stereotyping and issues which cling to gay movies. Glasgow: GFI‘.

U-S71 (12) **** (Jonathan Mostow, US/UK, 2000) Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Kcitel. 115 mins. Mostow plays fast and loose with WWII history; the first successful attempt to secure an Enigma coding device from a German U-Boat was achieved by the Royal (not US) Navy. But his aim isn't gritty realism. Instead, this is a rollicking. old fashioned adventure that's more in the style of The Guns OfNavarone than Das Boot. McConaughey comes over like a movie hero from the mould that broke when Mitehum and McQueen hit the dirt. General release.

Une Liaison Pornographique (15) *** (Frederic I-‘onteyne, France, 2000) Sergi Lopez, Natalie Baye. 80 mins. An anonymous man (Lopez) and woman (Baye) separately recount to an unseen interviewer the nature of their 'liaison pomographique’. In flashback, we learn of their sexual fantasy, a routine repeated on a weekly basis. The film, whilst retaining a sense of mystery around the couple‘s erotic encounters, does achieve a measure of poignancy through the subtle, credible performances of Lopez and Baye. Glasgow: GI’I‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

Up At The Villa (12) ** (Philip llaas, UK/ US, 2000) Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fox, Sean Penn. 116 mins. Despite llaas pumping new blood into the period drama with the weird Angels And Insects, his adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novella turns out to be a rather static and dull affair. ()n the plus side Thomas looks gorgeous as Mary Panton, a penniless English widow living off the generosity of others in a pre- World War II Florentine villa, torn between her starchy fiancee (Fox) and a rakish American playboy (a miscast Penn). Edinburgh: Lumiere. Stirling: Carlton. Urga (PG) **** (Nikita Mikhalkov, France/USSR. I991) Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostukhin. 120 mins. The simple tale of a nomadic shepherd who leaves the Mongolian steppes to go shopping in town is transformed into an awe-inspiring piece of true cinema. Grand, poetic, visually stunning and alien words cannot describe the sights and sounds of the landscape and the people who inhabit it. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

The Virgin Suicides (15) **** (Sofia Coppola. US. 2000) Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods. 96 mins. American suburbia in the I970s. When the five beautiful Lisbon sisters begin killing themselves one-by-one, there's nothing the local and adoring boys can do but watch, and afterwards carry into their adult lives regret, confusion and loss. Coppola's adaptation ochffrey Eugenides’ novel is shot through with a beautiful, melancholic nostalgia for lost youth. The central mystery is never resolved, and the film remains all the more powerful for it. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Iidinburgh: Cameo. Galashiels: Pavilion.

When The Sky Falls (15) *irir (John Mackenzie, UK, 2000) Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin. 106 mins. Mackenzie's fact-based film paints a very dark picture of Dublin: evil gangsters, maverick cops and crusading journalists. The hack in question is Sinead Hamilton (to all intents and purposes reporter Veronica Guerin), who wages a war of words against the city's drug barons, constantly upping the stakes despite being threatened, beaten and shot. Ultimately, it’s the Scottish director‘s gift for cinematic violence and Allen’s compelling presence which elevate the film above TV movie status. Glasgow: ()deon, Odeon At The Quay, Showcase. Edinburgh: ABC. Dunfermline: Odeon. Kilmarnock: Odeon. The Whole Nine Yards (15) iii (Jonathan Lynn, US, 2000) Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Rosanna Arquette. 98 mins. A screwball crime comedy that teams fidgety Perry with laid-back Willis. Nicholas Ozeransky (Perry) is a hen-peeked Montreal dentist whose shrewish French-Canadian wife (Arquette) has saddled him with her late father‘s debts. Jimmy ‘The Tulip’ 'I‘udeski (Willis) is the affable hit-man who has just moved in next door. Not hard to tell what happens next, but the pairing of Willis and Perry works surprisingly well. General release.



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


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.


FreguencyUS) 5.30, 8.15. Gla iator(15) 4.45, 7.55. U-S71 (12) 5.40, 8.25.


Big Momma's House (12) Daily: 6.15, 8.45.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 1.00, 3.45. Final Destination (15)

Daily: 5.30, 8.40.

Frequency (15)

Daily: 5.25, 8.15.

Galaxy Quest (PG)

Matinee Sat & Sun: 12.40, 3.20. The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland (U)

Matinee Sat & Sun: 12.55, 3.10.


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

New film due to open on Fri 30 Jun: Chicken Run (U)

9 University Avenue, 330 5522. Tickets £4.50 (£3.50). Children’s ticket £2.

THURSDAY 22 JUN Regeneration (15) 7.00.

FRIDAY 23 JUN Braveheart (15) 7.00.

SATURDAY 24 JUN Loch Ness (U) 11.30am.


