Lee Thompson. 116 mins. Deservedly popular time-travelling fantasy adventure with streetsmart ‘80s teenager whisked back in time fora little chicanery with his future parents. Edinburgh: Cameo. 0 Beverly Hills Cop ( 15) (Martin Brest. US. 1985) Eddy Murphy. Judge Reinhold. Steven Berkoff. 105 mins. Streetwise Chicago cop Murphy is out of his depth on a case chic LA. Well-tailored star vehicle. A sequelfclone is currently cleaning up stateside and coming our way. Glasgt. 2v: Grosvenor.

O Birdy(15) (Alan Parker. US. 1984) Matthew Modine. Nicholas Cage. 121) mins. Two boyhood chums are traumatised by their experiences in Vietnam. ()ne indulges a childhood illusion that he is a bird. the other seeks a mutual road back to sanity. Peculiar. well-acted drama directed by Parker with the expected heavy hand allied to uncharacteristic optimism. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

US. 1987) Debra Winger. Theresa Russell. Sami Frey. Dennis Hopper. 102 mins. See panel review. Edinburgh: ()deon.

1986) Kyle McLachlan. Isabella Rosselini. Dennis Hopper. Laura Dem. 120 mins. Lumerton. middle-America. “'ouId-be boy detective Jeffrey Beaumont find a severed car on some waste ground and when the police shoo him away he decides to do some investigating ofhis own.

0 Black WidDW( 15) 2'1? (Bob Rafelson.

0 Blue Velvet( 18) (David Lynch. us.

A singular fusion of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare. B-movie detection and brutal sexual perversion to deconstruct our cosy vision ofwhat passes for normal society. this is filmmaking of remarkable imagination and skill that places its director in the front rank ofthe contemporary American cinema. Edinburgh: Cameo.

0 Bullet Froid ( 15) (Bertrand Blicr. France. 1979) Gerard Depardieu. Bernard Blicr. Genevieve Page. 93 mins. Various inhabitants of a Paris block of flats. police inspector Blier and criminal Depardieu amongst them. discover that they rather enjoy killing people. More blacker than black comic capers from director Blier. which fitfully achieves the air ofcareering luncacy Temw De Soiree seems to be straining for. Glasgow: GF'I‘.

oCatch 22 ( 18) (Mike Nichols. L'S. 197(1) Allan Arkin. Martin Balsam. Orson Welles. 122 mins. Fair attempt at the Heller magnum opus. with Arkin splendid as Yossarian. the sanest flier in the WW 11 US Air Force Base. and a fine cast filling out the other ranks. 'I'echnically almost as flashy as the novel. but even Mike Nichols can't render l leller's wry prose on screen. Edinburgh: Cameo.

0 Children of a Lesser God ( 15) (Randa Haines. LS. 1986) William Hurt. Marlee Matlin. Piper Laurie.

119 mins. Capable but empty filmed theatre. with brilliant but unconventional teacher first challenged by. then enamoured of

Oscar-winning Ms Matlin. Glasgow: GF’I‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

o Chronicle of a Death Foretold (15) {fr (Francesco Rosi. Italy-France. 1987) Rupert Everett. ()rnella Muti. Gian Maria Volonte. Irene Papas. Anthony Delon. 110 mins. See Panel Review.Glasgow: (iFI'. Edinburgh: Cameo.

0 Come and See ( 15) (Elem Klimov. USSR. 1985) Alexei Kravcchenko. ()lga Mironova. Luibomiras Laucevicius. 1-12 mins. Byelorussia. near the Polish border. 19-13. A village is systematically razed to the ground and its inhabitants cxterminated by the Nazi invaders. An appalling indictment of Nazi atrocities often filmed with a darkly expressionist brio that becomes cumulatively fascinating and horrifying. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

0 Le Cop (Les Ripoux)( 15) (Claude Zidi. France. 198-1) Philippe Noiret. 'I‘hierry Lhcrmitte. Regine. 107 mins. Noiret and Lhermitte star as an odd couple on the beat; the former a street smart veteran who has a carefully arranged lifestyle whereby he never pays cash for anything. the latter an idealistic. incorruptiblc rookie who vows that there is no such thing as a ‘free‘ meal. Sly. inventive and cheerfully amoral the comedy. a genuine absolute joy. (ilasgow:(if71'.

o Crocodile Dundee ( 15) (Peter Faiman. Australia. 1986) Paul Hogan. Linda Kozlowski. 98 mins. Slight but disarming comedy romance starring I loges as a

legendary croc hunter at large among the sophisticates in the jungle ofdowntown Manhattan.

Glasgow: Odeon. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon Greenock. Cannon Kilmarnock. Odeon Ayr.

0 Death in Venice ( 15) (Luchino Visconti. Italy. 1971) Dirk Bogarde. Bjorn Andersen. Silvano Mangano. 131) mins. Sumptuous adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella with Bogarde superbly inhabiting the skin ofan elderly composer who is smitten with the perfect beauty 0le young boy. A ravishing film with music by Mahler and Bogarde at the absolute peak of his screen artistry. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

0 Diner( 15) (Barry Levinson. US. 1982) Steve Guttenberg. Mickey Rourke. Kevin Bacon. 111) mins. Baltimore. 1959. A group of teenagers spend their last days of adolescence in and around a local eaterie. Affectionate and anecdotal character comedy. engagingly played and tinged with a note of regret for lost innocence. Crammed with the sort ofsnappy dialogue the Americans do so well. this is quite inescapably enjoyable stuff. Glasgow: GFI'.

o Dona Herlinda and Her Son ( 15) 2? (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo. Mexico. 1986) Arturo Meza. Marco Antonio 'l‘revino. Leticia Lupercio. 91 mins. See Panel Review. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

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