Grosvenor. Edinburgh; Cannon. Dominion. Central: Cannon. Strathelyde; Cannon. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon llantiltott. Rialto
I Flight of the Navigator (1') (Randal Kleiser. 1986) Joey Cratner. Veronica Cartwright. 911 mins. A plucky youngster cttds up piloting an alien spacecraft around tlte cosmos itt this uninspired Disney l'arc. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
I Full Metal Jacket ( 18) (Stanley Kubrick. l'S. 1987) Matthew Modine. Dorian llarewood. Lee Ermey. 109 mins. A technically efficient but soulless depiction of raw Vietnam recruits as theyendure basic training and then the evett greater horrors ofthe I968 Tet offensive. Disappointing. Glasgow; Grosvenor
I A Generation ( i5) (Andrzej’ Wajda. Poland. 195-1)l'rsulaModrzinska. Tadeusz l.omnicki. Rontan Polanski. 88 mins. The first film in Wajda's trilogy isa sombre account of the early days ofthe Polish resistance and the love affair between a young man and the female leader of the group. Edinburgh: EU FS I The Hustler( 18) (Robert Rossen. US. 1961) Paul Newman. George C. Scott. Jackie Gleason. Piper Laurie. 135 mins. Vivid. gritty Oscar-winning drama with Newman giving one of his finest perfortnancesas a disenchanted drifter who makes his way in the world as a pool hall shark. tricking his opponentsinto underestimating his skill with a cue. Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild
I In a Lonely Place (PG) (Nicholas Ray. l'S. 19511) Humphrey Bogart.Gloria Grahame. Martha Stewart. 91 mins. Bogart is on peak form as the self-destructive Hollywood hack suspected of tnurder in this tart and cynical mystery. Grahame is an appropriate foil as the woman in the opposite bungalow who offers a shoulder to cry on. Edinburgh; Filnthouse
I lnnerspace (PG) (Joe Dante. LS. 1987) Dennis Ottaid. Meg Ryan. Martin Short. 119 mitts. Miniaturized and accidentally injected into Short‘s bum. maverick pilot Quaid has a mere twenty-four hours to alert the hapless victim to his presence and evade the wicked clutches ofvarious industrial spies.
Overplotted but engaginly ramshackle cartoonish adventure frolic. Edinburgh; ()deon. Strathclyde; Rialto
I It Came From Outer Space ( 18) (Jack Arnold. LS. 1953) Richard Carlson. Barbara Rush. 80 mins. A space ship lands in the Arizona desert and its alien occupants can adopt human form at will. Tense and highly inﬂuential sci-fi. being shown here in 3-D. which offers a few additional shocks. Be sure not to missthe pre-credits sequence. Glasgow; GFT I Jean De Florette (PG) (Claude Berri. France. 1986) Gérard Depardieu. Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. 121 mins. First part of a magnificent two-film epic set in Provence during the 192(1s. in part one Depardieu's indomitable hunchback ‘ struggles against impossible odds to make a success of his inherited farm. unaware that his apparently friendly neighbours are E secretly planning to drive him from his land. Glasgow; GF'T I The Jerk ( 15) (Carl Reiner. US. 1979) Steve Martin. Bernadette Peters. 94 mins. Martin‘s feature debut is really «"1ly for diehard fans as he portrays an ultra-simple country boy made good through an amazingly successful invention. Glasgow; Grosvenor I Kanal (15) (Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 1956) Teresa lzewska. Tadeusz Janczar. WienczylawGlinski. 90mins. The middle ﬁlm in the war trilogy covers the final days of September 1944 in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as the resistance ﬁghters are locked in grim combat with the enemy forces. An unrelentingly harrowing L portrait of a people at war. Edinburgh;
Barbra Streisand’s lilms tend to grab you by the throat; either they choke you up, or you throw up. But it you have been moved by Streisand belore - and did you really despise ‘A Star is Born’ quite as much as you say you did? -you will be moved again by this true story weapie.
Streisand gives a mesmorising performance as the eccentric but not insane Claudia Draper, who killed a man and now laces being sent to a mental home because her tamin does not believe hertit to stand trial. It is not a subtle film because despite the poster’s slogan — ‘Mad as in angry, or just plain nuts’ —we are never really in any doubt that Claudia Draper is as least as sane as, well, her attorney’s Auntie. Her task is to convince the judge, her psychiatrist and her parents. but neverthe audience. Richard Dreyluss as the attorney is rightly curious as to how she developed such purely behavioural insanity as she exhibits, and the interesting part of the film comes as we delve back, through llashback and court room interrogation to a less than idyllic childhood and past. Claudia’s smothering, well-meaning parents, convincingly played by Maureen Stapleton and Karl Malden, look on with increasing horror
I Land at Promise (Ziemia ()blmea) (Andrzej Wajda. Poland. 1974) l8llmins. Focusing on a family ofwealthy industrialists. Wajda‘s adaptation of a famous novel becomes an epic dissertation on the emergence of capitalism in 19th century Poland. Edinburgh; Edinburgh Film Guild
I Little Shop at Honors (PG) (Frank ()2. US. 1986) Rick Moranis. Ellen Greene. Steve Martin. 94 mins. Brash. breezy. big scale musical-comedy about a nerd and his unusual friend Audrey II. a likeable plant with a man-size appetite. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
I The Lost Boys ( 15) (Joel Sehumacher. US. 1987) Dianne Wiest. Kiefer Sutherland. Corey Feldman. 98 mins. Disappointineg jokey and inconsistent attempt to inject fresh blood into an old genre as two brothers become involved with a seaside community infested with punk vampires.
