o This section aims to provide a review of every film to be seen in central Scotland over the next fortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.

(U)—Universa|, suitable for all ages. (PG) Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable for youngerchildren.

(15) No one underthe age of 15 admitted.

(18) No one under the age of 18 admitted.

arr—New Release.

0 After Hours ( 15) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1985) (iriffin [)unne. Rosanna Arquettefl‘eri (iarr. 97mins 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. Edinburgh; Filmhouse

0 Alpine Fire ( 18) (Fredi Murer. Switzerland. l985)'l‘homas Nock. Johanna l.ier. 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 lanescape and the changing seasons but considerably lessens its impact with a badly misjudged climax when the father comes to hear of what has been goingon. Edinburgh: l-Vlmhouse

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manners. A major Oscar winner but at least the music is good. (ilasgow: (iFl‘. Edinburgh; l7ilmhouse

0 American Gigolo ( 18) (Paul Schrader. US. 1980) Richard (iere. Lauren Hutton. 117 mins. Crere is well cast as the laidback title charmer whose dedication to providing pleasure involves him in a trumped-up murder charge. Characteristically moralising Schrader expose of the seamy side of the American dream. Edinburgh;

An American Tail (U) (Don Bluth, US, 1986) With the voices of Dom De Luise, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Plummer. 81 mins. In a principled stand against falling standards in animation, Don Bluth and ten of his closest colleagues resigned from the Walt Disney Studios in 1979. As a prolific independent for television and cinema, Bluth was responsible torthe feature-length Secret Of NIMH and now, in his first collaboration with executive producer Steven Spielberg, has crafted a charming children‘s cartoon with the emphasis on traditional storytelling and richly detailed fine animation. The result is a Disney classic by any other name.

One upon atime . . . it is 1885 in Shostka, Russia where packs of peasant mice live in fear of the tyrannical Cossack cats. The Mousekewitzfamily dream of moving to America where the streets are paved with cheese and it is confidently rumoured there are no cats. Making the treacherous journey across mountainous seas to the promised land, their son Fievel is swept overboard and presumed drowned. However, he has survived and also washes ashore in the United States. With the help of friends like an optimistic oiseau called Henri and the

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0 An American Tail (U) ‘5: (Don Bluth. US. 198(1) With the voices of Dom Del-uise. Madeline Kahn. Christopher Plummer. 81 mins. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Cinema. Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Cannon. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon Greenock. Cannon Kilmarnock. Kelburne. Rialto

0 An American Werewolf in London (18) (John Landis. US. 1981) David Naughton. Jenny Agutter. Griffin Dunne. 97 mins. Gore and giggles abound in Landis‘s full-blooded horror comic when a young man is bitten by a wolfon the moors. ()ne of the better films from a hugely overrated directorial career. (ilasgow: (iFI’

0 Annie Hall ( 15) (Woody Allen. US. 1977) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. 'l'ony Roberts. 93 mins. Warm. wistful. wonderfully witty Woody discourses on love. death and life in the Big Apple in this multi Oscar-winning autobiographical


chummy vegetarian cat Tiger, he sets out to find his family and also becomes the hero of a radical mouse movement dedicated to ridding New York of all evil cats.

The clever, intensely patriotic storyline of An American Tail is the stuff of pure melodrama, with the immigrant experience translated into a mouse equivalent and the virtues of liberty and equality unrelentineg extolled. The detailed backdrops, period trappings and panoramas more

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0 Another Country( 15) (Marek Kanievska. UK. 198-1) Rupert Everett. Colin Firth. Cary l-lees. 9i) mins. Fictional exploration of the milieu and circumstances at an English public school that may have resulted in the nest of traitors that emerged in the Fifties. led by (iuy Burgess. (ilas‘gow; (il’l‘ O The Aristocats ( ll) (Wolfgang Reitherman. L'S. 1970) With the voices of Maurice Chevalier and liva (iabor. 78 mins. Superior latterday animated Disney charmer in which a mean-spirited butler fears for his inheritance and so deliberately mislays two cats. However. with a little help from their furry friends and some hep cats justice is done and they are restored to a rightful position ofgrace and favour at their mistress's side. (ilasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh; ()deon

0 Badlands ( 18) ('l‘erence Malik. lTS. 1973) Martin Sheen. Sissy Spacek. 9-) mins. A young girl and her


than justify Bluth‘s pursuit of excellence in animation and there are some truly magical moments like the first sighting of the half-constructed Statue of Liberty.

The film is, of course. sentimental and cute but not unbearably so and displays such a freshness of characterisation and the influence of a complete perfectionist that it should win over all but the hardest of hearts. (Allan Hunter)

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