Heartbreakers ( IS) oooo (David Merkin. l'S. 2()t)l ) Sigourney Weaver. Jennifer Love Hewitt. (iene llack'man. 133 ruins. Max and Page (‘onners are a mother- and-daughter team of con artists. Mas reels in a wealthy sticker and gets him to pop the question. Soon after the wedding. the groom is caught in a compromising positior) with Page and a lucrative annulment follows. llaving fleeced Ray l.iotta‘s New Jersey chop-shop owner in this manner. the pair head for Palm Beael). Florida. where they target tobacco billionaire William B 'l‘ensy (llackman). Like its protagonists. Ileul‘lln‘erikcr.v is both cheerfully amoral and charming. cynical and sweet. The cast are qtrite obviously having a ball and their enthusiasm is delightfully infections. ()dcon. lidinburgh. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( IS) OOOO (John (‘ameron Mitchell. (S. 2001 ) John (‘ameron Mitchell. Miriam Shor. Stephen 'l‘rask‘. 9| mins. In order to escape communist liast (iermany. young Hansel marries a gay (i.l.. which involves undergoing a sex change operation. This is botched leaving llansel. now lledw ig. w ill) just an ‘angry inch'. Jtirnp forward a few years and Hedwig is touring middle- Amcrica with her punk rock band named after his phallic stump. She's also stalking former lover and rnusical protege Tommy (lnosis. who's stolen lledw ig'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 'I‘rask'. 'l'he Lumiere. lidinburgh.
Heidi M. ( l5) (Michael Kliei‘. (iermany. 2()()| ) Katrin Sass. l)ominique llorwitl. liran/isk‘a 'I'roegncr. ()0 mins. A woman who runs an all night shop in Berlin leads an increasingly lonely life. until she meets an equally desperate man who is attempting to improve his relationship with his estranged son. Romance blossoms. btrt
With its many speciality shops, coffee-houses, restaurants and pubs, the Grassmarlcet area is an excellent place for your Christmas shopping.
It will be even more special
this December, as there shall be a
On Fridays 7, I4 and 21 And Saturdays 9, IS and 22 December From Ham-4pm
There shall be stalls selling crafts and festive food as well as street carol singing, a Christmas Fairy, a Stilt Walker and who knows
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also opens old wounds. Part of the (ierman film festival. (il'i'l‘. (ilasgovv; l’ilmhouse. lidinburgh.
Heisti 15) C... (David Mamet. IS. 200] ) (iene llackrnan. Danny l)e \‘ito, Rebccca l’idgeon. l()7 mins. Master thief Joe Moore (llaek‘man) decides it's time to quit and seek retirement down South with his young wife l‘ran (l’idgeon). However. his fence Bergman (l)c Vito) blackmails him into carrying otit one final score. After the patchy filmrnaking satire Slate .‘ilti/ .tlrrin. Mamet is back on home-turf. offering tip a noirish world of cons and scams. w hile his trademark charged dialogue is still intact. Yet. Mamet is also attempting to muscle in on actiori-mov ie conventions for which he lacks the requisite visual panache. and he's now writing to a ‘nothing is what it seems' formula. Selected release.
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(Michael llegner. Stefan liieldmark. I)cnmark/(iermany /lreland. Still] ) Voices of Alan Rickman. 'l‘erry Jones. 'l‘eryl Rother'y. 73 mins. this cheerful offering involves three kids: pesky l'lly. his svv eet little sister Stella and their geeky Cottsili (‘huck. .-\ftcr sneaking out of the house they come across a secret tunnel by the sea. in which lives a professor (voiced by Jones) w ho's created a formula to turn humans into fish. l.o‘ and behold our junior heroes are soon sw imming with the fishes. trying to find an antidote and doing battle with an evil pilot-list) (villainous
Rickrnan ). Younger children should enjoy it. but if you‘re looking for humour or any real moments of high drama. you’ll be disappointed. The Lumiere. lidinburgh. Human Body ( l’(i) (200] ). Simulation ride bringing you the full-blow i) wonder of till those really. really siiittll places inside its. l.\l:\.\ 'lheatre. (iltisgim.
lchi The Killeri lb’) ('l'akashi Miike. Japan/Korea/llong Kong. 3001) llo mins. tiltra-violent gangland thriller from the director of Japanese horror film .Itru/rrion. based on the manga comic strip. Part of the l.ondon film festival on tour. (it’ll (ilasgow.
In The Mood For Love it’(‘.) .0000 (Wong Kar-\\'ai. llong Kong, liltitii Maggie (‘heung. 'l‘ong l.eung. 97 ruins. it) Kar—Wai's new lilrn. set in ()th llong Kong. an adulterous romance is happening elsewhere - between the husband of secretary (‘hetmg and the wife of l.eung's inttl'tittllst. Kar- Wai's interest lies w ith the cuckolded. and the way that something even more intense. personal and fortuitous develops otit of their shared ‘adultcree' status. \Vith Nat King ('ole on the soundtrack. regular (‘hris l)oy le behind the camera and beguiling wardrobe design. Kar-Wai offers a seductive surface texture that's undercut by the director‘s trademark emphasis of the accidental over the clearly intentional. Subtly stunning filmruaking. ('(‘.v\. (ilasgow.
