Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (12) 0.... (Ang Lee. (Thina/I'S. 2000) Michelle Yeoh. (‘how Yun-Fat. Zhang Ziyi. (‘hang (‘hen. 120 mins. Jane Austen meets Bruce Lee In Ang ‘Sense And Swisihilitv''s astonishing martial arts period drama. In a ticlionalised version of early 19th century (’hina. a world of heroic warriors and deep philosophical values. seamlesst interweaves the stories of two sets of lovers. and a revenge tale with a feminist twist. The fight scenes are groundbreaking. as choreographed by expert Yuen Wo Ping. At once breathtaking and beautiful. ('muclll'ng Tiger's also a cinematic landmark: its fusion of the best elements from East and West cinema has created something wholly new. L'GC Renfrew Street. Glasgow.

Dark Crystal (PG) .0. (Jim Henson. Frank 07.. 1982) 9-1 mins. The Muppet men branch out with this unoriginal children's fantasy surrounding the quest for a missing shard from the all-powerful dark crystal which must be retrieved to prevent evil consuming the known world. GFT. Glasgow.

The Deep End (15) 0000 (Scott McGehee. David Siegel. LS. 2001 ‘) Tilda Swinton. Goran Visnjic. Jonathan Tucker. 99 mins. Assured adaptation of Elizabeth Sanxay Holding's 19-17 crime novel about a mother (Swinton) attemping to conceal the murder of her child‘s low life lover. Her actions are complicated by a blackmailer (Visnjic) who threatens to expose the crime and the romantic affair thus ruining the teenager (changed from the book's daughter to a gay son. which effectively updates the drama). The traditional web of intrigue is replaced by the emphasis on hiding a crime within the confines of domesticity. a brilliant move on .‘vIcCiehee and Siegel‘s part. and one which shows great fidelity to Holding's much undervalued writing. I'(‘I. Edinburgh; I'CI. East Kilbride.

Dinner Rush (15) 0000 (Bob (iiraldi. 2002) Danny Aiello. Vivian Wu. Edoardo Ballerini. 93 mins. New York restaurateur Bob (iiraldi has made a mouth- watering movie about one night of business and pleasure in a popular Italian eatery in New York (‘ityx And this self-styled wise- guy has set the whole drama (reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain's restaurant memoir Kitchen ('mitidwltiul) ill his own downtown establishment In TriBe(‘a. It's to (iiraldi's credit. and his writers Rick Shaughnessy and Brian Kalata. that they weave a number of plot strands together like a big. tasty bowl of spaghetti. Their film is fully satisfying. 1'(i(' Renfrew Street. Glasgow; l'(i(' ('inemas. Edinburgh.

‘3 Doctor Beware (Teresa Venerdi) ( 15) (Vittorio 1)e Sica. Italy. 1941 ) Adriana Benetti. Arturo Bragaglia. Attila Magnani. 92 lltiils. ('omedy starring the director as a doctor who while working iii an orphanage meets a young girl who falls for him. Ilowever. he is already having a passionate affair with a singer. Part of the Italian Film Festival. See feature. (il’l‘. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

Dolphins (L') (2000). The producers of the most successful IMAX movie ever. Everest. take us undersea into the aquatic home of dolphins. With narration by Pierce Brosnan and music by Sting. IMAX Theatre. Glasgow.

0 Domenlca ( 15) (Wilma Labate. Italy. 2000) Claudio Amendola. Domenica Giuliano. Annabella Sciorra. 95 mins. A retiring police officer and a young girl team up in this drama which explores the harsh- ness of the streets of Naples. as the police- man tries to persuade the orphan to identify the man who may be responsible for her rape. Pan of the Italian Film Festival. See feature. (iFT. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

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(Maurice Joyce. 1999) 77 mins. The animated adventures of quirky adolescent Doug Fannie graduates from its popular Saturday morning slot on American television to big screen glory. courtesy of Disney. Movie no. I sees the twelve-year- old torn between taking action against


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Character wins out over plot (take note Hollywood) in the big-hearted Belgian drama Pauline et Paulette

environmental pollution and takitlg his beloved Patti Mayonnaise to the high school dance. ('ineworld. Falkirk.

ET - The Extra-Terrestrial (1') 0... (Steven Spielberg. I'S. 1982/2002) Dee Wallace-Stone. Henry Thomas. Peter ('oyote. 120 mins. For the twentieth anniversary of this fable about a peaceful alien marooned on Earth. Spielberg has dusted off his beloved original and re- released it in a new alld improved form featuring digital tinkering (ET's eyes. for example. have been ‘enhanced' to make him appear more alien) and never before screened scenes such as ET having a bath. Btlt tnost interesting is the excision of all the firearms - the American authorities chasing ET and his human friend Elliot are now armed with nothing more threatening than mobile phones. There's something a bit precious about this kind of cleansing of the film. Still. as a fantasy adventure for kids and ‘adult kids‘ alike. I-j'l‘ remains some kind of modern classic. (ieneral release.

Eating Raoul ( 18) .000 (Paul Bartel. 1S. 1982) Paul Bartel. Mary Woronov. Robert Beltran. Stlsan Saiger. Ed Begley Inr. 83 mins. Excellent. deadpan black comedy. incomorating a wide range of themes to do with materialism. sex and bourgeois fastidiousness. as ordinary Patll and Mary Bland (Bartel and Wornonov) are distracted from their plans to escape 1..A.'s madness by a scheme which combines catering with homicide. Edinburgh Filtn (Build. Edinburgh.

0 Empty Eyes (Sole negli occhi)

( 15) (Andrea Porporati. Italy. 2001) Fabrizio Gifuni. Valerio Mastandrea. Delia Boccardo. 87 mins. One policeman and one man in hiding near the sea. The latter is mentally disturbed and has just murdered his father; the former suspects him. Part of the Italian Film Festival. See feature. GFT. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

0 Estranel alla Massa (15) (VincenZo Marra. Italy. 2001) 90 mins. Documentary following in the footsteps of seven Napoli Football fans. revealing the real people behind football stereotypes and the city in which they live. Part of the Italian Film Festival. See feature. (iI’I‘. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

0 Freewheeling In Rome (Giravolte) ( 15) ((‘arola Spadoni. Italy. 2001 ) Victor (‘avallo. Alberto Grill. 81 mins. A comedy starring both professional actors alld ‘real‘ people. following Victor (‘avallo playing himself as he makes his way from a bar in a wholesale food mar-

ket. to a flea market and all around Rome. Part of the Italian Film Festival. See fea- ture. (iI’I‘. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

0 Garage Olimpio (15) (Marco Becliis. Italy. 1999) Dominique Sanda. (’hiara ('aselli. Antonella (‘osta 98 lllitls. A look at the thousands of Argentineans who went

missing during the dictatorship. through the story of Maria and Felix. Felix says he loves Maria and moves iltto a room in her mother's house. However when Maria is kidnapped. it turns otlt his intentions are not so honest. Part of the Italian Film Festival. See feature. (iI’I‘. (ilasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

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