watches (iodard's classic I’ivn' Va He. With its citing of the French New Wave. it might be seen as a less harsh. female retelling of The 400 Blows. (iI’I‘. (ilasgow; Filttthouse. Iidinburgh.

Enigma ( 15) 0... (Michael Apted. CK. 2001) Dougray Scott. Kate Winslet. Saffron Burrows. 1 17 mitt. Tom Jericho (Scott). a crack WWII codebreaker. is called back from premature retirement to break the Nazis‘ new cypher. ()n his return. he discovers that Claire (Burrows). the woman who broke his heart. has gone missing and. with the aid of her housemate (Winslet). begins to discover that she was not entirely what she seemed. Apted‘s screen adaptation of Robert llarris's best- selling novel is. rarely enough. both relatively faithful and rather good. though scriptwriter Tom Stoppard increases the love interest and fiddles the plot a little. but the mixture of cynicism and heroism that characterised IIarris‘s characters is undiluted in the film. Cameo. Iidinburgh; ()deon. Dunfermline.

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(Roy Rowland. CS. 1953) Tommy Rettig. Harts Conried. Peter Lind llayes. 88 min. A nine-year-old boy imagines his piano teacher as an authoritarian madman. On one level. the musical numbers and fantasy

structure make it an acceptable kids' movie;

on another. it's a fascinating blend of surreal dream imagery that would have had

Freud tinkling at the ivories. (i1’1’.(ilasgow.

Four Flies On Grey Velvet ( is) 0.. (Dario Argento. Italy. 1972) Michael Brandon. Mirnsy Farmer. Bud Spencer. 101 min. Murder-mystery thriller from the earlier part of Argento's career. when the stylish fiair for screen violence he was later to display in films like Suspiriu had not quite come to the fore. And Brandon is a dull lead. (ii-'1'. (ilasgow. Goin’ Down The Road ( I8) (Donald Shebib. Canada. 1970) Doug McGrath. Paul Bradley. Jayne Iiastwood. 90 min.

Micro-budget feature about the lively exploits of two ordinary .\'ewfoundlanders living in ’I'oronto. It struck a profound emotional chord in the Canadian consciousness back in 1970. The hopes and dreams of Pete (Mc(irath) and Joey (Bradley) are subject to serious revision as they deal with the reality of big city life and the women they encounter. Rave reviews at the time. Filmhouse. Iidinburgh.

Gosford Park ( l5) 0... (Robert Altman. I'S/I'K. 2001) Michael (iambon. Kristin Scott Thomas. Kelly Macdonald. 137 min. The Agatha ('hristie-esque murder mystery at the centre of (ins-ford Park is the least compelling part of Altman's otherwise finely-observed period piece. Set in November 1932 over a few day s during a shooting party at the eponymous country estate of Sir William McCordIe ((iambon) and Lady Sylvia McCordle (Scott Thomas). (ins/on] I’m-k details the relationship between the filthy rich upper class and their put upon servants. And what detail the film fieshes otit all 25 members of the excellent ensemble east. along with their individual stories. .\'o easy trick in two hours. Selected release.

Grand Canyon (I')(2001 ). Simulation ride bringing you the full—blown wonder of that really. really big hole in America.

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The Grey FOX (I’(i) (I’liillip Borsos. Canada. 1982) Richard Farnsworth. Jackie Burroughs. Wayne Robson. I 10 min. 'I‘houghtful. elegiac movie. marking the transition between the Old West and the New. Bill Miner. an old—fashioned stagecoach robber is released frotn prison after three decades into a world he barely recognises. But he quickly adapts. switching from stagecoaches to steam- trains. and soon has the Pinkerton detective agency in pursuit. A well-loved classic of Canadian cinema. Western expert Jim Dunnigan will place The (irey Fox within the context of the Western genre in an

introductory talk and post-film discussion. FilmhoUse. lidinburgh; 1’1'11 Cinema. Falkirk.

Hammett ( 15) .0. (Wim Wenders. CS. 1983) Frederic Forrest. Roy Kinnear. 94 min. Wenders‘ first American movie. a speculative tale about crime writer Dashiell Ilammett's involvement in a case he might have easily written himself. The moer was plagued by production difficulties and the result is a bit of a narrative shambles. What remains is the outline of a smart idea. and a wonderfully evocative studio recreation of 1940‘s Chinatown. Filmhouse. Iidinburgh. Hans Warns ( l5) ((iordian Maugg. (iermany. 1999) 105 min. A fascinating tour through the 2011i century seen through the eyes of a (ierman sailor. lIans Warns w ho embarks on a voyage to Chile. armed with just a camera. The movie tells the story of Warns' adventurous life using his own original photographs and a track with historical milsic and sounds. as well as re- enacted sequences in the ster of archive film and photographs. (i171. (ilasgow. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone (PO) 0000. (Chris Columbus. I'S/I'K. 2001 ) Daniel Radcliffe. Robbie Coltrane. Maggie Smith. John Cleese. Richard Harris. Julie Walters. 152 min. Columbus has remained true not just to the spirit but. in many cases. the letter of J.K. Rowling‘s novel. With only the occasional nip and luck. the film follows closely the tale of orphan boy Ilarry. who grows up in suburbia little realising that he's of wi/ard stock. Like the novel. the filth is unsentimental. with no hint of icky whimsy. Rather. it is sustained by a set of superbly dry performances by the all-British cast and rewarded by the true. well-earned emotion of an honourable quest successfully fought. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy.

Hell In The City (Nella citta I’inferno) ( l5) (Renato Castellani. Italy. 1958) Anna Magnani. (iiulietta Masina. Myriam Bru. the min. Melodrama set in a

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women‘s prison. where Magnani plays the professional inmate helping the innocent Masina cope with the corrupt and violent people inside. Part of the Italian Film Festival. (i171. (ilasgow. Help! I’m A Fish (t') 000 11egner. Stefan Fjeldmark. I)enmark/(iermany/Ireland. 200] ) Voices of Alan Rickrnan. Terry Jones. Teryl Rothery. 78 min. This cheerful offering involves three kids: pesky Fly. his sweet little sister Stella and their geeky cousin Chuck. After sneaking out of the house they come across a secret tunnel by the sea. in which lives a professor (voiced by Jones) who‘s created a formula to turn humans into fish. lo and behold our junior heroes are soon swimming with the fishes. trying to find an antidote and doing battle with an evil pilot- fish (villainous Rickman). Younger children should enjoy it. but if you're looking for humour or any real moments of high drama. you‘ll be disappointed. I'CrC 1’arkhead. (ilasgow: l'(}C Cinemas. Iidinburgh.

Human Body (I') (2001 ). Simulation ride bringing you the full-blown wonder of all those really. really small places inside us. IMAX Theatre. (ilasgow'.

Ice Age (1') 00 (Chris Wedge a: Carlos Saldanha. 1S. 2002) Voices of John I.eguilamo. (‘xoran \'isri_iic. Jack Black. 81 min. There's a faint air of cynicism in this story of a inorose mammoth. a bumbling sloth and a wily tiger whojoin forces. despite all their better instincts. to return a human baby to his father. As the planet gets colder. they head in the opposite direction of the animal migration. to battle snowdrifts. volcanoes. ice cay es and predators. eventually delivering their charge. The animators try desperately to make you fall in love with this unlikely band of creatures. to make you see the good hearts beneath the frosty exteriors. but they don't deliver that all important charm. wit. flair and imagination. (leneral release.


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