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o This section aims to provide a review at every film to be seen in central Scotland overthe 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 youngerchildren.

(15)— No one underthe age 0115 admitted.

(18) No one under the age 0118 admitted.

a—New Release.

0 About Last Night ( 18) (Edward Zwick. US. 1986) Rob Lowe. Demi Moore. James Belushi. 113 mins. David Mamet‘s one-act play Sexual Perversity in Chicago emerges from the Hollywood treadmill and almost winds up as a slushy Love Story. Still. some cynicism remains. Rob Lowe is cute and Belushi‘s performance is a vitriolic gem. Glasgow; Grosvenor o Alchemists olthe Surreal.

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( 'abinet ofJan .S'vankmajer and Alphabet. an early and disturbing short by David Lynch who was later to make Eraser/read and Blue Velvet. Edinburgh; Filmliouse

0 Alice Doesn‘t Live Here Anymore (15) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1974) Ellen Burstyn. Kris Kristoferson. Harvey Keitel. 113 mins. ()ne of Scorsese‘s warmest dramas focuses on Burstyn as she attempts to become the family breadwinner and build a new life for herselfand her son in the wake ofher husband’s death. A sympathetic and engrossing study of a woman's voyage of self-discovery and the need to keep dreaming dreams with a knockout performance from Burstyn who won a richly deserved Oscar. Edinburgh; Filrnhouse

0 All of Me ( 15) (Carl Reiner. US. 1984) Steve Martin. Lily Tomlin. Victoria 'I‘ennant. 91 mins. A frequently hilarious and engagingly silly madcap farce with a performance of dexterous physicality from Martin that combines elements ofCary Grant.


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John (‘leese and Jerry Lewis. Uneven but spirited fun. Edinburgh; Filmhousv

0 Alpine Fire ( 18) (Fredi Murer. Switzerland. 1985) Thomas Nock. Johanna Lier. 117 mins. High in the Swiss Alps. on an isolated family farm. a deaf adolescent boy‘s infatuation with his older sister deepens into an incestuous relationship. Beautifully paced and shot on breathtaking locations. the film has a sensitive feel for the landscape and the changing seasons but condisderably lessens its impact with a badly misjudged climax when the father comes to hear ofwhat has been going on. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

0 Amadeus ( PG) (.‘viilos Forman. US. 1984) F. Murray Abraham. Tom Hulce. 16(1mins.A risible title fight fora place in posterity between a God-fearing but mediocre talent and a musical genuis with bad manners. Music's good. (ilasgow; (iF'l‘

o L‘Assassin Habite Au 21 (PG) (Henri Georges (‘louzot. France. 1941) Pierre Fresnay. Suzy Delair. A detective comedy adapted from the S. A. Steeman novel in which a respectable middle-class guesthouse is merely a facade concealing more mischievous activity. Glasgow: French (Tine-Club

0 Bad Timing ( 18) (Nicolas Roeg. UK. 1979) Theresa Russell. Art Garfunkel. Harvey Keitel. 123 mins. As surgeons fight for the life ofa young American in Vienna. we learn ofa university lecturer‘s obsessive and often violent relationship with her. Director Roeg is here at perhaps his most typically Roegian. which means elliptical editing creating striking visual features. and an explosion of ideas (the illusory

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nature ofour emotions) in several different directions. The result is extraordinary powerful. Edinburgh; Cameo

0 Blood Simple ( 18) (Joel Coon. 198-1) Dan Hedaya. M. Emmet Walsh. 98 mins. A Texan bar-owner hires a private eye to kill his wife and her lover. but the detective tries to trick him by faking their deaths. A gleefully serpentine film noire bearing more than a passing resemblance to the steamy. tangled tales ofJames M. (.‘ain. One to savour. Edinburgh; (‘ameo

0 Broadway Danny Rose (PG) (Woody Allen. US. 1984) Woody Allen. Mia Farrow. Milton Berle. 84 mins. Danny Rose is one of life‘s born losers: a small-time agent for no-hope artists who run from his management at the slightest whiff of acclaim. Opportunity knocks with a tubby singer riding a nostalgia boom for Fifties crooners. However. the singer's temperamental girlfriend Tina is linked with the Mafia... Glasgow; GFI‘

0 Castaway( 15) (Nicolas Roeg. UK. 1986) Egghead director Roeg is a bit at sea with this rambling. ill-focused adaptation of Lucy Irving‘s best-selling account of her year on a desert island as a ‘wife‘ for tubby middle-aged publisher Gerald Kingsland. Although the two principals acquit themselves with a convincing amount ofphysical commitment and the eye is ravished by some richly tropical cinematography. poor pacing and rather too lax a grip on the themes of sexual identity and personal isolation one suspects the director was attempting to bring out. mean that his woolly exploration of the same ground by Walkabout and Bad

The List 6— 19 March 11