Ivory, UK, 1985) Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott. 117 mins. Highly agreeable, perfectly realised version of the E. M. Forster novel, now an institution at this particular venue. Edinburgh; Dominion
0 Round Midnight (15) (Bertrand Tavernier, US-France, 1986) Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet, Lonette McKee, Martin Scorsese. 133 mins. In the Paris ofthe late 19505 a young French jazz fan looks after Bebop legend Dale Turner lest he drink his weary body into the grave. Relentlessly touching character study with impeccable playing both musical and dramatic. Glasgow;
GFT o Salvador (18) (Oliver Sonte, US. 1986) James Woods. Jim Belushi. John Savage. 122 mins. Raw, abrasively brilliant drama of journalists under fire as a sleazy ‘war junkie‘ photojournalist travels to Salvador and finds his senses assaulted by the corruption and fear abounding Angry, bravura filmmaking that not only demands your attention but deserves it. Glasgow; Grosvenor o Sax Notes (PG) Two documentaries continue the link with the Glasgow Jazz Festival — Sonny Rollins Live (40 mins) and Art Pepper: Notes From a Jazz Survivor (48 mins). Glasgow; GET 0 The Secret of My Success (PG) or (Herbert Ross. US, 1987) Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan. 111 mins. Country bumpkin Fox strikes out for New York determined to make his mark in the cut-throat world of Big Apple big business. Slick, sleekly photographed yuppie comedy that is entirely predictable and as obnoxious in its view of the world as Top Gun but entertains in a mindless manner thanks to a sympathetic cast, a surprising streak of non-sexism and the personable Fox once again displays his faultless comedy technique. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon. Lothian; Cannon Falkirk. Strathclyde; Cannon Greenock, Cannon Kilmarnock 0 Short Circuit (PG) (John Badham, US, 1986) Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens. 98 mins. Formula romp in which a sophisticated military robot is struck by lightning and develops human characteristics. An E. T. by any other name . . . Glasgow; Cinema. Strathclyde; Kelburne, Odeon Hamilton, Rialto 0 Space Camp (PG) it (Harry Winer, US, 1986) Kate Capshaw, Lea Thompson, Tom Skerritt. 108 mins. At a NASA Space and Rocket Center in Alabama, a summer camp of youngsters are trained in how to pilot a space craft and are then accidentally hurtled into the wide blue yonder and must cope with the real thing. Gee whizz! Edinburgh; Odeon O StarWars (U) (George Lucas, US, 1977) Harrison Ford, Mark Hammill. Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness. 121 mins. In a galaxy far, far away Lucas and his cohorts made pots of money from this simple tale of a callow youth heroically rushing
The Morning After (15) (Sidney Lumet, US, 1986) Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia. 104 mins. Alex Sternbergen (Fonda) is the kind of fading Hollywood beauty that is probably all too familiar around the pools and beauty parlours of LA. Hercareer is behind her, her marriage a facade of mutual convenience. Solace comes in the form oi a jumbo vodka bottle, companionship from the latest casual pick-up. One morning she awakens in unfamiliar surroundings with another strange bedfellow from the night before. Unfortunately, the gent in question is splattered with blood and a large knife is prominently lodged in his chest. Alex suffers from periodic blackouts and the question arises oi whether she has committed murder or whether she has been set up.
The traditional thriller/mystery aspects oi The Morning After are the least original or interesting elements of the film. As a distraught Fonda flees from a horrific situation she encounters
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Bridges' sympathetic, disabled ex-cop and their relationship develops into the core of a meandering narrative. Two vulnerable outsiders in a world where wealth and success are everything, their mutual discovery and lonely passion are entirely credible and well played by both actors. Unfortunately, the altogether more mundane question of did she or didn‘t she keeps intruding and the two strands are never satislactorialy entwined. It is patently obvious that she didn’t and equally apparentwho is behind the deceit.
