o This section aims to provide a review of every tilm to be seen in central Scotland over the next tortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.
(U)-Universa|, suitable for all ages. (PG)— Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children.
(15) - No one underthe age of 15 admitted.
(18)- No one under the age 0118 admitted.
a —New Release.
0 Accident ( 18) (Joseph Losey. U K. 1967) Dirk Bogarde. Stanley Baker. Michael York. 105 mins. The story ofan Oxford professor who falls in love with one of his students becomes another thoughtful dissection of human and class relations in the confident hands of the Losey-Harold Pinter partnership and a superb cast. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Alien (18) (Ridley Scott. US. 1979) Sigourney Weaver. Ian Holm. John Hurt. 116 mins. A space-freighter lands on a mysterious planet and the crew unwittingly take on board a hungry intruder which suspensefully proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Aliens ( 18) (James Cameron. US. 1986) Sigourney Weaver. Michael Biehn. 137 mins. Revived from a 57-year snooze in deep space. Warrant Officer Weaver is cajoled into joining a marine rescue mission to the planet that is home for the original alien. A nerve-shredding sequel that not only matches its predecessor but cannily surpasses it. Edinburgh: Cameo
0 All of Me ( 15) (Carl Reiner. US. 1984) Steve Martin. Victoria Tennant. 91 mins. A frequently hilarious and engagingly silly madcap farce with a performance of dexterous physicality from Martin that combines elements ofCary Grant. John Cleese and Jerry Lewis. Uneven but spritely fun. Glasgow; GET 0 Animation Clty (PG) 8tlm1ns (approx). To complement its mammoth ('in Life season. Filmhouse screens a selection of international animation reflecting various aspects ofcity life. The programme ranges from Tom and Jerry in Mouse in Manhatth to Ladislaw Starewicz‘s brilliant puppet creation The Town Rat and the Country Rat. from Tex Avery‘s Rural Red Riding Hood to recent British films with a political slant. Some highly enterprising work in a great compendium. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Annie Hall ( 15) (Woody Allen. US. 1977) Woody Allen. Diane Keaton. Tony Roberts. 93 mins. Warm. wistful. wonderfully witty Woody discourses on love. death and life in the Big Apple in this multi Oscar-winning autobiographical comedy-romance. Edinburgh; Cameo o Annie's Coming Out (PG) (Gil Brealey. Australia. 1984) Angela Punch Macgregor. Drew Forsythe. 9-1 mins. Moving. inspirational true-life story of a dedicated teacher and her struggle to communicate with a young girl housed in a mental institution. A bit too formula bound but brilliantly acted and it is hard to resist the emotional charge of its arguments against entrenched attitudes towards the mentally ill. Strathelyde; Haldane Film Society 0 Beat Cinema ( 18) 90 mins (approx). A programme of films highlighting.
and 1 quote. ‘the neo-dadaist impact of “beat” cinema in the New American Cinema. its interest in semi-improvised narrative and acting. its urbanised melancholy humour and its filmie inventiveness.‘ See you there daddyo. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Beverly Hills Cop II ( 15) fr (Tony Scott. US. 1987) Eddie Murphy. Judge Reinhold. Brigitte Nielsen. 102 mins. See panel.
Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon. Lothian: Cannon. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. Cannon Kilmarnock. La Scala
0 Bicycle Thieves (PG) (Vittorio de Sica. Italy. 1949) Lamberto Maggiorani. Lianella Carell. Enso Staiola. 91) mins. Compassionate.
simple story of a working man whose
livelihood and life depend on his possession of a bike and the heartache that ensues when the said vehicle is stolen. Honest. poetic. neo-realist classic. Edinburgh: Cameo
0 The Big Town (15) 1‘: (Ben Bolt. US. 1987) Matt Dillon. Diane Lane. Tommy Lee Jones. 11(1mins. Hotshot dice player Dillon leaves his small town roots to chance his arm at the tables ofbig. bad Chicago. In
town he is tempted by the attractions 1
of two diverse women and makes a pile ofdough before feeling emboldened enough to take on the top guys in the famed Gem Club.
Set in the late 1950s this is formula stuffwith cliched characters. and rent-a-scenario developments from hours of late-night TV viewing. The supporting cast tries hard but nobody can win against this type of antique script and Mr Dillon has yet to prove that his star charisma can carry a picture. Edinburgh: Odeon 0 Blind Date ( 15) (Blake Edwards. US. 1987) Bruce Willis. Kim Basinger. Graham Stark. 95 mins. Dumb. excruciatingly contrived screwball farce with Willis as an angst-ridden junior executive who accepts the title blind date when he desperately needs a companion for an important function. Unfortunately. the girl cannot handle alcohol and causes a riot when tipsy . . . see Something Wild instead and weep at the difference. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road. ()deon. Edinburgh; ()deon. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton
0 The Blues Brothers ( 15) (John Landis. US. 198(1) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Carrie Fisher. 133 mins. Bloated. self-indulgent anarchic comedy adventure. Glasgow: Grosvenor
o Brewster's Millions (1’0) (Walter Hill. US. 1985) Richard Pryor. John Candy. Rick Moranis. 101 mins. Serviceable. unnecessary. inflationary remake of this comic standby. Pryor is a pitcher for the Hackensack Bulls who strikes it rich when an aged relative bequeaths him $301) million. The catch is that in order to inherit the larger sum he must spend $31) million in 31) days and have nothing to show for this proﬂigate extravagance.
Everyone enters into the spirit ofa jolly romp but precious few laughs result and the paucity of the material only serves to expose the weakness in Pryor‘s over-used box of mannerisms. Edinburgh; Cameo 0 Bustin‘ Loose (PG) (Oz Scott. US. 1981) Richard Pryor. Cicely Tyson. Robert Christian. 94 mins. One of Pryor‘s better star vehicles. co-written by him. about a streetwise ex-con who helps schoolteacher Tyson and a group of handicapped children towards a new life. lcky but quite watchable. Edinburgh; Cameo 0 Children at a LesserGod(15) (Randa Haines. US. 1986) William Hurt. Marlee Matlin. Piper Laurie. 119 mins. Capable but empty filmed theatre. with brilliant but unconventional teacher Hurt first challenged by. then enamoured of Oscar-winning Ms Matlin. Edinburgh; Cameo o Christiane F ( 18) (Ulrich Edel. W. Germany. 1981) Natja Bruckhorst. Thomas Haustein. 131 mins. A semi-documentary treatment ofthe lives oftwo young heroin addicts in Berlin. Grittily realistic. Edel‘s film stomach-wrenchingly portrays the protagonist's struggle to kick the habit whilst steadfastly refusing to over-dramatise or sensationalise the situation. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Le Ciel est a vou5(1>(i( (Jean
Gremillon. France. 1943) The adventures ofaviation pioneers. presented with English subtitles. Edinburgh; French Institute
0 Clockwise (PG )s (Christopher Morahan. UK. 1985) John Cleese. Alison Steadman. Penelope Wilton. 97 mins. A pathologically punctilious headmaster is chronically late for an important conference. Basically a one—joke
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