housekeeper. Kragh-Jacobsen's ﬁlm, the third made under the Dogme banner, distinguishes itself by telling a simple, linear story with a minimum of formal fussiness. Less ambitious and innovative than Fesren and The Idiots, but purer. more involving and more emotionally satisfying. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Mouchette (PG) (Robert Bresson, France, 1967) 82 mins. Bresson's adaptation of French Catholic novelist George Bernanos's story is a heartbreaking account of an inarticulate peasant girl condemned to a life of hopeless harshness in provincial France. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Network (15) (Sidney Lumet, US, 1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch. 121 mins. Overheated 70$ satire of media and morals has Oscar-winning Finch as a fading news anchorman who ﬁnally freaks out in the studio, finds God and begins to spurt much evangelistic bombast, and finally sets himself up to commit suicide on air. Ratings soar, of course, and station boss Holden rubs his hands in glee, a gesture every bit as self-congratulatory as Paddy Chaycfsky's screenplay for the ﬁlm. Edinburgh: Fim Guild at Filmhouse. Nights Of Cabiria (PG) (Federico Fellini, Italy/France, 1957) Giulictta Masina. 117 mins. Cabiria (Masina, collaborator and wife to Fellini) works the wastelands on the outskirts of Rome as a spunky, if soft- hearted whore. Her naivetE leads her to being dumped on and abandoned by every man she encounters. Masina is allowed to shout a little too much when sombre pain would have been better and the whole film is as annoying and masterly as Fellini could make it. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Notting Hill (15) (Roger Michell, UK, 1999) Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts. 110 mins. Screenwriter Richard Curtis's eagerly awaited follow-up to Four l‘r'cddingsAnd/l Funeral has Grant playing William Thackcr, the divorced owner of a travel bookshop into whose life walks Hollywood megastar Anna Scott (Roberts) and, before you know it, they kiss. Stirling: Carlton.
The Opposite Of Sex (18) (Don Roos, US, 1998) Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow. 105 mins. Ricci plays Dedec Truitt, a sixteen-year-old super-bitch who runs away from Louisiana to live in Indiana with her half-brother Bill (Donovan), who is still grieving for his dead lover, Tom. Dedec swiftly steals Bill’s new dishy-but-dim boyfriend, announces her pregnancy, and ﬂees the state with Tom's ashes and $10,000 of her brother‘s money. A dark comedy brimful of two-timing and double-crossing flawed by a wilfully un-PC treatment of sexual politics and unnecessary dallying with post-modern narration. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Orphee (15) (Jean Cocteau, France, 1950) Jean Marais, Marie Dea, Maria Casares. 95 mins. Cocteau creates an unrivalled cinema fantasy in this stunning modern version of the Orpheus legend, replete with surprising technical tricks and the director ‘s personal brand of poetry. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. The Out Of Towners (12) (Sam Weisman, US, 1999) Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese. 90 mins. Taking on the roles originally filled by Sandy Dennis and Jack Lemmon, Ilawn and Martin cruise indifferently through this remake of Neil Simon’s 1970 comedy as a married Ohio couple who leave their empty nest for the Big Apple. He is bound for an important job interview, but the entire world appears to be conspiring against his getting there on time. The leads get shuffled from one mis-timed comedic situation to another in this screwball love letter to NYC, which is ultimately just stupid. Glasgow: Showcase, UCI. Edinburgh: ABC, UCl. Paisley: Showcase.
Place Vendome (15) (Nicole Garcia, France, 1999) Catherine Deneuve, Jean- Pierre Bacri, Jacques Dutronc. 118 mins. This sleek thriller has some of the same pleasures as last year‘s L 'Appartement: an intricate narrative, criss-crossing relationships and an iconographic use of Paris. Garcia's ﬁlm, though, has a bit more emotional resonance, courtesy, perhaps, of the characters' seniority here — Deneuve as a woman in her ﬁfties whose life has fallen apart; whose husband is suicidal. There’s plot enough here for Garcia to rollercoast,
but the director’s more interested in character study. Glasgow: GFI‘.
