Films screening this fortnight are listed below with certificate, star rating, credits, brief review and venue details. Film index compiled by Paul Dale
Adio Kerida ([7) (Ruth Behar/V'esna Ljubic. LS. 2002) 82min. Distinguished anthropologist Ruth Behar returns to her native ('uba in search of the remaining Sephardic Jews and her family's ties to them. Bitter sweet documentary. part of the Si (’ubal season. I‘ilrnhuust'. Edinburgh. Afterlife (PG) 0000 (Hirokazu Koreeda. Japan. 1998) Takashi Mochizuki. Sliiori Satonaka. Satori) Kawashima. llSmin. The after life of the title is a civil service bureaucracy that people go to when they die. We‘ve seen this before in A Matter (iv/life and ])(’(ll/l and the films of Frank (‘apra (which Koreeda acknowledges with the film's title in Japan lliindr'rj/id Life). but here fiction is interwoven with documentary in the most imaginative way. (il‘il: Glasgow:
0 Alien: the Director’s Cut ( 18) O... (Ridley Scott. l'S. l‘)7‘)/2003) Tom Skerritt. Sigourney Weaver. Veronica ('aitwright. Harry Dean Stanton. John Hurt. laii llolm. Yaphet Kotto. ll7inin. (‘ommercial towing vehicle .\'ostroino is heading back to lianh when it intercepts an S()S signal from a nearby planet. the crew are under obligation to investigate. but by landing on the hostile planet they manage to invite a whole heap of trouble into their vessel. Ridlcy Scott revisits his classic sci li horror movie and cleans it up a bit and adds a few new scenes. noticeably scenes of the cast eating and arguing. it‘s great to see this old friend again. In the (sort of) words of John Lennon: ‘Mother you left as but we never left'. See review. (icner‘ul release.
0 All Quiet on the Western Front (PH) 0... (Lewis Milestone. LS. 1030) Louis Wohlheim. Lew Ay res. John \Vray. 138mm. An ()scar-winning adaptation of Remarque‘s pacifist novel daringly takes a (ierinan point of view, following a sensitive young man and his friends who are sent to the front lines of WWI. Realistic in its emotional impact. it is surely one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made. The film will be shown in its beautiful brand new print form. See review. (ii-"I; (ilnsgnw. Anger Management ( 15) 000
(Peter Segal. IS. 2003) Jack Nicholson. Adam Sandler. Marisa Tomei. Luis (iii/man. 106mm. Adam Sandler once again plays the downtrodden liveryman. here meek businessman l)ave Bti/nik. liollowing an air rage incident of which Bu/nik is completely innocent. the bewildered businessman is sentenced to an anger management programme on pain of imprisonment. But the unorthodox methods of fury specialist l)r Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson) push Burnik to the breaking point. Is Rydell a charlatan or is he
Falkirk Town Hall
Mon 3rd Nov
Cube (15) 6:00pm & Cypher (15) 8:00pm Sun 76th Nov
Spirited Away (PG) 4me (subtitled) Swimming Pool (15) 6:30pm
Tickets and further information from The Steeple Box office
(Tel: 01324 506850)
or on the day from the hall
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emotionally beefing up Bii/nik'.’ It's a one
joke movie and the joke isn't Sandler's. It
was dreamed tip by Paul Thomas Anderson who previoust cast Sandler as a man with an anger management problem in l’uru-h Drunk Lure. (Mean A! The Quuv. (i/(Isgmv. Anti-Christ ( 15) (Adam (iu/inski. l’oland. 200l ) 30min. A group of boys play in a barren. post-apocalyptic landscape. A slightly older boy. the group's leader. who believes he is the anti-('hrist. goads the others into increasingly daring games until events spiral otit of control. ('(rmm. Edinburgh.
The Audible Picture Show (the) (Various. (K. 2003) (i0min. A diverse range of filmmakers and artists including Andrew Kotting. Zoe lrvine. Tony Hill and Mark Vernon were invited by video. performance and film artist Matt Hulse to create a short audio works specifically for a darkened cinema and these are the results. For more information visit w w w.idlevice.com l'rlrn/irnm'. Edinburgh.
Bad Boys 2 ( IS) ooo (Michael Bay. LS. 2003) Martin Lawrence. Will Smith. Jordi Molla. (iabrielle l'nion. l’eter Storiiiare. l-l7min. Miami l’l)‘s renegade narcotics agents Mike Low rey (Smith) and Bennett (Lawrence) are back. this time on the trail of a huge shipment of ecstasy. Loud. ov erlong btit likeable sequel. with a few memorable comic set pieces mostly involving Martin. (it'nt’r'ul I'(’l('(l\('. Baghban (the) (BR (’hopra/Ravi ('hopra. India. 2003) Amitabh Bachchan. llema Malini. Saineei' Soni. l)ivya l)iitta. Amati \i’ei'm. tbcmin. Raj Malhotra (Bachchan) and
I Who’s the black cat with all the mucus-covered chicks?
his wife l’ooja (Malini) have four sons. They grow old and their sons settle in their respective professions. Their lives are filled with love and prosperity. and all this has been possible because Raj has invested all his income. including his provident fund and gratuity. in his children. who he sees as his assets that will secure his future. l’reachy. conservative remake of the 1938 preachy. conservative classic. ('(‘I. Edinburgh.
