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Insatiable Trekkies should boldly venture to the back ofthe magazine where a stupendous competition awaits their attention? Edinburgh: ()deon lThe Stepfatherl IS) ‘5? (Joseph Ruben. CS. 1987) Terry ()‘Ouinn. Shelley I lack. Jill Schoelen. 89 mins. Well regarded if largely unheralded thriller with ()‘Ouinn as a mild-mannered fellow hoping to establish the perfect American family. llowey er. he turns out to be a sick-psycho with a penchant for marrying and dicing vulnerable widows. 'I'aut and humorous with the familiar mastery of I litchcock never far away. Cilasgow; Cannon Sauchiehall Street I Jan Svankrnaier. I ( 18) Sf) minsapprox. lintitled (int/lie l-‘umusy this selection of the Czechoslovakian animator's surreal work is complemented by examples of other sympathetic filmmakers including Kenneth Anger's [fully (I'xl rrf/i'cc. lidinburgh;1-‘ilmhouse IThe Testament of DrMabuse ( [ms It’slumt’ll! l'on l)r .lluhusc) (I’( i) ( Fritz Lang. (iermany. 1932) Rudolf chin-Rogge. ()tto Wernicke. (iustaye I)icsel. 122 mins. Before fleeing his native land for l-‘rance and America. Lang returned to the character of his silent melodrainas for this vigorous and exciting slice ofanti-Nazi propaganda in which a criminal mastermind controls his empire even while confined to an insane asylum. ludinburgh; lidinburgh l‘ilm ( iuild I 2001: A Space Odyssey (U) (Stanley Kubrick. US. 1968) Gary Lockwood. Stacy Keach. 141 mins. The quest to investigate the source of the mysterious monolith discovered orbiting Jupiter becomes a journey to reveal the very secretsof man‘s existence. Pretentious. haunting. visually overwhelming space epic. Edinburgh;
I The UntouchableS( 15) (Brian De Palma. US. 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean Connery. Robert De Niro. 119 mins. The best American drama of 1987 as naive Treasury ()fficer Iiliot Ness. gritty Irish cop Connery and a group of uncorruptibles tackle the bloated criminal empire of Prohibition kingpin Al Capone. (ilasgow; (il’l'
I What Happened to Kerouac?(15) (Richard Lerner. Lewis McAdams. CS. 1986) With contributions from Allen (iinsberg. (iregory Corso. William Burroughs. Jan Kerouac. 97 mins. Creditablc documentary on the Beat (ieneration's favourite son. combining reminiscences from a host of fellow literati. some fascinating archiy al footage from '1'\' talk shows of the w riter himself and a splendid amount of ’l‘helonius Monk on the soundtrack. Iidinburgh; I-‘ilmhouse
I White MISChIeH IS) (Mike Radlord. l'K I'S.1987)(iretaScacchi.('harles Dance. .loss Ackland. 1115 mins. Sec panel. (ilasgow ; ()deon. 1idinbui'gh: Cameo
I Wish You Were Here ( 15) (David Leland. CK. 1987) limin Lloyd. 'I'om Bell. (ieoffrey Ilutchings. 92mins. Sexual misadventures of a precocious teenager in a drab 19511s; seaside town. include an ill-fated relationship with a sleazy older cinema projectionisl. an unwanted pregnancy and many rousing cries of‘l 'p Yer Buml‘
Vastly enjoyable. bittersweet treatment of the sexual mores ofdays gone by. with an energetic performance from perky newcomer Lloyd. (ilasgow: ()deon. Iidinburgh; ()deon l Young Frankenstein ( 15) (Mel Brooks. I'S. 197-1) (iene Wilder. Peter Boyle. (iene I lackman. lllls‘ mins. A splendidly accurate James Whale pastiche chock-full of memorable one-liners and crazee situations. Brooks most affectionate and humorotis film. (ilasgow; (irosyenor
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