FILM index

FILM INDEX continued

Time Code (18) iii (Mike Figgis, US, 2000) Saffron Burrows, Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Jeanne Tripplehorn. 97 mins. Another audacious, experimental feature from I’iggis, interweaving four improvised stories shot in real time and projected on to a split-screen simultaneously. The characters’ lives criss- cross in time and space, as they enter and leave different locations, interact face-to- face or on the phone, and slowly converge upon the office of Indie film production company Red Mullet Inc., where a tyrannical director is in the final stages of casting his new movie. Intellectually invigorating, technologically bold and perhaps most surprisingly given the technical nature of the project always emotionally involving. FTH, Falkirk. Titan A.E. (12) **** (Don BIuth/Gary Goldman, US, 2000) Voices of Matt Damon, Bill Pulman, Drew Barrymore. 95 mins. Earth hasjust been creamed by the unspeakably evil alien Drej. Ilumankind's fate rests (literally) in the hands of humble astro-mechanic Cale Tucker (Damon) who is part of the small number of human refugees sprinkled about the universe. A rip- roaring space adventure like they certainly never used to make ‘em, Titan (LE. (After Earth) is animation imitating live action, and is markedly post-Armageddon and Independence Day both in look and outlook. Carlton. Stirling. Titus (18) *** (Julie Taymor, US, 2000) Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming. 162 mins. In this appropriately gruesome adaptation of Shakespeare 's bloodiest play, Titus Andronicus, Roman general Titus (Hopkins) returns home after conquering the Goths. But when playboy [Emperor Saturninus (Cumming) takes the surviving Goth queen. Tamora (Lange), as his wife a series of tragic events are set in motion which wrecks havoc on the Andronicus lineage. Visually, the film looks great, though it tips crude cinematic snooks at everything from Romeo AndJu/iet to The .IIater'. Hopkins is brilliant and there's strong support from all of the cast to make this an absorbing, ifderivative three hour ride. GI’I‘, Glasgow. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Tom Thumb (U) *** (George Pal, US, 1957) Russ Tamblyn, Peter Sellers, Terry Thomas. 90 mins. A tiny forest boy gets the better of a pair of incompetent crooks in this efficient, old-style Hollywood effects film for children. GI’I‘, Glasgow. Tom's Midnight Garden (PG) it (Willard Carroll, UK, 2000) Anthony Way, Greta Scacchi, James Wilby. 107 mins. Based on Philippa Pearce‘s 1959 novel, this adaptation is a mix of Back To The Future and Narnia. An old grandfather clock that chimes thirteen times at midnight is Tom's passport to the 19th century, where he befriends orphan girl Hattie. The storyline is exciting enough, but with acting more wooden than the trees in the garden, Joan Plowright‘s five minute cameo is the film's only saving grace. General release. Toy Story 2 (U) ***** (John Lasseter, US, 2000) Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack. 95 mins. The new film expands on the original settings and themes: When Woody is not taken to Cowboy Camp by his owner Andy, he begins to question the meaning of his ‘Iife'. When he's subsequently stolen by a collector who plans to sell him to a Japanese toy museum Buzz and the gang travel across town to rescue their pal. The emotive range of the animated characters is extraordinary; they say that computer generated images will never replace the real thing, but Toy Story 2 makes you wonder. ()deon. Dunfermline. Valley Of The Bees (nc) (I-‘raniisek Vlaeil, (.‘zechoslm'akia, I967) 97 mins. Portrait of the Middle Ages set in 13th century Bohemia which explores religious intolerance, sexuality and political domination. Lumiere. lidinburgh. Victor/Victoria (15) tint (Blake Iidwards. IIK. 1982) Julie Andrews, James (iarner. Robert Preston. Lesley Ann Warren. 134 mins. Paris 1934: Iinglish singer Andrews is persuaded to revive her flagging career by pretending to be male. The aplornb with which she does so w ins her public acclaim. and the bchsed admiration of

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Garner, a heterosexual who can't understand what he finds so attractive about this ‘man'. This is a relaxed, rather endearing musical comedy, with the androgynous Andrews particularly effective. Grosvenor, Glasgow. The Virgin Suicides (15) **** (Sofia Coppola, US, 2000) Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods. 96 mins. American suburbia in the 1970s. When the five beautiful Lisbon sisters begin killing themselves one-by-one, there '5 nothing the local and adoring boys can do but watch, and afterwards carry into their adult lives regret, confusion and loss. Coppola's adaption of Jeffrey 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. New Picture House, St Andrews.

Water Drops On Burning Rocks (18) **** (Francois Ozon, France, France, 2000) Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Anna Thomson. 86 mins. Postmodern French provocateur Ozon adapts Rainer Werner Fassbinder's unperformed play. Giraudeau's middle-aged manipulative satyr, Leopold, seduces the youthful Zidi before moving onto his girlfriend. All the usual Fassbindcrian musical chairs, then, as people play games with others' emotions. And yet, when the performers break into dance, and offer their pert butts in close up, we feel the presence of an altogether different, more exuberant talent at work. A kind of manic depressive meeting of two minds. Filmhouse, Edinburgh.

What Lies Beneath (15) *ttt (Robert Zemeckis, US, 2000) Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Miranda Otto, James Remar. 129 mins. A suspense thriller that plays teasingly between genres, though soon everything becomes clear: the film is haunted by the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock. Pfeiffer‘s Claire Spencer lives with her genetics professor husband Norman (Ford) in an idyllic lakeside house in Vermont. But all is not well in their ideal home; where she's troubled by things that go bump in the night. Zemeckis turns the screw of suspense with an expert hand, building tension with a canny mix of Alan Silvestri's eerie score and even more ominous silences, while Pfeiffer involves us in every stage of Claire's mental unravelling. See review. General release.