12 Rose Street, 0141 332 8128. Cafe/bar. All performances bookable. [D]. [E]. Evenings: £4.75 (£3.25). Matinees: £3.75 (£2.25). Wed (before 5pm): £3.75 (£1.75). Double bill £5 (£3.50). Family fun matinees: £2.25.


1. Afterlife (PG) 2.30.

Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 5.00, 7.00.

Sweet And Lowdown (PG) 8.30.

2. One Day In September (15) 3.00, 8.45.

The Big Gundown (15) 6.45.


1. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 6.15, 8.30. 2. Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 2.45, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.


1. Arachnophobia (PG) 1.00.

Not One Less (PG) 3.15, 6.15, 8.30. 2. Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 3.00, 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.


1. A Fistful Of Dynamite (15) 3.00. Not One Less (PG) 6.15, 8.30.

2. Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 3.30, 9.00.

Love Me Not (18) 6.45.


1. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 8.30.

A Fistful Of Dynamite (15 5.45.

2. Une Liaison Pornograp ique (15) 2.45, 7.00.

Trick(15) 5.00, 8.45.


1. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 8.30. Scottish Film 8: TV Archive Event (PG) 6.30.

2. Trick (15) 2.45, 7.00.

Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 5.00, 9.00.


1. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 6.15, 8.30. 2. Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 2.45, 7.00.

Trick(15) 5.00, 8.45.


1.Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 6.15, 8.30. 2. Real To Reel (15) 2.00.

Une Liaison Pornographique (15) 5.00, 9.00.

Trick(15) 7.00.


1. Kikujiro (12) 2.30, 8.15.

Once Upon A Time In The West (15) 5.00.

2. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 6.15, 8.30.


1. Into The West (PG) 1.00.

Once Upon A Time In The West (15) 5.00.

Kikujiro (12) 8.15.

2. Not One Less (PG) 3.00, 8.30. Kikujiro (12) 6.00.


1. Once Upon A Time In The West (15) 3.00, 7.45.

Kiku'iro (12) 5.15.

2. Ki ujiro (12) 2.30.

Not One Less (PG) 5.00.

Sunshine (15) 7.30.


1.Kikujiro(12) 3.00, 5.45, 8.15. 2. Sunshine (15) 1.45, 7.30. Not One Less (PG) 5.15.


1.Kikujiro(12) 3.00, 5.45, 8.15. 2. Not One Less (PG) 2.30, 8.30. Sunshine (15) 5.00.


1.Kikujiro(12) 3.00, 5.45, 8.15. 2. Sunshine (15) 1.45, 7.30. Not One Less (PG) 5.15.


1.Kikujiro(12) 3.00, 5.45, 8.15. 2.Sunshine(15) 2.00.

Summer Of Sam (18) 6.00.

Not One Less (PG) 8.45.


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).


Love The One You're With (15) 5.00. Ryan's Daughter (PG) 7.00.

T e Virgin Suicides (15) 3.20, 6.00, 8.30.


A Night At The Opera (PG) Matinee Sun: 2.15.

Carry On Up The Khyber (U) Matinee Sat: 4.30. Goldfinger (PG)

Matinee Sun: 4.30.

Herbie Goes Bananas (U) Matinee Sat: 11.00am.

ll Postino (U)

Wed: 8.20.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (U) Matinee Sat: 2.00.

The Godfather (18)

Thu: 7.40.

The Last September (15) Daily: 2.00, 8.20 (not Wed). Weekdays: 5.00.

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The best films this fortnight


Being John Malkovitch Spike Jonze’s extraordinarily imaginative surreal comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers a portal into the American actor's mind. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) Re- issue of Jean-Luc Godard’s debut, the seminal Nouvelle Vague lovers-on- the-run flick with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. See review. Edinburgh: Fi/mhouse.

Chicken Run 'The Great Escape with chickens' is how Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman have pitched their hilarious feature-length Plasticine romp. See review. General release.

Not One Less Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl forced to substitute for the school teacher of an isolated, impoverished village. See review. Glasgow: GFT,’ Edinburgh: Cameo.

One Day In September Last chance to see local boy Kevin Macdonald’s Oscar-winning documentary/political thriller about the bungled terrorist action at the 1972 Olympic Games. Glasgow: GFI

Sweet And Lowdown Woody Allen on his finest form in years with this tale of a jazz guitarist (the superb Sean Penn) flexing his rampant ego back in the 19305. Glasgow: GFT,‘ Edinburgh: Cameo.

U-571 Rip-roaring, if historically inaccurate, old-fashioned WWII movie in which the US Navy steal a German encryption device from a U- boat scuttled in the northern Atlantic Ocean. General release;

Daily: 5.10, 8.10 (not Thu). Also matinee weekdays: 2.20.

R A T Y Programme likely to be similar to the

previous week. Phone 0141 339 4298 for details and times.

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