I Bilei Blues ( 15) (Mike Nichols. CS. 1988) Matthew Broderick. Christopher Walken. Corey Parker. 107 mins. Secottd instaltnent (after Brighton Beach .llemofry ) of Neil Simon's movie autobiography focusesott ltis misadventures as an army rookie dttring the dying day s of World War 'l‘w o. Cetttral: Cannon. Strathclyde: La Scala. I Blind CllaDC8(15)(Kry/lofKieslowski. Poland. 1982) Forced out of medical school by late Sixties political unrest. a young tnatt faces art uneasy fttture. Made before tltc excellent .Vu limland tlte
fort ltcotning disturbing 'l'liuu .S‘ltu/I No! KW. Kteslow'ski' film's gloomy prognosis for Polislt society meant tltat it w as shelved for fotir years ttittil 1986. (ilasgow : (ii-'1‘. I The Blues Brothers l l5) (.lohn Landis. l'S. 198(1) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Carrie Fisher. 1311 ntins. Bloated. overlottg anarclticChieagocomedy with tlte two stars on a mission from (iodto financially salvage the imperilled fortunes ofan orphanage. Central: Regal.
I Blue Velvell 18) ( David Lynch. LS. 1986) Kyle Macl.achlan. Dennis Hopper. Isabella Rossellini. 1311 mins. Luntberton. middle-America. Would-be boy detective .leffrey Beaumont fiitds a severed earott sottte waste grotmd and w lten the police shoo him away he decides to dosonte investigatingol hisow n.
A singular fttsioti of the cosy and the terrifying which blends kitsch and nightmare. B-moy ie detection and brtttal sexual pet'y ersion to deconstruct our complacent y ision of w hat passes for normalsociety lidinburgh: lidinburgh Film ( iuild.
I Breathlesst Is) (.lim McBride. 1 'S. 1983) Richard (iet‘e. Valerie Kaprisky. 1111 mins. Handsome streetw ise hustleron the rtut front the LA police attempts to escape to Mexico with his girlfriend. a Frenchstudent. ladinburgh:Cattteo.
I Bustert 15) (Dayid (il‘ecn. t'ls'. 1988) Phil Collins. .ltilie Walters. Larry Lamb. Stephanie law rence. 1115 mins.
Low -budget biography of (ireat 'I‘rain Robber Buster lidw ards that managesto gloss over the planning. execution and
y iolence of tlte heist itself to focus on ltis sentimental loy e affair with his wife. (ilasgow: ()deon. lidinburgh: ( )deon. Strathclyde: AMC 111.
I Colorst 18) (Dennis Hopper. LS. 1988) Robert Duy all. Maria Conchita Alonso. Randy Brooks. 121 ntins. See caption review. (ilasgow: ()deon. lidinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: AMCClydebank 111. I Come Back To The Five And Dime. Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean ( 18) (Robert Altman. LS. 1983) Karen Black. Sattdy Denttis. Cher. llllntins. 'l‘hetwentieth anniversary reunion of the Disciplesof James Dean iii a small Texas town. brings a ltost of revelations about the past. and some clues to the identity ofthe mysterious stranger w ho has drifted into town.
Brilliantly controlled attd acted memory play. flawlessly translated to the screen by the sensitive craft of Robert Altman. lixcclh:nt.(ilasgtny:(il’lI I Coming To America ( 15) (John Lattdis. LS. 1988) liddie Murphy. ArsenioHall. James Farl Jones. 116 mins. Murphy is Prince A keetn. heir to the throne ofa fabulously w ealthy central African state. but dissatisfied with the bride arranged for him by KingJames liarlJones. 1nstead.he travels to New York with sidekick Hall to seek his ow it cltoice ol queen. StrathclydezA.\1C Clydebank It).
I ‘Crocodile‘ Dundee ll ( PG ) (John Cornell. Atistralia. 1988) Patil l logan. Linda Kozlowski. John Meillon. 111 mins. .\'ot entirely unexpected sequel has Hogan's Dundee retracing his steps from Manhattan to the Aussie bush to protect his girlfriend journalist Kozlowski from the unwanted attentions of a gang of Colombian drug pedlars.
(ilasgow: ()deon. Strathclyde: Rialto.
I Cry Freedom (PG) (Richard Attenborough. CS. 1987) Dench Washiitgtott. Kevin Kline. John Thaw. 158 mins. Although ttot without its ﬂaws. Attenborough's biographical re-creation of the friendship between black civil rights activist Steve Biko and white liberal newspapertnan Donald Woods is his best film to date; an epic. moving drama that also stands as a vigorous condemnation of the obscenity of apartheid. (ilasgow: Cannon Sauchieltall Street.
I Dark Eyes ( P(i 1 ( Nikita Mikhalkov.
ltaly ['SSR. 1987) MarcelloMastroianni. Silvano Mattgano. F.1ena Sofonova. Marthe Keller. 117 mins. Skilful adaptation of a selection ofChekov stories has ageing rake Mastroianni reminiscing over his past infidelities and precarious emotional arid financial state
lts crisp and light tone make Dark lives delightful enough. but the bonus of a graceful tour de force from the Cannes prizew inner Mastroianni make it art experience to savour. (ilasgow:(il"1’.
