The Fortress ( IS) (Fernand Melgar. Switzerland. 2008) 104mm. Shot over ()0 days at Swiss immigration registration and processing centre Vallorbe. Melgar‘s absorbing documentary takes a look at the problems facing its staff and its asylum seekers. Part of Refugee Week. Film/louse. Edinburgh.
From Russia with Love (PC) em (Terence Young. L'K. I963) Sean Connery. Daniela Bianchi. Pedro Armendariz. Lotte Lenya. Robert Shaw. I 16min. The campest and silliest of the early (‘onnery Bonds resurrected on new digital print. Beautiful clothes. beautiful women. gypsies. mad Russians and Robert Shaw with a bleached cr0p — great fun. Part of Bond Season. Glasgow Film Theatre.
Gigantic (15) 0” (Matt Aselton. US. 2008) Paul Dano. Zooey Deschanel. John Goodman. 98min. See review. page 5 I. Glasgow Film Tlteatre.
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(Claude Chabrol. France/Gennany. 2007) Francois Berleand. Ludivine Sagnier. Benoit Magimel. I ISmin. Based on a real-life case in I900s America. transposed to contemporary Lyon. A sly playful satire of the haute bourgeoisie world of publishing with elegant direction and fine performances. Dominion. Edinburgh.
Goldfinger (PG) 0... (Guy Hamilton. UK. I964) Sean Connery. Honor Blackman. Gert Frobe. I 12min. The one with Pussy Galore. Odd Job. Shirley Bassey belting it out. Shirley Eaton covered in gold and a typically over-the-top plot as mad Auric plans to break into Fort Knox. Much better on the big screen when it doesn't have to be crammed into the TV frame. Part of Bond Season. Glasgow Film Theatre.
Gran Torino (15) use ((‘lint Eastwm)d. US/Australia. 2008) Clint Eastwood. Christopher ('arley. Bee Vang.
l I6min. Eastwood attempts a light-hearted reproach to some of the tnore reactionary values of his previous films in this. his acting swansong. Old-fashioned patriot Walt's (Eastwood) nonchalant relationship towards the Hmong family who live next door changes when he catches shy young Thao (Bee Vang) trying to steal his car. A film rich in allusion. pride and warm comedy. Selected release.
The Grocer’s Son (12A) coo (Eric Guirado. France. 2007) Nicolas (‘azale’n Clotilde Hesme. Daniel Duval. 99min. The fatted calf is swapped for a mobile grocer‘s van in documentarian Guirado‘s likeably breezy fictional debut. a take on the prodigal son fable. When his father becomes sick. Paris-based waiter Antoine ((‘azale) agrees to return to the rural area he grew up. and as the summer unfolds. transforms from curmudgeon deliveryman into someone crucial to the disparate community. ('ameo. Edinburgh.
The Hangover ( 15) ”0. (Todd
Phillips. US. 2009) Bradley Cooper. Ed Helms. Heather Graham. 99min. See review. page 52. General release.
Hannah Montana - The Movie ([2) 0 (Peter (‘helsom. US. 2009) Miley Cyrus. Billy Ray Cyrus. Emily Osment.
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I()2min. This new adventure comedy shows how the rising starlet deals with fatne. Why. by hanging out with a bunch of rednecks in Tennessee and realising what matters most. of course. Absolute crud. General release. Home (PG) (Mark lluskisson. Scotland. 2008) 90min. Documentary about Scottish mountain bike riders and their breathtaking tracks and trails. This screening will be followed by Dave Sowerby's short film Inspired [hove/es featuring Edinburgh stunt cyclist Danny MacAskiIl. Part of Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival. Filmhouse. Edinburgh.
Hotel for Dogs (ti ) so ('I‘hor Freudenthal. ITS/Germany. 2009) Emma Roberts. Lisa Kudrow. Jake T Attstin. 99min. ()rphaned siblings turn their new foster home into a dog retreat. (‘ute family comedy based on the novel by Lois Duncan. undone by lame dialogue and buffoonish adult performances. ('ineworld I’arkhead. Glasgow:
ll Viaggio a Helms (PU) (Luca Ronconi. Italy. 2009) Patrizia (‘iofL Daniela Barcellona. Annick Massis. I45min. Rossini‘s last opera in the Italian language was originally commissioned to celebrate the coronation of French King (‘harles X in Rheims. I925. Teatro alla Scala production. filmed live in April 2009. l-ilmltouse. Edinburgh.
