Glasg0w: OFT I She's Gotta Have It ( 18) (Spike Lee. US. 1986) Tracy Camilla Johns. Redmond Hicks. Spike Lee. 85 mins. Spirited. sympathetic comedy of sexual manners with a snappy script and fluid technique that marked an auspicious debut. Edinburgh; Filmhousc I Stakeout(15) fir (John Badham. US. 1987) Richard Dreyfuss. Emilio Estevez. Madeleine Stowe. 115 mins. See panel. Glasgow: Cinema. Grosvenor. Odeon. Edinburgh; Odeon. Central; Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton

I Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (PG) (Leonard Nimoy. US. 1986) William Shatner. De Forrest Kelley. James Doohan. 119 mins. Preposterouslyplotted and only modestly entertaining Trekkie saga with the Iz‘rrrerprL'se gang travelling back from the future to 1986 San Francisco to pick up a couple of humpback whales which will. for reasons best known to the scriptwriter. save 23rd-century Earth from imminent annihilation. Edinburgh; EUFS I The Stepfatheu 18) (Joseph Ruben. US. 1987) Terry ()‘Quinn. Shelley Hack.Ji|l Schoelen. 89mins. ()‘Quinn isa deceptively mild-mannered fellow hoping to establish the perfect all-American family. However. he turns out to be asick psycho with a penchant for marrying and dicing vulnerable widows. 'l‘aut and humorous with the familiar mastery of Hitchcock never far away. Glsgow: (‘annon Clarkston Road. Central; Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon

I Stress (Jean-Louis Bertucelli. France. 1985) Carole Laure. Guy Marchand. Andre Dussolier. Thrills and suspense in the Hitchcock tradition. Glasgow; French Cine-Club

I Sweet Liberty (PG) (Alan Alda. US. 1985) Alan Alda. Bob 1 loskins. Michael Caine. 107 mins. Stnalltown history professor Alda juggles domestic disharmony and professional problems during a summer visit from a Hollywood film unit intent on turning his serioustome on the American Revolution into a work of ‘popular appeal“.

Nothing revolutionary here. just an acceptably pleasant comedy-drama that affectionately lampoons the movie business and updates Alda's running celluloid commentary on the self-deceptive foibles of human relationships. Strathclyde; ()deon Ayr I Teen Wolf (PG) (Rod Daniel. US. 1985) Michael J. Fox. James Hampton. Susan Ursitti. 92mins. Average teenager Fox acquires a legion of doting fans through his inherited ability to transform himselfat will into a werewolf. Lacklustre juvenile capers made mildly tolerable by the personable young star. Central;Cannon I Teen WoltToo (PG) a (Christopher Leitch. US. 1987) Jason Bateman. Kim Darby. John Astin. 94 mins. Witless duplication of the 1985 original with Fox's cousin proving his worth as a collegiate boxing champion. Mindless nonsense. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road. Edinburgh; Cannon. Strathclyde; Cannon. Kelburne. ()deon Ayr. Odeon

Hamilton. Rialto

I Thundetoall (PG) (Terence Young. UK. 1965) Sean Connery. Claudine Auger. Adolfo Celi. 129 mins. Bond saves the world from another exotic megalomaniac but the formula is rather sluggish in one of the lesser Connery greats. An Oscar winner for special effects and one ofthe top ten box-office hits ofall time on its release 23 years ago. Edinburgh;Cameo I Tin Men (15) (Barry Levinson. US. 1987) Richard Dreyfuss. Barbara Hershey. Danny De Vito. 112 mins. Baltimore. 1963. A minor car accident is the beginning of a 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. Edinburgh: Filmhousc I To Live and Let Die in LA ( 18) (William Friedkin. US. 1985) William Petersen. Willem Dafoe. 116 mins. Friedkin has ago 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 psychotic counterfeiter. Edinburgh; EUFS I Vertigo (PG) (Alfred Hitchcock. US, 1958) James Stewart. Kim Novak. Barbara Bel Geddes. 126 mins. Agrophobic detective Stewart retires from the force and is engaged privately to follow a woman with whom he falls hopelessly in love. An audacious mystery and a classic study of male perversity. Vertigo proved an impeccable swansong for the Stewart-l litchcock team. Glasgow; GFT I War of the Worlds ( 18) (Byron l laskin. US. 1953) Gene Barry. Anne Robinson. 85 mins. Americanisation of l l.(i. Wells' story of alien invasion has remarkably impressive special effects but a dull script. and the saccharine religiosity of the ending doesn‘t help much either. Glasgow; (if-'1‘ I West Side Story (PG) ( Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. US. 1961 ) Natalie Wood. Richard Beymer. Rita Moreno. 152 mins. Disregarding the inadequacies of the central performances and the inordinate running time this is a vibrant screen adaptation of the Broadway smash. Edinburgh: (‘ameo I When The Wind Blows ( PG) (Jimmy 'i‘. Murakami. UK. 1986) With the voicesof Peggy Ashcroft and John Mills. 85 mins. Five star animation enlivensthis otherwise monotonous and talkative version of the Raymond Briggs book in which a naive elderly couple face the challenge of the nuclear age with the same spirit that brought them happily through the blitz. Edinburgh; Filmhousc I White Mischiei( 18) (Michael Radford. UK. US. 1988) Greta Scacchi. Charles Dance. Joss Ackland. 107 mins. Kenya. 1941. SirJock DelvesBroughton (Ackland) shoots his wife‘s(Scacchi) lover. Lord Errol (Charles Dance). and is acquitted by the colonial court. Resolutely dull African sexual shenanigans. lackadaisically acted and dreadfully slow. which manages to make what sounds like quite intriguing source material into a cold and lumpy puddingof a movie. Edinburgh; Cameo. Glasgow: ()deon IWilIartl ( 15) (Daniel Mann. US. 1971) Bruce Davison. Elsa Lanchester. Ernest Borgnine. 95 mins. Ecology was fighting back with a vengeance in films like Frogs and Phase IV when this popular nonsense appeared about a boy and his pet rats. Edinburgh; EUFS I Wish You Were Here ( l5) (David Leland. UK. 1987) Emily Lloyd. Tom Bell. Geoffrey llutchings. 92 mins. Sexual misadventures of a precocious teenager in a drab 195()s‘ seaside town. include an ill-fated relationship with a sleazy older cinema projectionist. an unwanted pregnancy and many rousing cries of‘Up Yer Bum‘. Vastly enjoyable. bittersweet treatment of the sexual mores ofdays gone by with an energetic performance from perky newcomer Lloyd. Strathclydc; Odeon Ayr. ()deon Hamilton I Woyzett ( 15) (Werner Herzog. W. Germany. 1979) Klaus Kinski. llllmins. After demeaning experiences in the Prussian army. a conscript is driven to near mania by the adulterous behaviour of his wife. Impressive melodrama with Klaus as intense as ever. Edinburgh; EUFS I Yellow Submarine (U) (George Dunning. UK. 1968) With the songs ofthe Beatles. 85 mins. The Fab Four save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies in this splendid animated feature. Edinburgh; Filmhousc

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