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I This section aims to provide a review of every iiim to be seen in central Scotland over the next tortnight. For programme times see Individual cinema listings.

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(PG)- Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable toryounger children.

(15)- No one underthe age 01 15admitted. (18)- iio one underthe age oi teadmitted. a- New Release.

I Andy Warhol's BAD ( l8) (Jed Johnson. US. 1971) Carroll Baker. Perry King. Susan Tyrell. 100 mins. Enterprising .\'ew York housewife Baker supplements income from her facial hair-r'erttov al business by running a murder agency specialising in children and animals. Sicko camp humour with noted scene involving tossing babies out the window. Remember children it is best to get an adult to helpif you want to do this at home. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Beetiejuice ( 15) (Tim Burton. l'S. 1988) Alec Baldwin. (ieena Davis. Michael Keaton. 92 mins. See panel review. Glasgow: (‘annon ('larkston Road. (‘annon Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cannon. (‘entralz Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Kclbttrnc. Odeon Ay r. ()deon Hamilton. Rialto.

I 319 Time ( 15) ((‘hris Blunt. IS. 1988) Tom Waits. Ralph Carney. (ireg ( ‘ohen. 90 mins. (‘oncert movie shot during the 1987 Franks Wild Years tour. with \Vaits and the band in stunning form. interpolated with fantasy sequences to tell the story of Frank. chihuahua killer. and dreamer with a song in his heart. \Velcome special screening outside the Film l-estiv al fora movie due out sometime later in the autumn. Edinburgh: ('ameo.

I Children at a Lesser God ( 15 ) ( Randa llaines. 17S. 198i») William 1 lurt. Marlee Matlin. Piper Laurie. 119 mins. ('apable but empty filmed theatre. with brilliant but unconventional teacher llurt first challenged by. then enamoured of Oscar-winning Ms Matlin. The print showing here is the signing subtitled version. Glasgow: (ii-'1‘

I Coming To America ( 151(John Landis. ES. 1988) Eddie Murphy. Arsenio l lall. James Earl Jones. 11h mitts. Murphy is Prince Akeem. heir to the throne ofa fabulotisly w ealthy central African state.but dissatisfied with the bride arranged for him by King .lames Earl Jones. Instead. he travels to New York with sidekick 1 lall to seek his ownchoice o1 queen

()verlong and not terribly hilarious Murphy vehicle. with the star in several roles doing his best to pump life intoa sentimental script. (ilasgow: (‘annon (‘larkston Road. ( ‘annon Sauchiehall Street. (irosvenor. Edinburgh: ('annon. (‘entralz (’annon. Strathclyde: Cannon. I ‘Crocodiie’ Dundee ll ( l’(i)(John ('orncll. .-\ustralia. 1988) Paul l logan. l.inda Kozlowski. .lohn Meillon. lllmins. .\'ot entirely unexpected sequel has Hogan's Dundee retracing his steps from Manhattan to the Aussie bush toprotect his gir llriend journalist Kozlow ski from the unwanted attentions oi a gangof (‘olombian drug peddlars.

A lame script and llogan'scatatonic underplay ing mar this antipodean comedy -adv enture to the extent that w hat w ill undoubtedly be one oi the year's most profitable releases unfortunately also has to go dow n as one of the most tedious. (ilasgow : ('anrton Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: (‘annorr Strathclyde: ()deon Ay r. ( )deon l lamrlton.

I Distant Voices. Still Live3( 15) (Terence Davies. I‘K. 1988) l’reda Dowie. l’cte l‘ostlethwarte. Angela \Valsh. Dean Williams. 85 mins. Just a few days after its ltdinburgh l'ilm Festival screening. (ilasgow audiences have an opportunity to see this ma)ot‘ new British film. I iverpool. the late l'orties andearly titties. a working class household

pet'sc\ ere through domestic v iolence. death and marriage. Brilliantly made tribute to his family ‘s esperience. and a requiem tor a way of life now passcdby one of the most gifted cinematic artiststhts country now possesses. llighly recommemlcd. See also l‘ilm l’estival feature this issue, (ilasgow : (il’l‘.

I Empire of the Sun(1’( 1) (Steven Spielberg. l‘S. 1987)('hris1ian Balc.John Malkov itch. Miranda Richardson. 153 mins. .1 (i. Ballard’s bestseller through the eyes of Spielberg becomes a long. sentimental account of a youngboy 's

character building exploits during the Japanese invasion of Shanghai and his subsequent internment in a prison camp. Technically admirable but ponde rously paced and widly uneven. it lacksthe emotional heart to capture the viewer and becomes just another big-screen spectacle. Glasgow: OFT.

I Five Corners ( 15) (Tony 13111. UK. 1987) Jodie Foster. John Turturro. Tim Robbins. 92 mins. 196-1. The Bronx. Teenage passions converge with the political awakening of a freedom fighter. a young woman dodges the attentions ofa deranged suitor. and penguins are not safe to walk the streets.

()ffbcat kaleidoscope from the pen of Oscar-w inning screenw riter John Patrick Shanley. The narrative may sometimes fail to gel. but there are moments ofblack comic perversity here that make the film linger long in the memory . Edinburgh: Cameo.

I The Fly ( 18) (David (‘roncnberg L'S. 198(3) Jeff (ioldblum. (ieena Davis. Brilliant reconceptualization of the original 1958 camp classic with (ioldblum

highly effective as the scientist whose experiments in teleportation go disastrously w rong. and Davis no less impressive as the love of his life. Special effects superlatively revolting. tension sustained throughout. (ilasgow: (irosvenor. I Full Metal Jacket ( 18) (Stanley Kubrick. ER. 1987) Matthew Modine. Dorian llarewood. l.ee Ermcy. 1119 mins. Technically effectiv e but soulless depiction of raw Vietnam recruits as they endure basic training and the even greater horrorsofthe 19(s8'l'et offensive. .-\ disappointment. (ilasgow; Cannon (‘larkston Road. I Hairspray ( PU) (John waters. 1's. 198“) Ricki lake. Divine. Debbie Harry . Sonny Bono. 92 mins. Baltimore. l9o2. l‘proar breaks out on the Dance (‘ouncil oftop TV pop extravaganza The (‘orny ('ollins Show w hen hefty teen queen Ricki Lake deposes the former star of the show . and begins to make friends with (gulp) black people. thus breaking down the programme's strict racial segregation. l'nilagging entertainment as former





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