The visuals are well handled but the inﬂuence of MTV and the decision to aim for a juvenile market make this little more than The Goonies with garlic. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Cannon
as the truth begins to emerge with Dreytuss all but smacking his head Sherlock Holmes style at the moment when he realises wherein lies Claudia’s callous attitude to sex and her chosen prolession as a top-class prostitute.
The film tinds it hard to elevate itsell from the TV movie genre, but in its favour, directed by Martin Hitt and produced by Streisand, it is extremely well acted with the flash backs beautitully cut to maximum ettect.
Huts also has some telling things to suggest about men, who as we know trom ‘Personal Services’, are not always the upright citizens they appear to be. We are cruelly reminded that sex is not necessarily anything to do with love, and that love is not always anything to do with kindness. ‘You think because we toss this word love around like a trisbee, that we’re all going to get warm and runny’, screams Claudia, desperate to disarm her parents of the ‘love' which they have been using as their trump card.
It may seem melodramatic, but, by the end of the film you really will care what happens to Claudia, and what did happen to the real Claudia Draper.(Stephanie Billen)
I The Man Who Fell To Earth ( l8)(.\'ie Roeg. L'K. 1976) David Bowie. Buck Henry. Candy Clark. 138 mins. A visitor front another planet seeks help on earth for his dying world. but his powers are destroyed and his project ends in alcoholic failure. Bowie is well-cast in Roeg and Mayersberg‘s chilling modern sci-fi parable. Glasgow: GF'T
I Manon Des Sources (PG) (Claude Berri. France/Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. Emmanuelle Béart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise ofJean De Florette. the Soubeyrans now run a prosperous carnation farm. However. Jean‘s daughter has now grown into an alluring young woman and. through the twists of unpredictable fate. is able to wreak her revenge.
Steering this epic rural saga towards the realms of Greek tragedy. Manon is a full and satisfying second half that explores the suffering of the guilty as they paya crippling penance for man‘s greed and envy. The production values are as high as ever and Auteuil assumes Depardieu‘s mantle as the human soul of this episode in his tragi-comic development from glaikit idiot to broken-hearted suitor. A stirring achievement. Glasgow; GFT. Edinburgh;
I Marie ( 15) (Roger Donaldson. US. 1985) Sissy Spacek. Jeff Daniels. Fred Thompson. 1 12 mins. A Georgia divorcee and mother of three works her way through college attd manages to find a job with the Tennessee parole commission where she soon suspects corruption on a massive scale. Her struggle to bring the misconduct to light proves to be not without its personal hazards and makes for a thoroughly absorbing recreation of a true incident. Strathclyde; Haldane Film Society
I Masters at the Universe (PG) (Gary Goddard. l'S. 1987) Dolph l.undgren. Meg Foster. Frank [.angella. 1()()mins. Deadly dull Slur l’l'urs-style rip-off as the forces ofevil battle it out for intergalactic domination. Disappointing lead debut for the awesome Dolph as He-Man but what can you expect from a film designed to sell more toys. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Dominion. Strathclyde; ()deon Ayr. ()deon llantilton
I Maurice ( 15) it? (James lvory. UK. 1987) James Wilby. Hugh Grant. Rupert Graves. 14(1mins. See panel. Glasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh; Catneo I Men ( 15) (Doris Dorrie. W. Germany. 1985) Heiner Lauterbach. L'we Ochsenknecht. Ulrike Kriener. 99mins. Droll German production in which a complacent. philandering middle-class businessman reacts to his wife‘s infidelity by secretly moving in with her hippy lover and attempting to transform him ittto a carbon copy ofhimself. A mildly mirthful. entertainingly performed comedy of manners. Edinburgh;Fi1mhouse I A Month In The Country (PG) (Pat O'Connor. CK. 1987) Colirt Firth. Kenneth Branagh. Natasha Richardson. 97 mins. Thoroughly decent if far front enthralling adaptation of the J.1.. Carr novel in which two World War One veterans try to come to terms with peacetime and the lingering traumas of their experiences in the trenches. Sensitively handled. finely photographed and admirably performed but lacking one iota of passion. Edinburgh; Dominion
I My Beautitul Laundrette ( 15) (Stephen Frears. UK. 1985) Gordon Warnecke. Daniel Day Lewis. 97mins. Provocative contemporary British drama in which two erstwhile school chums team up to run the ritziest laundrette in town and wind upin love as well. Critical bouquets are merited by all involved but especially by Oscar-nominated writer Hanif Kureishi whose richly textured script stimulates the mind and engages the heart. Glasgow; GET
I Near Dark 918) (Katherine Bigelow, US. 1987) Adrian Pasdar. Jenny Wright. Lance Henriksen. 98 mins. A chance sexual encounter for a Texas youth leads to his abduction by a group ofmarauding bloodsuckers and his difficult transformation to their parasitic mode of existence. As vampire-biker westerns go. this is a pretty good one. Glasgow; Cinema. Central; Cannon. Strathclyde; Odeon Hamilton.
I The Heverending Story (U) (Wolfgang Petersen, UK/W. Germany. 1984)Noah Hathaway, Patricia Hayes. Barrett Oliver. 92 mins. Engaging but obvious children‘s fantasy with the message that reading is good for you. Glasgow; Odeon
I Night of the Living Dead ( 18) (George Romero, US. 1969) Judith O'Dca, Duane Jones. 98 mins. Romero‘s ground-breaking treatment ofthe ﬂesh-craving undead may be a film with a lot to answer for, but it works well asa narrative (with the zombies closing in on the nuclear family), and one creditsthe director with enough intelligence to read
14 The List 5 — 18 February 1988