Film index

Index, continued

This Is Spinal Tap I 15).”OOIR66 Reiner. l'S. l‘).‘43) ('hristnpher (ilicsl. Michael McKean. Harry Shearer. RJ. Parnell. lid Begley Jr. 32 mins. ('ertainly the most ingenious. accurate and funny of all spoof rockumentaries. with wonderfully spontaneous dialogue. convincing fly -on- the-w all camera work. self-penned heavy tnetal parodies. and of course the amp that goes to I l. ('ameo. lidinburgh. Thrill Ride (P(i) (Ben Stassen. IS. 2001) mins. A mix of computer graphics and live action. providing a scientilic. but fun look at the history of rides. from their early origins in l7th century Russia in today's ride simulators. IMAX 'l‘hcatre. (ilasgow. Titanic ( I2) 0... (James (’amcron. l'S. l‘)‘)7) Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslct. Billy Zane. l‘)-l iliiiis. ('amernn tackles the story of Ilie doomed ocean liner through a touching lI)\c story that isn't overwhelmed by the awesome special cllL'L‘ls. Rich girl l{t)sc(\\'i1islcll is unhappily engaged to arrogant ('al (lame) but falls for third-class passenger Jack (DiCaprio): lt)\ c blossoms as the ship ltils an iceberg in the North Atlantic. In all its on-screcn glory. 'Ii'mnir' does indeed look like the most expensive liIm ever made. conveying both the scale of the disaster and the feeling of claustrophobia as the water rises. ()deon. Dunfermline. Traffic I 18) 0... (Steven Soderhergh. l'S. 2000) Benicio Del 'l'oro. Michael Douglas. (‘athcrine Zeta-Jones. 147 mins. This ambitious. multi-layered epic drama exposes the constion. hypocrisy and sheer futility of America's war on drugs. 'l'hrce interwoven storylines involving decent cop Del 'l‘oro. conservative ()hio judge Douglas. the country's newly appointed new drug war. and well-heeled society wife Zeta-Jones show how the drug trade touches and

corrupts every level of society on both sides of the l'S-Mcxico border. l'sing tlil‘lcrcnl liltii stocks and techniques. Sodcrbergh prov ides each of these

story lines with a distinct look while linking Ihcrn with persistent use of hand-held cameras. which gives the lilm an air of documentary authenticity and gripping immediacy. Intelligent and provocative. 'I‘m/lir avoids sermonising. but in scene after scene. the message gets through. Selected release.

The Truman Show I P( I) .000 (Peter Weir. l'S. I998) Jim ('arrey. l.aura l.inncy. lid llarris. I03 mins. 'l‘ruman Burbank leads a life of sublime banality in the picture perfect island community of Seahavcn. but is the unwitting sltit‘ of the world’s longest-running documentary soap opera. The 'I'rumun Show (the mnv ic) ls flawlessly put together. with script and direction perfectly judged. ('arrey. still a schmuck. but less ingratiating than usual. surprisineg gives the Iii()\ ie its heart. ('amco. lidinburgh.

0 Under The Sand (Sous Ie sable) I l5) 0... Il‘rancois ()Ion. l‘rance. 200i ) ('harlotte Rampling. Bruno (‘remerz ‘)5 mins. Marie (Rampling) has been hap- pily married to Jean ((‘renier) for 25 years. hill on a joint holiday. he iiiy'stei‘iously dis- appears whilst swimming at sea. Returning tn Paris. Marie continues her daily routine teaching at the university. refusing tn believe that she has been bereaved. And then the coastguard rings to inform her that a corpse has been retrieved. Devised by ()/on in collaboration with three female writers. overblown melodrama is eschewed in favour of a sustained mood of melan- choly. Rampling provides a superb perfor- mance of understated expressiveness. cap- turing Marie’s peculiar blend of vulnerabil- ity. self-absorption and haunting emptiness. l-‘ilmhouse. lidinburgh.

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2001)()Ii\ier(iourmet. Nadia Kaci. Said 'l'aghmaoui. ()5 mins. Based on a true story. this w ry comedy set in a home near 'l‘oulon for the pity sically and mentally handicapped cheerfully dismantlcs taboos around the se\uality of disabled people. The cantankerous Rene ((iourmet) is a former union activist. now confined to a wheelchair \\ ith a wasting disease. who's determined to get laid before his condition deteriorates even further. Julie (Nadia Kaci) is the ine\perienced new nurse. who decides It) litid a prostitute prepared lo satisfy Rcttc's sc\ual needs. A real crow d- plcaser. (il’l‘. (ilasgow.

Valentine ( l5) 0 (Jamie Blanks. I'S. Zillll ) Denise Richards. l);1\id linreanax. Marley Shelton. 05 mins. 'l‘his hopeless slasher—Hick opens with a bevy of tccnage beauties being inexcusany mean to a goofy classmate at a Valentines hall. culminating in one of the popular gang falsely accusing him of se\ual assault. l'nderstandably. the guy 's a hit miffed and returns tn hack the lot of them to bits w hile wearing a mildly scary mask. after sending them mildly scary Valentines cards. A benchmark for cinematic aw fulness. (icnct‘al release.

