know it. Edinburgh: Odeon.
Run Lola Run (15) (Tom Mker, Germany, 1999) Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu. 80 mins. Young Berlin punk Lola (Potente) has twenty minutes to raise 100,000 marks to save her stupid, but beloved boyfriend from murderous drug dealers. Not an easy task, but writer/director Tom Twyker gives Lola three chances and helps her pound the streets with a thumping. self-composed techno soundtrack. Using every style trick in the book, Twyker astounds with an adrenaline rush of a movie. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Santa Clause (U) (John Pasquin, US, 1994) Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson. 98 mins. When he unknowingly dons that famous red suit, divorced toy company executive Scott Calvin discovers a clause that means he's legally bound to be Santa from that moment on. TV star Allen (Home Improvement) is a competent lead in this upbeat festive tale that tries hard to appeal to the widest possible audience. Glasgow: UCl. East Kilbridc: UCl. Saturday Morning Matinee (U) 90 mins. Just like in the old days before all these new-fangled changes, ﬁlm fun for kids: an abridged version of Tarzan 's New York Adventure (Richard Thorpe, US, 1940, 55 mins) with Johnny Weismuller in the loin cloth, Framing Youth, a short from the Hal Roach studios, producers of the Laurel and Hardy ﬁlms, and two cartoons, Pied Pier (Walt Disney) and Night Before Xmas (Tom and Jerry). Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Scrooge (U) (Brian Desmond Hurst, UK, 1951) Alistair Sim, George Cole, Michael Hordem. 86 mins. Probably the best screen adaptation of Charles Dickens’sA Christmas Carol. The story concerns the overly-prudent businessman Ebencezer Scrooge (Sim), whose becomes a saint overnight. But Dickens was never afraid to tackle the big issues: the threat to children's lives, whether they are privileged or poverty-stricken is one of the main themes. Still, none of the darkness gets in the way of a cracking tale. See review. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The Sixth Sense (15) (M. Night Shyamalan, US, 1999) Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Olivia Williams, Toni Collette. 107 mins. Nine-year-old Cole Sear (Osment) has a terrible secret. He can see the dead walking the earth; they're around him all the time and it's scary as hell. Child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Willis) takes his case and spends all of his time, at the expense of his marriage to Anna (Olivia Williams), attempting to help the boy. Shyamalan‘s clever script suggests much and explains little, keeping the audience guessing. Genera! release.
South (U) (Frank Hurley, UK, 1919) 71 mins. Fascinating footage ﬁlmed during Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition. What starts off as a great adventure becomes a ﬁght for survival against the harsh elements when Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, becomes stuck in the ice. Shackleton lead his men onto the ice where they ﬂoated helplessly for ﬁve months before undertaking an 800 mile journey in an open boat to safety. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Star Wars Episode 1:The Phantom Menace (U) (George Lucas, US, 1999)
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Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman. 132 mins. On the surface, the plot structure isn't a million light years away from the original Star Wars. in visual terms, The Phantom 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 of the human element that has left the ﬁlm lacking soul. Glasgow: Odeon At The Quay. Edinburgh: ABC, Virgin Megaplex.
The Straight Story (U) (David Lynch, US, 1999) Richard Famsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton. 111 mins. Midwestern old timer Alvin Straight is hellbent on re- uniting with his estranged, terrninally ill brother so he takes to the road aboard his motorised lawnmower. Famsworth’s lead performance is honest, heart-felt and credible, while Lynch maintains his fascination with the inherent strangeness of smalltowns and lost highways. But, in this sublime snail’s pace odyssey, modern psychosis is replaced by old time decency. Glasgow: GFT. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. Tango (12) (Carlos Saura, Argentina, 1999) 117 mins. Apart from virtuoso cinematography, you won’t ﬁnd a great deal more here. Veteran director Carlos Saura has become something of a Hispanic cultural authority after ﬁlms like Carmen and Flamenco, and he explores a similar theme in a similar way here, clearing the decks of virtually everything else (plot, characterisation, location) for a passionate celebration of the tango tradition. Edinburgh: Lumiere.
Tarzan (U) (Kevin Lima and Chris Buck, US, 1999) Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, Nigel Hawthorne. 88 mins. Disney has ﬁnally turned its attention to the second most ﬁlmed character in Western cinema (Dracula is the ﬁrst) and has created some astonishing images. Storytelling-wise, Tarzan remains reasonably faithfully to Edgar Rice Burrough's original. Shipwrecked on a tropical island, baby Tarzan looses his human parents to a terrifying tiger and is adopted by an ape clan. All grown up, the Ape Man is reunited with man and womankind when a trophy hunting/anthropological expedition arrives and Tarzan meets Jane. General release. Taxi (15) (Gerard Pirés, France, 1999) Samy Nacéri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotilard. 86 mins. Arrested for speeding by mummy’s boy cop Emilien, taxi driver Daniel is forced to be his chauffeur and chase a group of German bank robbers who are terrorising Marseilles. Mismatched buddy movie, written and produced by Luc Besson, whose swiftly knocked-out screenplay is notable only for its inanity, high speed car chases, pile-ups and shoot- outs. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Tea With Mussolini (PG) (Franco Zefﬁrelli, ltaly/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 11 Duce's rise to power. This particular brew by Zefferelli 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. Galashiels: Pavilion. Kelso: Roxy.
