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. (Po) Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable tor younger children.

(15) - No one under the age 0115 admitted.

(18) No one underthe age of 18 admitted.

a New Release.

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

0 Alter Hours (15) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1985) Griffin Dunne. Rosanna Arquette. John Heard. 97 mins. Mild-mannered word processor Dunne spends an unforgettany nightmarish night on the town in this fast. furious and extremely funny exploration of urban paranoia. Brilliantly breathless black comedy. Glasgow: Grosvenor

0 American Warrior (18) (Sam Firstenberg. US, 1985) Michael Dudikoff. Steve James. 95 mins. Cheapskate martial arts adventure set among the US army in the Philippines. Edinburgh; Cannon

0 Andrei Bublev (15) (Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR. 1966) 180 mins. Tarkovsky‘s portrayal of the minor 15th century icon painter Andrei Rublev casts its protagonist as the

cypher for the sufferings of his country and shows an artist refusing to subside into silent shock in the face of the horrors he has experienced.

Shot in expressive monochrome, the film is a magnificently gritty epic tableau of medieval Russia in violent turmoil. The Tartar rape of a cathedral town and the final episode wherein Rublev’s faith in art is rekindled by a young boy casting a bell are amongst the greatest cinematic coups of a distinguished career. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o The Architecture ot Frank Lloyd Wright (U) (Murray Grigor. UK. 1983) 74 mins.

Documentary on the prodigious labours ofWright and his influence on modern architecture narrated by his granddaughter. actress Anne Baxter and accompanied by the same director‘s Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Art in the Cinema Programme One This is the first ofa series of programmes which seeks to celebrate the avant-garde cinema‘s history of innovation. and which is accompanied by a helpful folder with essay and programme notes. Programme One concentrates on the way that a number ofcubist artists of the 19205 used the cinema‘s facility for moulding reality to reveal a new form of filmic poetry. it runs for around 90mins and includes work by Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp and Dziga Vertov. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 At Close Range ( 15) a (James Foley. US. 1985) Sean Penn. Christopher Walken. Millie Perkins. 114 mins. Based on a true incident. this is a downbeat retelling of a familiar falling-out-among-thieves tale with an additional twist of family ties. Penn is the poor white trash from rural Pennsylvania who re-encounters his no-good lather

Walken after a lengthy absence when the latter had abandoned his wife and sons. ldolising the older man. the boy falls in with his father’s gang and forms his own group of criminal youths in a slavish form of imitation. However. with the FBI moving in and the threat of the Grand Jury investigation in the offing. junior learns just how little you can rely on the love ofkith and kin. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Back to the Future (PG) (Robert Zemeckis. US. 1985) Michael J. Fox. Christopher Lloyd. 116 mins. Inventive. time-swopping adventure with an Oedipal twist. Popular entertainment at its best. Glasgow; Grosvenor

0 Basil, The Great Mouse Detective (U) (John Musker. Ron Clements. Dave Michener. Burny Mattinson. US. 1986) With the voices of Vincent Price. Barrie Ingham. Basil Rathbone. 74 mins. Nicely animated Victorian melodramam as Basil of Baker Street attempts to foil a dastardly scheme to replace Queen Victoria with a mechanical substitute.

Glasgow; Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Dominion. Lothian; Cannon Falkirk. Strathclyde; Cannon Greenock. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. Rialto

O The Big Chill ( 15) (Lawrence Kasdan. US. 1983) Glenn Close. Kevin Kline. William Hurt. 105 mins. A group ofcollege friends from the Sixties are unexpectedly reunited at the funeral ofone oftheir number who has committed suicide. During the weekend of friendship. fun and sex they reflect that yesterday all their troubles seemed so far away. Short on plot. The Big Chill is rich in sardonic humour. pertinent music and expert ensemble acting. Glasgow; GFI'

0 Blood tor Dracula ( 18) (Paul Morrissey. US/ltaly. 1973) Udo Kier. 103 mins. Nominally produced by the late Andy Warhol and directed by his prote’ge’ Paul Morrissey. this repulsive efforts has oor Drac as a latterday junkie needing his regular fix of Virgin‘s blood before meeting his nemesis at the hands ofone of the girls‘ huffy suitors who hacks the unfortunate vampire to death with an axe. Whatever happened to the simple stake, we ask? Edinburgh; Cameo

0 Blue Collar ( 18) (Paul Schrader. US. 1978) Richard Pryor. Harvey Keitel. Yaphet Kotto. 114 mins. Memorable melodrama ofgross



union mismanagement as our trio of autoworkers discover corruption in high places. Steely. strong-willed narrative and excellent performances (Pryor has never been better in a straight role). Edinburgh; Cameo

o The Blues Brothers (15) (John Landis. US. 1980) Dan Ackroyd. John Belushi. Ray Charles. 133 mins. Belushi and Aykroyd strike up their band to raise lucre for an orphanage and end up almost destroying Chicago. Anarchic comedy-adventure with a host of guest stars - Spielberg. Twiggy er al. Glasgow; GFT. Edinburgh; Cameo 0 Boy Soldier ( 15) (Karl Francis. Uk. 1986) Richard Lynch. James Donnelly. Bernard Latham. 100 mins. On patrol in Northern Ireland a private in the Welsh Guards shoots a civilian in panic during a disturbance. In the outcry that follows the incident. he is charged with murder and pressure is put on him by the army to plead guilty.

An effective portrayal of the ordinary footsoldier with principles, caught up in something he doesn‘t understand. though a less fussy technique might have been more powerful. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Cat People ( 18) (Paul Schrader. US. 1982) Nastassja Kinski. Malcolm McDowell. John Heard.

118 mins. Visceral. obsessive not entirely satisfactory remake of the famed 1940s‘ horror film. A famihl curse prevents a normal lifestyle for brother and sister McDowell and Kinski as sex literally brings out the beast in them. causing a transformation into a black panther. When virginal Kinski falls for a zoo curator. . . Glasgow; Grosvenor

0 Children of a Lesser God (15) (Randa Haines. US. 1986) William Hurt. Marlee Matlin. Piper Laurie. 119 mins. Effortlessly capable but disappointing film version of the stage success featuring Hurt as a brilliant but unconventional teacher who is first challenged by and then enamoured of Oscar winner Miss Matlin. a fiery. independent deaf woman who has deliberately chosen to retreat into her own world of silence. Immaculate performances and sensitive direction but it all seems calculated and pre-packaged to warm the heart‘s cockles. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon

0 Christine ( 18) (John Carpenter. US. 1983) Keith Gordon. Harry Dean Stanton. 110 mins. Teenage

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