work-camps. and in particular follows the moving story of a young Beijing girl‘s gradual acceptance by the Dai people of the South-West. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Salaam Bombay! (15) fir (Mira Nair. lndia/France/UK. 1988) Shafiq Syed. Sarfuddin Qurrassi. See panel. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I She Must Be Seeing Things ( 18) (Sheila McLaughlin. US. 1987) Sheila Dabney. Lois Weaver. Kyle DiCamp. 91 mins. Agatha (Sheila Dabney). a successful lawyer is tormented by suspicion that her filmmaker lover Jo (Lois Weaver) is being unfaithful with a male partner while shooting her latest production. a low-budget historical picture about a cross-dressing nun.

Intriguing study of a woman who allows

herself to become a victim of her own sexual vulnerability. but augmented by all I manner of interesting material centering around gender role reversal and the overturning of sexual stereotypes. Glasgow: GFT.

I Short Circuit ll (PG) (Kenneth Johnson. US. 1988) Fisher Stevens. Michael McKean. Cynthia Gibb. ll()mins. lnnocuous sequel to a charming original has anthropomorphic android Number 5 trying to make it in the big city and coming into contact with would-be toymaker McKean. who's interested in the marketing potential of the robot‘s engaging capabilities. Passing character actor Jack Weston supplies the comic book villainry.

Formula fodder aimed purely at the children‘s holiday market. but by no means the worst ofits kind. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Central: Caledonian. Regal. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 10. Kelburne. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. Rialto.

I Sign O The Tlmes(15) (Prince. US. 1987) Prince. Sheila E. Sheena Easton. 85 mins. Capturing one of today‘s most extravagantly talented pop composers live in action in Rotterdam. this is a superior concert movie because Prince‘s stage performance is a superior entertainment. With a harder. even funkier sound than on record. and the imposing sexual presence ofdanccr Cat and Drummer Sheila E. . this is hot stuff for the eyes and the ears. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Slmon Of The Desert (PG) (Luis Bunuel. Mexico. 1965) Claudio Brook. Silvia Final. 45 mins. A holy man has been sitting atop a pillar in the desert for six years. six weeks and six days. The Devil hears of this and decides to try to tempt him down. Familiar religious satire from the mischevious old Spaniard. Unfortunately the money ran out. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Someone To Love ( 15) (Henry Jaglom. US. 1987) Orson Welles. Henry Jaglom. Andrea Marcovici. Michael Emil. 105 mins. Jaglom himself plays a divorced film-maker going through a frustrating relationship. When his brother admits to similar emotional difficulties he decides to throw a party where he will film the gusts talking over the problems of romance in the post-feminist era. Among those who turn up is Orson Welles. who offers advice and consolation.

As is the direction of his career oflate (Can She Bake (1 Cherry Pie .Always) Jaglom here plays with the possibilities of filmie sclf-dramatisation to often irritating effect. Yet amongst the meandering chit-chat of the central party there is much honest freshness. and the prospect of Welles final amiable. sad performnce alone makes the film worth seeing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Someone to Watch Over Me ( 15) ( Ridley Scott. US. 1987) Tom Berenger. Mimi Rogers. Lorraine Bracco. 106 mins. Watchable. glossy thriller in which Berenger‘s recently promoted Oueens detective falls in love with a trial witness and her seductive lifestyle. Although

sluggisth paced in places and slightly

ove rlong. the film delivers a few crisp jolts and is held together by Scott‘s wallow in Manhattan chic and the very creditable central performances. Tentative proof that a human heart can beat beneath this director's hi-tech glitz. Glasgow: GF'I‘.

I Strange People (PG) (Vasily Shukshin. USSR. 1971) Three contrasting stories explore the eccentricitics that gives peasant peoples their inner strength to persevere against the hardships oftheir environment. Most notable is the tall tale told by a tourist hunting guide. who swears that he once nearly assassinated Hitler. Glasgow: GFT.

I Taxi Driver ( 18) (Martin Scorsese. US. 1976) Robert De Niro. Cybill Shepherd. Jodie Foster. 114 mins. An alienated taxi driver in New York is so repelled bythe squalor and the moral decay around him that he is driven to terrible violence. One ofthe key films ofthe '70s withthe Scorsese-De Niro partnership at its peak. Edinburgh: Cameo

I T888 (PG) (Roman Polanski. UK/France. 1979) Nastassja Kinski. Peter Firth. Leigh Lawson. 170 mins. A tragic story of ill-fated love set in Victorian England where social circumstances conspire with unforseeable misfortunes to break the spirit of an innocent heroine. Handsome. evocative and absorbing. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Tex Avery: Red Hot Radical A selection of Avery‘s most outlandish creations from his peak years at MGM. this includes Little Rural Riding Hood a classic exercise in animated lupine paranoia. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I The Thing (18) (John Carpenter. US. 1982) JeffBridges. E.G. Marshall. 96 mins. Scientists on an Antarctic research station thaw out an alien creature able to change its shape and horribly murder humans. Extraordinary effects in this tense shocker which utilises the central gimmick from the original short story in the way that the 1950 version did not. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Three Men And A Baby (PG) (Leonard Nimoy. US. 1987) Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg. Ted Danson. Celeste Holm. 102 mins. A trio ofsmug. womanisinglads share a bachelor apartment. but the arrival on their doorstep of the offspringof one of their careless affairs is soon to wreak havoc with their chic macho lifestyle.

Fine if you have a sentimental. undemanding critical faculty and a love of lavatorial humour. otherwise forgettable mainstream fodder and a fairly unaccountable box office success. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 10.

I Tucker: The Man And His Dream (PG) (Francis Coppola. US. 1988) JeffBridges. Martin Landau. Joan Allen. 1 10mins. Based on a true story. Coppola's best film in years charts the rise and fall ofPreston Tucker. a naive but ingenious auto engineer who in 1948 managed to produce a car so technically advanced that it scared the Detroit majors into action. Before long their ties with the political powers-that-be created a set of trumped-up fraud charges that were to dissolve Tucker‘s dream of affordable. safe motoring in a welter oflitigation.

Jeff Bridges excels himselfin the title role. and old lag Martin Landau steals some of the spotlight With an endearing portrayal of his curmudgeonly accountant. but this is Coppola‘s movie. where he at last re-unites his stylish technique with a grasp of narrative control in a manner that brings back memories of the great Hollywood productions of old. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I U2 Rattle And Hum (Phil Joanou. US. 1988) Bono. The Edge. Adam Clayton. Larry Mullen. 90mins. U2 on their worldwide Joshua Tree tour find themselves exploring the great tradition of American popular music as they record with BB. King and a Harlem Choir. before taking a trip to the Sun Studiosin


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