Bob Hoskins. Wendy Hiller. IIXImins. Screening as part of the Handmade season is this special sneak preview of the film adaptation of Brian Moore's highly-regarded novel. Maggie Smith in the title role plays a single woman in reduced circumstances who moves into a Dublin boarding house and gets to know the landlady's brother (Hoskins). While her attraction towards him grows. he sees in her the business partner he is looking for. but when the profound misunderstanding at the heart oftheir relationship is revealed the consequences are to be serious for them both. Central: MacRobert Centre. I The Longest Day (PG) (Ken Annakin. US. 1962) Yul Brynner. Trevor Iloward. John Wayne. Rod Steiger. SeanConncry. Robert Mitchum. et a1. 18(lmins. An incredible international line-up ofstars and recreation of events on a grand scale makes this retelling of the Normandy invasions one of the most successful war movie epics of all time. Screen legendsjust keep on appearing amidst an Oscar-winning plethora of special effects and relentlessly pacey cinematography. Edinburgh: French Institute. I The Lost Boys ( 15) (Joel Schumacher. US. 1987) Jason Patrick. Corey Hairn. Barnard Ilughes. 97 mins. Anaemiccomic horror as a Santa Monica teen falls into bad company in the shape of a mad.bad and dangerous-to-know gang of vampires. Constant MTV visuals make this an altogether resistible affair. (ilasgow: (irosvenor. I Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King(15) (Ilans Jurgen Sybcrberg. W. (iermany. 1972) Harry Baer. Peter Kern. Peter Moland. Ciunter Kaufman. Kurt Weill. 139 mins. The real and imagined life ofthe mad castle constructing King of Bavaria as told in 28 tableaux. Made on the cheap and using a variety of theatrical techniques the film presents a kaleidoscopic view of German history through scenes which include Hitler dancing at tango with Rohm. Bismark on a bike and a dwarfWagner. The disparate pieces of the collage vary from amusing and stimulating to fatuous and overlong. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Manon Des Sources (PC: ) (Claude Berri. France Italy. 1986) Yves Montand. Daniel Auteuil. meanuellc Beart. 114 mins. Ten years after the demise ofJean De I‘Torette. the Soubeyrans now run a prosperous carnation farm. However. Jean's daughter has now grown into an alluring young woman and. through the twists of unpredictable fate. is able to wreak her revenge.Steering this epic rural saga towards the realms of (ireek tragedy. Manon is a full and satisfying second half that explores the sufferingofthc gttilty as they pay a crippling penance for man‘s greed and envy. Glasgow: (iI-T. Central: MacRobert Centre. I Married To The Mob ( IS) ‘5‘: (Jonatham Demmc. US. 1988) Michelle Pfeiffer. Dean Stockwell. Matthew Modine. 111-1 mins. See panel. (ilasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Strathclyde: ()deon Hamilton. IMaryOueenoiScotstPG)(11K.1971) Vanessa Redgrave. (ilenda Jackson. 128 mins. Fine period drama with a star filled cast adding some historical inaccuracies to the tale of two rival Queens. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse. I Midnight Run ( 15) (Martin Brest. CS. 1988) Robert De Niro. Charles Cirodin. Yaphet Kotto. John Ashton. 122 mins. De Niro is charming and surprisingly straightforward as an honest ex-cop turned bounty hunter. crossing the country to bring crooked accountant (irodin back from New York to Los Angeles. so that he can face chargesof embezzling Mafia money. The only problem being that the FBI. the mob. the cops. and another bounty hunter all want their hands on the suspect too. Focusing on the growing friendship between the two leads as they become reliant on each other in their efforts to escape thﬂursuers.
this is an amiable buddy movie that‘s also a consistently unpredictable road movie that just happens to be a quite smart cop movie. Central: MacRobert Centre.
I The Mighty Ouinn ( 15) ‘2' (Carl Schenkel. US. 1988) Denzel Washington.James Fox. Mimi Rogers. Robert Townsend. 99 mins. On an island in the Caribbean. police chief Xavier Quinn (Washington) is searching for the murderer of a wealthy white businessman and the evidence seems to point towards the former‘s boyhood friend. charismatic hustler Maubee (Townsend). Reminded ofhis carefree past. Quinn faces up to his new responsibilities. but pressure from his superiors and domestic discord do not make his task any easier. Attractive locations and an almost interesting lead fail to lift this out of the formulaic rut that its T\'-sty1c plotting determinedly lowers it into. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street.
