See Listings on page 19. page 30 and page 32.
o This section aims to provide a review of every film to be seen in central Scotland overthe next fortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.
(U)-Universal, suitable for all ages. (PC) — Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable lor youngerchildren.
(15) - No one underthe age 0115 admitted.
(18) — No one under the age 0118 admitted.
0 Agnes otGod (15) (Norman Jewison. US. 1985) Jane Fonda. Anne Bancroft. Meg'l‘illy. 98 mins. When a new-born infant is found strangled in the room of a novice nun. court-appointed psychiatrist Fonda is dispatched to uncover the truth behind the grisly events. Based on a Broadway hit. this is both a teasing detective story and a clearly defined theological tussle.
Intelligently crafted. grandly acted middlebrow fare. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
o The Aviator‘s Wile ( 15) (Eric Rohmer. France. 1981) Philippe Marlaud. Marie Riviere. Matthieu Carriere. 104 mins. Another deceptively simple but always perceptive Rohmer dissection of love its moods and melancholy ways. Edinburgh; French Institute
0 Barbarosa (15) (Fred Schepisi. US. 1982) Willie Nelson. Gary Busey. Gilbert Roland. 90 mins. Underrated western with Nelson well cast as a legendary outlaw who usually manages to stay one step ahead of the perennially pursuing forces oflaw and order. Edinburgh: EUFS
0 Le Beau Mariage (The Good Marriage) ( 15) (Eric Rohmer. France. 1981) Beatrice Romand. Andre Dussollier. 93 mins. Sabine decides that there comes a time in every girl‘s life when she should be married. and the time is now. She dumps her current painter boyfriend and sets out in hot pursuit of a lawyer who is young. single and very sexy.
However. he seems strangely unmoved by her obvious passion . . Edinburgh; French Institute 0 Berlin Chamissoplatz ( Rudolf Thomas. W. (iermany. 198(1) A promising sounding tale of star-crossed lovers as Anna. a sociology student in a tenants‘ association opposed to an urban redevelopment scheme in Kreuzberg. falls in love with the rniddle-aged architect working on the same scheme. Glasgow; German (‘ine-(‘Iub O Birdy ( 15) (Alan Parker. US. 1984) Matthew Modine. Nicolas Cage. 12() mins. 'l'wo boyhood chums are traumatised by their experiences in Vietnam. One indulges a childhood illusion that he is a bird. the other seeks a mutual road back to sanity. Peculiar. well-acted drama directed by Parker with the expected heavy hand allied to uncharacteristic optimism. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Blade Runner( 15) (Ridley Scott. US. 1982) Harrison Ford. Rutger llauer. 117 mins. LA. Ad 2019. a tough cop tracks down a group of androids gone haywire which are killing people. Stunning sets and special effects outweigh the human interest in this hi-tech update of Chandler. Ford and Hauer suitably gritty. Glasgow: Grosvenor O The Boxer ( 18) (Shuji 'I’erayama. Japan. 1977) 103 mins. Bittersweet Rocky-inspired drama about a former boxer training the young hopeful whom he suspects of having killed his brother. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Le Coup de Grace ( 15) (Volker Schlondorff. W. Germany-France. 1976) Margarethe Von Trotta. 95
mins. Sharing a historical period with von 'l'rotta‘s own recent Rosa Luxemhurg this is a tragic romance set against the unfurling ofthe civil warin the Baltic statesin 1919. (ilasgow: (il’l'
o The Crazy Family( ls) (sogo lshli. Japan. 1985) Katsuya Kobayashi. Mitsuko Baisho. loo mins. Wildly anarchic Japanese comedy with a vicious sense of humour that is very. er. Japanese. Similar. one imagines. to a domestic version of lindurance. their horrifying'l‘V show. Edinburgh; [€17 FS
0 Crimes of Passion ( 18) (Ken Russell. US. 1984) Kathleen ‘l‘urner. Anthony Perkins. John Laughlin. 107 mins. Russell‘s debunking of the American way of sex is an uproariously black satire where moonlighting 'l'urner meets dildo-packing clergyman Perkins and ordinary guy Laughlin who sometimes pretends to be a l luntan Penis. ’l’urnerand Perkins excel. Glasgow; (iFl' o ‘Crocodile’ Dundee ( 15) (Peter Faiman. Australia. 1986) Paul Hogan. Linda Kozlowski. Mark Bluuym. 98mins. Disarmingly self-mocking. old-fashioned comedy-romance with Hogan asa legendary crocodile hunter in the Northern 'l‘erritories of Australia. discovered by an American journalist and persuaded to sample the dubious delights of Manhattan. Glasgow; ABC (‘larkston Road. Cinema. ()deon. Salon. lidinburgh; Dominion. ()deon. l.othian: ABC. Strathclyde; AB(‘ (ireenock. ABC Kilmarnock. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr ()deon Hamilton. Rialto
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