Da noon.
Buena Vista Social C ub (U) 6.15, 8.30.
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SUNDAY 24 OCT
1. Run Lola Run (15) 3.15, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Welcome To Woop Woop (18) 3.00. Buena Vista Social Club (U) 6.15, 8.30.
MONDAY 25 OCT 1. Run Lola Run (15) 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9 00
2L Buena Vista Social Club (U) 1.00,
3.15, 8.30. Bound (18) 6.00.
TUESDAY 26 OCT
1. Run Lola Run (15) 1.00, 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Buena Vista Social Club (U) 2.30, 8.30.
Der Golem (15) 6.00.
WEDNESDAY 27 OCT 1. Run Lola Run (15) 2.30, 5.00, 7.00, 00
9. . 2. Buena Vista Social Club (U) 1.00, 3.15, 6.15, 8.30.
THURSDAY 28 OCT
1. Run Lola Run (15) 1.00, 3.00, 9.00. The Birds 18) 6.00.
2. The App e (PG) 2.30.
Buena Vista Social Club (U) 6.15, 8.30.
FRIDAY 29 OCT
1.The Blair Witch Project (15) 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00, 11.00.
2. Run Lola Run(15) 1.30, 3.30, 7.15, 9 15
The Apple (PG) 5.30.
SATURDAY 30 OCT
1.The Blair Witch Project (15) 1.00, 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00, 11.00.
2. Get Real (15) 3.00.
Run Lola Run (15) 7.15, 9.15.
SUNDAY 31 OCT
1. West Side Story (PG) 2.00.
The Blair Witch PrOject (15) 5.00, 7.00, 9.00, 11.00.
2. Where Is The House Of My Friend? (U) 2.30.
Run Lola Run (15) 5.15, 7.15, 9.15.
MONDAY 1 NOV
1. The Blair Witch Project (15) 1.00, 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Run Lola Run (15) 1.30, 3.30, 8.45. Once Upon A Time Cinema (U) 6.30.
TUESDAY 2 NOV
1. The Blair Witch Project (15) 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Run Lola Run (15) 3.30, 8.45. Batman (12) 6.00.
WEDNESDAY 3 NOV
1. The Blair Witch Project (15) 2.30, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.
2. Run Lola Run(15) 1.30, 3.30, 6.30. Nargess(PG) 8.30.
THURSDAY 4 NOV
1.The Blair Witch Project (15) 1.00, 3.00, 9.00.
Marnie (18) 6.00.
2. Run Lola Run (15) 1.30, 3.30, 8.45. And Life Goes On (PG) 6.30.
Ashton Lane, Hillhead, 0141 339 4298. CC booking: 0141 339 4298. £4 (£3.50 daily 4.30—6.30pm & all day Mon). Students/U840: £3. Child £2; OAP: £2.50. Seats can be booked in advance for all screenings. Box ofﬁce open 11am-7pm (Sun: 1—7pm).
TH Y 1 American Pie(15) 1.40, 4.10, 6.30, 8.50.
High energy: Franka Potente in Run Lola Run