P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00   1/6 NEW            UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (15) * William Hurt, Sam Neill This latest offering from director Wim Wenders was filmed in 15 cities across eight countries and lasts almost three hours. You feel every inch of the road and many will want to take the nearest exit. Wenders blows his critical reputation with this bewildering, boring journey, in which Hurt's doctor searches for the meaning of existence. No relief to the tedium. Adrian Turner more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 FANCY A HOLIDAY? SEE PAGE 350 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box
P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:10   2/6 NEW            NAKED LUNCH (18) **** Peter Weller Judy Davis, Roy Scheider Although it probably helps if you've read William Burroughs' novel, David (The Fly, etc) Cronenberg's latest movie is so bizarre and imaginative that you can still appreciate it. Peter Weller hcftter known as Robocop), plays the author and cockroach exterminator whose creativity leads to a dark world of drug-induced hallucination. Brilliant performances all round give the film a human dimension, and the special effects are really neat. Adrian Turner more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box
P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2103:10   3/6 NEW            THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (15) *** Rebecca de Mornay A big hit in the States, this suspense thriller fires on all cylinders and makes us forget how implausible it is. Annabella Sciora is the personification of the modern mum; she's trying to juggle career and children and badly needs a nanny for her younger child. When one arrives, literally off the street, she's hired on the spot. A bad move, this, as Rebecca de Mornay proceeds to terrorise the child and wreck the home. Fatal Attraction with nappy rash. Stylish. Adrian Turner more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box
P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01   4/6 NEW            REBECCA'S DAUGHTERS (12) * Paul Rhys, Peter O'Toole, Joely Richardson Maybe it sounded good on paper. It's 1843. Handsome English soldier (Rhys) returns from India to the opulent home he's to inherit in Wales. He's also looking forward to marrying his childhood sweetheart (Richardson). Things don't work out quite that way, as the locals are up in arms against the wicked Lord Sarn (O'Toole). The plot, such as it is, gets progressively more dismal and stupid, as we struggle to work out why this mumbo jumbo was ever made into a movie. David Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box
P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:10   5/6 NEW            RICOCHET (18) ** Denzel Washington There are good and bad cops. As Nick Styles, Denzel is the purest of the pure. But not for long. Good cops have a habit of alienating the bad guys. The loony psycho in this case is Blake (John Lithgow) who has a grudge against Styles for busting him early in his career. A spectacularly gory prison breakout sets Blake on his relentless task of discrediting Styles, in an effort to ruin his career. Plenty of action, but a bit top heavy on the gore. Not for the squeamish. David Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box
P622 ORACLE 622 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01   6/6 NEW            TIME WILL TELL (15) *** Well-intentioned documentary on the late reggae artist Bob Marley. His many fans will probably need no encouragement to check it out, but it's pretty much one long concert, with some poor footage at that. As the first bona fide reggae superstar, Marley's music was (still is) hugely influential. Unfortunately, the film carries little excess baggage by way of serious commentary. The question of Rastafarianism is never addressed on any level, so feminists are advised to stay well clear. David Andrews more > Reviews Index 620 Top 20 Films 623 Top 20 Films Theatre West End Beat Box