The Third Man (PG) (Carol Reed, US/UK, 1949) Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles. 100 mins. Set in an unstable post- World War 11 Vienna, Holly Martins has been invited to the city by his old chum Lime, who is now in the grand-scale drug- dealing business, only to discover that he is dead. Except, he isn't of course, and a multi-layered cat and mouse scenario is triggered. So, what‘s so good about it? Well, you have a stirring zither score by Anton Karas, the ferris wheel and the ‘cuckoo clock’ speech yet possibly it’s greatest triumph is to cram so much wonder into so little time. Glasgow: GFT‘. Three Colours Trilogy (15) (Krzysztof Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1993) Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, lrene Jacob, Jean- Louis Trintignant. 98/91/. 96 mins. Kieslowski's masterful trio of ﬁlms, thematically based around the ideals of the French Revolution — Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - gets to the heart of the
contradictions of the new Europe, but never loses sight of its human heart. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Waking Ned (PG) (Kirk Jones, UK, 1998) lan Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan. 91 mins. Actually. Ned's dead. A shame that, because the old fella just won £7 million playing The Lottery — the discovery of which killed him. However, wily seventysomething pals Jackie and Michael spy a golden opportunity to claim the cash. Charming and eccentric with a deﬁant spirit. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
A Walk On The Moon (15) (Tony Goldwyn, US, 1999) Diane Lane, Liev Schrieber, Viggo Mortensen. 107 mins. The first film out of Dustin Hoffman's Punch Productions stable, which prioritises small human dramas over blockbuster excesses. As if to underline that, Goldwyn's domestic drama focuses on an unhappy housewife's (Lane) ﬂing with a travelling hippie (Mortensen) way back in 1969, while high above an Apollo astronaut takes a great step for mankind. Glasgow: Showcase.
The Water Babies (U) (Lionel Jeffries, UK/Poland, ) James Mason. Billie Whitelaw, Bernard Ctibbins. 92 mins. Unexceptional children's fantasy mixing animation and live action, in Kingsley's story of a young chimney sweep in Victorian London who runs away to a magic pool and a series of underwater adventures. Kelso: Roxy.
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 no expense to clear the boy '5 name. The cast are roundly superb, evincing as much control as their director. Although the proceedings seem a little cold, that's Mamet's way. What astonishes is the sheer style and skill on display. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
Wintersleepers (Winterschlafer) (15) (Tom Twyker, Gemiany, 1999) Ulrich Matthcs, 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 Twyker 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
The World Is Not Enough (12) (Michael Aptcd, US/UK, 1999) Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards. 128 mins. A nuclear scientist with shapely curves, an international terrorist impervious to pain, a slick British spy who delivers his innuendo with a touch of apology in his voice. The nineteenth Bond movie is distinguished by a number of plot twists not usually squeezed in between spectacular but uninspired action set pieces, which increases involvement with the peripheral characters. General release.
Yellow Submarine (U) (George Dunning, UK, 1967) The voices and music of the Beatles. 90 mins. 'I'he 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. Stirling: MacRobert.
Young Cassidy (PG) (Jack Cardiff, UK, 1965) Rod Taylor. Maggie Smith. Julie Christie. 108 mins. Handsome biopic set in 1910 Dublin with Taylor — who, though long retired, resurfaced recently in Welcome To Woop Woop - taking the role of lrish intellectual Sean O'Casey. Rich with atmosphere and sporting a great cast. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Guild.
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/OAP: £2.
ABC closed: Christmas Day, Hogmanay, New Year's Day.
End Of Days (18) 5.30, 8.15.
Guest House Paradiso (15) 6.00. The Sixth Sense (15) 8.20.
The World is Not Enough (12) 5.35. 8.25.
FRIDAY l7—THURSDAY 23
End Of Days (18)
Daily: 5.30, 8.15.
Inspector Gadget (U)
Also matinee Sat & Sun: noon, 2.45. Tarzan (U)
Matinee Sat & Sun: 12.55, 3.25. The Sixth Sense (15)
The World Is Not Enough (12) Daily: 5.35, 8.25.
Matinee Sat & Sun: 11.45am, 2.40.
FRIDAY ZA—THURSDAY 6
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 16 DEC 1. The Children Of The Marshland
(PG) 3.00, 8.15. 2.0negin(12) 1.15, 3.30, 6.00, 8.30.
FRIDAY 17 DEC 1.The Straight Story (U) 3.00, 6.00,
2. The Children Of The Marshland (PG) 3.30, 8.15.
Scrooge (U) 6.30.
SATURDAY 18 DEC
1. Captain Jack (PG) 1.00.
The Straight Story (U) 3.00, 6.00, 8.30.
2. Scrooge (U) 1.30, 4.30, 6.30.
The Children Of The Marshland (PG) 8.15.
SUNDAY 19 DEC
1.The Straight Story (U) 3.00, 6.00, 8.30.
2. Scrooge (U) 3.30, 6.30.
The Children Of The Marshland (PG) 8.15.
MONDAY 20 DEC 1.The Straight Story (U) 3.00, 6.00, 8 30
2: Scrooge (U) 1.30, 4.30. 8.45. The Children Of The Marshland (PG) 6.30.
TUESDAY 21 DEC
1.The Straight Story (U) 3.00, 8.30. lt's A Wonderful Life (PG) 6.00.
2. The Children Of The Marshland (PG) 3.30, 8.15.
Scrooge (U) 6.30.
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