the film is genuine. Pauline is presented as a person. rather than someone with a dis- ability. with [)ora van der (iroen's unman- nered performance being simply splendid. See review. liilmhouse. lidinburgh. Police Python 357 ( 15) (Alain ('orneau. France. 1976) 85 mins. A non- conformist policeman adopts the terror tactics of gangsters. creating his own gang and kidnapping a pair of Mafia bosses. (ii'vl‘. (ilasgow.
The Pornographer ( 18) 0.00 (Bertrand Bonello. l‘rance. 2002i Jean- l’ierre l.eaud. Jeremie Renier. Dominique Blane. 108 mins. Legendary pornographer Jacques Laurent (I.eaudl is having to return to making porn films because of money problems. Depressed at how the industry has changed. he suddenly receives a phone call from Joseph (Renierl. his long lost son now an anarchistic student. They meet up and their lives take different routes from that poitit. Jacques towards madness. Joseph towards love. Despite the slightly annoying winks to ('uliicrv l)u ('i/imiu readers around the world. this is still really exciting cerebral filmmaking. Discursive. intelligent and beautifully structured. See review. Selected release.
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((iarry Marshall. (S. 2001 l Anne llatiiaway. Julie Andrews. lleather Matarazzo. 1 l5 mins. (ioofy teenager Mia 'l'herniopolts (llathawayl lives with her boho artist other in San Francisco. Althotigli Mia gets the grades rather than the boys. she breezes happily through life. l'ntil her paternal grandmother Queen (‘iarisse (Andrew's) arrives at her doorstep and tells Mia she's the heir to the throne of the liuropean principality of (ienovia. 'l'hereafter. Mia suffers under the tutelage of her stern royal granny as she is transformed from ugly duckling into a charming princess. llorrible. from sappy- wish-fulfilment premise to sugar-coated execution. Selected release.
0 The Profession or Arms (ll mestiere delle armi) ( 15) (lirtnanno ()lmi. Italy/France. 3001 l llristo Jivkov, Sergio (irammatico. Dimitar Ratchkov. 104 mins. lipic set in liurope during the 16th century Wars of Religion. Voice-overs are added to illustrate the reality of the fight at
Brittany Murphy tries to look deep and meaningful in an off the cuff kinda way in Sidewalks Of New York
the River Po keeping the anti-papist army out of Rome. Part of the ltaliati l-‘ilm. See feature. (Sl’l‘. (iiasgow: iiilmhouse. lidinburgh.
Putting It Together (the) it's. loot l. A salute to the great Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. with guest appearances from ('arol Burnett and (ieorge llearn. ()deon. (ilasgow.
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C (Michael Ry'mer. l'S. 2002) Stuart 'I'ownsend. Aaliyah. Vincent Peru. 10] iiiitis. Based on Anne ‘Inlervit-vv ll'i'I/i 'I'ltc HUN/lift" Rice's novels. The iillil/Jfl't’ ('lll‘mtit‘lcy. l.e.stal ('l‘ownsend. reprising 'l‘om ('ruise's role iii Interview as not much tnore than a series of daft facial expressionsl attempts to wake the ‘biggest. baddest mother of them all' of the title. by
joining a bad rock band and spreading the
word through his songs (yes. really l. .\'one of the actors get off the hook. with Vincent Perez rating a special mention for his camp ttn'n as Marius. ati ancient vampire with a set of choppers which. like most of the script. he finds it impossible to get his lips round. See review. (ieneral release. Rabid ( 18).... (Dav id ('ronenberg. ('anada. 1977) Marilyn ('hambers. l‘rank Moore. Joe Silver. 90 mins. After a nasty spill. motorcyclist ('hambers undergoes plastic surgery and reawakens with ati unhealhty appetite for human blood. Superior visceral horror from the King of Visceral Horror. (il‘vli. (ilasgow. Rainbow ( l ') Bungle. Zippy. (ieorge and the other favourites from the popular children's telly show. Part of the Digital Film i‘eslival. ()deon. (ilasgovv.
Return To Never Land (t‘iOO (Robiti Budd (t Donovan (’ook. l'S. 2002i Voices of liat'riet ()w en. Blay ne \\ea\ er. (‘orey Burton. tbc mins. Wendy has grown tip and now has two children of her ow n. The oldest. Jane. having witnessed the devastation caused by the blit/kricg conditions of \Vorld War ll. no longer believes iii Peter Pan and stories of ‘faith. trust and pixie dust’. That is until the night before she is to be evacuated to the countryside. when ('aptain llook kidnaps her mistakenly believing that she is \Vcndy. Jane rediscov ers the magic unfortunately the viewer doesn't. liverything about the
film is dated. from plotting to animation. (ienet‘al release.
