believable. The future of film has arrived. L'GC Parkhcad. Glasgow.
Frozen Heart (PG) (Stig Andersen/Kenny Sanders. Norway. 2000) 87 mins. Documentary about the deeply frustrated character of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. drawing on the man‘s own revelations and letters. The Lumiere. Edinburgh.
Gabriel And Me (15) O (L'day'an Prasad. L'K. 2001) Sean Landless. lain Glen. Billy Connolly. 86 mins. After the monumental success of Billy [fl/int. writer Lee Hall seems to have become complacent as his follow-up is simply a formulaic retread of last year's balletic barnstormer. Gabriel And Me sees teenage Geordie lad Jimmy Spud (Landlessl struggle to hide his wish to be an angel from gruff. dying father (Glen) with the help of none other than the Archangel Gabriel (Connolly). The dialogue is cliched. the script sickeningly sentimental and the tnix of gritty reality and high-flown fantasy jtist doesn't work. l'GC Renfrew Street. Glasgow; Dominion. lidinburgh.
Gamen 151 ('/.ak Fishman. France. 2001 l Said 'I’aghmaoui. Camille de Pal/is. Alexis Loret. 9-1 mins. Street kid Tony devises a brilliant concept of a video game. which he naively signs over to the famous Gameplay company. Realising his mistake. he determines to take revenge on the sharks who ripped him off. Part of the French Film Festival. Glasgow Film Theatre. Glasgow ; The Filmhousc. lidinburgh.
Get Carter ( 181 0....(Mike Hodges. CK. 1971 1 Michael Caine. Britt likland. John ()sborne. l 12 mins. (iv! Curler stands out as a highlight in the artist formerly known as Micklevvhite‘s career. His superbly controlled performance as the relentless avenger on a score-settling trip to the North liast of lingland only makes you wish (‘aine had played more villains. llodges grimly effective direction proves that you don't need to be as worthy as Ken l.oach to make a document of social history. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling. Ghost In The Shell l IS» 000
(Mamoru ()shii. Japan. 1995i 85 mins. It's 202‘). and secret service cy borgs are battling with a megalomaniacal super-hacker. The philosophical tracts and lecltnojargon are a bit of a problem. but the visuals are undeniably impressive. The most expensive feature-length adaptation of a mango comic ever. it‘s worth catching on the big screen. Cameo. lidinburgh. Oahost World (151 «on (Terry Zwigoff. 1S. 2001 l Thora Birch. Scarlett Johansson. Steve Buscemi. l 1 1 mins. Daniel Clovves adapts his own cult comic with
Zw igoff. opting not to translate parrot-fashion. but to distil the essence of the source material. Thus. characters. setting and tone are spot on. but the episodic nature of the serialised strip is shaped into a low key story revolving around high school graduates Enid and Rebecca (Birch and Johanssonl who temper disgust with the bland western world of shopping malls and theme restaurants with cynical bemusement. The dialogue. humour. produc- tion design and performances are a world apart from lesser American teen llicks. See review. Selected release.
Glgl (PG) .0. (Vincente Minnelli. CS. 1958) Leslie Caron. Louis Jourdan. Maurice Chevalier. l 1‘) mins. Caron is the coquette allied to Jourdan’s rake; they are watched over by an extravagantly French Chevalier and the rest (if/iii tle \ft'tf!‘ Paris. This is a lavish musical from the golden days of MGM. adapted from Colette's novel by l.erner and Loewe. As ()scar-w inner in its day. now best remembered for songs like 'I'Itunl. Hmvi'nv For l.fl!/(' (Hr/y. (it'osyenm‘. (ilitsgovv.
Girls Don’t Know How To Swim (Les tllles ne savent pas nager) l 18» (Anne- Sophic Birot. France. 3001 l lsild l.e Beseo. Karen Alyx. Pascale Bttssiei‘es. 101 mins. Sex and death are the catalysts for change in this coming-of-age movie. After 15-year-old l.ises‘ father dies she realises that her friend Gwen is more interested in boys than in her recent problems. Part of the French Film Festival. Glasgow Film Theatre. Glasgow ; The Filtnliouse. lidinburgh.
