the emergence of a highly distinctive personal style. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
o The Hunchback at Notre Dame (PG) (William Dieterle. US. 1939) Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara. Cedric Hardwicke. 105 mins. Laughton‘s finest hour as the hideously deformed bellringer of Notre Dame who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda. An astonishing performance that never indulges in self-pity or sentimentality but illuminates the tortured soul of a kindly spirit trapped in a monster‘s frame. Wonderful. Glasgow; GFT
o Jaws: The Revenge (PG) (Joseph Sargent. US. 1987) Lorraine Gary. Mario Van Peebles. Michael Caine. 90mins. Ludicrous and unnecessary addition to the series with a great white shark developing a personal grudge against the Brody family. Pleease! Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road
0 The Killing Floor (PG) (Bill Duke. US. 1984) Damier Leake. Alfred Woodward. Clarence Felder. 117 mins. Challenging political drama which concentrates on the struggle of workers at Chicago stockyards to gain recognition of their rights and on the racial conflicts which divide them. Set in the years following the First World War. Duke's film looks painstakingly researched with archive material skilfully intercut and the blood and sweat of the killing ﬂoor convincingly portrayed. Glasgow; GET
0 La Bamba (15) 1} (Luis Valdez. US, 1987) Lou Diamond Phillips. Esai Morales. Rosa De Soto. 101 mins. See panel.
Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Dominion. Strathclyde; Kelburne. Rialto
0 Lethal Weapon ( 18) (Richard Donner. US. 1987) Mel Gibson. Danny Glover. Vary Busey. 109 mins. Gibson is a young widower whose grief has turned him virtually psychotic. Now intent on cleaning the streets ofscum regardless of the cost he is almost as dangerous as the bad guys. Glover. middle-aged. middle-class and a father of three. treads a mite more conservatively. Together they warily join forces to fight a drugs ring run by ex-Vietnam mercenaries.
Slick. violent formulaic buddy cop adventure with a touch of humanity and sound performances. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Cannon. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde: Kelburne. Odeon Hamilton 0 The Living Daylights (PG) (John Glen. UK. 1987) Timothy Dalton. Maryam d‘Abo. Jeroen Krabbe. 130 mins. Highly creditable ()07 adventure with Dalton‘s slightly humourless presence serving to reinvigorate the series and bring Bond back to basics as he combats an unholy alliance between a Russian traitor. a ruthless assassin and a power-crazed arms dealer. Edinburgh; Dominion. Odeon. Strathclyde: Rialto O Masques (15) (Claude Chabrol, France. 1987) Philippe Noiret.
Robin Renucci, Bernadette Lafont. 100 mins. A young novelist summoned to the country mansion of famous game-show host Noiret for the purposes of intensive interviewing before writing the latter’s biography. finds a shocking skeleton in the closet. Characteristic latterday Chabrolian detection revealing that all is not well in paradise. Glasgow; GFT
0 M610 (PG) (Alain Resnais. France. 1986) Sabine Azema. Fanny Ardant. Pierre Arditi. 110 mins. Paris, 1926. A world renowned concert violinist’s wife embarks on an affair with one of her husband’s old friends which is to threaten her marriage and conclude in tragic circumstances. Resnais adapts. most improbably. a popular melodrama of the Twenties. and turns it into stripped-down almost essential cinema whose brilliant performances and claustrophobic settings remind one of the powerful work sometimes accomplished by Altman. Initially rather cold but finally a mesmerising and rewarding experience. Glasgow; GET
0 Midnight Express (18) (Alan Parker. US. 1978) Brad Davis. John Hurt, Paul Smith. 121 mins. Vivid. visceral though not entirely faithful cinematic recreation of the story of a young American sentenced to a spell in a harsh Turkish prison after being caught drug-smuggling. Glasgow; Grosvenor
o The Mission (PG) (Roland Joffe, UK. 1986) Jeremy Irons. Robert De Niro. Ray McAnally. 125 mins. In 18th-century South America a Papal Prelate is called in to resolve a territorial dispute between Spain
and Portugal. His decision is dictated by the political climate in Europe and has harsh ramifications for a mission run by Jesuit priests.
Both a study of male friendship and an exploration of man‘s capacity for the noblest altruism and the most treacherous selfishness, The Mission is an operatic film of depth and considerable power. A must. Glasgow; Grosvenor O Mona Lisa (18) (Neil Jordan. UK. 1986) Bob Hoskins. Cathy Tyson. Michael Caine. 104 mins. Hoskins gives a heart-rending, much-lauded performance as the ex-con with a battered heart in this brilliant thriller/film noir from the exceptionally talented Jordan. Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild 0 My Life As A Dog (PG) (Lasse Halstrom. Sweden. 1985) Anton Glanzelius, Manfred Serner. Anki Liden. 101 mins. Wholly captivating rite of passage tale set in Sweden during the 1950s. Twelve year-old Ingemar copes with is mother‘s terminal illness and his family’s general indifference to his boisterous spirits by indulging in a high fantasy life, including the pretence that he is a dog. Sent to stay with his jolly aunt and uncle in the country his natural ebullience and sense of ironic humour help ease his unconventional passage into adulthood. Terrible title, absolutely wonderful film. Edinburgh; Filmhouse o The Name oi the Rose (18) (Jean Jacques Annaud, W.
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