107 mins. A mellow, meaningful riposte to the gloom—ridden Interiors, Hannah is an upbeat celebration of the cohesion and support within the family unit. Focusing on the romantic highs and lows of three sisters and their menfolk Allen concludes that life is

: worth living and ifyou have love

you‘ll be a rich being.

Blessed with a terrific ensemble cast. the film is achineg funny, touching and extremely perceptive about the everyday joy and pain

inherent in the human condition. An

absolute must. Edinburgh; Odeon. Glasgow; Odeon

o Highlander (15) 1% (Russell Mulcahy, UK. 1986) Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery. Beatie Edney. 116 mins. See Caption Review. Edinburgh; ABC. Glasgow; ABC (sauchiehall Street) 0 House (15) (N.R.) (Steve Miner. US. 1986) William Kati. Kay Lena. George Wendt. 93 mins. Horror story writer Katt moves into the creepy. malevolent mansion formerly occupied by his dotty aunt who was convinced that the establishment had a mind and will of its

own. Tame and tacky low-budget horror

with creatures on loan from the local joke shop and a script that wastes the once promising talents of the lead actors. No great shakes here. Edinburgh; Odeon.

O Jagged Edge (18) (Richard Marquand. US. 1985) Glenn Close. Jeff Bridges, Robert Loggia. 109 mins. Bridges stands accused of the brutal slaying of his wealthy wife. Close is the defence lawyer whose involvement with her client blends business and pleasure in a lethal mix. Unremarkable. courtroom whodunnit. Glasgow; Salon. 0 The Karate Kid, Part II (PG) (John Avildsen. US. 1986) Ralph Macehio, Noriyuki ‘Pat‘ Morita, Tamlyn Tomita. 113 mins. Set some six months after the

V 1984 box-office smash. this sequel

takes young champion Daniel and his wisdom-dispensing mentor Miyagi to

’, the latter’s ancestral home in Okinawa

{ where the youngster learns a little more ? of dignity. honour and the karate code

of conduct. Edinburgh; Odeon.

; Glasgow; Odeon. Strathclvde; ? Odeon Hamilton

0 King of Comedy (PG) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1982) Robert de Niro.

Jerry Lewis. Sandra Bernhard. 109

mins. Aspiring comedian and

f hopeful primetime star de Niro will

stop at nothing to claim his fifteen minutes ofcelebrity, including kidnapping a Johnny Carson-style chat show host.

Devastating showbiz black comedy

with superlatively contrasted

performances from de Niro as the creepy no-hoper and an awesomely

1 restrained Lewis as the

Carson-figure who is definitely not amused. Criminally undervalued on its initial release. Glasgow; GET

0 Last Tango in Paris (18) (Bernardo Bertolucci, France/Italy, 1972) Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider. 130 mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she embarks on an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship.

One of the key films of its decade, Bertolucci’s powerful drama is a

meditation on the expression and

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an-33“ ‘“

Robert Altman is one of the film world’s 1

most celebrated maverick talents. Now in his mid-sixties he has pursued an erratic and unpredictable career refusing to follow trends or repeat himself in a way that would aid classification or categorisation of his abilities. His late- The latest uneasy stage-to-screen

adaptation to reach Britain is Fool for

Love (Edinburgh Filmhouse, from September 3) which received its European launch at the Cannes Film Festival with Altman in attendance. In the film Sam Shepard plays his own role as the not too bright hick cowboy irresistibly drawn to reopening the old wounds of a forbidden love with Kim Basinger’s tawdry beauty May. Altman

chose to film lhis Play because. " found ; writing a screenplay for a Nashville type

the characters very indigenous to the American landscape Sam sent it to me and suggested that I make it. I didn’t do anything about it for two years then I thought if he would play the part I’d do it. I don’t know him very well but 1

communication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Brando excels. Glasgow; GFT

0 Legend (PG) (Ridley Scott, US, 1985) Tom Cruise, Mia Sara. Tim Curry. 94 mins. Wildly self-indulgent fairy tale ir which good and evil clash once I. are. Pretty pictures help to distract the eye but nothing can stop the mind picking over the bones ofa

f shambolic narrative. Edinburgh;

; Filmhouse

3 o The Lightship (15) (Jerzy

Skolimowski. US. 1985) Robert

‘; Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer.

Tom Bower. 88 mins. The mid-50s.