In his first West Coast production, Lumet brings a bright-eyed stranger’s clarity to his view of Los Angeles and encourages Fonda to give another outstanding performance, revealing facets of her persona rarely seen before. It’s just something of a lingering disappointment that the whole is never the sum of some individually rather distinguished parts. (Allan Hunter)
to the aid of a distressed Princess. Glasgow; Grosvenor. Strathclyde; Kelburne 0 Subway ( 15) (Lue Besson. France. 1985) Christopher Lambert. Isabelle Adjani. 102 mins. A smooth. stylish thriller likened to Diva but with a drive. energy and exuberance of its own. Glasgow; GET 0 Taxi Driver (18) (Martin Scorsese. US, 1976) Robert De Niro. Harvey Keitel. Cybill Shepherd. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled by the squalor and moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. ()ne of the key films ofthe 1970s. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o Tenue de Soiree (18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Miou Miou. Michel Blane. 85 mins. 85 mins. Outrageous ménage a trois black comedy with Depardieu as a randy gay burglar who steals the mouse-like Blane away from his bossy. gold-digging partner. A wild and rambling mess that is not as hip or successful as it appears to think itself. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o The Three Amigos (PG) (John Landis. US. 1987) Steve Martin. Chevy Chase. Martin Short. 1115
mins. Woeful so-called comedy with Martin and co. stars ofthe silent screen mistaken for bona fide heroes and asked to protect a Mexican village from some very mean hombres. Tedious tripe. Edinburgh: ()deon o Thunderbirds 6 (L7) (Gerry Anderson. UK. 1968) 90mins. The Black Phantom sabotages Brains' latest invention. an automatic skyship. ()nly 'l’hunderbird 6. an old biplane. can save Lady Penelope from the wreckage! Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Tokyo Story ( L’) (Yasujiro ()zu. Japan. 1952) (‘hishu Ryu. ('hieko Higashaiyama. So Yamamura. 139 mins. ()xu's widely acclaimed masterpiece is a quiet-spoken but eloquent statement on the travails of growing old and the mutual discomfort of a family aware of the dependency between young and old. The simple plot tells of an elderly couple's visit to their children in Tokyo where they are treated tactlessly by youngsters too concerned with their own lives to care. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Top Gun ( 15) (Tony Scott. US. 1986) Tom Cruise. Kelly McGillis. 111) mins. (ilossy. mindless
American pap with hunky pilot Cruise proving his worth in the air and on the ground. Nauseatingly patriotic but some aerial sequences are breathlessly effective. Strathclyde; Rialto o ATouch of Zen ( 15) (King Hu. Taiwan. 1969) 178 mins. Transcendent tale of mystical mayhem from the Far East has an ordinary citizen from a sleepy town outside Peking drawn into a questing adventure that is to take him far from home. King llu won a prize at Cannes in 1969 for ‘technical achievement‘ and indeed his film contains some of the most staggering swordplay ever to grace a screen. as well as a finale that leaps into an astonishing. haunting visual exploration of Zen Buddhism. The whole package is an unmissable experience. notable for its ﬂying monks (I kid you not). Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Trouble in Mind ( 15) (Alan Rudolph. US. 1985) Kris Kristofferson. Keith Carradine. Genevieve Bujold. 112 mins. Rudolph's phantasmagorical blend of gangster movie. fantasy melodrama. and modern day western. with desperate characters trying to go straight in the moral playground of Rain City. far from being confusing. works with idiosyncratic logic to create a memorably allusive yet wholly unclassifiable experience.
For the way in whcih it continually avoids cliche whilst teasingly awakening memories of past pleasures, it’s a dream ofa film. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o Whoops Apocalypse ( 15) (Tom Bussman. UK. 1986) Peter Cook. Loretta Swit. Rik Mayall. 92mins. A reworking of the LWT series in which a variety of international incidents escalate towards the brink of a nuclear holocaust.
0 Witness ( 15) (Peter Weir. US. 1985) Harrison Ford. Kelly McGillis. 112 mins. A young Amish boy is a witness to murder. The investigation leads a cop into a brush with another culture. a little romance to the sounds of Sam Cooke. and the expected police. corruption. One great film. (ilasgow: (irosvenor
0 Wives ( 18) (Anja Breien. Norway, 1975) Froydis Armand. Katja Medboe. Anne-Marie ()ttersen. 84 mins. Three girls are allowed a temporary respite from the duties of kith and kin to enjoy a freewheeling exploration of their sexuality in this insightful feminist response to (‘assavetes' Husbands. Glasgow; GET
0 Wives: Ten Years After ( 15) (Anja Breien. Norway. 1985) Froydis Armand. Katja Medboe. Anne-Marie ()ttersen. 88 mins. Sequel to the 1975 film in which the three women. now in their early forties. are reunited for the first time in a decade at a Yuletide fancy dress party. Fascinating update on the state ofsexual politics performed as another distaff version ofthe Cassavetes soul-searching school of film—making. Glasgow; GF'I'
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