list.co.uk/film Philip Seymour Hoffman. 133min. Based on the true story of Billy Beane (Pitt), general manager of Oakland Athletics baseball team, who faced with a low budget used advanced statistics instead of traditional sports wisdom to choose players. Despite some sharp dialogue and strong moments, it relies too much on sports movie clichés. See review, page 71. General release from Fri 25 Nov. Monsters, Inc. (U) (Pete Docter, US, 2001) Voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi. 92min. CGI animation from Toy Story makers Pixar. Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow. Monte Carlo (PG) ●●●●● (Thomas Bezucha, US, Hungary, 2011) Selena Gomez, Cory Monteith, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy. Three young women on holiday in Paris have their boring trip turned upside down when one of them is mistaken for a British heiress. Selected release. Moon (15) ●●●●● (Duncan Jones, UK, 2008) Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott. 97min. Old-school science fiction piece delivering a cerebral adventure that’s as thought-provoking as it is thrilling. Part of What is Human Dignity?: A Biomedical Ethics Film Festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. Mother India (U) ●●●●● (Mehboob Khan, India, 1957) Nargis, Raaj Kumar, Sunil Dutt. 172min. Arguably the pioneering mother of all Bollywood cinema. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. Mr Smith Goes To Washington (PG) ●●●●● (Frank Capra, US, 1939) James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur. 130min. An ordinary man (Stewart) gets elected to the Senate and is expected to fall to the whims of his backers, until conscience enters the equation. Archetypal Stewart, archetypal Capra. One of western cinema’s most optimistic masterpieces. Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow. My Paths Through Dance (Mis caminos a través de la danza) (tbc) (Daniel G Cabrero, Spain, 2010) 95min. Documentary based on the memoirs of Spanish dancer Mariemma. Part of DANCE:FILM festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. My Week with Marilyn (PG) (Simon Curtis, UK, 2011) Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh. 101min. This adaptation of Colin Clark’s memoirs from the set of The Prince and the Showgirl focuses on the one week he spent with Marilyn Monroe. General release from Fri 25 Nov. Mysteries of Lisbon (PG) (Raul Ruiz, Portugal/France, 2010) Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira. 272min. Camilo Castelo Branco’s 19th-century novel is adapted by Raul Ruiz into the engrossing tale of an orphaned boy, a countess and a rich businessman whose lives intertwine again and again with a number of characters over the course of 30 years. Selected release from Fri 9 Dec. The Names of Love (Le nom des gens) (15) (Michel Leclerc, 2010) Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin, Zinedine Soualem. 100min. A free-spirited woman (Forestier) believes she can convert any right-wing man to her cause through sex, until she meets neurotic Arthur Martin (Gamblin). Part of the French Film Festival. Selected release. Neil Brand: Pandora’s Box (PG) (GW Pabst, Germany, 1929) Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer. 133min. Pabst’s 1929 classic made its star, Brooks, into one of the most breathtaking icons in film history. Like all silent movies it demands a soundtrack, and at this screening Neil Brand’s (for solo piano, performed by the composer) complements the fireworks and drama of the original movie. The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. Never Stand Still (PG) (Ron Honsa, US, 2011) 78min. The story of a Massachusetts farm which became a nexus for dancers from throughout the world. Part of DANCE:FILM festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh. New Year’s Eve (tbc) (Garry Marshall, US, 2011) Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher. Running time tbc. Marhsall’s follow-up to Valentine’s Day focuses on a group of couples and singles in New York and how their lives intertwine on
All Night Bad Movie Experience From the same people that brought you All Night Horror Madness comes another film marathon in celebration of the cult genre. This time round, it’s the best of the worst, with 1980s action movie Samurai Cop, Patrick Swayze cheese-fest Road House, early slasher Hospital Massacre and bad movie legend The Room (pictured). ■ Cameo, Edinburgh, Sat 3 Dec.