Glittertl’Gi O (\‘ondie ('urtis-llall. 1S. 2001) Mariah Carey. Max Beesley. l’adma Lakshmi. 104 mins. In this rags-to-riches melodrama inspired. very loosely, by her own
life. Carey delivers a performance of such ineptitude that it plumbs depths of histrionic awfulness unknown even to Madonna and Whitney Honston. Curtis-Hall attempts to dress things up. but no amount of flashy camerawork can disguise the essential blandness and predictability of the material. Once or twice. the tedium is relieved by moments of unintentional hilarity that make the viewer boot with disbelief. Sadly. there aren't enough of them to turn Glitter into a camp classic. See review. Selected release. Golden Youth (Jeuneue d’oree) ( IS) (Za't'da Ghorab-\'olta. France. 2000) Alexandra Jeudon. Alexandra Lallandre. 84 mins. Two teenage girls are funded to produce a photo- essay during their summer holidays. and so they embark on a journey of discovery. Part of the French Film Festival. Glasgow Film Theatre. Glasgow; The Filmhouse. Edinburgh. Grand Canyon (PG) (2001 1 Simulation ride bringing you the full-blown wonder of that really. really big hole in America. IMAX Theatre. Glasgow.
Hard Bolled l 18) C... (John Woo. llong Kong. 1992) Chow Yuri-Fat. Tony l.eung. Teresa Mo. 126 mins. A tough cop nicknamed Tequila is driven by obsession to nail a Triad gun-runner in John Woo‘s incomparable Hong Kong gangster movie. The action sequences -- particularly the opening tea-house shoot-out and the climactic hospital finale » show the action movie master at his best. as he takes moments of on-screen violence to levels of choreographed genius. CCA. Glasgow.
Gﬂarry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (P01 .000. (Chris Columbus. l'S/l'K. 2001) Daniel Radcliffe. Robbie Coltrane. Maggie Smith. John (‘leesc. Richard Harris. Julie Walters. 152 mins. Columbus has remained true not just to the spirit but. in many cases. the letter of J.K. Rowling's novel. With only the occa- sional nip and tuck. the film follows closely the tale of orphan boy Harry. who grows tip in suburbia little realising that he's of vvi/ard stock. Like the novel. the film is unsentimen- tal. with no hint of the icky whimsy. Rather. it is sustained by a set of superny dry perfor- mances by the all-British cast and rewarded by the true. well-earned emotion of an hon- ourable quest successfully fought. See feature and review. General release.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 1 l5) 0... (John Cameron Mitchell. CS. 2001) John Cameron Mitchell. Miriam Shor. Stephen Trask. ()1 mins. In order to escape communist liast Germany. young l-lansel marries a gay (1.1.. which involves undergoing a sex change operation. This is botched leaving llansel. now l-ledwig. withjust an ‘angry inch'. Jump forward a few years and Hedwig is touring middle-America with her punk rock band named after his phallic stump. She's also stalking former lover and musical protege Tommy Gnosis. who's stolen Hedwig's songs and hit the big time. Mitchell. star of the cult rock musical. gives it his all once more. directing. writing and acting in this lively and liberating film version of his stage collaboration with Trask. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling.
Heist l 15) C... (David Mamet. CS. 2001 1 Gene llackman. Danny De Vito. Rebecca l’idgeon. 107 mins. Master thiefJoe Moore (llackmanl decides it's time to qttit and seek retirement down South with his young wife l-‘ran (l’idgeoni. How ever. his fence Bergman (De Vito) blackmails him into carrying out one final score. After the patchy filmmaking satire Stalin-1m!.llum. Mamet is back on home-turf. offering tip a noirish world of cons and scams. while his trademark charged dialogue is still intact. Yet. Mamet is also attempting to mtiscle in on action-mov ie conventions for which he lacks the requisite visual panache. and he's now writing to a 'nothing is what it seems' formula. See review. Selected release.
The Heroes Of Telemark (U 000 (Anthony Mann. 1S. 1965) Kirk Douglas. Richard Harris. Michael Redgrave. 131 mins. Spectacular World War 11 adventure in which Douglas leads a group of Norwegian resistance lighters in a secret mission to blow up a .\'a/i heavy water factory. vital in llitler's development of the atom bomb. The Lumiere. lidinburgh.
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