In the LOOP (15) C... (Armando Iannucci. 17K. 2009) Steve (‘oogan. James Gandolphini. Anna (‘hulmsky 105mm. When the ITS president and ITK prime minister tout the desire for tnore war Io quell insurrection their underlings and civil servants go into overdrive on aggression. appeasement and foggy communication in this hilarious addition to that much neglected genre of apocalyptic satire. Foul-mouthed to the point of Tourette‘s. In the Loop is a celebration of irreverence and a very absurd and peculiar type of tomfoolery. ('ameo. Edinburgh. Jonas Brothers: The 30 Concert Experience (I?) 0 (Bruce Hendricks. I'S. 2009) Kevin Jonas. Joe Jonas. Nick Jonas. 75min. 'I‘ween phenomenon Jonas Brothers get the 3D concert treatment with this blend of excerpts from their Burning I 'p tour. featuring guest performances from Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. and behind-the-scenes footage. Selected release.
Jurassic Park (PG) 0000 (Steven Spielberg. ITS. I993) Sam Neill. Laura Dern. JeffGoldblum. l27min. A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered
dinosaurs. but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. L'nsurpassed computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyingly believable (tnore so than the PG certificate would suggest). but by the half- way point. it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology. ()deon. Edinburgh. Kid: in da Hood (PG) (Ylva Gustavsson/(‘atti Edfeldt. Sweden. 2006) 96min. Youthful Swedish story that deals with the refugee experience. Part of Refugee “’cck. Glasgow Film Theatre.
Kimono, Tea and Films (ii) ()pportunity for visitors to put on a kimono and to experience the flavour of Japanese maccha green tea. In addition. two Japanese cultural documentary films will be screened non-stop: Ilooderaft as Art - ()Itno Showasi ( I990) and Is'urtonegasuri - The 'I‘raditional Patterned (lath. ()hno Shawasi (I912 - I996). Gilmore/till G12. Glasgow.
The Kite Runner ( 12A) coco (Marc Forster. LS. 2007) Khalid Abdalla. Ehsan Aman. \"sevolod Bardashev. l28min. Gripping and moving adaptation of the novel by Khalcd Hosscini. about two boys whose ordinary lives become caught up in Afghanistan's tumultuoUs politics. Spanning three decades and two continents. The Kite Runner is a saga of guilt. regret and redemption. As a meditation on .»\fghanistan. it will always have to stand in line with Siddiq Barmak's disturbing ()sama and Satnira Makhmalbaf's At Five in the .-l_fternoon. but that is fine company to keep. Part of Refugee Week. Glasgow I’ilm Theatre.
Klunkerz ( I2A) (William Savage. L'S. 200(1) 83min. I'sing archive footage. interviews and still photographs.Klunker: chronicles the inception of the early l970s precursor to the modern mountain bike. The early pioneers spent years scavenging in
junkyards. obsessively tinkering and
tnodifying their bikes in a bid to find a better way down the mountain. Part of Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival. Film/rouse. Edinburgh.
Kurdi ( 18) (Peri Ibrahim. ITK/Kurdistan. 2008) 84min. Peri Ibrahitn tells the story of the aftermath of Saddam Ilussein's chemical gas attack on the town of Halabja. his experiences of burying his best friend. and his long walk west. Part of Refugee Week. (ilas‘gmv Film Theatre.
Last Chance Harvey ( 12A) 0.
