a human guinea pig. Unknown to him. a fly is trapped in the apparatus and the experiment is to have dire consequences as a confused computer system fuses the human and the insect at a molecular level. Undeniably appealing performances all round give this superior genre piece an emotional pull to match its thematic richness— with Goldblum‘s deformities partly created and passed on through sexual contact. echoes of the AIDS epidemic are doubtless intentional. and the romantic relationship is the catalyst which unleashes all manner of horribly repressed male urges. Absolutelv required viewing. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Lothian; ABC. Strathclyde: ABC Greenock. ABC Kilmarnock. ()deon Ayr 0 Ginger and Fred (15) (Federico Fellini. Italy-France-West Germany. 1986) Giulietta .‘vlasina. Marcello Mastroianni. 127 mins. See Caption Review. Glasgow1GFI‘ o The Glenn Miller Story ( PU) (Anthony Mann. LS. 1953) James Stewart. June Allyson. 113 mins. Engaging. sentimental biopicofthe big band leader and his quest for that distinctive ‘sound'. Stewart offers a well-modulated impersonation of Miller and there is a relaxed confidence and easy warmth in his relationship with screen wife Allyson. Edinburgh: EUFS - The Golden Child ( PU) (Michael Ritchie. US. 1986) [Eddie Murphy. Charles Dance. Charlotte Lewis. 94 "pins. Substandard Murphy on the :rail ofa perfect infant born once every thousand generations who is the repository of all goodness and

compassion. Ludicrous mumbo-jumbo mystical adventure-comedy that seems like an Indiana Jones cast-off and is not very funny. A tap-dancing Pepsi Cola can steals the show and the acting honours. Glasgow; ABC Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: ABC Strathclyde: ()deon Hamilton

0 Gothic ( 18) 1? (Ken Russell. UK. 1986) Gabriel Byrne. Julian Sands. \latasha Richardson. 87 mins. See Caption Review. Edinburgh; Cameo o Handsworth Songs ( 15) (Black Audio Film Collective. UK. 1986) 52‘~ mins. Using poetry. reggae. hymns and a collage ofexpertly edited archive footage this intelligent and chilling documentary puts the Ilandsworth riots in perspective by tracing the black experience in Britain back to the Fifties and examining the history ofan invisible people. The film‘s arguments are put forward in a richly imaginative manner which never deteriorates into hectoring didactism. and thus draws the viewer in rather than beating him or her around the head. Exemplary film-making. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

0 Highlander ( 15) (Russell Mulcahy. US. 1986) Christopher Lambert. Sean Connery. Beatie Edney. 116 mins. A handful ofimmortals battle through the centuries to win a mythical prize. 1nelegant. often

ludicrous but enjoyany daffy fantasy

adventure. Glasgow; Grosvenor

0 High Wind in Jamaica (PG) (Alexander MacKendrick. US. 1965) Anthony Quinn. James Coburn. 104 mins. Intelligently made high-seas adventure ofinterest to young and old alike as a group of

children fall into the hands ofa group of pirates and reveal their true natures and desires. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

o The Holy Innocents (Los Santos Inocentes) a (Mario Camus, Spain, 1984) Alfredo Landa, Terele Pavel, Francisco Rahal. 105 mins. See Caption Review. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o Jagged Edge ( 18) (Richard Marquand. US. 1985) Glenn Close. JeffBridges. 109 mins. Bridges stands accused of the brutal slaying of his wealthy wife. Close is the defence lawyer whose involvement with her client dangerously blends business and pleasure. Old-fashioned. unremarkable courtroom whodunnit. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

O The Jerk ( 15) (Carl Reiner. US. 1979) Steve Martin. Bernadette Peters. 94 mins. Martin‘s feature debut is really for diehard fans only as he portrays a simple country boy made good through an amazingly successful invention. Edinburgh: Filmhouse

O Judex (PG) (Georges Franju. France. 1963) 97 mins. Affectionate 6(1s‘ remake of Louis Feuillade‘s early French silent thriller serials. Edinburgh; EUFS

o Juliette 0u La Clet Des Songes (Marcel Carne. France. 1951) Gerard Philipe. Suzanne Cloutier. 12(1mins. The French Institute continues its briefseason ofthe films of Marcel Carne. still best known for Les [infants dc l’uradis. Edinburgh: French Institute

0 Lamb ( 15) (Colin Gregg. UK. 1985) Liam Neeson. IIugh O'Conor. Ian Bannen. 110 mins. Unsentimental and affecting screen



translation of the MacLaverty novel in which a disillusioned young priest flees a grim remand home on the Irish coast and vainly tries to establish a happier life in London with a boy whom he has befriended. Despite a number of plotholes this is clear-sighted storytelling with a number ofcommendable performances. Glasgow; GFI‘

0 Last Tango In Paris ( 18) (Bernardo Bertolucci. Italy-France. 1972) Marlon Brando. Maria Schneider. 13(1mins. A young Parisienne meets a middle-aged man with whom she develops an increasingly violent and purely sexual relationship. ()ne of the key films of its decade. Bertolucci's powerful drama is a mediation on the expression and communication of personal identity through intense sexual contact. Brando excels. Edinburgh; EUFS

o The Left-Handed Woman ( 15) (Peter Handke. W. Germany. 1977) Edith Cleever. Bruno Ganz. 119 mins. Upon his return from a business trip. a husband is asked by his wife. quite suddenly and seemingly without reason. that he leave her. The first feature by acclaimed poet. playwright and novelist Ilandke consists of a sensitive portrayal of everyday events as husband. wife and son descend into a life of loneliness expertly captured by Robbie Muller's expert camera. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

o The Leopard (PG) (Luchino Visconti. US-Italy. 1963) Burt Lancaster. Alain Delon. Claudia Cardinale. 185 mins. Beautiful. grandiloquent family saga set against the unification of Italy in the 186()s. Lancaster is one of the old nobility.

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