I Mississippi Burning ( 18) (Alan Parker CS. 1988) Willem Dafoc. (ienc llackman. Frances McDormand. Brad I)ourif. 127 mins. The director stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy as well as gaining seven ()scar nominations. with this study of racial hatred in the deep South of America. The major criticsm stemmed from the film‘s concentration on the two white FBI agents. However despite its mainstream commercial context it remains a powerful thriller full of good intentions and not too many film-makers working in such a context would be prepared even to try and bring such a flammable subject to the screen. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Edinburgh: ()deon. Central: Caledonian. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 11). ()deon Ayr. WMR Film Centre.
I The Modernst 15) (Alan Rudolph. CS. 1988) Keith Carradine. Linda Firoentino. John Lone. (ienevieve Bujold. 126 mins. Paris. 1926 is the setting for Alan Rudolph‘s latest triumph. a playful exploration of the fake and the genuine in art and love. Amidst the background of the expatriate American artistic circle of Hemingway and Stein. a tangled relationship between young painter Carradine. his estranged wife Fiorentino and current partner. arrogant millionaire art dealer Lone. creates a romantic chaos that reverberates through the bohemian cafes and galleries. Iixcellent
Altman 'Rudolph rep company performances. an unpredictable directorial flair. and the dramatic shaping of complex themes into a delirious drama make this undoubtedly one of the year's best. (ilasgow: (iI’I‘. Iidinburgh: Filmhouse.
I Music Hall (1') (John Baxter. I'K. 1943) George Carney. Iidgar Driver. 75mins. Less of a feature film than a stringof motely variety acts from the 311s and 411s supported by the whimsical plot of a London theatre on hard times. With plenty of backstage banter from Baxter's regular character players. it has all the lowlife charm and humour which made his series of basically similar films so popular in their time. A glimpse into a worldof popular entertainment and tradition that has all btit died out. (ilasgow: (ii-'1‘.
I My Stepmother Is An Alien ( 15 ) ( Richard Benjamin. US. 1988) Dan Aykroyd. Kim Basinger. Alyson llannigan. 107 mins. liccentric widowed scientist Dr Steve Mills ( Aykroyd ) gets hitched to attractive
Celeste (Kim Basinger). who just happens
to come from another planet. This becomes a source of some concern to his teenage daughter ( I Iannigan). when dad realises his new partner has never been kissed. and so sets about educating her in the ways of carnal knowledge and all that. L'nfunny and rather sexist high-concept fluff. with Aykroyd as unfunny as usual. only several stones heavier. Director Benjamin's career seems to have suffered a notable slump since the wonderful My Favourite Year. Strathclyde: AMC Clydebank 1(1. WMR Film Centre.
I The Naked Gun ( 15) (David Zucker. 1988) Leslie Nielsen. Priscilla Presley. Ricardo Montalban. 85 mins. Nielsen gets a crack at a leading comic role as Frank Drebin. a disaster prone 1.A cop assigned to find the men who shot his colleague in a drugs bust. and protect our dear Queen at the same time. while also finding room for romance with secretary Presley. The makers of Airplane here operate on a similar principle: keep it fast. keepit marvelloust dumb. and the comic dividends will eventually flow. (ilasgow: Cannon Satichiehall Street. Iidinburgh: Cannon. Central: Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. La Scala. I Norman McLaren Films (1' ) A programme of pieces by the Scot w ho moved to Canada. where his pioneering work in abstract animation explored the relationship between moy ement and music. See feature. (ilasgow : (ii-'1‘. I Pierre Hebert Films (1' ) A selection of material by the Quebccois film-maker who has successfully developed Norman McLaren‘s working method ofengraving directly on to the film. and displays a similar fascination with music in his frequent collaboration with jazz players. See also feature. (ilasgow: (ii-'1. I Priclt Up Your Ears ( 18) (Stephen I-rears. UK. 1987) Gary ()ldman. Alfred Molina. Vanessa Redgrave. Illlmins. Wickedly tart and funny biograhical portrait ofthe seeswaw relationship betw een play-w right Joe ()rton and his jealous lover Kenneth Halliwell. ()ldman breezes confidently through his role as ()rton with cocky assurance. but the chamelon-like Molina goes one better in the smaller part. achieving a difficult blend ofaw kw ard shyness and frighteningly violent paranoia. Iidinburgh: Cameo, I Rain Man ( 15) (Barry levinson. CS. 1988) Dustin Iloffman. Tom Cruise. Valeria (iolint). 