Puss in Boots (U) ●●●●● (Chris Miller, US, 2011) Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis. 90min. See review, page 71. General release from Fri 9 Dec. Real Steel (12A) (Shaun Levy, US/India, 2011) Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lily, Kevin Durand. Rocky meets Transformers in this boxing ‘bots family drama/actioner. Vue Ocean, Edinburgh. Red Road (18) ●●●●● (Andrea Arnold, UK, 2006) 114min. This first feature from Arnold follows a CCTV operator (Kate Dickie) who becomes obsessed with surveillance. Cameo, Edinburgh. Resistance (PG) (Amit Gupta, UK, 2011) Michael Sheen, Iwan Rheon, Kimberley Nixon. 92min. WWII-set thriller, in which the female inhabitants of a Welsh village awaken to discover all their husbands missing. Selected release from Fri 25 Nov. Restless (PG) ●●●●● (Gus Van Sant, US, 2011) Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase. 91min. Quirky romance as a boy who likes attending funerals (Hopper) falls for a terminally ill girl (Wasikowska). Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; The Hippodrome, Bo’ness. Revenge: A Love Story (18) (Ching- Po Wong, China, 2010) Juno Mak, Sola Aoi, Siu-hou Chin. 90min. Violent thriller from Hong Kong, about a man seeking vengeance after his girlfriend is assaulted. Selected release from Fri 25 Nov. Robert Mitchum is Dead (Robert Mitchum est mort) (15) (Olivier Babinet, Fred Kihn, France, Norway, Belgium, Poland, 2010) Olivier Gourmet, Pablo Nicomedes, Bakary Sangaré. 91min. An unemployed actor is taken by his manager in a stolen car to the Arctic Circle where he hopes to meet his favourite director. Part of the French Film Festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow.
the titular day. General release from Thu 8 Dec. The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) (Henry Selick, US, 1993) Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara. 76min. Tim Burton’s dark Christmas classic follows Jack Skellington’s attempts to subvert Hallowe’en. Sloans, Glasgow; Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. No and Me (No et moi) (15) (Zabou Breitman, France, 2010) Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nina Rodriguez, Antonin Chalon. 65min. A lonely child befriends a homeless girl and invites her into her dysfunctional home as part of a school project. Part of the French Film Festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. NT Live: Collaborators (E) (Nicholas Hytner, UK, 2011) Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Marcus Cunningham. This new play from John Hodge (who also wrote the screenplay adaptation of Trainspotting) imagines what might have happened had Stalin met the writer Mikhail Bulgakov. Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. Selected screenings, Thu 1 Dec. Oceans (12A) (Jacques Perrin, France/Switzerland/Spain, 2010) Ecological docu-drama, filmed across the world and part thriller, part meditation. Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. Oslo, August 31st (15) ●●●●● (Joachim Trier, Norway, 2011) Anders Borchgrevink, Andreas Braaten, Hans Olav Brenner. 95min. See review, page 71. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. Outreach on Film (E) (Various, UK, Various). A showreel of films directed by Lou MacLoughlan documenting innovative community projects organised by the National Galleries’ outreach team. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Paranormal Activity 3 (15) ●●●●● (Henry Joost/Ariel Schulman, US, 2011) Katie Featherstone, Sprague Grayden. The third entry in the spooky found footage series takes the supernatural action back to 1988 when it all started. General release. Pater (15) (Alain Cavalier, France, 2011) Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier. 105min. Cavalier and Lindon film themselves pretending to be businessmen-politicians campaigning for office, with an articulate wit and offbeat style that’s as much documentary as fiction. Part of the French Film Festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) (12A) ●●●●● (Jacques Deray, France/Italy, 1969) Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin. Deray’s 1969 romantic crime thriller starring Delon and
Birkin is cleaned up and re-issued by the cine-buffs at Park Circus. Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee. Project Nim (12A) ●●●●● (James Marsh, UK, 2011) Bob Angelini, Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard. Marsh follows Oscar-winning documentary Man On Wire by playing it safe stylistically with a similarly formatted documentary package. Part of What is Human Dignity?: A Biomedical Ethics Film Festival. Filmhouse, Edinburgh.
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