with itself. this is plain irritating. Edinburgh: Cameo.
I Swallows and Amazons (U) (Claude Whatham. UK. 1974) Virginia McKenna. Ronald Fraser. Sophie Neville. 92 mins. The adventures of four children in the lake district ofthe 1920s. idyllic screen incarnation of the Arthur Ransome that is very much an adult's idea of what children's entertainment should be.
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drizzle. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Tatie Danielle ( 15) (Etienne Chatiliez. France. 1989) 110mins. Preview screening of the latest by the acclaimed director of the Mark Twain adaptation. Life Is A Long. Quiet River. A black comedy. the film centres on a truly twisted old lady whose nasty behaviour towards her family. her nephew and her dogs merits a guest spot on the pages of Viz. Glasgow: GFT. I Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PG) (Steve Barron. US. 1990) Judith lloag. Elias Koteas. Josh Pais. Michelan Sisti. LeifTildcn. David Forman. 93 mins. You‘ve read the hype. played the video game. seen the trailers. used the toothpaste. played with the toys. eaten the pizza. What the hell — go treat yourselfto the real garbage. Made cheaply. made millions. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Strathclyde: ()deon Ayr. UCl Clydebank. I Tenue de Soiree (18) (Bertrand Blier. France. 1986) Gerard Depardieu. Miou Miou. Michel Blane. 85 mins. Outrageous menagc a trois black comedy with Depardieu as a randy gay burglar who steals the mouse-like Blanc away from his bossy. gold-digging partner. A wild and rambling mess that is not as hipor coherent as it appears to think itself. Glasgow: GET. I The Terminator ( 18) (James Cameron. US. 1984) Arnold Schwarzenegger. Michael Biehn. Linda Hamilton. 107 mins. In 2029 machines have all but conquered the planet but a saviour is at hand in the form of a new human leader. The machines respond by sending Schwarzenegger‘s cyborg back in time to 1984 on a mission to kill the future leader’s mother. Inventive. excitingly-paced science-fiction adventure with a notable performance from Arnie in his first villainous role. Glasgow: GFT. I This Sweet Sickness (18) (Claude Miller. France. 1977) Gerard Depardieu. Miou-Miou. Dominique Laffin. 107 mins. Miller‘s second film has Depardieu asa solitary type who appears to spend each weekend visiting his ailing parents. but who is in fact obsessively in love with a married woman and spends his time at a mountain chalet he has built for them both. where he hopes she will one dayjoin him. Uncomfortable portrayal ofthe effects ofsexual passion. with echoesof Hitchcock evoked by the use of a clip from Rebecca. Glasgow: GFT. I Three Sisters (12) (Margarethe Von Trotta. ltaly/Franee/West Germany. 1988) Greta Scacchi. Fanny Ardanl. Valeria Golino. 112 mins. 1n the north Italian town of Pavia in the late 1970s. three sisters seek emotional and professional fulfilment. in a starry soap opera with Chekhovian overtones. Glasgow: GFT. I Three Men And A Little Lady (PG) (Emile Ardolino. US. 1990) Tom Selleck. Steve Guttenberg. Ted Danson. NancyTravis. Robin Weisman. 104 mins. Sequel to the dispensable but hugely popular Three Men AndA Baby brings back our hunky trio and the child's mother Travis. together with Weisman as the horrid child. now five years of age. Family crises like which trendy primary school to attend and whether Selleck should marry Travis keep the action ticking along at a reasonable rate. and it‘s actually a lot of fun. lfyou like that sort ofthing. Glasgow: Cannon Clarkston Road. Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Dominion. ()deon. UCl. Central: Allanpark. Caledonian.
Cannon. Strathclyde: Cannon. Odeon Ayr. Odeon Hamilton. UCl Clydebank. L'Cl East Kilbride. I To Be Or Not To Be (PG) (AlanJohnson. US. 1983) Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft. Charles Durning. 108 mins. Scene-for-scenc remake of Ernst Lubitseh‘s classic 1942 comedy. which has a group of Polish actors involved in both thespian and espionage activity during the Nazi occupation. Brooks and Bancroft are both superb: watch out for their Polish version of Sweet Georgia Brown. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Tongues Untied (18) (Marlon Riggs. US. 1989) Marlon Riggs. 58 mins. A spirited documentary on the persecution faced by black American homosexuals. which includes footage of rap music. queer-bashing victims. protest marches and vogue dancing. Showing with 'Billy Turner's Secret a 25~minute study ofNew York‘s NWA culture. characterised by the ‘yo man. kiss my attitude‘ stance. Fifth Lesbian And Gay Film Festival On Tour. 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 Reincr 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 Hallforthe late 1980s.with now-famous faked orgasm. Glasgow: Grosvenor. I Wild Al Heart ( 18) (David Lynch. US. 1990) Nicholas Cage. Laura Dern. Diane Ladd. Willem Dafoe. 127 mins. Lynch‘s much-hyped Cannes prize-winner turns out to be weird and wondrous in its own way. if not quite as cohesive as the earlier Blue Velvet. Cage and Dern are the energetic young lovers on the run. pursued by ultrastrange hitman Dafoe on a sometimes comic. sometimes disturbing. trail towards the ultimate rendezvous with Elvis and the Wizard ofOz. Aside from lovingly detailing the pernicious influence of pop kitsch upon our very consciousness however. the movie isn‘t really about anything. even if it is a helluva trip. Edinburgh: Cameo. Edinburgh University Film Society. I The Witches ( PG) (Nicholas Roeg. US. 1990) Anjelica Huston. Mai Zetteriing. 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. Edinburgh: Filmhouse. I Working Girl (15) (Mike Nichols. US. 1988) Melanie Griffith. Harrison Ford. Sigourney Weaver. Joan Cusack. 114 mins. Bitchy boss Weaver teaches her secretary (Griffith) the art of self-confidence so well that when she gets laid up the working girl takes her place. tackles the financial world head-on and romances Ford into the bargain. Supremely entertaining escapist ﬂuffthat takes the old Frank Capra routine and gives it a contemporary sheen. The cast has a field day. natably Ms Griffith. who gets away with lines like ‘l‘ve got a head for business and a bod for sin‘. Glasgow: GF'I‘. I Young Frankenstein (15) (Mel Brooks. US. 1974) Gene Wilder. Gene llackman. Peter Boyle. 108 mins. A splendidly accurate James Whale pastiche choc-full of memorable one-liners and crazee situations. Brooks' most affectionate and consistently humorous film. Glasgow: Grosvenor. Edinburgh: Cameo.
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