husbands to early graves and pocketing their legacies. Strongly recommended. Glasgow; GET
0 Mixed Blood (18) fr (Paul Morrisey, US-France, 1984) 97 mins. Sleazy, blood-soaked low-life wallow as we follow drug warfare among the gangs of New York’s Alphabet City. Glasgow; GFI‘
0 Mona Lisa (18) ﬁ' (Neil Jordan, UK, 1986) Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane. 104 mins. See Caption Review. Edinburgh; Odeon Glasgow; Odeon
o The Money Pit (PG) to (Richard Benjamin, US, 1985) Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov.
91 mins. Yuppie couple Hanks and Long desperately need a roof over their heads. Chancing upon a bargain priced near-palatial mansion they jump at the chance of a cheap acquisition of a potential dream house. IEntirely predictable , utterly undistinguished light comedy with appealing performers who try hard to paper over the cracks of ancient gags and obvious situations. Glasgow; Rio. Strathclyde; Rialto
0 My Beautiful Laundrette (15) (Stephen Frears, UK, 1985) Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke , Saeed J affrey. 97 mins. Conspiring to turn a rundown business into the ritziest laundrette in town, young Asian Omar and his white school-friend lover Johnny encounter all the pressures of Thatcher’s Britain where the only victors are those left standing at the end of the day. Richly-textured, original and provocative British triumph. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Film Society
0 The Oiiicial Version (15) (Luis Puenso, Argentina, 1985) Hector Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Guillermo Battaglia. 112 mins. One woman’s politicisation amid the ruins of the military regime in Argentina. A powerful, deeply-felt drama. Glasgow; GET
0 Olivia (18) (Jacqueline Audry, France, 1951) Edwige Feuillere, Simone Simon. 96 mins. Set in a girls’ noarding school in 19th century France, this tragedy centres around the jealousies, passions and emotions holding sway among the idolising followers of two particular teachers. Glasgow; GFI‘
0 Out of the P881 (PG) (Jacques Tourneur, US, 1947) Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas. 97 mins. Private eye Mitchum is hired by hoodlum Douglas to ﬁnd his missing girlfriend Greet. He does and they fall in love with unhealthy consequences. Mean, moody magniﬁcent ﬁlm noir. Terminally remade as Against All Odds (1984). Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 The Oyster Princess (PG) (Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, 1919) 70 mins. The earlist selection in the German Cinema: 7 Decades, 7 Films is one of the ﬁrst ﬁlms by the master of light, risque comedy Ernst Lubitsch (who was later to make classics like Ninotchka and To Be Or Not To Be in Hollywood). The plot concerns
the daughter of a merchant prince, an unscrupulous servant, and a handsome but penniless genuine Prince, so one assumes a whiff of social satire is intended. Edinburgh; Filmhouse O Pinocchio (U) (Walt Disney Productions, US, 1940) 77 mins. Disney’s painstaking craftsmanship reached an unrivalled peak with this utterly charming feature that hasn’t aged a jot in 46 years. Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road, Cinema, Rio. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde; ABC Greenock, ABC Kilmamock, La Scala, Odeon Hamilton, Odeon Ayr, Rialto
.0 Poltergeist II—The Other Side (15) (Brian Gibson, US, 1986) JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson. 93 mins. The long-suffering family from Tobe Hooper’s 1982 oroginal are again buried by a plethora of increasingly risible special effects in this turgid sequel. Dog of the Year.
Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road, ABC Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; ABC. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde; ABC Greenock, ABC Kilmarnock, La Scala
0 Pretty In Pink (15) (John Hughes, US, 1986) Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer. 98 mins. Molly is the girl from the wrong side of the tracks forced to choose between two men; Cryer the idolising ‘zoid’ and Andrew McCarthy the ‘richie’ she really lusts after.
A certain familiarity in the narrative is eclipsed by chic trappings and music, and by Hughes faultless feel for teen dialogue which elevates the film from cliche to winning credibility.
Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road, Grosvenor. Strathclyde; Odeon Hamilton
0 Prizzi’s Honour ( 15) (John Huston, US, 1985) Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Angelica Huston. 129 mins. ‘Do I ice her or marry her?’ puzzles Nicholson’s Neanderthal Mafia hit man when he discovers that the woman who shares his bed also shares his lethal profession.
A delicious black comedy, crafted with a veteran’s touch by Huston and graced by a rogue’s gallery of superior performances. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o the Purple Bose oi Cairo (PG) (Woody Allen, US, 1985) Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Van Johnson. 85 mins. Unhappy waitress Mia Farrow relies on the exotic escapism of the Hollywood Dream Factory to survive the daily grind of Depression-ridden America. One day an ardent suitor steps down from the silver screen and totally transforms her life with a touch of romance.
Poignant comical love story from the maestro. Glasgow; GET
0 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) (Jim Sharman, UK, 1975) Tim Cuny, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick. 100 mins. Kinky, cult musical horror spoof. Diviner decadent. Glasgow; Grosvenor
o A Room With a View (PG) (James Ivory, UK, 1985) Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day Lewis. 117 mins. Elegantly mounted
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