On board a floating lightship off the coast ofVirginia, Captain Miller (Brandauer) shelters his teenage son. recently picked up by the police for brawling. The two are joined by three men whom they find floating in a disabled boat, and who turn out to be desperadoes on the run after the sacking of a US Treasury ship. Characteristically subtle Skolimowski film, making much use

of the location as a microcosm of the

universe and couched tricksin halfway between moral and psychological drama. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Lost in America ( 15) (Albert Brooks. US. 1985) Albert Brooks. Julie Hagerty. 91 mins. A go-getting business executive drops out of the rat-race and begins a nomadic existence with his wife. Mild-mannered Easy Rider comedy for the Yuppie generation. Glasgow; Grosvenor

Shot on location in New Mexico over 36 days, Fool for Love with its story of fractured families and guilt-ridden obsessive lovers can and has been compared, unfavourably, with ParisTexas, a film that Altman has never seen. It certainly contains Basinger's best-ever performance but leaves substantial doubts about the wisdom of ‘opening out’ such a ferociously claustrophobic theatrical piece. Altman himself views the theatre as just another source of material. ‘Whatever occurs that makes a good picture, I’ll do it whether it’s from theatre, painting, a short story or a novel. I‘m about to film Beyond Therapy which deals with sexual identity, mis- identity and conflicts. Susannah York is

of film set in the fashion world and in October I’m doing a Nashville sequel

with the same cast twelve years later

i and that’s not based on a play.’

(Allan Hunter)

0 New York New York (PG) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1977) Robert de Niro. Liza Minnelli. 163 mins. Scorsese revisits the golden age of the studio musical with this elaborate personal drama. The seductive surface is redolent of the Star is Born era but underneath the Big Band nostalgia there lurks a characteristically bitter struggle between ill-matched individuals as saxophonist de Niro and torchsinger Minnelli slug it out through a marriage doomed to failure by conflicting demands. clashing egos and the perils of unshared celebrity. The Happy Endings number is a show-stopper in the old tradition. Glasgow; GET

0 No Retreat, No Surrender (15) (Corey Yuen. US. 1986) Kurt McKinney. Kathie Sileno. Kim Tai Chong. 84 mins. Imagine if you will a character who is a combination of Rocky and The Karate Kid. Add to this a Michael Jackson clone as his best buddy. a soupcon of breakdancing. a Survivor-style soundtrack and the ghost of Bruce Lee and you begin to capture the flavour of this arrame opportunist teen hokum. Glasgow: ABC Sauchiehall Street.

0 0n the Waterfront (PG) (Elia Kazan. US. 1954) Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger. Eva Marie Saint. 108 mins. Winner ofeight Academy Awards this is a powerhouse drama ofcorruption among the labour unions of New York‘s docklands with a brilliant. brutish Brando as the dim-witted ex-boxer mercilessly exploited by the racketeers and eventually moved towards an act of atonement by the power of love.

Features the most famous Brando speech of them all ‘1 could have had class. I could have been a contender.’ Glasgow: GFT

0 Out of Africa (PG) (Sydney Pollack, US. 1985) Meryl Streep. Robert Redford. Klaus Maria Brandauer. 161 mins. A carefully measured account of the tragic romantic life of great Dane Karen Blixen. The awe-inspiring beauty of the location photography mark out the African continent as the film‘s greatest star. Glasgow; ABC C larkston Road.

0 Police (15) (Maurice Pialat. France. 1985) Gerard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau. Richard Anconia. 113 mins. A shambling, overlong and underwhelmingly familiar cops-just-as-bent-as-the-robbers story is redeemed by Depardieu‘s

impressively restrained performance 5

that presents a touching and haunting portrait ofa soul lost in a world whose moral values have collapsed and where his job seems to exclude any form ofcommunication on a vaguely human level.

Pialat may not always judge his material well but Depardieu compels attention. Glasgow; OFF 0 Police Academy 3: Back in Training (PG) (Jerry Paris. US. 1986) Steve Guttenberg. Bubba Smith, Bobcat Goldthwait. George Gaybes. 83 mins. More wacky mayhem with those oh-so comic boys in blue. Edinburgh; Dominion. Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road. ABC Sauchiehall Street. Salon 0 Pretty In Pink ( 15) (Howard Deutch. US. 1986) Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy. Jon Cryer. 98 mins. Ms Ringwald is the girl from the wrong side ofthe tracks forced to choose between two men; Cryer the idolising ‘zoid‘ and McCarthy the ‘richie‘ she really lusts after. As the movie progresses, she comes to a better understanding ofher ne‘er-do-well father (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton). and the audience witnesses the not entirely unexpected triumph of true lust over social division.

A certain familiarity in the narrative is eclipsed by chic trappings and music. and by John Hughes‘ faultless feel for teen dialogue, which elevate the film from cliche to credibility. Edinburgh: ABC. Glasgow; ABC

Sauchiehall Street. Lothian: ABC. Strathcylde; ABC Greenock. ABC Kilmarnock o Prizzi‘s Honour ( 15) (John Huston, US, 1985) Jack Nicholson. Kathleen Turner. Angelica Huston. 129 mins. Slow-witted mafia hit-man Nicholson beds and weds his female counterpart Turner but middle-aged bliss is not to be his. She has dishonoured his family with a double-dealing casino scam and no one violates the code of the Prizzis with impunity. even blood relatives.

Skilful black comedy directed with assurance by veteran Huston and distinguished by a rogues’ gallery of performances. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o The Purple Rose of Cairo (PG)

(Woody Allen. US. 1985) Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels. Van Johnson.

85 mins. Unhappy waitress Mia