inventive humour and a trenchant grasp of power politicking Some find Gray an acquired taste, but amidst the careering associations a few genuine insights emerge, and the cinematic treatment could not be bettered. Edinburgh; Filmhouse 0 Swing Shift (PG) (Jonathan Demme, US, 1984) Goldie Hawn. Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti. 100 mins. Goldie the dutiful little wife becomes Goldie the Riveter when her husband enlists and she signs on at a munitions factory during World War II.
Agreeable, warm-hearted romanticdrama Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Tales of Ordinary Madness ( 18) (Marco Ferreri,1taly, 1983) Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell. 107 mins. lnsufferably pretentious muddle with Gazzara as a boozy poet ﬂitting among an odd assortment of women. Based on ‘Erections. E jaculations. Exhibitions and Tales of Ordinary Madness‘ by Charles Bukowski. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 That Was Then . . . This Is Now (15) (Christopher Cain. US, 1985) Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Kim Delaney. 101 mins. Orphaned teenager Estevez clings desperately to his friendship with his adoptive brother Sheffer. the one constant in his insecure world. When Wheffer‘s maturing interests shift towards the opposite sex, the angst-ridden Estevez is beset with petulant jealousy and outright hostility at the threat he perceives to their relationship.
Prolific young clever clogs Estevez also wrote this intense adaptation of the Susie Hinton novel and the result is a variable but watchable rummage through the familiar terrain of adolescent coming of age. Glasgow; GET
0 Tin Men (15) (Barry Levinson, US, 1987) Richard Dreyfuss, Danny De Vito, Barbara Hershey. 112 mins.
Baltimore, 1963. A minor car
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accident is the beginning ofa major tit-for-tat feud between two aluminium siding salesmen. Returning to the territory he mined so well in Diner, Levinson has produced a thoroughly refreshing. warmhearted character comedy with top notch performances. A copper-bottomed pleasure. Glasgow; Odeon. Edinburgh; Odeon
0 To Live And Let Die in LA (18) (William Friedkin, US, 1985) William Petersen, Willem Dafoe. 116 mins. Director Friedkin has a go at updating his earlier French Connection in this violent and cynical thriller that follows the trail of two unscrupulous FBI agents on the tail of a psycotic counterfeiter. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Trouble in Mind ( 15) (Alan Rudolph. US, 1985) Kris Kristopherson, Keith Carradine, Genevieve Bujold. 112 mins. Rudolph‘s phantasmagorical blend ofgangster movie, fantasy melodrama and modern day western Edinburgh: Cameo o The Untouchables (15) (Brian De Palma, US, 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Connery, Robert De Niro. 119 mins. Chicago during Prohibition is a city in the pocket of the bloated all-powerful gangster Al Capone but. youthful, naive treasury officer Eliot Ness. inspired by the true grit ofConnery‘s over-the-hill Irish cop. forms an elite squad of incorruptible law officers who vow to put him behind bars or see him in hell first. A blood-drenched morality tale on a grand Shakespearean scale The Untouchables is a film with the look and feel of greatness in every myth-celebrating frame from De Palma‘s assured direction to David Mamet‘s cracking script and Connery‘s wise, gruff, Oscar-calibre performance. Not to be missed. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road, Cannon Sauchiehall Street, Cinema. Edinburgh; Cannon, Dominion. Strathclyde; Kelburnc, Odeon
The Brest film festival may not be the most famous in Europe, but it is fast becoming one of the most exciting.
Now in its second year, it has dedicated itself entirely to the short film in an attempt to highlight an often overlooked genre. This year a selection of the best exhibits have crossed the channel, the idea being to encourage British film makers and visitors to the 1988 festival.
The most surprising offering - and ultimately the one which works best as a short- is undoubtedly Le Torero Hallucinoge. Scripted and directed by Stephen Clavie, it is a bizarre amalgam of two worlds, that of the bullfight and the barber. Television is the link between them and you would be right in thinking of it as a dangerous distraction for anyone with a razor in his hand.
