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Friday, July 9, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Friday, July 9, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Happenings .. .

This week's HAPPENINGS
film reviews were written by
Kim Potter.
All week iong
COMMERCIAL CINEMA
Buffalo Bill and the Indians-
(The Movies, Briarwood) - A
splendidly made but strangely
unmoving study of the famed
cowboy's wild west show of the
1880's. Based loosely of Arthur
Kopit's play, Indians, the film
swiftly establishes its dual
theme of the White Man's in-
humanity to the Red Man and
of the power of image-making
to distort and often obliterate
reality, than plays variations on
those subjects the rest of the
way. Buffalo Bill lacks some-
thing undefinable - maybe it's
just the fact that most of its
characters are such schmucks
that it's hard to get involved
with them. Incidentally, Paul
Newman gives his best perform-
ance in years as the film's
phony-herobprotagonist.***
Murder by Death -- (The
Movies Briarwood) - Neil Si-
mon's gentle satire in which a
group of Hollywood's most fam-
ous screen detectives are men-
aced in a sinister mansion by
the unlikely personage of Tru-
man Capote. A low-key farce
that is quite harmless and, for
the most part, quite funny. ***
The Sailor Who Fell From
Grace With the Sea - (State)
- Absurd story of an affair
between an American seaman
and an English widow, disrupt-
ed by a group of neo-fascist
schoolboys offended by the sai-
lor's defection from his "per-
fet balance" with the life of
the sea. *?W
Logan's Run - (Fox Village)
A post-apocalypse tale of a 23rd
Century domed city housing the
remnents of Earth's population,
and the efforts of two individu-
alists to escape its stagnant
confines. The first half of the
film is brilliant, spine-tingling
sci-fi; the second half falls flat
on it's face.
It's all really a shame, be-
cause much of Logan's Run ri-
vals 2001 in both scope and
imaginative fling - why did
they have to go louse up the
end? **1/2
The Omen - (Fifth Forum)-
This year's runaway box office
blockbuster, and by and large
deservedly so. The story about
the rebirth of Satan in the form
of a five-year-old boy manages
stylistically to avoid both the
overt grotesqueness of The Ex-
orcist and the overamorphous
subtleties of Rosemary's Baby,
and also is in no way a thematic
rip off of either; it is a streight,
starkly ominous exercise in
fear, and in its, own way a
cinematic masterpiece. ****
Friday
CINEMA
Mean Streets - (Cinema II,
Ang. Aud. A, 7:30 & 9:30) -
Martin Scorcese made a stun-
ning directorial debut with this
Open All Weekend
FRI. and SAT.
SIna.m.- 1a.m.
SUNDAYS
1 p.m.-12 mid.
BILLIARDS,
BOWLING
and PINBALL
At the UNION

brilliant, atmospheric film
about a young New York mafi-
oso faced with the moral dilem-
ma of saving his best friend
who is on the outs with the
mob, or protecting his own fu-
ture by doing nothing. This pow-
erful and original drama pre-
dated Scorcese's current Taxi
Driver by two years, and in
many ways surpasses it; his
sensuous direction is comple-
mented memorably by Harvey
Keitel as the sensitive but crav-
en young mobster, and by Rob-
ert DiNiro, who makes a verit-
able cinematic ballet out of his
portrayal of Keitel's free-flung,
psychotically self - destructive
friend. ****
Performance-(Cinema Guild,
Arch. Aud., 7:30 & 9:30) - A
gangster fleeing fellow gang
members takes refuge in the
home of an aging rock star
(Mick Jagger), thus opening the
door to a mind-warping surreal
-a

excursion into the quandry of
truth vs. illusion.
Buster Keaton Night - (Ann
Arbor Film Co-op, MLB 4, 7
only) - A trio of films by
America's greatest comic gen-
ius, including Sherlock, Jr., Col-
lege and a short called Cops.
Guaranteed gold.
Reefer Madness - (Ann Ar-
bor Film Co-op, MLB 4, 9:30
only)-The famed dope-is-death
public service film, released in
the '40's under the title "Tell
Your Children." Unintentionally
hilarious, but not endlessly so
- and they're enervating its
effect here by showing it too
often. High camp should be
savored, not guzzled.
King of Hearts - (Ann Ar-
bor Film Co-op, MLB 3, 7 & 9)
- You know it all. ***
Happenings for the rest of
the coming week will be pub-
lished in tomorrow's Daily.

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