The Third Man (PG) ●●●●● (Carol Reed, US/UK, 1949) Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles. 100min. Holly Martins has been invited to unstable, post-World War II Vienna by his old chum Lime, who is now in the grand-scale drug dealing business, only to discover that he is dead. Except, he isn’t of course, and a multilayered cat and mouse scenario is triggered. So, what’s so good about it? Well, you have a stirring zither score by Anton Karas, the ferris wheel and the ‘cuckoo clock’ speech yet possibly its greatest triumph is to cram so much wonder into so little time. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (U) ●●●●● (Bradley Raymond, USA, 2010) Voices of Michael Sheen, Lucy Liu, Mae Whitman. 76min. Tinkerbell teams up with a rival to keep a secret from humans. Further adventures of the mischievous fairy for the little ones. Vue Ocean, Edinburgh. Toy Story 3 2D (U) ●●●●● (Lee Unkrich, USA, 2010) Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack. 108min. Andy has grown up and is on the way to college, so everyone’s favourite toys are packed off to Sunnyside day-care centre. After a whirlwind of close-cut situations, the film manages to retain its good humour and pathos long enough to bring all the characters safely to a satisfying resolution. Empire, Clydebank; Vue Omni, Edinburgh.
✽✽ Trouble at Timpetill (Les enfants de Timpelbach) (U) (Nicholas Bary, France, 2008) Baptiste Bétoulaud, Lola Créton, Florian Goutiéras. 95min. Comedy about a French village where the adults have disappeared and kids rule. Part of French Film Festival. Glasgow Film Theatre.
✽✽ Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives (12A) ●●●●● (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2010) Sakda Kaewbuadee, Jenjira Pongpas, Thanapat Saisaymar. 113min. See feature, page 20. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Under the Sea 3D (U) (Howard Hall, UK, 2009) Jim Carrey. 65min. Carrey narrates an underwater 3D look at the impact
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of global warming upon the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas. IMAX Theatre, Glasgow. Unstoppable (12A) ●●●●● (Tony Scott, US, 2010) Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson. 98min. See review, page 43. General release. Vampires Suck (12A) ●●●●● (Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer, US, 2010) Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Chris Riggi. 82min. Tedious spoof of vampire-themed movies (particularly the Twilight saga) from the one trick ponies who gave us the Scary Movie films, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and Meet The Spartans. The hammy look-alikes include Jenn Proske and Matt Lanter. Selected release. Wagner & Me (PG) (Patrick McGrady, UK, 2010) 90min. Stephen Fry investigates the life, work and legacy of the composer. Glasgow Film Theatre. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12A) ●●●●● (Oliver Stone, US, 2010) Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan. 132min. Oliver Stone’s sequel to the iconic original has all the fancy moves and polish of a classic Hollywood melodrama. Gordon Gekko (Douglas) is released from prison into a world where ‘greed is good’ has become a generation’s way of life, and becomes the voice crying in the wilderness against the doom-laden folly of the American financial system. But has the wily old leopard changed his spots?. Odeon Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. Watership Down (U) ●●●●● (Martin Rosen, UK, 1978) Voices of John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Roy Kinnear. 92min. Richard Adam’s bestseller is transformed into this pretty animation adventure that lacks most of the tension and unique viewpoint of the book. When their warren is threatened by man, a group of rabbits decide to find a new home many miles away. Remembered (unfortunately) for Art Garfunkel’s No 1 hit, ‘Bright Eyes’. Glasgow Film Theatre.
✽✽ We Are What We Are (15) ●●●●● (Jorge Michel Grau, Mexico,
2010) Francisco Barreiro, Alan Chavez, Paulina Gaitan. 89min. In Mexico City Alfredo takes on the role of principle hunter- gatherer after his father dies, but struggles when chaos and incest threaten the family unit. Director Grau makes cannibalism seem the only resort in these predatory circumstances, following the film to an
inevitable, gruesome conclusion. Selected release. We’re No Angels (15) ●●●●● (Neil Jordan, US, 1990) Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore. 107min. Peripatetic Irishman Jordan’s first Hollywood feature is this David Mamet-scripted comedy with De Niro and Penn as convicts on the run, who seek sanctuary in a border town seminary. Although the frantic comic mugging from the two stars becomes a little wearing, the core of the film, which shows how these apparently bad men are, despite themselves, drawn towards good, retains a healthily mocking sense of cynicism towards the priesthood and a focus on matters of faith and religion that mark it out as a much more rewarding project than many commentators have given it credit for. Scotsman Screening Room, Edinburgh. White Corridors (U) ●●●●● (Pat Jackson, UK, 1951) Googie Withers, James Donald, Petula Clark. 101min. Hospital drama with a documentary feel, made as a subtle piece of propaganda for the then newly instated National Health Service. Part of Projecting the Archive. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (PG) ●●●●● (Robert Zemeckis, US, 1988) Bob Hoskins, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Lloyd. 92min. In 1949 LA, the humans live alongside the Toons, cartoon characters working in movies. Animated star Roger Rabbit hires a private dick (Hoskins) to keep tabs on his wife, but he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the future of Toontown itself. An amazing technical achievement for the interaction of cartoons and live action, this box office winner spoofs the film noir genre while milking the Tex Avery-style cartoon violence for all it’s worth. The Hippodrome, Bo’ness. You Again (U) ●●●●● (Andy Fickman, US, 2010) Kristen Bell, Odette Yustman, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver. 105min. Another in the line of wedding- related comedies in which Marni (Bell) realises her brother is marrying her high school nemesis, JJ (Yustman). Sadly the film fizzles into mediocrity as the script fails to move past lowbrow slapstick, despite a number of amusing cameos. Selected release. You Can’t Take it with You (U) ●●●●● (Frank Capra, US, 1938) Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart. 126min. Capra classic about the clashes of love, business and class. Part of Capra season. Filmhouse, Edinburgh.
Films are listed by city, then alphabetically by cinema. Listings are compiled by Laura Ennor.
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THURSDAY 18 NOV Only When I Dance (PG) 7.00.
TUESDAY 23 NOV Imagine 2018 (E) 6.00.
THURSDAY 25 NOV
The Future’s Getting Old Like the Rest of Us (E) 7.00.
MONDAY 29 NOV GRAMNet Screening: Arthur Balfour and Me & Arna’s Children (E) 5.30.
WEDNESDAY 1 DEC Sita Sings the Blues (12) 7.00.
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THURSDAY 18 NOV Burke and Hare (15) 1.55, 6.55, 9.15. Despicable Me 2D (U) 3.50. Despicable Me 3D (U) 11.40am, 2.20, 4.35. Due Date (15) 11.50am, 2.00, 4.15, 6.30, 8.40. Jackass 3D (18) 12.10, 2.10, 4.30, 6.45, 9.10. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole 2D (PG) 11.30am, 4.25. Let Me In (15) 12.30, 6.00, 8.45. Paranormal Activity 2 (15) 12.20, 2.20, 4.20, 6.20, 8.20. Saw 3D (18) 7.00, 9.05.
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Another chance to catch Sophie Fiennes' fascinating empathetic documentary about the life and work of German sculptor/painter Anselm Kiefer. ■ Cameo, Edinburgh, Fri 26 Nov-Thu 2 Dec (matinees only). 50 THE LIST 18 Nov–2 Dec 2010