The Wedding Planner I PG) 0. (Adam Shankman. l'S. 200i ) Jennifer l.opc/. Matthew .\lc('onaughcy. Bridgette Wilson. I03 mins. Romantic comedies are filled with beautiful people who can't get dates. l.opc/. hot from dumping Puff Daddy and scorching the transatlantic pop charts. is the latest absurdly attractive babe having trouble in the romance department. She plays ltalian-American Mary l-‘iore who plans other people's weddings. When a handsome doctor ( .'\lc('onaughcy) saves her from certain death. her troubles seem tn be over. except for the fact that Mc(‘onaughey is engaged to be married in a ceremony organised by |.opc/ herself. The pacing gets sluggish as the wedding hells start to chime. and dubious acting combine with every cliche in the book tn make this an ultimater forgettable movie. (ieneral release.

What Women Want I 12 ) 00. (Nancy Meyers. US. 200i ) Mel (iibson. Helen Hunt. I27 mins. (iibson's divorced. playboy advertising executive is a testosterone-fuelled chauvinist whose brand of tits ‘n' ass ad campaigns have long exceeded their sell-by date. His company. however. wants to reach female consumers and has given the top job tn a woman (llunt ). But. following an accident. the exec wakes up to discover he's able tn hear women's unspoken thoughts. a gift which scores him brownie points all round. (iibson twinkles roguishly in the lead role and handles the film‘s scenes of screwball farce well. But he's let down by a lack of chemistry with his co-star. Selected release.

The Wicker Man I I8) 0000. (Robin llardy. I'K. l‘)73) lidward \N'oodward. Britt likland. Diane ('ilento. Ingrid Pitt. (‘hristopher l.ce. l02 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 llatntner classic. with sortie extremely scary and erotic moments. l.‘(i(‘ Cinemas. lidinburgh.

You Can Count On Me I t5) 0... (Kenneth l.onergan. US. 200i ) Laura Linney. Mark Ruffalo. Matthew Broderick. I l I mins. Single mother Satnrny (Linney) enjoys an orderly existence in upstate-New York town. Scottsville. She works at the local batik. devotedly brings up her kid Rudy (Rory (‘ulkin). and attends the local church. However. the arrival of her brother and fellow orphan Terry (Mark Ruffalo) turns her cosy world upside down. Written and directed by .\'ew York play wright Lonergan. lim ('un (hunt on Me is a touchineg perceptive portrayal of a sibling relationship. Accompanied by an elegant chamber music score. and filmed with quiet. naturalistic assurance. Lonergan's debut is notable for the depth of the writing and impressiver modulated performances. ()deon At The Quay. Glasgow.

Films are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Film Listings compiled by Henry Northmore

ABC, Muirend: Glasgow

3S0 (‘Iarkston Road. Muirend. 0141 ()33 2l23. 1:116:0141 ()37 2b-ll. £2.30 (£2 before 5pm Mon I-‘ri ). Student: £2.20 (Mon Thu). ('hild/DAP: £2.


Bridget Jones’s Diary I 15) 5.55. 8.35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I 13) 8. i 5.

Spy Kids (1') 5.55.

The HoleI15) 5.35. 8.35.


Bridget Jones’s Diary I 15)

Daily: 5.55. 8.35.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 3.30. Bugrats In Paris: The Movie It') Matinee Sat & Sun: I 1.40am. l.25. Spy Kids It')

Daily: 5.55.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: The Hole I I5)

Daily: 3.35.

The Mexican I 15)

Daily: 5.I5. 8.I0.

Also matinee Sat & Sun: 2.00.

12.35. 3.25.


Programme likely to be similar to the previoUs week. Phone 0141 ()37 204] for details and times. New film due to open on Fri 4 May:

Captain CoreIII’s Mandolin I I5)

Bombay Cinema: Glasgow

5 Lorne Street. lbrox. (ll-II 41‘) 0722. £5 (£3).


For this week's programme times. please contact the cinema on 0141 40) 0722 for details.

Glasgow Film Theatre

l2 Rose Street. 0H] 332 3|2X. (‘afe/bar. All performances bookable. IDI. llil. livenings: £4.75 (£3.25). Matinees: £3.75 (£2.25). Wed (before 5pm): £3.75 (£1.75). Double bill £5 (£3.50). l‘amily fun matinees: £2.25.


1.GirlflghtI15) 1.00, 3.30. 6.15. 8.45. 2. Breakfast At Tiffany’s I 15) 1.30. 8.30.

MalenaI15) 4.30. 6.30.


1. Breade BosesHS) 1.00. 3.30. ().l5. 8.45.

2. GlriflghtII5) 2.00. 8.45.

Songs From The Second Floor ( 15) 4.30. 6.30.


1. The Emperor’s New Groove IL’) 1.00. Bread And Roses I 15) 3.30. 6.15. 8.45. 2. Songs From The Second Floor I 15) 1.30.

Giriflght I 15) 3.30. 6.15. 8.45.

SUNDAY 29 APR 1.BreadAndllosesI15) 12.15. 2.30. 8.45.

The Harder They Come I I8) 5.00.

2. Songs meThe Second FloorItS) 1.30. 9.00.

Girlflght I 15) 3.30. 6.15.