A Cat in Paris (PG)


Dirs: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol

Running time: 70 minutes

JEAN-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol's beautifully animated charmer missed out on an Oscar to Rango. They are both tales out of the ordinary, and both are well worth seeing. The cat of the title is Dino, who likes to wander Paris at night and bring back gifts for his young mistress, Zoe. The girl's mother, a detective, would worry about where he gets them but she's got enough on her plate with a precious artefact coming to Paris. Though dealing with some grown up subjects, there's a magical air that's hard to resist. The jazz soundtrack is cool too.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, tomorrow-April 12.

Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (PG)


Dir: Tarsem Singh

With: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins

Running time: 106 minutes

THE tale of Snow White is given a makeover by Immortals director Tarsem Singh, with Julia Roberts playing the wicked stepmother. Imprisoned in the palace, "Snow" is unaware of the suffering in the kingdom until she takes a walk in the woods. A stylised, nice to look at piece with Roberts and The Producers' Nathan Lane on winning form as queen and catty courier, but the sarkiness and sweetness is likely to leave youngsters puzzled.

Titanic 3D (12A)


Dir: James Cameron

With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

Running time: 194 minutes

IT'S back, it still ends the same way, and it's still a stonking 194 minutes long. James Cameron's 11 Academy Award-winning drama, starring Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio as young lovers, has been reissued in 3D to mark the centenary of the sinking of the ship they said was unsinkable. Cameron put on a show and a half first time around, and here, using 3D, he again drives home the terror of that night. Man the lifeboats and pack the sarnies.

Le Havre (PG)


Dir: Aki Kaurismaki

With: Andre Wilms, Blondin Miguel

Running time: 93 minutes

FINNISH director Aki Kaurismaki returns with a tale of a shoeshine man trying to protect a young African immigrant on the run from police. All this while the amiable Max (Andre Wilms) worries about his wife in hospital. As with many of Kaurismaki's films, Le Havre is heavy on whimsy, with the comedy played either very gently or too broad. An acquired taste.

Glasgow Film Theatre, tomorrow-April 19; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, tomorrow-April 26.

Casablanca (U)


Dir: Michael Curtiz

With: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman

Running time: 98 minutes

OF course you remember this 1942 classic. It's still the same old story, a fight for love and glory, a case of do or die. What's amazing about this romance starring Bogart and Bergman is that it hasn't lost its ability to captivate. See it on the big screen and wonder why it didn't win more than three Oscars for best director, picture, screenplay.

GFT, April 10.

Bonsai (15)


Dir: Cristian Jimenez

With: Gabriela Arancibia, Cristobal Briceno

Running time: 95 minutes

ONE for those who like their romances strictly art house. Cristian Jimenez tells the tale of the hip Emilia and her beau, who share a passion for tea and a fondness for each other. Can love last with Proust as a guide? Funny and sweet.

GFT, April 6-9; Cameo, Edinburgh, April 24.