114 mins. Impectmious smalltime hustler Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) ends up kidnapping his previously unknown autistic savant brother Raymond ( I Ioffman). w hen their late father leaves his 53 million fortune to the latter. However. as the two cross America by road genuine feelings offraternal affection well tip between them. The 1989 major ()scar winner is a w armhearted and touching buddy movie that scrupulously avoids sentimentality. and boasts a detailed performance from Hoffman that skilfully elicits both compassion and frtistration. (ilasgow: Cannon The Forge. ()deon. Iidinburgh: Dominion. Strathclyde: A.\1C('lydebank 111. I Raising Arizona ( 15) (.Iocl Coen. is. 1987) NicolasCagc. llolly Ilunter. 94 mins. Married ex-con Cage settles down to a life of crime once more and remedies his wife's childless state by stealing a millionaire's recently whelpedqumtuplet. Iixhilarating. live-action cartoon combining non-stop action. ci'a/y situations and dcadpan w it. A joy. Iidinburgh: Cameo. I The Return 01 The Jedi ( 1’( i i 1 Richard Marquand. CS. 1983) Mark Hamill. Carrie Fisher. Harrison Ford. 133 mins. The final chapter in the Star Wars epic sees Luke Skywalker learn the secrets of his family tree. before settling down for a final set—to between (iood and Izy il. Iixpensiye special effects make this splendid entertainment. Iidinburgh: Cameo. I The Rocky Horror Picture Show 18) (Jim Sharman. L'K. 1975) Tim Curry . Susan Sarandon. Barry Bostwick. Meat I.oaf. 101) mins. The cult film ofour times. this rock spoofon old horror mov res has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies. and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments. and Tim Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N. Furtcr. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. IThe Runner(15)(Amir Naderi. Iran. 198%). Niramund.9-1mins. A l3year-old boy tries to scrape a living on the streetsof an Iranian seaport. and his running ability comes in handy in keeping him out of
trouble. Determined to improve his lot. he enrols in an adult literacy class where learning the alphabet becomes a ritual that gives his life meaning. Continually engrossing semi-autobiographical piece offering a detailed insight into the workingsof another culture. Cilasgow: Crl-‘I‘.
I Salaam Bombay! ( 15) (Mira Nair.
India France CK. 1988) Shafiq Sycd. Railhubir Yadev. Aneeta Kanwar. 95 mins. Shot on location on the streetsof Bombay . the film records the lives ofthe city's thronging street urchins. focusingon young Krishna's (Sy‘ed) descent into a seedy underworldof prostitution and narcotics as he tries to earn enough money to return home to his native village. This auspicious debut from Indian woman film-maker Nair manages to avoid the obvious. and makes its moral points through its sympathy for the remarkable children w hose indomitable spirit is convincingly captured by the former documentartst‘s camera. (ilasgow:(il"1‘. Central: Regal.
I Scandal ( 18) ( Michael Caton-Jones. CK. 1989) John Hurt..loanne Whallcy-Kilmer. Ian McKellen. Bridget Fonda. 11-1 mins. Stylish andinvolving treatment of the 1963 Profumoaffair. which looks at the tangled love Iifeof Christine Keeler ( \k'lialley-Kilmer) who numbers War Minister John Profumo (McKellen ) and Rtissian agent Iiugene
1y anoy (.lerocn Krabbe) among her sexual partners. and exposes the establishment's hypocritical treatment of her mentor Stephen Ward (Hurt) when the scandal broke. Assured debut for young Scots director ( Mon-Jones combines
story -telling poise and emotional punch with a knowing sexuality of flip entertainment \ altie. [Jilinburghz Cameo. I The Serpent And The Rainbow ( l8) ( Wes Craven. CS. 1988) Bill Pullman. Zakes Mokae. Cathy 'Iysoll. 98mins. Papal)oc I)uyalicr's l Iaiti. and American anthropologist Pullman iiiyestigatitigthe
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