Divided we Fall 1 12) 000 (Jan llrebejk. ('Iech Republic. 2000) Boleslav l’oliv ka. Anna Siskova. (‘songor Kassai. 123mm. (‘Iech black comedy that harks back to the good old day s of Milos l“orman\ xl I-i'remun '.v Hull and Jiri Men/el‘s ('lm-i'lv ()ln’r’l't't'r/ Trains. .\'a/i held Czechoslovakia is a strange place to be especially if you take in lodgers. Adam Smith. Kirkcaldy. Dolphins tl') (IS. 2000) Min the. The producers of the most successful IMAX movie ever. Iz'wrrsr. take its undersea into the aquatic home of dolphins. With narration by Pierce Brosnan and music by Sting. IMAX. (ilasgow.
Dragonfly ( 12) 0 (Tom Shadyac. 1S. 2001) Kevin ('ostner. Kathy Bates. 103mm. Kevin 'desperate for a hit' (’ostner gets The Sixth Sense. He plays Joe Darrow. a grieving doctor who sees dead people. l-‘or some reason he travels to the jungle and finds redemption. Poor old Kathy Bates plays his lesbian neighbour. Avoid as if your life depended on it. See review. Selected release. ('ineworld. l‘;ilkii‘k.
Dragonheart (PG) 000 (Rob Cohen. 1S. 1996) Dennis Quaid. Sean (‘onnery. David 'I‘hewlis. 103mm. [)isillusioned but noble knight Bowen (Quaid) teams up with the last of the dragons ivoice and mannerisms by ('onnery ) to free the land from a tyrant king ('I'hew lis). Dungeons and dragons for all the family in a film that is only ftm when the expertly animated. tire- breathing beast is on screen. Otherwise the story line lumbers along. Arts (‘entre. liast Kilbridc.
Eight Legged Freaks 1 12) CO. ilillory lilkayem. ['S. 2002) David Arquette. Karu \Vuhrer. Scott 'l‘erra. 00min. Although it never quite lives up to its brilliant. tongue- in-cheek trailer (Do you hate spiders'.’ . . . Well. they don't like you either? ). this
throw back to the tacky radiation/mutation sci-ti movies of the 1950s does evoke fond memories of bargain basement B-pictures such as 'I'lit'm.’ and 'liirunIu/u. The modern
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twist is that an old fashioned giant-spiders plot has been soupcd-up with state-of-the-art computer-generated effects. This is all very well. but the myriad (‘(il effects end up over—revving the film's plot engine and shaking apart its ancient. i'usting chassis. (ieneral release.
ET - the Extra-Terrestrial it‘) 0... (Steven Spielberg. l'S. 1982/2002) l)ee Wallace-Stone. Henry Thomas. Peter ('oyote. 120mm. For the twentieth anniversary of this fable about a peaceful alien marooned on liarth. Spielberg has dusted off his beloved original and re- released it in a new and improved form featuring digital tinkering tli'l”s eyes. for examPle. have been 'enhanced' to make him appear more alien) and never before screened scenes such as li'l‘ having a bath. But most interesting is the excision of all the ﬁrearms the American authorities chasing li'l' and his human friend lilliot are now armed with nothing more threatening than mobile phones. There's something a bit precious about this kind of cleansing of the lilm. Still. as a fantasy adventure for kids and ‘adult kids' alike. If'l‘ remains some kind of modern classic. Adam Smith. ls'irkcaldy. Everesttt') (Various. IS. 2002) Min tbc. [MAX big screen presentation. IMAX. (ilasgow.
Everything Put Together (cert tbc) .0. tMarc l‘orster. IS. 2000) Radha Mitchell. Megan Mullully. Justin I.ouis. 80min. To coincide with the recent release of .llmisn'r'v Bull. an opportunity to investigate an earlier feature from l-‘orster. Shot on digital video for less than $10.00”. livery 11mm l’ul 'Iheellu'r is an intense. unsettling work which shows how we are hopelessly unprepared to cope with sudden bereavement. As a satire on suburban conformity and maternal protectiveness. Iz'vuij/iine I’ul 'lim'I/n'r would have gained greater power if the supporting characters had been drawn with more ambiguity. yet l’orster's directorial prowess is clearly
evident. See review. l-‘ilmhouse. lidinburgh. Fargo 1 IS) 0.... (Joel ('oen. [3. 1906) l‘rances .\lcl)ormand. Steve Bliscemi. William H. Macy. 07min. Hoping to make some bucks. a car salesman attempts to have his wife kidnapped by hitmen; but quickly blood is spilt. As the pregnant police detective on the case. .\lcl)ormand provides a warm-hearted centre for the movie. while the absurdist plot and weird local colour gain momentum. It'll be considered a classic. given time. liilmhouse. lidinburgh. Following ( IS) 0000 it‘hrisiopher Nolan. (K. 1999) Jeremy 'I‘heobald. Alex Haw. Lucy Russell. 70min. Struggling young writer Bill t'l‘heobald). who randomly follows strangers around London for
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inspiration. is caught and apprenticed by compulsive burglar ('obb illaw ). l’coplcd by noirish archetypes. I'D/lowing is taut and engrossing. and touches on the theme of voyeurism as (Midis show man exploits Bill‘s stalker impulses. Nolan's film could prove to be as significant a debut as li/uml Simple. ( ameo. lidinburgh.
40 Days and 40 Nights 1 IS) .0. iMichael l.ehmann. IS. 2002) Josh llartnett. l’aulo (‘ostan/o. Shannyn Sossanion. 05min. ()n the rebound from a long-term relationship. a San l-‘rancisco w eb- designer gives up sex for l.cnt. His new ly made vow is challenged when a ray ishing beauty comes his way. The attraction's mutual. but can he last'.’ l‘alling into the
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