Woods Point in Victoria. An inquisitive mind and inventor's curiosity keep him in constant trouble particularly when he discovers the corpse of a fisherman and becomes convinced that a nearby lake contains some lurking behemoth.
Highly praised Australian children‘s adventure: tin-patronising storytelling with modest wit and intelligence. Edinburgh: Filmhouse 0 Go, Johnny 60! (U) (Paul Landres. 1958) Jimmy (‘lanton. Alan Freed. Chuck Berry. 75 mins. Rebellious youngster Clanton is ejected from the church choir for having the temerity to play rock 'n' roll. However. he is soon transformed into a hip-gyrating teen idol by promoter Freed. A rchetypal 5(ls’ teenllick with Berry performing Little Queenie. Memphis Tennessee and others. Glasgow; (iFl‘
o The Golden Child (PG) (Michael Ritchie. US. 1986) Eddie Murphy. Charles Dance. Charlotte Lewis. 94 mins. Substandard pseudo-mystical Murphy claptrap with the lad himself on the trail ofa perfect infant born once every thousand generations. A dancing Pepsi can steals the show. Glasgow; Cinema. Strathclyde: Rialto 0 Gothic ( 18) (Ken Russell. UK. 1986) Gabriel Byrne. Julian Sands. Natasha Richardson. 87 mins. Shoddy. irritating Ken Russell farrago with assorted Romantic poets pumped full ofdrugs and telling ghostie stories in a night of hysteria that was to inspire Mary Shelly‘s Frankenstein. For the viewer it’s a night ofzzzz.Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street 0 Gwen (U) (Jean-Francois Laguoinie. France. 1985) 87 mins. Acclaimed animated feature set in a distant future of nomadic tribes and vast desert landscapes. where young adventurer Gwen leads the aged Roseline across the dunes to examine the City ()f'l'he Dead. Part ofa season of recent French productions receiving their first screening here. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o Heavenly Pursuits ( 15) (Charles Gormley. UK. 1986) Tom Conti. Helen Mirren. David llayman. 92 mins. Conti is the caring teacher caught up in his remedial school‘s miracle fever. who must determine the plausibility of divine intervention in modern day Glasgow. Engaging lighweight comedy-drama told with wit and charm. Glasgow; GFT 0 Home and the World (U) (Satyajit Ray. INdia. I985) Soumitra Chatterji. Victor Bannerji. 140 mins. East Bengal 1907. A world-weary estate owner persuades his wife to break with Hindu tradition and leave the women's quarters. In a well-meaning gesture he introduces her to the leader of a local political movement and the attraction between the two soon causes ructions throughout the social fabric. Quiet. formal. touching masterpiece from one of India‘s foremost film-makers. Edinburgh; EUFS 0 House 2: The Second Story ( l8) (Ethan Wiley. US. 1986) Ayre Gross. Royal Dano. Jonathan Stark.
90 mins. A young artist inheriting an old dark house from a long lost arm of his famly finds his 175 year-old granfathcr. a wild west gunslinger no less. alive and kicking in his coffin in the cellar. miraculously preserved by a magic skull which endows immortality on its owner. It transpires that this artefact is highly prized by all manner of folk from different eras — and before you can drop your jaw at the sheer crumminess ofthe plot the joint is jumping with barbarian warriors. Aztec high priests and grandpa‘s old adversary from ‘way back.
Given the unexpected ifnot unwarranted success of the first film a sequel was very much on the cards. this time round one gathers (from the production notes anyway) that it is actually meant to be funny. Prospective viewers might do well to bear this in mind.
Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road. ()deon. Edinburgh; ()deon. Lothian; Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon Greenock. Cannon Kilmarnock. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton
0 The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (18) (Raul Ruiz. France. 1978) Jean Ronguel. Gabriel Gascon. 66 mins. An exploration into the paintings of Tonnerre. a French academic painter ofthe mid-19th century. finds that a collection ofsix undistinguished and diverse works provide a series ofclues to the cause of the society scandal they provoked. Truly bizarre pseudo-documentary with the accenton ‘pseud'. Imagine Peter Greenaway on drugs with a brief from the Arts Council and you‘re getting there. Edinburgh; EUFS
0 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (PG) (Steven Spielberg. US. 1984) Harrison Ford. Kate Capshaw. Roshan Seth. 117 mins. Only the tiniest bit inferior to its forbear. this outing finds Indy in 1935 sorting out a rascally 'l'hugee cult. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Legend (PG) (Ridley Scott. US. 1985) Tom Cruise. Mia Sara. Tim Curry. 93 mins. Wildly self-indulgent fairytale with Good and Evil at it once more. Pretty pictures. but a narrative shambles. Strathclyde; Qdeon Ayr
o The Lightship ( 15) (Jerzy Skolimowski. US. 1985) Robert Duvall. Klaus Maria Brandauer. 88 mins. On board a ﬂoating lightship offthe coast of Virginia. Brandauer shelters his teenage son. recently picked up by the police for brawling. The two are joined by three men whom they find floating in a disabled boat and who turn out to be desperadoes on the run after the sacking ofa US Treasury ship.
Characteristically subtle Skolimowski film making much use of the location as a microcosm of the universe and couched tricksily halfway between moral and psychologicaldrama. Edinburgh; EUFS 0 Little Shop of Horrors (PG) as (Frank 02. US. 1986) Rick Moranis. Vincent Gardenia. Steve Martin. 94 mins. See panel. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon
O Loot ( l8) (Silvio Narizzano. UK. 1970) Hywel Bennett. Dickie Attenborough. Lee Remick. 10] mins. An upstart nogoodnik disposes of his recently deceased mother's body and uses the coffin for a robbery. A resurgence in interest in Joe Orton prompts this screening of the film version ofone of his greatest stage successes. Fast. furiously tasteless stuff it is too. with Sir Dickie excelling as the hysterically deadpan Man from the Yard. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
O M(PG) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1931) Peter Lorre. Ellen Widmann. Inge Landgut. 99 mins. A psychopathic child murderer becomes a marked man. hunted by the police and the Berlin underworld.
Based on an actual case in Dusseldorf this acknowledged classic features a remarkable performance from Lorre. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o Macaroni (PG) ix (Ettore Scola. Italy. 1985) Jack Lemmon. Marcello Mastroianni. Daria Nicolodi. 106 mins. Surly. sourpuss American businessman Lemmon returns to Naples for the first time since the war and learns to smile again when he discovers that he is a local legend thanks to the literary inventiveness of a wartime friend who has lovingly chronicled his intervening exploits in fictional letters to the local girl Lemmon left behind forty years previously.
Lacklustre teaming of two great actors who dutifully amble through the kind ofundemanding roles they
could easily inhabit in a coma. The script is severely undernourished. soft-centred embarrassment of mawkish sentimentality and little originality. Shame. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
0 Man With A Movie Camera (PG) (Dziga Vertov. USSR. 1928) 60 mins approx. A ‘camera eye‘ documentary displaying all the tricks ofwhich the equipment at the time was capable. Highly imaginative Soviet surrealism. the camera even takes a bow at the end. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
o Menilmontant (PG) (Dimitri Korsanov. France. 1924) Nadia Sibiriakaia. Two young girls survive in a seductive and treacherous Paris after their parents have been murdered in this evocative and emotive metropolitan fantasy. The programme also featuresJean Vigo‘s satirical skit on bourgeois decadance A Propos De Nice. like the previous title accompanied by one-man score Adrian Johnston. and a bizarre animated concoction of 1983 vintage from those iconoclasts ofanimation the Brother Quay. The Paris Years — Igor Chez Pleyel. which has Mayakovsky meeting Stravinsky and Cocteau. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
o Metropolis (PG) (Fritz Lang. Germany. 1926) Gustave Frolich. Brigitte Helm. 93 mins. Futuristic political parable told with a sense of Teutonic grandeur. Edinburgh: Filmhouse
o The Mission (PG) (Roland Joffe. UK. 1986) Robert De Niro. Jeremy Irons. Ray McAnally. 125 mins. In 18th century South America. a Papal
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