list.co.uk/ﬁ lm The lonely wife of a Calcutta intellectual in 19th century British India is left at home while her husband runs his English language newspaper. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Tue 4–Thu 6 Nov. CitizenFour (tbc) (Laura Poitras , Germany/US, 2014) 120min. While making a film about national security in America, Laura Poitras began receiving encrypted emails from ‘citizen four’. When she flew to Hong Kong to meet this mystery person, it turned out to be Edward Snowden. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Fri 17 Oct. Coffee and Cigarettes (15) ●●●●● (Jim Jarmusch, US, 2003) Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Cate Blanchett. 96min. What indie auteur Jim Jarmusch started in the 1980s as a series of off-the-cuff shorts made with actors he’d just completed features with, he finishes off here with this anthology of the 11 films he’s made to date. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 18 Oct. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (12) (Ang Lee, China/US, 2000) Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen. 120min. Jane Austen meets Bruce Lee in Ang ‘Sense And Sensibility’ Lee’s astonishing martial arts period drama. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Thu 23 Oct. Cult Movie Mondays (tbc) Weekly screenings of movies that people go mad for. Sofi’s, Edinburgh, Mon 20 Oct–Mon 10 Nov. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A) ●●●●● (Matt Reeves, US, 2014) Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis. 130min. Thought-provoking and exciting, it’s a blockbuster for grown- ups. Showcase Cinema Paisley, Thu 16 Oct; Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Tue 28 Oct; Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Tue 28 Oct. Dead Man (18) (Jim Jarmusch, US/ Germany/Japan, 1995) Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover. 121min. William Blake, a criminal on the run, encounters a strange North American man who takes him on a spiritual journey. Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 17–Sat 18 Oct. Disco Godfather (tbc) (J Robert Wagoner, US, 1979) Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch. 93min. A retired cop turned disco DJ vows to rid the streets of PCP. The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh, Wed 29 Oct. Domestic Life (La vie domestique) (tbc) (Isabelle Czajka, France, 2013) Emmanuelle Devos, Julie Ferrier, Natacha Régnier. 93min. After moving to a Parisian suburb where she fears she doesn’t fit in, Juliette (Devos) is waiting to hear about a new job that would inevitably change her everyday life. Institut Français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh, Tue 21–Wed 22 Oct. Earth to Echo (PG) ●●●●● (Dave Green, US, 2014) Teo Halm, Astro, Reese Hartwig. 89min. An artless and shameless copy of Super 8. Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct. Effie Gray (12A) ●●●●● (Richard Laxton, UK, 2014) Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters. 108min. Enjoyable if slightly sluggish biopic which overcomes its flaws thanks to Thompson’s way with dialogue. Showcase Cinema Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct; Showcase Cinema Paisley, Thu 16 Oct; Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct. Elvis Presley Film Society (tbc) A screening of a handful of the swivel- hipped one’s 30-plus films. Featuring Loving You, plus documentaries and classic footage. O’Neill’s, Glasgow, Sun 19 Oct. Escape from New York (15) (John Carpenter, US, 1981) Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine. 99min. Russell stars as cycloptic bad-ass Snake Plissken, sent into the New York of the future (a de facto penal colony) to rescue the President of the United States. Part of Escape From New York Treasure Hunt Screening. Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 26 Oct.
The Exorcist - Director’s Cut (18) (William Friedkin, US, 1973) Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair. 132min. Friedkin’s cuts have mostly been vindicated by this new release – it now feels too long, while the infamous ‘spider walk’ scene merely adds a cheap and redundant shock. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Oct. The Fault in Our Stars (12A) ●●●●● (Josh Boone, US, 2014) Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff. 125min. Big screen take on John Green’s best-selling book following the romance of Hazel and Gus – two teenagers who have in common an acerbic wit and terminal illness. Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Oct; Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Tue 21 Oct. Finsterworld (15) (Frauke Finsterwalder, Germany, 2013) Christoph Bach, Margit Carstensen, Jakub Gierszal. 91min. Five idiosyncratic storylines converge to deliver a parable on modern German guilt. CCA, Glasgow, Wed 12 Nov. Galapagos (tbc) (David Clark, Al Giddings, US, 1999) 40min. A tour around the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin developed his theory of evolution. Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct. Giovanni’s Island (Giovanni no Shima) (tbc) (Mizuho Nishikubo, Japan, 2014) Voices of Masachika Ichimura, Polina Ilyushenko, Hiroshi Inuzuka. 102min. Two countries overcome language barriers in the face of disaster. Based on a true story. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Sat 18 Oct.