Psycho (15) (Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1960) Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John Mclntire. 109 mins. Hitch's misogynistic masterpiece has a young secretary take off to hicksville with a bagful of her boss’s money. Unfortunately for her she chooses to put up at the Bates’ Motel, run by that nice Norman boy. The ironic dialogue (’Mother's not quite herself today’) make it a joy to catch anytime around. We liked it didn’t we mother . . . mother? Edinburgh: Odeon. Pushing Tin (15) (Mike Newell, US, 1999) John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett. 124 mins. Cusack is Nick Falzone, the hot shot aircraft navigator at New York's busiest airport.who begins to show cracks at the arrival of Russell Bell (Thornton) and his pouting wife (Jolie). The two men confront each other after Falzone’s paranoia peaks and thereafter the ﬁlm spirals sadly downward. Considering how close it often veers towards buddy movie territory, Pushing ﬁn is resolved in a rather peculiar and unsatisfying way. Glasgow: ABC, Odeon, Odeon At The Quay, Showcase Cinema. Edinburgh: ABC. Kilmarnock: Odeon. Paisley: Showcase. Quiz Show (15) (Robert Redford, US, 1994) Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow. 133 mins. When television was in its intimacy and America itself was riding on a wave of post-war/pre-Kennedy innocence, the disclosure of cheating on the game show Twenty One caused a national scandal and sense of shock. Redford sets up the inevitable collision of ethics and glamour, morality and profit, while Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow and Paul Schoﬁeld acquit themselves with style. Edinburgh: Cameo.
Raise The Red Lantern (PG) (Zhang Yimou, China/Japan, 1991) Gong Li, Ma Jingwa, He Caifei, Cao Cuifeng. 125 mins. Zhang, director of Ju Dou and Red Sorghum, again combines exquisitely beautiful photography with formalised melodrama. Essentially the tale of a young girl forced to become a concubine and the jealousies she encounters in her fortress home, it also acts as a metaphor for the repression of individual passions in post- Tiananmen China. Glasgow: GFI‘. Ratcatcher (15) (Lynne Ramsay, UK, 1999) William Eadie, Tommy Fianagan, Mandy Matthews. 93 mins. Seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old James Gillespie, a sensitive boy haunted by the drowning of a neighbour’s son, Ratcatcher paints a bleakly realistic picture of Glasgow family life. Yet despite its stifling familial relationships, rubbish-strewn streets and casual crueltics, James’s life is illuminated by vivid moments of ecstatic release. Ramsay uses meticulous framing, unusual camera angles and atmospheric images to capture the subtle textures of everyday life, as well as complex inner feelings. This is the work of a gifted visual stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. Glasgow: GF'I‘.
Ravenous (l8) (Antonia Bird, UK/US, 1999) Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones. 99 mins. Bird’s comic, gruesome horror western opens in 1847 with war- traumatised Captain Boyd (Pearce) banished to a remote army outpost in the icy Sierra Nevada mountains. Wandering into this camp of misfits comes Robert Carlyle’s half-starved stranger, Colqhoun, who tells a terrible tale of stranded settlers and cannibalism and before long . . .There is much to recommend here: the charismatic leads, the superb soundtrack by Damon Albam and Michael Nyman, the chilling (in both senses) location photography and the raw meat ’n‘ gristle gore. Kirkcaldy: Adam Smith.
Red Shoes (PG) (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1948) Anton Wallbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. 133 mins. Ballerina Shearer is torn between an autocratic impresario and a starving young composer as she dances her way towards madness. Remarkably serious treatment of the subject matter is helped by superlative design and cinematography in this classic piece of Powell/Pressburger expressionism. Glasgow: GFI‘.
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ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
A glittering evening of fabulous music from Hollywood including:
The Magnificent Seven, Dr Zhivago, Back to the Future, Schindler’s List, The Sea Hawk and many more well-known favourites.
Martin Yates - Conductor
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Saturday 20 November 7.30pm
Box office: 0141 287 5511
Edinburgh Festival Theatre Sunday 21 November 7.30pm
Box office: 0131 529 6000
TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW
O 1 4 1 552 4267 TRON
TRON Restaurant 3:3"? PRE-THEATRE MENU £8.95
ﬁgstagragtww XMAS BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN
Tron Theatre Company presents
THE COSMONAUT’S LAST MESSAGE
TO THE WOMAN HE ONCE LOVED IN THE FORMER sower UNION a new play by David Greig FINAL WEEK! Until Sat 6 Nov 7.30pm
The Tron, RSAMD, Italian Festival & lstituto Italiano di Cultura present
SCOTTISH / ITALIAN play:ground
(7 semi-staged play readings over 2 weekends)
Sats 6 & 13 Nov 2.30pm
Suns 7 & 14 Nov 2.30pm & 7.30pm
LOVE YOU MADLY Jazz Dinner
Songs by Duke Ellington, sung by Stephen Duffy Tuesday 9 November from 7pm
7:84 Theatre Company Scotland present
OUTSIDE BROADCAST (Tron Bar) Friday 12 November 8.30pm
one-u p (one-person performances)
Theatregroep Hollandia present VOICES (16 & 17 Nov) nva organisation present THE GIMMICK (19 — 21 Nov)
4 Nov-18 Nov 1999 THE LIST 31