Intimacy ( lh) OOOO (l’atrice ('hereau. t‘K/l-‘rance. Ztltll ) Kerry liov. Mark
Ry lance. Timothy Spall. 12” mins. An erect penis. cellulite. v iv id oral sev. regular btri urgent intercourse in an emotional vacuum between unhappy strangers in a grubby London flat oi) a dirty carpet. ('hereau‘s brave lii)glish--language debut (adapted from llanif Kureshi's short stories) jauntin flaunts it all. Iriiinrirev offers much more than a reassuring dose of voyeurism. .\ lilrn composed of moments. ll brilliantly turns the lens upon often overlooked relationships in middle-age. moms in on the rise of sev as a powerful anaesthetic and captures the self-loathing that often lives inside of lust. 'l‘he Lumiere. lidinbur‘gh. Into The Arms Of Strangers ll’( ;) 0.. (Mark .lonathan llari'is. t‘S. 3()()()) Narrated by Judi l)ei)ch. ll? mins. .'\s a result of the brutal anti-Semitic persecution in the late 1030s. the l'l’s' took in Ill.()t)() unaeci)mpanied Jewish children from central l'.tit'()pe before war began to erupt across the ('ontinent. .'\t times the focus or) personal testimonies in this generally diligently researched documentary means that a broader socio political eiiltte.\t gets glossed over. Nevertheless. given the current climate of
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\enophobia. it‘s timer that the poignant stories and memories of an earlier generation of immigrants are expressed. (irosvenor. (ilasgovv.
The Isle (tbe) (Kim Ki-Duk. 'l‘hailand. 3()()l ) 8‘) mins. ()n a remote fishing isle. the groundskeeper woman who sells her body to fishermen by night. is fascinated by a new arrival. an e\-cop who murdered his unfaithful wife. Bi/arre and gruesome chiller. (‘(':\. (iltisgim.
It’s A Wonderful Life (l’(i) 0000. (Hank (‘apra. IS. 1940) James Stewart. l)onna Reed. llenry 'l‘rav ers. 'l‘homas Mitchell. 12‘) mins. Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. .»\rehety pal ('apra sentimentality with a superny detailed fantasy framework and otte of Stewart's most lovable perfi)rmances. One to warm ever) the most glacial heart. t'(‘l. lidiriburgh.
D Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back i IS) OOOO (Kev in Smith. t’S. liltil ) Jason Mew es. Kev in Smith. Jason fee. 05 ruins. [it this final instalment of Smith's 'New Jet‘ss‘)‘ tr'ilt‘fl}- ‘lilskk‘l‘ 1") (Mew es) and Silent Bob (Smith) discover a movie is being made about the comic book characters they inspired (Bluntman and (‘hronici they figure if the film is crap they ‘ll get stagged on the internet and this w ill ruin their chances of getting laid. So ofro Hollywood the boys go. (‘tie high
jins involving a robbery. a bunch of
('lmrlrr' 'v since/v types and cameos from
Smith regulars. the comic dialogue is as
sharp and foul -mouthed as ever. ('an this really be the last outing for Jay and Silent Bob'.’ See feature and review. (Eeneral
see the horror auteur turning out an unremarkable science fiction chiller
Jeepers Creepers ( IS) oooo (\‘icior Salva. t'S. Zfllll ) (Erna l’hilips. .ltistiii Long. Qt) mins. .lr'i'/)¢'."\ ('ree/n'rv gets off to a great start: ‘l‘rish (Philips) and Harry (long) are sister and brother driving home during the spring break from college. they have a frightening encounter w iii) an old van which runs them off the road. later they pass the same vehicle. now parked beside an old church. and see the drrv er dumping something wrapped in vv hat appears to be bloody white sheets down a corrugated iron chtrte in the ground. Against their best iudgement (and ours). they go back to investigate. Well-crafted suspense and lean filrnmaking from writer- dir‘ector Salva: no distracting lame love interest. no clever—stupid postmodern
sty lings. no messin' around (evccpt w ill) the audience's nerves). Selected release. John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars i 15) OOO (.lohi) (‘arpenteix t'S. Ziltll ) Natashsa llenstridge. lee ('ube. l’am (irier. 0." mins. (’arpenter transplants the western plot of Rio lil'u’l‘i', plonkrng the ‘cow boy s‘ on the red planet where llenstridge's police lieutenant is part of a team charged with collecting (‘ube's criminal from a mining settlement.
llow ev er. UllL‘L‘ there. they discover the inhabitants have become murderous /ombres. Rarely straying beyond its genre boundaries. (i/ruvrv ()I .tlirrv is entertaining enough. but (‘ar‘penter r'e treads farrirlrar ground. rriakrng this another of the ailing .ititt'trr"s lesser work. See rev revv. (leueral release.
Kafr Oassem ( ll) (Bourhar) ;\lavv iyeh. Syi'ia/l.ebanon. I‘VJ) l()() nuns. Reconstruction of the lsi‘aell army massacre in a Palestinian village on the eve of the W50 Siie/ \var, l’art oi l’alestrne :\t the Pictures, l'Ilrrihorrse. lzdrnburgl).