Wilde (15) *t* (Brian Gilbert, UK, 1997) Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave. 117 mins. The casting of Fry as Victorian wit, novelist and playwright ()scar Wilde seems almost inevitable, and it pays off, with the actor getting beyond surface details to the intelligent, kind man beneath. Gilbert's film is gritty in its portrayal of homosexual relationships than most British period dramas, but first and foremost it is a moving story of tragic, obsessive love. Grosvenor, Glasgow.

The Wind Will Carry Us (U) tithe (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 2000) 118 mins. You may feel the great Iranian director's film is much ado about nothing. That this tale of strangers staying for a couple of weeks in a remote, high-perched village barely warrants its two hour running time. But once caught by its rhythm, its allusive and elusive possibilities and its ability to leave the audience thinking and feeling for themselves, you‘ll realise this is a ‘nothing' about much do. Kiarostami brilliantly offers the sparest of narratives to offer maximum interpretative freedom. See review. Filmhouse, Iidinburgh.

X-Men(12) *iit (Bryan Singer, US,

2000) Patrick Stewart, Ian McKeIIen, Hugh

Jackman. 104 mins. This adaptation of the

popular Marvel Comic sees super-powered mutants outlawed in America of the near future. Magneto (McKellen), the master of

magnetism and Holocaust survivor, will not stop at mass murder to protect his own kind;

Professor Xavier (Stewart), a Iclepath, seeks

peaceful co-existcnce with humankind. To

further their ends the two old foes employ

rival teams of mutants in a deadly game of

chess. It's a difficult balance, satisfying the fans w ilhout alienating those unfamiliar with the comic book. X-Men pulls it off with speedy pacing, imaginativer staged action set pieces and a smart script full of witty dialogue and a message about race prejudice that's not overplayctl. 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: ()141 637 2641. £2.80 (£2 before 5pm Mon—Fri). Student: £2.20 (Mon—Thu). Child/CAP: £2.


Dinosaur(PG) 12.45, 3.30, 5.55, 8.45. The Little Vampire (U) 12.30, 3.10, 5.45.

The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12) 12.30, 3.15, 5.45, 8.30.

What Lies Beneath (15) 8.00.


Dinosaur (PG)

Daily: 5.55, 8.45.

Also matinee Fri—Sun: 12.45, 3.30. The Little Vampire (U)

Daily: 5.45.

Also matinee Fri—Sun: 12.30, 3.10. The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12)

Daily: 8.30.

What Lies Beneath (15)

Daily: 5.30, 8.15. Also matinee Fri—Sun: 1.45.


Programme likely to be similar to the previous week. Phone ()141 637 2641 for details and times.


5 Lorne Street, Ibrox, 0141 419 0722. £5 (£3).


For this week‘s programme times, please contact the cinema on ()141 419 0722 for details.

9 University Avenue, 330 5522. Tickets £4.50 (£3.50). Children’s ticket £2. TUESDAY 31 OCT

Burnt By The Sun (15) 6.30.


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. The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15. 5.15. 8.15.

2. Titus(l8) 12.15, 8.00.

Goya In Bordeaux(12) 3.30. 5.45.


1. The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15. 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux (12) 2.45, 8.45. Night Service Station (15) 6.15.


1. Annie (U) 1.00.

The House Of Mirth (PG) 5.15, 8. 2. Goya In Bordeaux (12) 4.15. Memory Of Berlin (15) 8.45.


New releases are reviewed on pages xx—xx.

Short reviews of all other films showing this fortnight are in the Film Index, pages 24—26.


1.The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15, 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux(12) 2.45, 8.45. Raulien's District (12) 6.45.


1. The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15, 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux (12) 2.45, 8.45. The Housewife's Flower (Die Blume Der Hausfrau) (PG) 6.45.


1. The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15, 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux (12) 2.45, 8.45. Beckett Prog 4 (15) 6.45.


1. The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15, 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux (12) 2.45, 6.30. The Home Game (Heimspiel) (15) 8.45.


1.The House Of Mirth (PG) 2.15, 5.15, 8.15.

2. Goya In Bordeaux(12) 2.45, 8.45. December 1-31 (15) 6.15.


1. In The Mood For Love (PG) 2.30, 6.30, 8.45.

2. Ring(18) 2.00, 4.00, 9.00. Amor Vertical (Vertical Love) (tbc) 6.45.


1.Tom Thumb (U) 1.00.

In The Mood For Love (PG) 3.00, 6.30, 8.45, 11.00.

2. Cuba On TV 3.00.

Ring(18) 5.00, 7.00, 9.00, 11.00.


1. In The Mood For Love (PG) 1.30, 3.30, 6.30, 8.45.

2. Cuba 1.00.

Ring (18) 5.00, 7.00, 9.00.


1. In The Mood For Love (PG) 2.30, 6.30, 8.45.

2. Ring(18) 3.00, 5.00, 7.00. Amor Vertical (Vertical Love) (tbc) 9.00.


1. In The Mood For Love (PG) 2.30, 6.30, 8.45.

2. Ring (18) 2.00, 4.00, 9.00. Beckett Prog 5 (15) 6.00.


1. In The Mood For Love (PG) 2.30, 5.00.

Warren Millar's Ride (U) 7.30.

2. Pola X (18) 3.00, 6.00.

In The Mood For Love (PG) 8.45.

Programme changes,

Friday 27 Oct

When we went to press. some of the cinemas had not finalised their programmes for the week

beginning Friday 27 Oct.

The following new releases are likely to be opening on Friday 3. These will replace some of the films running until Thursday 26 Oct.

Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (18); Dréle De Felix (the): In The Mood For Love (PG);

It Was An Accident (18);

Secrets Of The Heart (Secretos Del Corazbn) (tbc);

The Wind Will Carry Us (U)