Into the Deep (l') (Howard Hall. LS. 200] ) 35min. 3|) IMAX presentation. lMAX. (ilasgovv.
Iris ( IS) 0... (Richard liyre. L'K. 200] ) Judi Dench. Kate Winslet. Jim Broadbent. 90min. The love story of two of this century's most significant vvriter- academics. Iris Murdoch and John Bayley. is lovingly created from Bayley's recent memoirs. It ultimater plots Murdoch's descent into the agonising fog of Alzheimer‘s. but is inter-cut vvith scenes of the early. tentative love between these tvvo ()xford starlets. Although the later years are more involving than the early ones. the tvvo narratives svvitch vvith deft slickness. Take tissues. you might need a fevv. Selected release.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (ti) .0. (John A. Davis. 2002) Voices of Debi Derryberry. .Megan (‘avanaugh. Patrick Stevvart. 82min. Jimmy Isaac Neutron's inventions often cause more problems than they solve. so when he contacts an ultra-intelligent alien life form. the boy geniUs sets off a chain of events that lead to the Yokians - imagine an egg with a see-through shell and green yolks - kidnapping all of the parents in Retroville. So Jimmy leads an expedition of fellow I950s retro-styled classmates into space to rescue their parents. As is the norm since 'Iov Story. Jimmy Neutron is packed \yith pop-references. but lacks sufficient sophistication to appeal to adults. (ieneral release.
KM.O ( IS) (Yolanda (iarcia Serrano/ Juan Luis lborra. Spain. 2000) 105mm. KM.() aka Kilmeter Zero is a kind of meridian point (think (ireenvvich) for Spain. located in
dovv ntovvn Madrid. ()n a hot sultry day four sets of strangers arrange to meet there. vvhat follovvs is a comedy of errors and mistaken identities. t'nexpected encounters and second chances spring tip in true l’reston Sturges. lligh farce and screvvball romps have never been the strong point of Spanish
cinema but by all accounts this life affirming comedy is a delight. (il’T. (ilasgovv.
A Knight’s Tale (PG) 000 (Brian Helgeland. 3001) Heath Ledger. Mark Addy. Paul Bettany. I32min. After his master dies halfvvay through a jousting tournament in medieval France. peasant William Thatcher (Ledger) dons his suit of armour and drags begrudging pals Roland (Addy) and Wat (Alan 'I‘udyk) across liurope tovvards victory. Writer-director Helgeland‘s ILA. Conﬁdential. Payback) film displays a playful sense of humour with its anachronistic soundtrack featuring Queen. David Bovvie and other 70s rockers. and atnusing allusions to the World Cup. And unusually it also emphasises character interaction so that the vvorking class heroes are aided by Laura l‘raser‘s vvidovv-turned- blacksmith and Bettany‘s scene-stealing gambler/poet ‘(ieoff' Chaucer. L.'(i(‘ l’arkhead. (ilasgovv.
L.A. Confidential ( 18) 0000. (Curtis llanson. L'S. I997) Kevin Spacey. Guy Pearce. Russell (‘rovv-e. Kim Basinger. 135mm. Adapted from James lillroy‘s neo- noir novel. the best American ﬁlm of I997 evokes a glitzy post-World War II l.os Angeles underpinned by an all-pervasive. festering corruption. An intricate. drop- dead brilliant plot links bent cops. good cops. Hollywood star lookalike prostitutes and the mob. The dialogue crackles and the actors burn up the screen: one of the fevv films one vvould dare mention in the same breath as the definitive ('limutmvn. L.'('l. (lydebank.
L’armee des Ombres (Army of the Shadows) (PG) 0.... (Jean-Pierre Melville. France/Italy. I969) l-l3min. Rare screening of this exceptionally gifted director's (if you need proof see Le Sumoumi) homage to the French Resistance fighters. A huge inﬂuence on Scorcese in presenting a community with its ovvn codes and morals. Well vvorth catching. (il'T. (ilasgovv.
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