I The Dawning ( l’(i)(Roberl Knights. CK. 1988) Anthony Hopkins.Jean Simmons. Rebecca l’idgeott.'1'revor Howard. 9"" mitts. See caption review. (ilasgow : Cannon Sauchiehall St. lidinbttrgh: Dominion.
IThe Dead ( l ' ) (John Huston. [K W. (iermany. 1987) Anjelica llttston. Donal McCann. Helena Carroll. 83 mins. lluston's final film is a superb adaptation of the James Joyce Duh/[item short story. lidinburgh: Canteo.
I Dead Men Don‘t Wear Plaid (PU ) (Carl Reiner. LS. 1982) Steve Martin. Rachel Ward and a cast of revived luminaries. 87 mitts. ﬁlm noir spoof has private eye Martin involved with lemme fatalc Ward arid fiendish Nari scientist Reiner. Much of the humour stems from the intercttttittg with actual Forties movies in a device now copied by the adverts for a certain lager. (ilasgow: (il’l’.
I Death 01A Salesman ( P( i ) (\'olker Schlondorff. CS. 1986) Dustin Hoffman. 1411 mitts. ()riginally tttadc for American public television. this is art adequate record of an aw ard-winning stage perforntancc in a classic play. though Hoffman does look a little made-up on the cinema screen. Strathclyde: Haldane Filtn Society.
I The Diary Of A Country Priest ( l’( i) (Robert Bresson. Frattce. 1951)) Claude Laydu. Jean Riveyre. 121) mins. A lonely young priest works hard to make an impact on his rural parish. btit despair soon sets in.
'I‘y'pically austere and controlled piece of work from a distinctive major cinematic stylist lidinburgh: French Institute.
I La Dolce Vita( 18) (Federico Fellini. Italy France. 19611) MarcelloMastroianni. Anita likberg. Anouk Aimee. 173 mins. Paparazzi journo-type Mastroiattni mixes with the beautiful people of rich Roman society and is antbivalently shocked and fascinated by the vigour of their excessive decadence, Cilasgow: (ii-'1’. lidinburgh: lidinburgh Film (iuild.
I Elli Briest ( 15) ( Rainer Werner Fassbinder. W. (iermany. 197-1) Hanna Schygulla. 93 ntins. Fassbinder's adaptation of the Fontane novel is filmed iit icy black and white. and its leisurely pace replicates the narrative form ofthe Originall- Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
I The Exorcist ( 18) (William Friedkin. US. 1973)1illen Burstyn. Max Von Sydow. Linda Blair. llllmins. Farncst priest Von Sydow steps in to save poor little possessed girl Blair in this hugely convincing and effective scarefest that has stood the test of time. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 11).
I A Fish Called Wanda ( 15) (Charles Crichton. L'K. 1988) John Clcese.Jamie Lee Curtis. Kevin Kline. Michael Palin. Tom (icorgeson. 108 mins. Stuffy English lawyer Archie Leach (Cleese) gets unwittingly involved with a gang of diamond thieves
Remarkably effective comedy. with the absurdly black humour ofthe Python generation given a narrative control and sense oftiming that only a veteran‘s steady hand could provide. And it makes a wonderful romantic lead ottt of the rather unlikely Mr Cleese. (ilasgow: Cantton. Ciros. Edinburgh: Cannon. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank ll). Cannon. Kelburne. La Scala. ()dcon Hamilton.
I Flight Of The Navigator( l’(i ) ( Randal Kleiser. US. 1986) Joey Cramer. Veronica Cartwright. Cliff De Young. 89 mitts. A young boy w ho has been in contact with aliens finds himself the subject ofscientific enquiry before being enlisted by some more extraterrestrials to help them repair their damaged craft. Watchable Disttcy effort iii the If. 'I'. stakes. Strathclyde: AMCClydebank 111.
I Frantic ( l5) ( Rotttan Polanski. CS. 1988) Harrison Ford. Betty Buckley. limmanuellSeigner. 12(lmins.
Cardiologist Ford and wife Buckley travel to Paris for a conference. btit en route manage to exchange one of their cases for a high precision electronic detonator. The sudden disappearance of his wife iii a foreign city where he doesn't speak the language. is soon to pitch Ford into a plot that involves international espionage attd the murky Parisian underworld. Strathclyde: Cannon. La Scala.
IThe Fruit Machinet 15) ( l’hilipSay ille. CK. 1988) limile Charles. 'l'ony l-‘orsyth. Robbie Coltrane. Brtice Payne. 1113 tttiits. Two young scousers on the run front agay nightclub slaying hitch a ride sotith to Brighton. where the situation oftwo trapped dolphins seems to mirror their own sense of entraptnent. Meanwhile. the killer is still stalkingthem.
Frank Clarke's script is an ambitious attempt at showing how a grow ittg relationship between two sexually uncertain adolescents is affected by the atmosphere of liighties' Britain
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