✽ Glasgay Scotland’s annual celebration of LGBT culture.
Screenings include Dog Day Afternoon (and accompanying documentary The Dog), My Prairie Home, Love is Strange and The Watermelon Woman. Glasgow Film Theatre; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Thu 23 Oct–Sun 9 Nov, glasgay.co.uk/ category/whatson/film. Glyndebourne: Le Nozze di Figaro (tbc) (Robin Ticciati, Michael Grandage, UK, 2012) Sally Matthews, Vito Priante. Mozart’s classic opera is brought to the stage by the Glyndebourne festival, with incoming musical director Ticciati at the helm. Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Sat 18 Oct. The Golden Dream (La jaula de oro) (12) (Diego Quemada-Díez, Guatemala/Spain/Mexico, 2013) Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez. 102min. Two Guatemalan teenagers trek their way to the US. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 3– Tue 4 Nov. The Grand Seduction (12A) ●●●●● (Don McKellar, Canada, 2013) Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban. 113min. Charming small-town comedy in the Ealing tradition, with Gleeson in his element as the scheming hustler. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Tue 28–Thu 30 Oct. GSFF Presents: Encounters Festival 2014 Award Winners (15+) 90min. A showcase of winning UK and international films from Bristol’s Encounters Festival. Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 19 Oct. Halloween (18) ●●●●● (John Carpenter, US, 1978) Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Loomis, PJ Soles. 91min. A scary reminder of what a blood-soaked genre could achieve if only it recovered from sequelitis. Odeon Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Oct. Halloween II (15) ●●●●● (Rob Zombie, US, 2009) Tyler Mane, Sheri Moon Zombie, Scout Taylor-Compton. 105min. Although a potentially pointless exercise, Zombie’s singular stylistic flourishes are still well worth a look. Victoria Park, Glasgow, Fri 31 Oct. Hermitage Revealed (U) (Margy Kinmonth, UK/US/Netherlands/Russia, 2014) 83min. Documentary which brings to life the human stories behind one of the world’s greatest art collections. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Tue 11–Wed 12 Nov.
Hidden Universe (tbc) (Russell Scott, Australia, 2013) Narrator: Miranda Richardson. Explore deep space with high-resolution 3D images of the earliest galaxies. Cineworld IMAX, Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct. Highlander (15) (Russell Mulcahy, UK/US, 1986) Christopher Lambert, Beatie Edney, Sean Connery. 110min. A curious mixture of romance in 16th century heather and car chases in present day New York, the film is an inelegant, often ludicrous, but enjoyably daffy adventure. Glasgow Film Theatre, Thu 30 Oct. His Girl Friday (U) (Howard Hawks, US, 1940) Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. 92min. Hawks’ dynamic comedy is one of the best Hollywood ever made. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 17 Oct. Horror Classic Film Night (tbc) Celebrate Hallowe’en with a classic silent horror film. Featuring live music and sound effects by Gladstone’s Bag. Go in fancy dress as your favourite horror movie character. Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow, Fri 31 Oct. The House of Magic (U) ●●●●● (Jeremy Degruson/Ben Stassen, Belgium, 2013) Cinda Adams, Edward Asner, Emily Blunt. 85min. Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Vue Ocean, Edinburgh, Thu 16 Oct. Human Capital (15) ●●●●● (Paolo Virzì, Italy/France, 2013) Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. 109min. Virzi’s cleverly-structured story, based on a novel by Stephen Amidon, is an elegant, effective thriller about the value of a human life. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 17–Thu 23 Oct. The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG) ●●●●● (Lasse Hallström, India/ United Arab Emirates/USA, 2014) Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal. 122min. Mirren’s imperiousness almost redeems this, but an undercooked third act makes for an insipid conclusion. Dominion, Edinburgh, Thu 16 Oct. The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (tbc) ●●●●● (Brian Knappenberger, US, 2014) Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley. 105min. Gripping and revealing documentary about Aaron Swartz, developer of RSS and Creative Commons and a creator of the current global communications culture. Glasgow Film Theatre, Thu 16 Oct. Jim Jarmusch A season celebrating work from the avant-garde auteur. Featuring Broken Flowers, Limits of Control and Only Lovers Left Alive. Glasgow Film Theatre; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Oct–Sat 1 Nov, filmhousecinema.com. Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève) (PG) (Marcel Carné, France, 1939) Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty. 93min. Gabin’s masculinity and ‘boy- next-door’ charm are put to good use as a tragic working-class hero in this pre- war film which features groundbreaking use of flashbacks. Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 24–Sun 26 Oct; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 24–Mon 27 Oct. Let’s Be Cops (15) ●●●●● (Luke Greenfield, US, 2014) Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr, Rob Riggle. 104min. Some good ideas and the leads’ comic chemistry are let down by uncertain writing, misguided directorial choices and sloppy editing. Showcase Cinema Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct; Showcase Cinema Paisley, Paisley, Thu 16 Oct. Lucy (15) ●●●●● (Luc Besson, US/ France, 2014) Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton. 89min. Insane and largely humourless but ambitious and entertaining action flick. Showcase Cinema Glasgow, Thu 16 Oct; Showcase Cinema Paisley,
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Paisley, Thu 16 Oct. M (tbc) (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931) Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut. 111min. A psychological thriller where a young girl is murdered. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 17 Oct–Wed 5 Nov. Make Way for Tomorrow (U) (Leo McCarey, US, 1937) Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi. 91min. A meditation on family relationships and our ability to adapt, love, and face the facts. Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 26 Oct; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 20 Oct. Maleficent (PG) (Robert Stromberg, US, 2014) Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley. 97min. Hollywood’s preoccupation with revamping fairy tales continues with this star-spangled adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. Odeon Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, Sat 8–Sun 9 Nov; Odeon at the Quay, Glasgow, Sat 8–Sun 9 Nov. Maps to the Stars (18) ●●●●● (David Cronenberg, Canada/ US/Germany/France, 2014) Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack. 111min. Williams tears into her role and Moore is fearless, but it all feels desperately obvious and rather silly. Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 17–Thu 23 Oct; Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Thu 16 Oct. Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (tbc) (US, 2014) A live performance of Bizet’s bodice-ripping melodrama. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Sat 1–Tue 4 Nov; Cineworld Parkhead, Glasgow, Tue 11 Nov; Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Sat 1 Nov. The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro (tbc) (US, 2014) Mozart’s classic opera, beamed live from New York. Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Sat 18–Tue 21 Oct. Minnie and Moskowitz (tbc) (John Cassavetes, US, 1971) Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery. 114min. A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant. Glasgow Film Theatre, Sun 26 Oct. A Most Wanted Man (15) ●●●●● (Anton Corbijn, Germany/US/UK, 2014) Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 121min. A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Thu 16 Oct. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (15) (One9, US, 2014) 74min. Documentary about how performer Nas evolved from young street poet to visionary MC. Glasgow Film Theatre, Mon 27–Thu 30 Oct. National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (tbc) (UK, 2014) Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby. The heat and passion of Stanley and Stella’s love and the tragedy of poor, fading Blanche DuBois, beamed live from London. Selected release.
✽ National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (15) (Danny Boyle,
UK, 2011) Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller. Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. See preview, page 67. General release. Night of the Living Dead (18) ●●●●● (George A Romero, US, 1968) Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Russell Streiner. 96min. Seminal black comedy shocker. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 31 Oct. Night Will Fall (15) ●●●●● (Andre Singer, UK, 2014) 75min. Documentary on the shooting and subsequent shelving of a British propaganda film about the liberation of WWII German concentration camps. Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 20–Thu 23 Oct. Northern Soul (15) (Elaine Constantine, UK, 2014) Steve Coogan, Antonia Thomas, James Lance. 99min. Things change when two friends discover soul music in 1974. Showcase Cinema Glasgow, Sat 18 Oct; Showcase Cinema Paisley, Sat 18 Oct; Glasgow Film Theatre, Wed 22–Thu 23 Oct.
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