Cinema: Best of '87: Cinema

! BROADCAST NEWS In James L. Brooks' wickedly nice comedy, the devil (William Hurt) is an anchorman, and a charming one too. Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks shine in this delectable All About Eve for the infotainment age.

EMPIRE OF THE SUN A boy loses his parents and becomes a man: corrupt, scheming, desperate to survive at any cost. This is a Steven Spielberg movie? Yes: an anti-E.T., and his most mature, beautifully crafted fable about childhood.

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM In Saigon, 1965, the war sneaks up on Disk Jockey Robin Williams, darkening and then silencing his mad-lib monologues. This high...

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