every night. Barry Champion (Bogosian) is the DJ confessor pushing his listeners closer to the limits ofexcess. a masterof the put-down and the hang up button. Out of the world of late-night radio shows where dangerous prejudices surface. Stone has conjured a taut and thrilling movie, spiced by Bogosian‘s napalm wit. Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Thomas The lmposter ( 15 ) (Georges Franju, France, 1965) Emmanuele Riva. Fabrice Rouleau. Jean Servais. 93 mins. As scripted by Jean Cocteau this is a brave but not entirely successful attempt to blend surrealism with the horrors ofwar. as Rouleau‘s eponymous young hero sets off for the World War 1 front with romantic notions in his head that are soon to be brutally dispelled. Edinburgh: French Institute.

I Total Recall (18) (Paul Verhoeven, US, 1990) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael lronside. 109 mins. In Verhoevcn‘s hugely expensive rollercoaster of violence Arnie plays an ordinary construction worker whose trip to vacational fantasy implant service Rekall Incorporated is to pitch him into an unpredictable netherworld ofmurderous assassins and femmes fatales before unleashing the full truth about his nightmares of life on Mars. The crazy Dutchman‘s Martian chronicle, teeming with sicko incident. is powered along by bursts ofgee-ain't-this-fun-brutality but scores points for the playful ingenuity of the plotting, and Arnie looks like he's enjoying himself. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCI Clydebank.

I Touch of Evil (18) (Orson Welles. US. 1958) Orson Welles. Charlton Heston, Marlene Dietrich, Janet Leigh. 108 mins. Welles made a return to Hollywood studio employment after a decade in the wilderness with this classic baroque thriller. In a sleazy border town, the murder ofa Mexican bigwig causes friction between corrupt local detective Hank Quinlan (Welles himself) and upright Mexican narcotics agent Vargas (Heston). Amidst a gallery of Wellesian grotesques and expressionist camerawork the dialogue between truth andjustice becomes progressively more garbled. Don't be late or you‘ll miss one of cinema‘s most famous opening shots. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

IATouch olZen ( 18) (King Hu.Hong Kong, 1969) Hsu Feng, Shih Chun. Pai Ying. 180 mins. Epic tale ofa young couple on the run and their various ruses to keep the enemy at bay. which include the simulated haunting of a mysterious fortress. before a group of Zen Buddhist monks turn the situation into a final. highly stylised conflict. Variously mystical. exciting, and decorative costume saga, whose breathtakingly choreographed mid-air fight sequences are the mark of a highly skilled director at work and won a prize at the Cannes film


festival for ‘superior technical achievement‘. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I The Untouchables (PG) (Brian De Palma. US, 1987) Kevin Costner. Sean

Connery, Robert De Niro. Charles Martin

Smith. Patricia Clarkson. 119 mins. David Mamet's highly entertaining update ofthe old TV series. Eliot Ness learns the hard way how to deal with underworld crime and police corruption in Chicago during the Prohibition years. An Oscar-winning performance from Connery as the seasoned Irish Cop with a Scots accent. and De Niro turns in a grandiose Capone. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Vanishing (15) (George Sluzier. Netherlands. 1988) Bernard Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna Ter Steege. 106 mins. A young Dutch woman on holiday with her boyfriend in France disappears inexplicably. and her partner spends years of his life tracking herdown. eventually to meet up with her mysterious abductor under the most nerve-shattering of circumstances. Meticulous in every department and with a truly chilling suprise ending. Sluzier‘s film not only boasts the last decade's most convincing movie villian but is invested with a very affecting undercurrent ofemotional vulnerability. Glasgow: GF'T. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I When Harry Met Sally ( 15) (Rob Reiner, US. 1989) Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan. Carrie Fisher. 95 mins. Thoughtful sex comedy has Crystal (Harry). Ryan (Sally) and Reiner on top form. with highly entertaining results. Nora Ephron’s witty screenplay intelligently ponders the possibility of male/female friendship with or without romance, and guess which side wins. . .Annie Hall for the late l980s.with now-famous faked orgasm. Edinburgh: Cameo.

I Wild Orchid (Zalman King. US, 1990) Mickey Rourke. Carrie Otis. Jacqueline Bisset. 112 mins. More ofthe same from Zalman King. the man whose previous offerings have created their own subgenre of pretentious, irritating. sofcorc humbug. or PISH as we in the trade call it. Thistime it‘s vacuous young innocent Otis. who is inducted into a whole new world of simulated sensuality by pervs of the week Bisset and Rourke when she goes to close on a property deal in world lambada capital Rio de Janeiro. Edinburgh: Odeon.

IWiI|0W(PG) (Ron Howard. US. 1988) Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer. Joanne Whalley. Jean Marsh. 126 mins. A mystery baby turns up in the land ofthe little Nelwyn people. and one oftheir number has to return it to the adult-sized

land ofthe Daikini. but the kid turns out to

be someone special. Would-be blockbusting fairtytale epic offers producer George Lucas an opportunity to refashion Star Wars in a setting straight from Tolkien. The result is not

unentertaining, but we‘ve seen it too many

times before. Edinburgh: UCI.