(Joel Hopkins. LS. 2008) Dustin Hoffman. Emma Thompson. 9lmin. A lounge bar meeting between crumpled Harvey Shine (Hoffman). a [S businessman arriving at
It’s the season for Edinburgh’s filmmaking students to exhibit their wares. Napier University
and Telford College were the ﬁrst out of the gate; next it’s the Edinburgh College of Art’s animation students who usually deliver a few surreal shocks and surprises. The ECA’s film and TV students follow with their usual innovation (pictured Mata Han“: Eye of the Day) and Queen Margaret University close the season with a new year’s selection of documentaries, comedies and music videos. Concessions and ticket price deals available. Wsit wwwfilmhousecinema.com
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Heathrow on a trip to his daughter's wedding. with lovelorn but mother-dominated Kate Walker (Thompson). triggers some drab rom- com shenanigans that surely only the most out-of-touch could find palatable. This supposed comedy romance raises few laughs and offers a truly bizarre serial-killer subplot. which doesn‘t fit the feyness of the project. Twee and sanitised stuff. General release. The Last House on the Left (18) see (Dennis Iliadis. UK. 2009) Garret Dillahunt. Michael Bowen. Sara Paxton. 109mm. See review. page 5 I. General release. Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (PG) ”0. (Douglas Kickox. UK. I969) Anthony May. Judy Huxtable. Leslie Goddard. 29min. (‘harming musical short starring bicyclist Anthony May who falls in love with poster girl Julie. after crashing through a billboard. Part of Edinburgh Bike Week Film Festival. Film/rouse. Edinburgh. Little Ashes (l5) 0 (Paul Morrison. UK. 2008) Javier Beltran. Robert Pattinson. Matthew McNuIty. I l Imin. See review. page 52. Glasgow Film Theatre. Local Hero (PG) ”00 (Bill Forsyth. L'K. I983) Peter Riegert. Burt Lancaster. Denis Lawson. I07min. ()ne of Bill Forsyth's tnost sure-footed ventures. and one in which his eye for charm balances with his love for whimsy. An ambitious executive of an American oil company is sent to buy an entire Scottish town for a future drilling project. but soon finds himself falling in love with the place. while being hoodwinked by the comn‘lunily. Grosvenor. Glasgow. Looking for Eric (15) m (Ken Loach. UK. 2009) Steve Evets. Eric Cantona. Stephanie Bishop. I-ibmin. See review. page 5 I . General release. Manhattan ( 12A) em (Woody Allen. IS. 1979) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Mariel Hemingway. 95min. A slight. urban. amoral romantic comedy about one divorcee's attempt to find love with his best friend‘s mistress (Keaton). Its timelessness is owed to Gordon Willis‘ gorgeous black and white photography. Gershwin's ‘Rhapsody in Blue'. knowing borrowings from other film masters and much. tnuch more. The film has certainly dated. but remains the romantic comedy of this or any year and Allen‘s one true masterpiece. ('ineworld Renfrew Street. Glasgow. Miss March ( I5) 0 (Zach (‘regger/I‘revor Moore. [18. 2009) Raquel Alessi. Yach (‘reggen Trevor Moore. 89min. See review. page 53. General release. Monsters vs Aliens 3!) (PC) so. (Rob Letterman. US. 2009) Voices of Reese Witherspoon. Seth Rogen. Hugh Laurie. 94min. (‘an a self-doubting but individualist team of monsters overcome a mob of self- conftdent. mass-produced aliens'.’ Eye- popping to watch. leavened with self- referential httmour that makes it easy to digest. but also playing things so painstakingly safe that any resonance evaporates the moment the end credits roll. IMAX Theatre. Glasgow: New in Town (12A). (Jonas Elmer. US. 2009) Renee Yellweger. Harry (‘onnick Jr. Siobhan Fallon. 96min. Imagine Loeal Hem shorn of wit. poetry and atmosphere and you have New In Town. a cheese-ball rom-com which sees Zellweger play a corporate high-flier from Miami who comes to the Minnesota backwater town to restructure a manufacturing plant. Odeon. Edinburgh. New Town Killers ( l5) 0” (Richard Jobson. UK. 2008) Dougray Scott. James Pearson. 98min. See review. page SI. Seleeted release. Night at the Museum 2 (PG) ”0 (Shawn Levy. US. 2009) Ben Stiller. Amy Adams. ()wen Wilson. 104mm. Silly but enjoyable sequel to 2006 comedy. Ben Stiller‘s night watchman joins characters from the first film in a battle to save the Smithsonian museum. General release. North By Northwest (PG) 0.... (Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1959) (‘ary Grant. Eve Marie Saint. James Mason. Martin Landau. I36min. Hitchcock‘s evergreen I959 thriller starring Cary Grant. James Mason and Eva Marie Saint on new digital print. Selected release front Fri [9 Jun.