Cinema: Best of '88: Cinema

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS Tragedy awaits, irony abounds in this memoir of friendship and betrayal in a boarding school during World War II. Without italicizing a single emotion, French director Louis Malle has created the year's strongest indictment of the totalitarian mind and the conformist soul.

BABETTE'S FEAST Cooking is a metaphor for art in Gabriel Axel's wise, deeply ironic and richly realized adaptation of Isak Dinesen's story.

BEETLEJUICE The feel-weird movie of '88. Director Tim Burton's supernatural jape features comic-book ingenuity, a swell turn by Michael Keaton as a punk demon, and a delirious calypso sound track. Day-O will never...

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