Revelation ( l 5 l 0 (Stuart l'rban. l'k. 2002 l 'I‘erence Stamp. l‘do Keir. James D'Arcy. l 10mins. Magnus Martel (Stamp - what. 'I’crry. you received an unexpected tax bill?) is the last in a centuries long litte of scholars researching the whereabouts of the I.octtltis. an ancient relic datitig back to the time of pie-crucifixion (‘hrist. Also after the relic is Martcl‘s rival. 'I‘he (irand Master (Keir). iti}’stei'iotts leader of a secret order that's been around since the Holy (‘rtisadcs Martel‘s dim son Jake (D‘Arcy l gets caught up iii the conflict. It's a virtually impossible task to stress the ineptitude acting. direction. script of Stttart l'rban‘s film. See review. Selected release. Robbie Williams Live In Cologne (l'l'l‘itle says it all. really. Part of the Digital Film festival. ()deon. (ilasgow.
0 Rome, Open City (PG) 00.. (Roberto Rosselini. Italy. 19-15) Anna Mat—'nani. Aldo l‘abri/i. Marcello l’agliero. l0l mins. Rosselini‘s definitive neo-realist film was shot in horrendoust difficult cir- cumstances at the end of the war and pro- vides a compelling picture of the resistance movement‘s efforts to disrupt the fascist authorities. These days what‘s perhaps most remarkable about the film is its refusal to conform to the then conventional lilmic notions of sentimentality and hero- ism in favour of a hard edge that remains grimly affecting. Part of the Italian l-‘ilni liestival. See feature. (ii-'1‘. (ilasgovv; liilnihouse. lidinbttrgh.
C? The Royal Tenenbaums ( IS» 0.... (“es .-\nderson. l'S. 2002i (icnc llackman. Angelica lluston. (iwyneth l’altrow. I 10 mins. 'l‘he 'l‘enenbaums are no ordinary fatnily. Descended from a long line (if t)\ erachicvcrs. these New York geniuses are now in slultify'ing decline. The memory of the brilliance of the young 'I‘encnlxnnns has since been erased by two
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decades of betrayal. failure and domestic disaster. most of which is perceived by“ the family to be the fault of absent father. Royal (ilackman). Then. at the very moment his three grown-up children have. for various reasons. all moved back into the rambling home of their mother. Royal decides he wants his family. With Ii‘llt'llhuunls. Anderson (Rm/unmet has surpassed himself with an enchanting. odd tale of an awkward family atid its mem- ber's impossible magnetic attraction to each other. (ieneral release.
Run Lola Run ( 15).... (Tom 'I‘wyket'. (iermany. l‘)‘)()l l-‘ranka l’otentc. Morit/ Bleibtrctt. 80 mins. Young Berlin punk l.ola (l’otentel has twenty minutes to raise 100.000 marks to save her stupid. btit beloved boy friend frotn niurderotIs drug dealers. Not an easy task. but
w ritcr/director ’I’om 'l'vvy kcr gives l.ola three chances arid helps her pound the streets with a thumping. self-composed techno soundtrack. l'sing cv cry style trick in the book. 'I‘wy'ker astounds with an adrenaline rush of a movie. ('ameo. lidinburgh.
Sabotage (l’( il .... (Alfred Hitchcock. l'k. WM) 76 mins. Banned in several countries where it w as viewed as a handbook on terrorism. llitch‘s old classic remains a superb study in suspense. A cinema ow ner tises his w ife's young boy to deliver home—made time bombs to various locations about London. lidinburgh liilm (iuild. lidinburgh.
0 Sailing Home (Tornado a casa) (15) (\‘incen/o Marra. Italy. 2001i Salvatore laccat'ino. Aniello Scotto D‘Antuono. (iiovanni laccarino. 88 mins. A group of four fishermen narrowly escape capture while illegally fishing in African waters. How ever. despite being shot at. they decide to return regardless of the con- sequences. l’art of the ltalian l‘ilm licstival. See feature. (ii-'1‘. (ilasgow; liilmhousc. lidinburgh.
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