(Christine). A genuine curiosity. and | a sure-fire cult movie for years to come. Make sure you get in on the ground floor. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Stop Making Sense (PG) (Jonathan Dernme. US. 1984)88 mins. Dynamic footage of Talking Heads in concert from 1983. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Film Guild

0 The Sure Thing ( 15) (Rob Reincr. US. 1985 ) John (‘usack. Daphne Zuniga. 94 mins. At last. at last. a teenage romantic comedy. ie one which does not wholly depend upon the fulfilment of adolescent sexual fantasies for its effect. Instead. it‘s a sort of updated It Happened One Night with an ill-matched duo thrown together by chance. but finally falling in lurv as they make their way from coast to coast. A worthy follow-up to the director’s earlier side-splitting parody Spinal Tap. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

O The Swing (PG) (Percy Adlon. West Germany. 1983) Anja Jaenickc. Lena Stolze. Joachim Bernhard. 133 mins. In ISSUs' Munich the poverty-stricken but fun-loving l.autenschlag family enjoy life to the full. Adlon's gentle family saga is the sort ofendearingly whimsical entertainment one thought they didn't make any more. with a succession of unpredictany charming incidents stringing together an episodic narrative. A little gem. Glasgow; Gl’l'

o The Terminator ( is) (James Cameron. US. 1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Michael Biehn. Linda Hamilton. 107 mins. In 2029 machines have all but conquered the


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planet but a saviour is at hand in the form ofa 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 leaders mother. He is followed through time by a guerrilla fighter determined to ensure that he does not succeed. Together they fight it out in the streets of Los Angeles.

Inventive. excitingly paced science-fiction adventure with a notable performance from Schwarzenegger in his first villainous role. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Top Gun (15) (Tony Scott. US. 1986) Tom Cruise. Kelly McGillies. Val Kilmer. lll) mins. Glossy. mindless mainstream American pap with hunky Cruise proving his worth in the air and on the ground (ably assisted in the latter department by the delectable McGillis). Laces with the patriotic nausea inherent in much of 198(ls US cinema the film‘s chiefvirtues are a seductive surface

and some dazzling highflying effects.

Glasgow; ABC Clarkston Road. ABC Sauchiehall Street. Cinema. Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Dominion. Strathclyde; Kelburnc. Rialto 0 Top Hat( U) (Mark Sandrich. US. 1935) Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers. Edward Everett Horton. 99 mins. Broadway star Astaire falls in love with Rogers and must overcome numerous romantic mis- understandings from London to Venice before convincing her that he‘sg‘nuine.

The movies top musical team at their absolute peak dancing cheek to

check. the music of Irving Berlin. a jocular supporting cast. great choreography. wonderful art deco settings. Sheer perfection the stuff that dreams are made on. Edinburgh; EUFS

0 Trouble in Mind ( 15) 1% (Alan Rudolph. US. 1985) Kris Kristofferson. Keith Carradine. Lori Singer. Keith Carradine. 112 mins. See Caption Review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

o Tukuma ( 15) (Pallc Kjaerulff-Schmidt. Denmark. 198' Thomas Eje. Naja Rosing Olsen. 100 mins. Amidst the remote and forbidding coastal communities of Greenland a young Dane goes in search of his missing brother. undertaking a remarkable quest dominated by the mountins. icebergs and threatening presence of nature in the raw. A stark. visually stimulating eerie odyseey. Edinburgh: Filmhousc

O The Wind (PG) (Victor Sjostrom. US. 1927) Lillian Gish. Lars Hanson. 75 mins. A young girl marries a man she does not love and goes to live with him on the dusty. wind-swept 'I‘exas prairie. where she foils a would—be rapist. ()verpowering silent melodrama with an unrelentineg bleak atmosphere and one classic sequence. Presented with a live accompaniment by the excellent Adrian Johnson. Recommended. Edinburgh; EUFS

0 Witness ( 15) (Peter Weir. US. 1985) Harrison Ford. Kelly McGillis. 112 mins. A young Amish boy is witness to murder. The

investigation leads a cop into a brush with another culture. a touch of romance and the expected police corruption. Atmospheric. impeccably acted and beautifully orchestrated. Glasgow; G FT

0 Xala(15)(()usmane Sembene. Senegal. 197-1) 123 mins. On the night ofhis third wedding a rich and powerful man learns that a curse has been placed upon him that renders him impotent. Afterwards other aspects of his life are similarly affected with the prospect of financial ruin and ridicule imminent. Highly regarded satirical parable about class relations in contemporary Senegal. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Yellow Submarine (U) (George Dunning. lik. 1967) The Animated Beatles. 87 mins. ()ur four heroes prevent the good inhabitants of Pepperland being over-run by The Blue Meanies. a marauding gang of drunken Rangers supporters. Enjoyable cartoon feature. even if you’ve already seen it on telly several times. Altogethernow: ‘We all live in a Yellow Submarine. a Yellow Submarine. . .‘ Edinburgh; EUFS

o A Zed and Two Noughts ( 15) (Peter Greenaway. UK-Netherlands. 1985) Brian Deacon. Eric Deacon. Andrea Ferreol. 115 mins. Wracked with gricffollowing the deaths oftheir wives in a freak accident twin brothers become obsessed with the life cycle of birth. death. decay and putrcfaction. A perverse. witty. puzzling. infuriating. often pretensions and frequently dazzling enigma. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

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