In a very different vein, La Foret Noire is a tantalisineg incomplete but haunting film. A retired East-Berlin woman makes a ioumey to West Berlin, treating herself to cakes and champagne in a posh department
0 White of the Eye (18) (Donald Cammell. US. 1986) David Keith. Cathy Moriarty. Alan Rosenberg. 111 mins. A series of ritualistic slayings in smalltown Arizona throws suspicion upon audio engineer Keith whose troubled past and obsession with Apache magic seem to point towards his guilt in the matter. Downright weird effort from Cammell. collaborator with Nic Roeg on Performance which marries an arresting visual style to an odd narrative that mixes ecological and mystical ranting with slasher movie bloodlctting. The splendid absurdity ofit all proves perversely winning. Edinburgh: Cameo
0 Who’s That Girl (PG) (James Foley. US. 1987) Madonna. Griffin Dunne. John Mills. 97mins. Plodding screwball comedy with Madonna as a dippy parolee determined to clear her name and Dunne as the yuppie bridegroom assigned to ensure she leaves town but charmed in assisting her quest. A sloppy. lifeless. dog‘s dinner ofa film.
Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Lothian; Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr
o The Witches of Eastwick ( 18) (George Miller. US. 1987) Jack Nicholson. Cher. Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer. 118 mins. Suffocating in the prim tranquility of a small town in New England three single women set their collective brain power towards conjuring up the perfect Mr Right. Next morning a mysterious stranger suddenly appears, as if in answer to their prayers. and begins to charm the pants offthcm. But. the ripe. randy and rakish Daryl Van Home is the devil in disguise and there is a price to pay for their pleasure. . .
A joyous diabolical romp with a superb cast and Nicholson having the time ofhis life as the ‘horny little devil‘. Glasgow; Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Cameo
store. Interrupting her innocent decadence comes the ghost of a former lover, a man whose ‘fathomless anguish' can still be felt in the city even if his story remains untold.
Amongst the others: La Tres Bonne Nouvelie is a surreal reworking of the Adoration of the Magi with some rather heavy Gallic humour. Les Arcandiers is a film which takes an Ortonesque plot of three lads stealing a dead saint from a church, and turns it into gentle comedy.
Separate programmes of films from the Brest film festival will be shown in Glasgow on 12 November at 7.30pm at Theatre Studio One Cinema, Scottish Councillor Education and Technology and on 13 November at 7.30pm, at 74 Victoria Crescent Road and 13 November. Information from the Alliance Francaise, 041 339 4281. Films from Brest will also be seen next month in Edinburgh at the Institut Francais, 13 Randolph Crescent (031
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This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland over the next week. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U' and ‘PG’ certificate programmes to gain admission for the same price as the child up to 6pm.
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This section gives details of programmes showing at cinemas in central Scotland overthe next week. Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at any time.
Cinemas operating a family discount scheme allow an adult accompanying a child to ‘U’ and ‘PG’ certificate programmes to gain admission forthe same price as the child up to 6pm.
O CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend. 637 2641 . £2.00 OAP£1. Family discount scheme operates. 1. Who’s That Girl? (PG) 5.30pm. 8.30pm; Sat also 2.30pm.
2. The Untouchables ( 15) 5pm.
8. 10pm: Sat also 2pm.
3. Hellraiser ( 18) 6. 15pm. 8.30pm; Sat also 1.45pm. 3.45pm.
0 CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. £2.50(£1.30).
1. Beverly Hills Copll (15) 1.10pm, 3.30pm. 5.50pm. 8.30pm.
2. The Untouchables ( 15) 1.20pm. 4.30pm.8.10pm.
3. Who’s That Girl? (PG) 1.20pm, 3.45pm. 6pm, 8.35pm.
4. Full Metal Jacket ( 18) 1.30pm, 4.15pm, 8.10pm.
5. Dirty Dancing (15) 1.30pm. 4.30pm. 8.30pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
0 CANNON GRAND 18 Jamaica Street, 248 4620. £2 (£1).
Adult movies. Phone for details. 0 CINEMA Southgate. East Kilbride. 03552 31020. [D] cinema 1.£2 Child/UB40/OAP £1. Closed Mon/Tue.
The Untouchables ( 15)
0 GROSVENOR Ashton Lane. Hillhead, 339 4298. [D] with prior notification. £2 Child/UB40/Student/OAP£1.20. 1. The Witches of Eastwick ( 18) 2.15pm, 5. 15pm. 8. 10pm.
2. Blue Velvet (18) 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.05pm.
See also Glasgow Lates.
0 OOEON FILM CENTRE Renfield Street, 332 8701. Bar open from 5.30pm, Mon-Sat. £2.75 OAP /Child £1.50 UB40/Studentconcs £1.50 available as advertised.
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