Bob Swaim. To be Reviewed. Edinburgh; ABC. Glasgow; Cinema, Rio. Lothian; Regal. Strathclyde; Kelburne, Rialto.
0 Stolen Kisses (PG) (Francois Truffaut, France. 1968) Jean-Pierre Leaud, Delphine Seyrig. Michel Lonsdale. 90 mins. Truffaut‘s cinematic alter ego Antione Doinel has been dishonourably discharged from the army and searches for happiness in ciwy street. One of the director's funniest and most touching explorations of young love. Edinburgh; French Institute
0 Stop Making Sense (PG) (Jonathan Demme, US. 1984) 88 mins. A dynamic cinema version ofTalking Heads live in concert. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
o The Strange Woman ( 15) (Yuli Raizman. USSR. 1977) Irina Kupchenko. 150 mins. A lawyer walks out on her diplomat husband for her lover, a handsome scientist. When this relationship loses its lustre too, she is determined to continue her search for self-fulfilment. This may not pass for strange behaviour in the West. but Raizman‘s delicately probing film explores the theme ofindividual identity within Soviet society. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
o A Taste of Honey ( 18) (Tony Richardson, UK, 1961) Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Murray Melvin. 100 mins. Teenage Tushingham has an affair with a black sailor and is helped through her consequent pregnancy by a gay friend.
Archetypal kitchen-sink drama of the period, a highpoint in the careers of most of the participants. Edinburgh; EU Filmsoc 0 Teen Wolf (PG) ﬁr (Rod Daniel, US, 1985) Michael J. Fox, James Hampton. Susan Ursitti. 92 mins. Average teenager Fox acquires a legion of doting fans through his inherited ability to transform himself at will into a werewolf. His I basketballs skills improve no end. his '= hirsute appearance attracts the girl of his fantasies and opportunity knocks incessantly at his door. However, he ultimately realises the value of being loved for yourself rather than as some sideshow freak.
Fox is a personable young star and his presence has earned this film an
preoccupation, menace and alienation in a calm domestic setting, but this time overplays his hand and fails to avoid risibility. Part ofGFT‘s Polanski season
o The Terminator ( 18) (James Cameron. US, 1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn. Linda Hamilton. 107 mins. In 2029 machines have all but conquered the planet but a saviour is at hand in the form of a new human leader. Part-man. part-machine Schwarzenegger's cyborg is sent back from the future to 1984 on a mission to kill the future leader‘s mother. He is followed through time by a guerilla fighter determined to ensure that he does not succeed. Together they fight it out on the streets of Los Angeles.
Inventive, excitingly paced science-fiction adventure with a notable performance from Schwarzenegger in his first villainous role. Edinburgh; EU Filsoc e A Time of Wishes ( 15) (Yuli Raizman. USSR. 1984) Vera Alentova. 100 mins. One ofthe ‘special generation‘ that grew up after the war. a woman has difficulty in finding the right marriage partner.
Another film in the Raizman season, 3
this is a warmly engaging and observant comedy with a sensitively handled trace of sadness. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Trancers (15) (Charles Band, US. 1984) Tim Thomerson. Helen Hunt. 76 mins. Police trooper Jack Deth from 2247 travels back to 1985 to eliminate the ancestor of a mystic whose zombie-like followers are a threat to society‘s well-being. Spirited B-movie mating of Blade Runner and The Terminator in the best (Escape From New York) punk noir style. Originator ofthe catchphrase that’s sweeping the nation, ‘Dry hair is for squids'. Remember where you heard it first, kids. Edinburgh; EU Filmsoc 0 2010 (PG) (Peter Hyams. US. 1984) Roy Scheider, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban. 116 mins. Nine years on and Scheider commands a joint Soviet-American mission to discover the answers to the many questions posed by 2001.
2010 may lack the intellectual density of Kubrick‘s epic but it
provides plausible solutions as to
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re-introduces himself and promptly blows out his brians. Through an intricate series of flashbacks and differing individual perspectives the film seeks to explain his motivations and the source of his affinity with Redgrave. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Der Willi-Busch Report (Niklaus Schilling, W Germany. 1980) Tilo Pruckner, Dorothea Moritz. Kornelia Boje. 119 mins. A newspaper proprietor in a small
town on the east-west border decides g
to fabricate a scandal that will make the natives restless and boost his circulation in this witty production. Glasgow; Goethe Institut
0 Witness I 15) (Peter Weir. US. 1985) Harrison Ford. Kelly Mc (iillis‘. Alexander (iodunov. 112 mins. A young Amish boy is a witness to murder. The investigation
leads a cop into a brush with another
culture. a little romance and the expected police corruption. Atmospheric. impeccany acted and beautifully constructed. ()ne of the best films of the 1980s.
0 Year of the Dragon (18) (Michael Cimino. US. 1985) Mickey Rourke. John Lone. Ariane. 134 mins. Miscast Rourke‘s uncompromising and obnoxious cop weighs in to sort out the restless natives in Chinatown. just as if he was back in Vietnam. This unpleasant experience is an incoherent disappointment from Cimino.
