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 underthe age of 15 admitted.

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

it: - New Release.

0 line Aftaire d'llommes (Nicolas Ribowski. France. 1981 ) Claude Brasscur. Jean-Louis 'I‘rintignant. 105 mins. Police commissioner Servolle is an ace crime-fighter. One day he encounters Faguet. a well known architect with a sharp sense of humour. Faguet‘s high spirits help remove Servolle‘s worries about an unsolved murder. Edinburgh: French Institute. 0 Angel ( 15) (Neil Jordan. Eire. 1982) Stephen Rea. Honor Heffernan. Veronica Ouilligan. Ray McAnaly. 92 mins. A saxophonist witnesses two brutal murders outside a country dance hall. Recovering from the incident he embarks on a ruthless and unrelenting vendetta against the men responsible and unwittingly embarks on a journey through the violent landscape of a troubled Northern Ireland.

Jordan's auspicious debut feature; a dreamlike vision ofsaints and sinners tinged with melancholy poetry and beautifully shot by the supremely talented Chris Menges. Glasgow; GET 0 Another Country ( 15) ( Marek Kanievska. UK. 198-1) Rupert Everett. Colin Firth. Cary Elwes. 90 mins. Fictional exploration of the milieu and circumstances at an English public school that may have led to the nest of traitors that emerged in the Fifties led by Guy Burgess. The substance ofthe film may be flippant but the sharpness of the writing and strength of the lead performances make it worth seeing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

O Biggles (PG) (John Hough. UK. 1986) Neil Dickson. Alex Hyde-White. Peter Cushing. 92 mins. Obviously frightened of audience antipathy to a straight Biggles adventure the makers of this film have introduced a Back to the

Future-style plotline whereby a successful contemporary businessman hops back and forward between 1985 and 1917 to help his ‘time twin‘ Biggles locate and destroy a secret German sound weapon that reduces metal to dust.

In truth the film has little to do with cveryone‘s favourite RFC ace and all-round good egg but it‘s a harmless enough romp for non-purists. Edinburgh; ABC. Glasgow; ABC. Sauchiehall Street

0 Black and White Like Nights and Days (Wolfgang Petersen. W. I Germany. 1978) Bruno Ganz. Ljubo l Tadic. 103 mins. A chess I championship becomes a war of nerves for one obsessive participant who cracks under the pressure. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

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o The Delta Force (15) «tr (Menahem Golan, israel, 1986) Lee Marvin, Chuck E Norris, Martin Balsam. 128 mins. Arab 1 terrorists hi-iacit an American airliner over the Eastern Mediterranean and the ; President calls in the elite Delta Force, ' led by Marvin and Norris, to free the . hostages. The first, bungled attempt i ends in the death of a young US Marine and the captives are split up and taken to Beirut where a second and more ! hazardous rescue mission is carried ; out. As you mightexpect, itends with l the good 01' us at A triumphant and the l hostages tearfully reunited. g Based largely on recent events, The Delta Force is yet another attempt at filming historythe way it should have ' been but it was so nearly more than that. The Delta Force starts off with a { gripping and convincing hi-iack I scenario but infortunateiy degenerates

US. 1979) Mickey Rooney. Kelly Reno. Teri Garr. 117 mins. Beautifully filmed story ofa young boy‘s adventures with a magnificent black stallion has a particular appeal for book-lovng youngsters. Rooney received an Oscar nomination for his peformance as the veteran trainer who helps prepare the boy and his steed fora championship race. Edinburgh; Filmhouse.

o The Black Stuff (Jim Goddard. UK. 1980) Michael Angelis. Bernard Hill. 110 mins. The original BBC film which spawned the award-winning series has the scouse workmen. in the days when they could find jobs. involved in a distinctly dodgy tarmac enterprise. Enter a couple of unscrupulous gypsies and a bitter and comic rivalry ensues. Wise. unpretentious. and bloody funny in the usual Bleasdale manner. Glasgow; GFI’ (NB Due to an arrangement with the BBC patrons are required to join the GET TV Club. membership ofwhich is a minimal 20p pa)

