o This section aims to provide a review of every film to be seen in central Scotland over the next fortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.

U - Universal, suitable for all ages.

PG - Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children.

15 - No-one under the age of 15 admitted.

18 - No-one under the age of 18 admitted.

at; - New Release.

0 Absolute Beginners ( l5) (Julien Temple, UK. 1986) Eddie O‘Connell. Patsy Kensit. David Bowie. James Fox. 108 mins. An exuberantly kaleidoscopie musical about the long hot summer of 1958, climaxed by the Notting Hill race riots. Much-hyped, much-maligned,



and certainly not without its faults, this is still a dazzlineg energetic and electrifyingly visual neon-lit swirl of a film. Breathlessly entertaining. Lothian; Regal.

o Une Affalre d'Hommes (N. Ribowski, France, 1981) Claude Brasseur, Jean-Louis Trintignant. 105 mins. Police commissioner

Servolle is an ace crime-fighter. One ~ .

day he meets Faguet, a well known architect with a sharp sense of humour. Faguet's high spirits help remove Servolle‘s worries about an unsolved murder. Glasgow; French Cine-Club

0 All Of Me ( 15) (Carl Reiner, US, 1984) Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin,

Victoria Tennant. 91 mins. Eccentric

dying millionairess Tomlin arranges for the transmigration ofher soul into the body of the sickenineg healthy Tennant. Enter humble attorney Martin to legalise the deal and everything goes awry, with Tomlin‘s soul nestling in the right side of Martin‘s body and turning him into a one-person skirmish in the

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.: 1985). Neil Dickson, Alex Hyde-White, , Peter Cushing, 92 mins. Jim Ferguson - a successful tv dinner manufacturer—

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finds himself being shuttled back and forth between the present day and the , Western Front in 1917. During his visits

to the past he meets up with his ‘time twin’, James Blggiesworth —otherwise

' known as Biggles, everyone’s favourite

pliotand all-round good egg- and helps him locate a secret German weapon, which could change the course of history. Meanwhile, back in the present day, his chums think he is

going gaga, which is understandable, f' when you’re found hiding in hotel

battle ofthe sexes. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

o The African Queen (PG) (John Huston, UK, 1951) Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn. 103 mins. Bogart‘s gin-quaffing river trader and Hepburn's prim missionary are flung together for a boat trip down a dangerous river to attack a German gunboat. They sure don‘t make ‘em like this any more;

1 .star chemistry, a wise-cracking

script, and a final killer twist. Terrific. Edinburgh; Ross Theatre

0 Amadeus (PG) (Milos Forman, US. 1984) (F. Murray Abraham,

2 Tom Hulce, Simon Callow. 160

mins. A risible title fight for a place in posterity between a God-fearing but mediocre talent and a musical

1 genius with bad manners. Strathclyde: Haldane Film Society

0 Another Country (15) (Marek Kanievska, UK, 1984) Woopert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn. 90 mins. Fictional exploration ofthe milieu and circumstances at an English public school that may have led to the nest oftraitors that emerged in the 50’s led by Guy Burgess. The substance of the film


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Commander Raymond (Peter Cushing), a gang of punk rockers and a Metropolitan police helecopter.

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and if you regard it in this light, then it is a harmless enough romp. Some Blggles purists may have their sensibilities offended, but the makers say it's the best way to introduce Biggles to a new audience which is a

may be facile but the sharpness ofthe l script and the excellence ofthe lead performances make it worth seeing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

0 Back to the Future (PG) (Robert Zemeckis, US, 1985) Michael]. Fox. Crispin Glover. Leo Thompson. 116 mins. Expertly-cast, wittin scripted time-travelling é fantasy adventure. A worthy crowd pleaser. Strathclyde; Kelburne

0 Bad Timing ( 18) (Nic Roeg. UK, 1979) Art Garfunkel. Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel. 123 mins. The obsessive and often violent 1 relationship ofa university lecturer with a young American girl in Vienna. Typically Roegian i explosion of ideas, with the typically controlled visual textures achieving 5 an extraordinarily powerful result. An excellent double bill with Crimes ofPassion. Glasgow; Odeon

0 Being There (15) (Hal Ashby, US, 1979) Peter Sellers. 130 mins. Sellers’ last and arguably best performance is as a seemingly dim-witted gardener whose home-spun commonsense in the frenetic world of American politics

makes him an ideal Presidential