Glasgow; ABC (Sauchiehall Street)
0 Young Frankenstein ( 15) (Mel Brooks. US. 1975) Gene Wilder. Gene Hackman. 105 mins. Affectionate. black and white parody of the Karloff-Universal classics with some inspired moments. Brooks most disciplined success. Edinburgh; Classic
0 A Zed and Two Noughts (15) a
UK-Netherlands, 1985) Andrea Ferreol, Brian Deacon, Eric
; Deacon. 115 mins. See caption Q review. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland over the next
0 ABC Lothian Road, 229 3030. Bar: 11am—2.30pm,5-10pm (Mon—Thurs), 1 lam-1 1pm (Fri/Sat). 5—10pm (Sun). [D] cinemas 2 & 3 prior notification advisable. £2.70, £2.30 Child £1.40, £1.3()OAP£1 (before 6pm). Family discount scheme operates.
1. Back to the Future (PG) 2. 5, 7.55. Sun 5.7.55. Spies Like Us (PG) From 14 Feb.
2. Teenwoﬂ (PG) 2. 15. 5. 15. 8.30. Sun 5.15. 8.30.
3. Plenty ( 15) 2.15. 5.15. 8.15. Sun 126.96.36.199. I O CLASSIC Nicolson Street 667 1839. T [D] Cinema closed Sunday. £2. OAP
Until 13 Feb King Dick (18) 12.30. 3. 15. 6.05. 8.35. Around the World with Fanny Hill (18) 188.8.131.52.7.15. From 14 Feb Sex Hunter Erotic ( 18) 1240.5. Virgin Students (18) 2.10, 6.35. Lesbos Sex (18) 3.30, 7.50. . O DOMINION Newbattle Terrace, 447 f 2660. Rest 10am—2pm & 6—11pm (Mon-Fri). 10am—1 1pm (Sat). Bar 12—2.30pm, 6—10pm (Mon—Sat). Cinema closed Sun. £2.50, £2.20. Child £1.20 OAP £1 UB40/Students £1.20. (all perfs except evng perfs in : cinema 3).
1. Baclt to the Future (PG) 2.10, 5.10, 8.10.
2. Prlzzi’s Honour(15) 215,515, 8.15.
3. Witness(15) 2, 5, 8.
e EDINBURGH FILM GUILD Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. Membership details available from Filmhouse. Guest tickets available for individual shows.
Sun 9: The Magnificent Ambersons (U) 5.30. Scum (18) 5.30.
Sun 16: Ivan the Terrible (PG) 5.30.
O EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
FILM SOCIETY Membership of Britain‘s largest film society is open to the public; £15 waged £10 student/U840. Passport size photo required. Six films shown weekly, current season ends 30 May. Guest tickets for individual performances (£1.25) may be purchased in EUSA shops at Teviot Row, Mandela Centre, David Hume Tower, PGSU 22 Buccleuch Place, The Pleasance and King‘s Buildings shop. They are not available on the night. Filmsoc office 557 0436 (12.30—1.30pm). For 24 hour information, Nightline 557 4444.
Fri 712010 (PG) 11.15. The
Terminator(18) 1.20. Trancers (15) 3.15. The Philadelphia Experiment (PG) 4.40. Barbarella (18) 6.30. The Dead Zone (18) 8.15am Odeon. Clerk Street.
unwarranted degree of popularity. It is a paper thin juvenile caper which fails to exploit the comic potential of its central notion. A lacklustre disappointment.
why computer HAL malfunctioned and the explanation of the secret of the black marble slab as a further stage in the evolution of mankind is
many cinemas in the Strathclyde and I Lothian regions are unable to I provide The List with details of their , programming for both weeks I
fortnight. Readers are advised that i
Edinburgh; ABC. Glasgow; ABC (Clarkston Road), ABC (Sauchiehall Street), Cinema, Grosvenor, Rio. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde; ABC (Greenock), ABC (Kilmarnock), Kelburne, Odeon (Hamilton), Rialto.
0 The Tenant (18) (Roman Polanski, France, 1976) Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani. 126 mins. A Polish immigrant moves into a Paris apartment and finds himself gradually adopting the personality of the former occupier, a young woman. Whilst less of a genre piece than Repulsion or Rosemary‘s Baby, Polanski again returns to a favourite
both clever and comforting.
: Edinburgh; EU Filmsoc T o The Water Babies (U) (Lionel
Jeffries, UK-Poland. 1978) James Mason, Billie Whitelaw, Bernard Cribbins. 92 mins. Live action and animation combine in this uninspired children‘s fairy tale of a young chimney sweep who falls into a magical river pool. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
O Wetherby (15) (David Hare, UK, 1985) Vanessa Redgrave. Ian Holm, Judi Dench. 102 mins. A young student, a chance acquaintance of less than 24 hours standing, arrives at the farmhouse of Yorkshire schoolteacher Redgrave,
covered by each issue, as these may not be available at the time of going to press. These listings therefore provide an accurate guide to programmes for one week only, unless further dates are specified. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG‘ certificate programmes to gain admission for the same price as the child up to 6pm. All programme times are pm unless otherwise stated.
Sun 9: Bicycle Thieves (PG) 6.45. Greystolte -The Legend oi Tarzan (PG) 8.30. George Square Theatre. Wed 12: Blood Wedding (U) 6.45. The Red Shoes (U) 8.15. George Square Theatre.
Fri 14: Gregorio Cortex (15) 6.45 . A Flsttul ol Doilars(15) 8.45. George Square Theatre.
Sun 16: A Taste of Honey (18) 6.45 Baby It’s You (15) George Square Theatre.
Wed 19: Charlie Bubbles (18) 6.45. The Servant (18) 8.30 Pleasance Theatre.
0 FILMHDUSE Lothian Road, 228
2688. Bar (Mon—Sat, noon—11pm,
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