0 Broadway Danny Rose (PG) (Woody Allen. US. 1984) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. Nick Apollo Forte 8-1 mins. Danny Rose is one of life‘s born losers; a small-time agent for no-hope artistes who run from his management at the slightest whiffof success. Opportunity knocks with a tttbby singer riding a nostalgia boom for Fifties crooners. However. the


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into another latter-day 7th Cavalry movie with the Ramboesque exploits of Mr Norris. The feeling is that Golan has tinkered with the idea of making a serious hi-jack movie but has been forced into turning it into producing a type of film which will go down well with the occupants of the White House and the rest of America. But easy though it is for us to decry this kind of gung ho, jingoistic movie remember how big we all felt when the SAS turned overthe Iranian Embassy— it has been going on since Battleship Potemitin changed the course of history for its own devices and The Delta Force is certainly not the worst of the genre. Taken on the level of an adventure/thriller it is not at all awful butthere has been a chance missed nevertheless.

(Graham Caldwell)


singer‘s temperamental girlfriend is linked with the Mafia... Strathclyde: Haldane Film Society 0 Bus Stop (U) (Joshua Logan. US. 1956) Marilyn Monroe. Don Murray. Arthur O‘Connell. 96 mins. In one of her best dramatic roles Monroe plays a saloon singer yearning for a little respect and the arrival of Mr. Right. settling instead for simple-minded rancher Murray who learns to treat her as a woman and not another prize animal to be tamed and subdued. Explict autobiographical overtones give added poignancy to Monroe‘s touching performance. Edinburgh; Filmhouse.

O Camila (15) (Maria Luisa Bemberg. Argentina-Spain. 1984) Sttsa Pecoraro.1manol Arias. 97 mins. Set in Buenos Airesin 1847. this is a true story of the doomed I romance between a young i upper-class Catholic girl and a priest that scandalised 19th century 3 Argentina. Though undoubtedly less

meaningful here than on its home ground this remains a stately but telling feminist melodrama. Edinburgh: Filmhouse 0 Clockwise (PG) (Christopher Morahan. UK. 1985) John Cleese. Alison Steadman. 97 mins. A pathologically punctual headmaster is chronically late for an important conference. Basically a one-joke farce. this is an enervated vehicle for Cleese’s incisive comic timing. Glasgow; Cinema 0 Comfort and Joy (pg) (Bill Forsyth. UK. 1984) Bill Paterson. C.P. Grogan. Rikki Fulton. 106 mins. Yuletide in Glasgow and local DJ Alan ‘Dickie‘ Bird‘s Festive cheer is in short supply when his longterm girlfriend walks out on him. Seeking solace in his work he becomes involved in a deadly ice-cream war and determines to find a solution involving peace on earth and goodwill to all. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. o Commando (18) (Mark L. Lester. US. 1985) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rae Dawn Chong. 90mins. Big Arnie races against the clock to free his kidnappeddaughter from the . clutches ofsomc wicked men. A pure aetion adventure told with zest and the saving grace of gallows humour. Glasgow: Grosvenor o The Consequence (Wolfgang Petersen. W. Germany. 1977) Jurgen Prochnow. Ernst Hannawald. 100 mins. In prison a gay actor falls in love with the warden's teenage son. They decide to live together but the boy‘s parents and the authorities conspire to break his spirit and crush their union. Considered to be amongst Petersen‘s finest television work The Consequence was hailed by Die Zeit i as ‘a real love story. old-fashioned. tender. inquiring. dry and at times banal.‘ Edinburgh; Filmhouse. o The Conversation ( 15) (Francis Coppola. US. 1974) Gene Hackman.John Cazale. Allen 5 Garfield. 113 mins. An expert on bugging devices lives solely for his work. yet one day becomes a passive eavesdropper on a murder plot and

feels the pricking ofa conscience.

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