Balseros ( 12A) ((‘ai-ltis Bosch/Josep .\t l)iiiiieiiech. Spain. 2002) l20min. l'pdate of 109-1 documentary detailing the plight of seven ('ubans and their families who headed for [S shores on homemade rails and ended up at the refugee camp at the LS base at (inantanamo. Part of the Si ('uba? season. (il’ll (i/usgmv; I'ilrrihrruu'. Iz'dr'nbur‘gh. Belleville Rendez-Vous ( 12A) 0... (Sylvain ('homet. l-"rance. 2003) S0min. l)iiiiinutivc. club-footed Madame Sou/a prepares her orphaned grandson ('hampion to be a world-beating cyclist by personally superv ising his arduous training regime. But during the mountain stage of the Tour de l‘rance. (‘haiiipion is kidnapped by black-suited men from the l-icnch Malia and whisked across the Atlantic to the city of Bellev ille. lt's tip to granny and ('hampion's beloved dog Bruno to perform a daring rescue. although they can rely on assistance fruit) the elderly Bellcv ille Sisters. a song-and-dance trio w ho once performed vs ith l-‘rcd .-\sl;tit‘e. Rather special kooky cartoon from l‘rance. that shows l)isney the door to real inspiration. .Si'lr'r'lr’d
Beverly Hills Cop ( IS) 000
(Martin Brest. LS. 1985) liddie Murphy. Judge Reinhold. John Ashton. 105mm. A downtown. streetw'ise ('hicago cop is out of his element but never out of his depth investigating a friend‘s murder in upmarket Los Angeles. Murphy reigns supreme in this well paced slice of entertainment made in the days before his ego swamped the substance of his film vehicles. (Mean A! The Quay. (ilrlxgrm'.
Beyond the Sea/Miami - Havana
( 12A) (Lisandro l’ereI-Rey. LS. 2003) 80min. [)ouble bill about the ('uban exodus of 1980. Beyond the Sm won many awards at film festivals across the [S Part of the Si ('uba? l’ilm festival. film/muse. Edinburgh. The Big Lebowski ( )8) 0000 (Joel (‘oen. LS. 1997) Jeff Bridges. John (ioodinan. Steve Btiscemi. l l3min. The (‘oen brothers give their unique twist to a ('handler-esque LA noir. as 70s hippy throwback Jeff ‘The Dude Lebowski (Bridges) is drawn into the sordid affairs of his millionaire namesake. Suddenly he has to sleuth his way through disorganised crime. 'l’radeinark oddball characters. surreal imagery and excellent performances grace this virtuoso comedy. ('umr'n. Edinburgh.
Big Sister ( 15) (Various. l'K. 2003) l20min. Touching film made up of different portraits of gay (ilasgow by members of the Lesbian. (iay. Bisexual and transgender community. l’art of(ilasgayf (iI-"IZ Glasgow; The Big Sleep (PG) 0.... (Howard Hawks. (TS. l‘)-l(i) Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Bacall. John Ridgely. Martha Vickers. l l-lmin. Marlowe gets caught tip in the peccadilloes of the Sternwood family as he tries to stop a spot of blackmail. Needless to say. the broad knows more than she lets on. Witty. sultry. atmospheric. mainstream/Hm nur'r with Bogey and Bacall doing their excellent double act. I‘llrnhuuse. Edinburgh.
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant ( 18) O... (Rainer Werner l-assbinder. West (iermany. 1072) Margit (’arstensen. Hanna Schygulla. lrm Hermann. 124mm. In a sumptuous apartment lives a fashion designer. slavishly attended by her assistant. but the arrival of an attractive young woman whom the former wishes to use as a model changes the domestic power set-up. ()ne of the great l-‘assbinder films. incisiver examining the way in which social positions influence romantic relationships. (. Glasgow: Braindead ( IX) 0000 (Peter Jackson. .\'ew Zealand. l‘)‘)2) Timothy Balme. l)iana l’enalver. lili/abeth Moody. l0-lmin. You won't believe the fun that can be had with a rotary blade lawnmower. a cast of slobbering lombies and several hundred gallons of blood. Peter (Bud lirsli') Jackson wrenches the King of (lore title away from Sam Raimi with this outrageous slapstick classic in which our nerdy heroes battles it out with the undead population of Wellington. 'l‘remendous. llirr‘ru'r' l'r'llugi'. Edinburgh.
Bread and Roses t IS) 0000 (Ken Loacli. l‘K. 200] ) l’ilar l’adilla. Adrien Brody. Iilpidia ('arrillo. 1 10min. Bread and Rrru'v bravely attempts to drainatise the daily struggle of Los Angeles' immigrant Hispanic population. Maya (Padilla) is a gorgeous. gutsy young Mexican. who escapes kidnapping by smugglers to toil alongside her sister. Rosa ((‘arrillo). cleaning offices. In a downtow n office block. she meets passionate white activist. Sam (Brody). who is running the Janitors l-'or Jiistice campaign. Loach has forsaken neither of his trademark concerns the drama within the mundane. the indomitable spirit of the oppressed. This is essentially a film about victory. and the tone is surprisingly upbeat. (il’ll (ilrrvgmi;