this is a pretty good one. lidinhurgh: Filmhouse. I A Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriorsl IS) ((‘huck Russell. IS. 1987) 1 leather [.angenkamp. (’raig Wasson. 97 mins. Suryiyor of Part 1 langenkampis now a psychiatrist helping a group of kids through a spate ol pattern nightmares inyolying ol‘ pix/a lace l-‘reddy. Interesting attempt to conlriy'e an arresting narraliye out ol the series‘ familiar elements. it not an entirely successful one. (ilasgoyy : (irosycnor. IA NightOn The Town l P(ill(‘hris Columbus. l'S. IVS“) lzli/aheth Shue. Maria Breyylon. Kcilh(‘oogan. lllZmins. Shue plays a babysitter looking alter a couple other neighbour's hrals W hen she receiy‘cs an emergency call from \y ay downtoyy n. She is then lell \y ith nochoice but to take her charges \y ith her to the big city on yy hat promises to he a per'ilotis mission ol mercy. lilliclent lamily lodder With all the expected complications mounting up. ('enlral: ( 'annon. Strathclyde: (‘annon I No Way Oull 15 l l Roger [)onaldson. IS. 1987) ls'cy'in ( 'ostncr. Sean Young. ( iene llaekman. ll~1mlns. Resourceful nay‘al hero(‘ostncr. mm a liaison ollicer helyyeen Secretary ol l)etence l lackman and the ( ‘|.-\. is asked to lead an inyestigation into the murder ol a \‘y'ashinglon socialite. lloyy ey er. he knoyys that llackinan yy as the accidental killer and that the finger ol suspicion isheing lalscly pointed loyyards another man \\ ho shared the girl's hed. namely hunscll . . . Beaulitully paced conspiracy yarn with line perlormances all round. Highly recommended. lzdinhurgh: ('ameo.
I Personal Services ( 18) ('I‘erryJones‘. l'K. 1986) Julie Walters. ShirleyStcllox. Alec Mc('oyyen. 105 mins. Suggested by the life. times and social etiquette ot' (‘ynthia Payne. this rihald and engaging commentary on the British yyay ot‘sex features a top notch performance from Walters and a lethal script by David Leland. (ilasgoyy : (‘annon ('larkston Rd. I Police Academy V: Assignment Miami Beach ( PU) (Alan Myerson. IS. 1938) Buhha Smith. Dayid Iiral. Michael Winslow. ()0 mins. Latest execrahle dollop of comic ineptitude has as its ingredientsa Police (‘hiels' convention. a stolen hag of diamonds. and our lovable academy graduates on the loose in Miami. The production notes promise ‘high-specd hoal chases across alligator-infested syy'amps'. (iod help its all. (ilasgoyy': ('annon (‘Iarkston Road. (’annon Sauchiehall Street. (irosyenor. Izdinhurgh: Cannon. (‘entralz Cannon. Slrathelyde: ('annon. Kelhurne. ( )deon .-\yr. ()deon llamillon. Rialto.
I The Princess Bride ( l’( i ) ( Rob Reine r. IS. 1987) (‘ary [ilyyes. Robin Wright. Mandy Patinkin. Billy ('rystal. ()9 mins. The Princess in questions one Buttercup. chosen by the nasty Prince l lumperdinck to be his bride; her heart. hoyyey'er. belongs to Westley. a larm hoy yy ho has gone off to make his fortune helore marrying her. but has disappeared. The Princess is kidnapped by a rather dodgy trio. yy hich proves to he the cue lor the re-appearanee ol' Westley. now become the l)read Pirate Roberts. and the heginningol a seriesot‘olten yery lunny syy ashhuckling adventures hetore true loye can finally prevail.
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (PG) (Eric Rohmer, France, 1987) Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Eric Viellard. 102 mins. My Girlfriend‘s Boyfriend is the sixth and final offering in veteran director Eric Rohmer's series of Comedies And Proverbs and is a characteristically crisp and dextrous depiction of longing, fulfilment. fidelity and betrayal.
Set in a thriving new town on the outskirts of Paris, the focus is on a developing friendship between two young women. Computer programmer Léa (Sophie Renoir) is the more romantically experienced of the two, whilst shy civil servant and newcomer Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet) defensively claims that there is more to life than pursuing a relationship. Then, she grudgingly admits her attraction to popular local engineerAlexandre (Francois-Eric Gendron). Lea warns her of his reputation but encourages herto follow her heart. However, when
Léa departs on holiday, Blanche discovers that she shares a mutual passion for windsurfing with her boyfriend Fabien (Eric Viellard) and an uneasy mutual attraction follows. The maypole of romantic entanglements continues to unfurl when Lea returns and finds herself interested in Alexandre. In essence, the film concludes, ‘my friend's friend‘s are my fuendsﬁ
As with all Rohmer‘s recent work. the slightest of situations can create the most resonant of dramas. A lightness of touch, apparent spontaneity of performance and naturalness of observation create a deceptively simple whole that deftly investigates a complex range of emotional situations that are all too achinglylamiliarto the romantic young-in-heart. Perceptive subtle and self-assured, My Girlfriend‘s Boyfriend allows one to be beguiled anew by the hand of an old master. (Allan Hunter)
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