Critics' Choice: Oct. 3, 1988


TRACK 29. It's mother love with the proper stranger in this surreal treat from director Nicolas Roeg. Theresa Russell is the troubled mom, Gary Oldman the man who may be her son.

DEAD RINGERS. David Cronenberg (The Fly) directed this spooky, real-life parable of split identity: twin gynecologists drive themselves to dementia and a symbiotic suicide-murder. Jeremy Irons is exemplary as both twins.

RUNNING ON EMPTY. The gifted son (River Phoenix) of two '60s radicals must choose between his family and himself, without betraying either. Sidney Lumet's film bathes in political cliches and then comes clean.



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