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I Wings Of The Apache (15) (David Green. US. 1990) Nicholas Cage, Sean Young. Tommy Lee Jones. 89 mins. In their battle against Colombian drug lords, the US authorities decide to send in a massive taskforce of Ali-64 Apache attack helicopters, but not before unorthodox pilot Cage, love interest Young and barking instructor Jones have finished basic training together. Replete with dreadful Phil Collins songs, unconvincing explosions and confusing action sequences, this real stinker takes the concept of miscasting into a previously uncharted wasteland. For a miserable Nicholas Cage. it‘s pretty much abject humiliation. Edinburgh: Odeon.

I The Witches (PG) (Nicholas Roeg, US. 1990)Anje1ica Huston, Mai Zetterling. Rowan Atkinson. 92 mins. Nine year-old Luke is warned by his Norwegian granny about the everpresent threat posed by the

. existence of witches, which isn‘t much

help actually because within the next half hour he stumbles on their annual convention in a small English hotel and gets himself changed into a mouse for his pains. A pleasing adaption of Roald Dahl‘s children‘s story has director Roeg (in unusually straightforward manner) creating a superior kids movie that has you rooting for the mice all the way. Lots of fun. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Edinburgh: UCI. Central: MacRobert Arts Centre. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr, UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride. IYoung Guns ll (12) (Geoff Murphy, US. 1990) Keifer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez. Lou Diamond Philips. Christian Slater. 104 mins. See review. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road, Cannon The Forge, Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr, Odeon Hamilton. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbride.

I Young Japanese Cinema ( 18) In the late 705 large numbers of youngJapanese filmmakers began making independent films. reflecting their own lives and the perennial subjects of rock n roll, sex and sci-fi robots. A regular festival in Tokyo arttracts more than 500 entries every year. and this series of programmes brings together some of the best films from this movement, both those made independently and those financed by major companies. The season ofcontinues with Kaizo Hayashi's To Sleep 50 As To Dream and Shion Sono’s Bicycle Sighs. The Special Event on 3 November will have two remarkable filmmakers ofthis new generation speaking at it: Go Takamine and Sogo lshii. Glasgow: OH". I Zazie Dans La Metro (15) (Louis Malle. France, 1960) Catherine Demongeot, Phillipe Noiret, Vittorio Caprioli. 88 mins. A naughty little girl wreaks a day of Parisian havoc. Crazed. refreshingly sherbety Gallic comedy from a then youthful and energetic director. Glasgow: French Cine Club.


Friday 26—Thursday 1

Readers are advised that programmes may be subject to late change at anytime. [0] indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability oian induction loop, for the convenience of hearing aid users.


I CANNON Clarkston Road, Muirend.637 2641 . £2.50 (Child/CAP“ .50).

1. Ghost ( 12) 2pm (Sat only), 5pm.8pm. 2. Bobocop II (18) 5.25pm (not Sat, Sun), 8.15pm.

The Little Mermaid (U) Sat, Sun only 1.40pm (not Sun), 3.50pm.6pm.

I CANNON The Forge, Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [D]. [E] (screens 1,3 and5). Shows commencing before 6pm £2; after 6pm £3 (Child £2).

1. GoodFellas (18)l.35pm.4.55pm. 8.05pm.

2. Ghost(12) 1.45pm, 5.25pm, 8.20pm. 3. Bird onaWire(12) l.10pm,3.40pm. 6.10pm,8.40pm.

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4. The Little Mermaid (U) l.30pm.3.55pm.

6.20pm (Sat. Sun only).

Bobocop ll (18) 6. 10pm (not Sat, Sun).


5. Mac and Me (U) Sat, Sun only 1.20pm.


Presumed innocent (15) 2pm (not Sat.

Sun), 5.50pm, 8.30pm.

6. Betsy's Wedding (PG) 1.35pm,3.50pm, 6. 10pm. 8.45pm.

7. The Witches (PG) Sat, Sun only 1.40pm. 3.50pm.

Another 48 Hours (18) 1.10pm (not Sat. Sun), 3.50pm (not Sat. Sun).6. 10pm. 8.45pm.

See also Glasgow Lates.

I CANNON Sauchichall Street. 332 1592. £3 (Child £1.60; OAP[before6pm] £1.60). Two bars open 6—9.30pm (Mon—Sat); 6.30—9.30pm (Sun).

1. Ghost(12) 1.30pm,4.40pm. 7.55pm. 2. Bird on a Wire(12) I.35pm.4.55pm, 8.05pm.

3. GoodFellas ( 18) 1.10pm. 4.20pm. 7.40pm.

4. Presumed Innocent ( 15) 1.30pm. 4.40pm, 7.55pm.

5. Memphis Belle ( 12) 1.30pm. 5.20pm. 8.10pm.

I ClTY CENTRE OOEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Licensed bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. £3.10(Chi|d/OAP£1.95 [£2.401ast show]; Student/U340 £2.40 [available as advertised]). Luxury seats also available in screen 1 £3.60. All tickets for shows commencing before 1.30pm £1.95. Advance booking available from box office (1 lam—7.30pm) or by Visa/Access hotline (333 9551). Bobocopll(l8)12.45pm.3.10pm.5.45pm. 8.35pm. Cadillac Man (15) Fri, Mon—Thurs 12.45pm. 3. 15pm. 5.45pm; Fri—Thurs 8.45pm. Total Recall (18) Fri. Mon—Thurs 1pm. 3.25pm. 6pm; Fri—Thurs8.40pm. Bad Iniluence (18) 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.45pm.

26 The List 26 October 8 November 1990